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Download The Ambassador's Son Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (146 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Homer Hickam Narrator: Stephen Hoye Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It's 1943 and the Americans and Japanese are fighting a deadly war in the hot, jungle-covered volcanic islands of the South Pacific. The outcome is in doubt and a terrible blow has fallen on American morale. Lieutenant David Armistead, a Marine Corps hero and cousin of the President of the United States, is missing and some say he's gone over to the enemy. Coast Guard Captain Josh Thurlow and his ragtag crew are given the assignment to find Armistead, though not necessarily to bring him back alive. Recruited in the hunt is a tormented and frail PT-boat skipper nicknamed Shafty who is also known by another name: John F. Kennedy.

When Josh is stranded in the jungles of New Georgia with a mysterious, sensual woman who has a tendency to chop off men's heads, it's up to Kennedy to come to the rescue and complete the mission. But to procure a gunboat, he first has to play high-stakes poker with a young naval supply officer called Nick who happens to be the best gambler in the South Pacific. Nick has another name, too: Richard M. Nixon. Based solidly on historical fact with echoes of James Michener, The Ambassador's Son is a thrilling tale of the South Pacific and adventure fiction at its finest. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michelle Ule | 12/1/2013

    " This was really interesting--a variation of Tales of the South Pacific featuring famous people who were out there like James Michener and JFK. I enjoyed it very much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julieb | 11/17/2013

    " Love Hickman's writing. WWII in the South Pacific with a touch of JFK... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Elaine | 9/9/2013

    " I really could not get into this book. Personally, I found it ridiculous and unbelievable. I don't think an author should take famous people (JFK and Nixon) and create a fictionalized story about them in a time period as important as WWII. JMO "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Billie | 4/27/2013

    " audio book on a car trip. We got this one first and really enjoyed the story and reading. The reader was great! Lots of detailed pacific WWII adventure, comedy, historical. Found more and listened to them later. "

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