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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,077 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Arturo Pérez-Reverte Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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International bestselling author Arturo Pérez-Reverte, a celebrated master of smart, gripping thrillers, draws favorable comparisons to such literary legends as Herman Melville, Joseph Conrad, and Patrick O’Brian. Translated into nineteen languages, his books have sold more than three million copies worldwide. At a maritime auction in Barcelona, Merchant Marine officer Manuel Coy sees an intense bidding war erupt over a seemingly innocuous eighteenth-century atlas. The auction winner is the beautiful Tanger Soto, who is obsessed with a Jesuit ship sunk by pirates in the seventeenth century. Joining forces, Tanger and Manuel hit the seas in search of Dei Gloria and its precious, yet unidentified, cargo. Their quest sends them not only into dangerous waters, but also into the perilous recesses of the human heart. Full of adventure and suspense, The Nautical Chart is a masterful romance of the sea. George Guidall’s thrilling reading makes for an unforgettable listening experience. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “With his chess-like plots and mysterious characters, Arturo Pérez-Reverte has established himself as the master of the intellectual thriller, a reputation again confirmed with The Nautical Chart.

    Chicago Tribune

  • “A treasure hunt for a Jesuit ship sunk by pirates off the coast of Spain is the plot on which Perez-Reverte’s new novel turns, but a love story is the real heart of this nicely crafted, carefully told adventure.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Adept as ever at mixing historical and contemporary material, Pérez-Reverte takes his genrebending to another level this time by merging the swashbuckling spirit of the best sea adventures with an introspective, philosophical meditation on the idea of navigation.” 

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Spanish master Pérez-Reverte has a streamlined approach to novel writing: he takes a research subject say, fencing or rare books, and uses it to construct a story rich in suspense, detail, and character study.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cheryl | 2/19/2014

    " I cannot believe that his books weren't listed anywhere (it's easy enough to find them in Barnes & Noble or Borders). These are great mysteries, great action adventure tales and great historical novels. These are well-written and fun. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Floy Campbell | 2/3/2014

    " I'm giving up on this one, considering having given it a more than fair chance and going back to it on numerous occasions. I just can't relate to the characters, can't tell where the story is going, and really this story has just failed to draw me in. A big disappointment, considering how much I loved "The Flanders Panel". There are just too many other books on my To-Read list to spend any more time on this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Miranda | 1/30/2014

    " This novel is one of the BEST books I read this year. I thought CLUB DUMAS by the same author was superb, but THE NAUTICAL CHART is five, six, ten times better -- if I could give it seven stars, I would. Besides getting lost in Perez-Reverte's sentences -- they are so well constructed -- there would be times, I would reread a passage for the pleasure of rereading it. Other times I would read a passage aloud to my husband because of Revete's descriptions needed to be shared. The cast of characters in this novel come alive as they travel through this story. Coy, our protagonist, wants to live his life like heroes in ancient epics and classic movies, but he is reminded that novels and movies do not always end happily. More importantly, he understands there are rules (or laws) to every game, to every encounter, and it is only at sea --where he truly belongs -- that he feels grounded (the irony!) because he innately knows the laws of the water. The melancholy dwarf is eerie and malicious, but what a character! Come on. A melancholy dwarf -- how funny the description sounds. Tanger , the love interest, is tough, cruel, and at times so broken, I understand why Coy wants to take her in his arms and protect her to the very end. Speaking of the end: Yea, Coy. You shocked me, and you became my hero. Funny, sad, dramatic, adventurous, tightly constructed, and beautifully written -- this is a must read book for all of my friends. A must must must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ginny Lake | 1/26/2014

    " Deep character development in which the setting brings characters to new self awareness. Tense beautiful settings and action on the high sea and in and around Malta. I will reread. "

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