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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (514 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Iain Lawrence Narrator: Ron Keith Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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There was once a village off the coast of Cornwall, England, where people were so poor that they prayed for shipwrecks. They made their living by salvaging food and clothing from the wreckage. Some of them were evil and lit fires during a storm to lure ships onto the rocks. Then these wreckers made sure that no one survived the wrecks, so there would be no witnesses to their crimes.

One stormy night in 1799, 14-year-old John Spencer was unfortunate enough to be on his father's ship when the wreckers did their worst. As John hid on the shore, he saw his shipmates murdered by these ruthless scavengers. Trapped in a strange land with no idea of whom to trust, he faced the most terrifying challenge of his life.

The spell-binding excitement of a swashbuckling adventure, and the wrenching moral conflict of a Dickens novel delightfully converge in this critically-acclaimed debut novel.

Ron Keith's exceptional narration ensures readers nonstop entertainment in the classic tradition. The Wreckers was chosen by Booklist as a Young Editors' Choice and by the New York Public Library as a title for reading and sharing. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jenny | 2/18/2014

    " John Spencer barely makes it to shore after his father's ship, the Isle of Skye, is shipwrecked. It was lured onto the rocks by a false beacon, and the villagers of Pendennis are responsible. John's father makes it also, but he is held captive. John is taken in by the local Laird, but doesn't know if he can be trusted. With only the help of the laird's neice, Mary, John must solve to plot of the wreckers before his father dies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sally Lopez | 2/5/2014

    " Thrilling and nautical. Great relationship development. Interesting premise and well-told story. Another gem from the fantastic young adult section. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jess | 2/1/2014

    " It was one of the better books on my summer book list "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brent | 1/30/2014

    " Great adventure story set in the age of sail. If you have read and enjoyed Avi's True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle or Pirates by Celia Rees give this book a try. If you like it you're in luck because there are two more in the series The Smugglers and The Buccaneers. Lawrence also has several others in a similar style. Often regarded as a teen author, don't overlook this stuff as an adult, especially if you enjoy historical fiction or adventure. "

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