Pirate latitudes

Michael Crichton, 1942-2008

Sound recording - 2009

The Caribbean, 1665. Pirate captain Charles Hunter, with backing from a powerful ally, assembles a crew of ruffians to take the Spanish galleon, "El Trinidad," guarded by the bloodthirsty Cazalla, a favorite commander of the Spanish king himself.

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Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books p2009.
Item Description
Unabridged recording of the book published in 2009.
"A novel."
Recording originally produced by HarperCollins Publishers, p2009.
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
Physical Description
8 compact discs (9 hrs., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Main Author
Michael Crichton, 1942-2008 (-)
Other Authors
John Bedford Lloyd (-)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Posthumously discovered among Crichton's files; DreamWorks has already nabbed the film rights; John Bedford Lloyd reads. Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

In Crichton's posthumously published novel, Capt. Charles Hunter leads a lovable gang of pirates in a raid on a Spanish ship loaded with gold off the coast of Jamaica. Hunter's determination must contend with a host of rapacious cannibals, hurricanes, sea monsters, simmering mutiny, and capture by sadistic Spaniards. Crichton draws on every pirate clich in the book, refreshing and reanimating them with heady atmosphere, crackling dialogue, and an endearing hero—all of which are brought to life by John Bedford Lloyd, who excels at accents and colorful personalities. Lloyd's deep and controlled voice projects energy and excitement, and steers clear of caricature. A Harper hardcover. (Dec.) [Page 113]. Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

“Crichton’s ultimate adventure.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Pirates Latitudes has the loot: Gore, sex, action….A lusty, rollicking 17th century adventure.”—USA Today “Riveting….Great entertainment….The pages and minutes fly by.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer #1 New York Times bestselling author, the incomparable Michael Crichton (“One of the great storytellers of our age” —Newsday) takes to the high Caribbean seas for an irresistible adventure of swashbuckling pirates, lost treasure, sword fights, duplicity, and hair-breadth escapes in the New World.