Pirate Latitudes

Michael Crichton, Author, John Bedford Lloyd, Performed by
Michael Crichton, Author, John Bedford Lloyd, Performed by , read by John Bedford Lloyd. Harper Audio $34.99 (0p) ISBN 978-0-06-193025-6
Reviewed on: 01/25/2010
Release date: 12/01/2009

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 cliché 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.)

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