Pirate Latitudes by Michael CrichtonPirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton

Pirate Latitudes

byMichael Crichton

Mass Market Paperback | September 28, 2010

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“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.

Michael Crichton has sold over 200 million books, which have been translated into thirty-eight languages; thirteen of his books have been made into films. Also known as a filmmaker and the creator ofER, he remains the only writer to have had the number one book, movie, and TV show simultaneously. At the time of his death in 2008, Crich...
Title:Pirate LatitudesFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 7.5 × 4.19 × 0.94 inPublished:September 28, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061929387

ISBN - 13:9780061929380

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looting and Plundering for Fun and Profit can be Hazardous to Your Health. Captain Charles Hunter is certainly no saint. His hard living lifestyle as a Pirate (oops, Privateer) leads him into danger at every turn. When the wealth of the New World is at hand, things can get even worse. Hunter leads his crew of miscreants on a journey to steal the score of a lifetime. He faces some truly unsavory characters. In truly inhospitable locations. Good thing he is not afraid to get his hands dirty. Mr. Crichton has a reputation for crafting dramatic action and does not disappoint with this historic tale of 17th century notoriety. But things never seem to go smoothly for any of Michael’s characters. He even manages to throw in some folklore of the sea and epic battles to make life more challenging for his intrepid mariners. What Crichton book would not include a variety of fascinating characters (untrustworthy, noble or somewhere between), each trying to survive against insurmountable odds. I found it hard to put this book down. The ending left little room for a sequel, sounding much like the ‘where are they now’ portion of a ‘based on a true story’ tale. It certainly had the ring of believable in it, except for the kraken.
Date published: 2018-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book! I thought this was a great read! It would be an awesome book to bring on vacation.
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from meh meh...its alright #plumreview
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Full of Adventure Plot always kept me entertained, really good
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Crichton I feel that I'm in the minority with this book. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel from Crichton. Its different from his normal science thriller niche but it was highly entertaining. When I finished, I instantly wanted more.
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good not great It's hard for me to write that I didn't love this book but i didn't.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not bad...but not Crichton either It was ok...the plot did have a lot of potential and interesting adventurous ideas, however each time the adventure began it was over and on to the next. It was like watching a movie trailer and you are left with ...that's it!? Not for a minute do I believe that this was a complete manuscript by Mr. Crichton. What I would be willing to believe however, that this was an outline left on his computer as the plot had the makings of a great novel. However, unlike an adventure such as Jurassic Park, it lacked the the intelligence as well as the gripping excitement that we are all so used to in all his other books. It is sad what publishers are willing to do with a high profile author's name once they are gone. At least with Robert Ludlum they were honest enough to say which novels were just outlined plots and completed by ghostwriters, as I truly believe this to be the case for Pirate Latitudes. Gee...I can only imagine what they are going to do when Stephen King is gone...
Date published: 2011-03-05

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“The plot sucks you in like the giant kraken monster that nearly sinks our hero’s galleon.”