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Pirate Latitudes
Pirate Latitudes | Michael Crichton
Contains an exclusive preview of Micro by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston. In Port Royal, a cutthroat town of taverns, grog shops and bawdy houses, life can end swiftly. But for Captain Edward Hunter, this is a life destined for riches; Spanish gold is there for the taking. And law in the New World is made by those who take it into their own hands.
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CrowCAH
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#TallShipCelebration #TSC2019 #Latitude

Certainly an adventure to infiltrate the Spanish stronghold and take the treasure! Storms at sea, three ship cannon battles, and a determined crew make for a great read! 🏴‍☠️

RamsFan1963 This was supposedly the last book Crichton wrote, but it didn't feel like his work to me. He may have started it, but it felt ghost written, like someone else tied it up. It's also a little short for your usual Crichton novel. 3mo
CrowCAH @RamsFan1963 interesting. It‘s been my first and only Crichton book; hope to read more of his. 3mo
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mydearwatson
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CrowCAH This is a great book; full of cunning and sea battles! ⚓️ 3mo
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nerdcornerbooks
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Bailedbailed

Meh. It did have the excellent side-effect of reminding me how much I love Rafael Sabatini's Captain Blood! But I bailed. Usually I like Crichton but this isn't his best.

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CoffeeNBooks
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Cinfhen Calling my favorite captain @CrowCAH have you read this book☝🏾 4mo
CrowCAH @Cinfhen aye, matey, that I have; tis a hearty read! 🏴‍☠️ 4mo
Cinfhen ♥️ 4mo
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Cinfhen @CrowCAH ♥️ 4mo
BarbaraBB Well played for the prompt! 4mo
hannah-leeloo @Jackal121 didny know about this one 4mo
Jackal121 @hannah-leeloo first I've seen it... Looks interesting 4mo
hannah-leeloo @Jackal121 agreed, I'm guna look it up for our wishlist as I love his books. 4mo
Jackal121 Congo and sphere as well 4mo
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CaramelLunacy
Pirate Latitudes | Michael Crichton

So I was listening to a podcast recap of this book, talking about all kinds of piratical things on my way to work and a man with a scarlet macaw on his shoulder walked past me through the train station!

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charreads
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Pickpick

A fun read about pirates and Port Royal. It took awhile to get the adventurous pirate parts but it was still a good read.

CrowCAH I enjoyed this one immensely! 🏴‍☠️☠️⚔️⚓️ 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 7mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 7mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 7mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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Laundry day, but definitely getting more reading done than laundry.

Book's ok. Was kind of boring to start, but once the pirates starting doing piratey things it has been more interesting. Hopefully it has a decent ending.

CocoReads I have those socks! 9mo
KatieDid927 @CocoReads Me too! They‘re my fave! 9mo
sarahbarnes Me three! Love them! 😁 9mo
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PagesByTheWater
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You guys! My husband is reading! So far he likes Pirate Latitudes, saying it‘s very descriptive. I personally like books that set the scene, so I‘m also excited to read this book before the summer season hits.
#loveofmylife #couplewhoreadstogether

Literary_Siren Good book! 9mo
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Olivia306
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I'm going through the worst reader's block I had in years. Honestly, it's never been this bad. I started half a dozen books but couldn't finish one. And then I binge-watch "Black Sails" and it's all about pirate books. I read three books in the last four days. But I'm afraid that once I finish them all, I'm back to where I started. So my question is: what do you do when you go through such a terrible reading spell? Please help. ??

TrishB Never had one that bad sorry 😔 I usually go for no stress quick and easy detective books when I‘m in a slump! 11mo
Olivia306 @TrishB Honestly, I haven't had one since uni when compulsory reading took over my life. I hope these books cured my reader's block but I'll try your way as well in case it didn't. 🤓 11mo
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Andrew65
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This was a great romp and had a bit of everything in it. An enjoyable book that I think could be made into a great film. On top of this it got me to my second country (Jamaica) on my #LitsyPassport Challenge. Recommended for those who enjoy pirate books.

Readergrrl I do love pirates! I read this a few years ago and after watching all three seasons of Black Sails reread Treasure Island last spring. Any suggestions for more high seas reading? 2y
CrowCAH Awesome, matey! So glad ye found this tale adventurous!!! ☠️⚓️⚔️ 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Readergrrl This is way after the fact, but I just started PL and was checking out the posts... anyhoo if you like pirate tales I suggest 9mo
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Andrew65
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Love a good map! #Mapsinbooks #MapsofLitsy

wanderinglynn I really enjoyed this book. 🏴☠️ 2y
Andrew65 @wanderinglynn It‘s an enjoyable little romp! Would make a good film I‘m sure! 2y
wanderinglynn @Andrew65 👍🏻 agree. And given that H‘wood has made movies out of his other books, I‘m surprised they haven‘t done this one. 2y
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Andrew65 @wanderinglynn It makes you wonder if this was published when he was still alive whether this would be the case. 2y
TK421 This was a good one! I agree, it would make a great movie. 2y
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Andrew65
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Starting this book as part of my #LitsyPassport Challenge, this book will take me to Jamaica. A bit behind on this challenge as I am meant to read a book a month and this is only my second of the 12 countries visited this year!

CrowCAH You won‘t be disappointed; it‘s a great pirate book! ⚔️⚓️☠️ And aided me with nautical tactics at sea for my own novel! ☺️ (thanks for the tag!) 2y
Andrew65 @CrowCAH Couldn‘t read a pirate book without tagging you! 😂 2y
CrowCAH @Andrew65 lol of course, matey! ☠️ 2y
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thatbookishpirate
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katcalvin
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Vacation book #2. FANTASTIC pirate adventure. Of course it‘s Michael Crichton so you known it‘s good. Based on the true adventures of a real pirate, this was a super fun beachside read. Can‘t recommend it enough.

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TK421
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I really enjoyed the adventures of Captain Hunter. I haven't read a good pirate story, or a Michael Chrichton book in years. It comes together like a heist novel with pirates. (Insert Ocean's Eleven joke here) I forgot just how much I enjoy reading his work. I might have to revisit some old favorites.

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GypsyKat
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I actually just picked this up today since it was on sale for Kindle. Good timing! #WhataWayToLive #PirateLife #GoldenAgeOfPiracy @CrowCAH

Chelsey I gotta finish this one. I started it a couple of months ago but it didn't succeed in holding my interest. It's totally in my wheelhouse though so I still want to finish it. 2y
SaraFair Let us know what you think! Looks different and enticing- 2y
CrowCAH You're right, perfect timing! ☺️ It's a really good pirate book, too! 2y
CrowCAH @Chelsey it picks up near middle and end, the first half was a little slow and setting the pieces in motion. 2y
GypsyKat @Chelsey @SaraFair @CrowCAH My TBR list is pretty long right now, so I don't think I'll be getting to it anytime soon. BUT it'll be on my kindle when I'm ready. 😊 2y
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sprainedbrain
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Day one of #WhatAWayToLive #GoldenAgeOfPiracy

This one is from my tbr, where it's been for a looooong time. Has anyone read it?

#PiratesLife

CrowCAH Yes, I have; it's great! Loved the nautical ship sailing tactics; I learned so much. And it's kind of a suspense thriller novel. I recommend you read it! Thanks for playing 😊 2y
sprainedbrain @CrowCAH wonderful! I will get to it soon. 😃 2y
Bradleygirl I have this on dusty TBR, thanks for the bump! 2y
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Melissa_J I've read it! Don't remember much about it though as I read it a loooong time ago. 2y
Dogearedcopy The weird thing is that I'm pretty sure that I read this last summer and loved it; but when I look at the book description, it's not ringing any bells! 2y
sprainedbrain @Dogearedcopy that is weird! Maybe it's one of those books that's nothing like its description. 😃 2y
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CrowCAH
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#maps https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xj6fHiF8Osg #lyricalapril

A pirate book, with a "treasure" map! The book is a close up of what the globe shows: Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico!

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JoRead
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A friend of mine recommended this one a while back and reading the reviews it did reminded me a bit of Pirates of the Caribbean. According to #wikipedia it's nothing like it. I'm very intrigued by its premise.
Day 7 #seasonsresdings2016 #setonanisland #ADDEDTOMYTBR
@RealLifeReading

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LazyOwl
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For bookclub I had to choose a book with pirates this month. I wasn‘t very excited about reading a book with pirates & I think I went into this half thinking I wasn‘t going to enjoy & at first I didn't.

About a 3rd of the way through though I really started to enjoy. There is a few twists and turns, a kraken, storms, treasure, sneak attacks, everything you‘d expect in a book about pirates.

#Pirates #Treasure #Kraken

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DimeryRene
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Next up: something swashbuckling. ☠️🏴🗡💰

CouchCrewChief Such a good, fun book 3y
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MrBook
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For tonight's bookclub, we all brought adventure books. Can't go wrong with Crichton or Child. "Pirate Latitudes" is a classic swashbuckling adventure à la "Pirates of the Caribbean". A great quick, fun Summertime read!

Jenshootsweddings Crichton is such an all time fave! 3y
Briguy73 Love Crichton and Child! I really enjoyed Pirate Latitudes. 3y
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GardenJess That is the only Crichton I have yet to read! 3y
CharlotteK Never read any Michael Crichton. May give it a try! 😊 3y
MrBook @GardenJess I've read most of his books as well 😊👍🏻. @CharlotteK The backstory on this one is that it was found posthumously and was considered a fun project with no real seriousness for him. Whether that's true or not, it was a lot of fun to read 😊. I 3y
GardenJess Cool.ill have to bump it up my list. 3y
MrBook @GardenJess It's a great summertime read! 3y
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CouchCrewChief
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There be a fair amount of murder and treasure and whoring and fighting herein this set of pages. The authors sees to it that all pirates meet an agreeable fate including one bastard who was shot in his man-jewels by his wench. Ye best be liking this or suffer the penalty of pain.

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CouchCrewChief
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When you race gets rained out so you pour yourself into a book so you can get into the stack especially when @CaitlinSiem is on your heels to read a book and give your thoughts.

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CouchCrewChief
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I found it funny...

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CouchCrewChief
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"A captain is king, over his crew."

Very interesting way to think of it.

ReadingOver50 Love that bookmark. 3y
CouchCrewChief @ReadingOver50 Thanks! I can't even remember where I got it. Beautiful and metal. The tassel is a little coffee mug. 3y
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stephhammer
Pirate Latitudes | Michael Crichton
Mehso-so

The story had some interesting parts, but overall it lacked the quick pacing of Crichton's other work. Still, it was a good escape book.

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CouchCrewChief
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Sounds like a normal friendly greeting to me.

BookFreakOut Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries! 3y
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CouchCrewChief
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"I do so think well of a man who dies with finesse."

Seriously, this is how a good Pirate book should start.

CaitlinSiem That's an incredible line. 3y
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stephhammer
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Good escape reading after a challenging week

DimeryRene I'm starting this tonight! 3y
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