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Hammond Innes ß 3 read

Siness He was the captain It wasn't my idea I tell you He'd have killed me along with the rest if I hadn't done what he said I couldn't do anything to save them I couldn't help them You must believe that It was nothing to do with me'. Good read

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Maddon's rock

H His little bloodshot eyes looked up at me with a grotesue expression half crafty half pleading I wrenched at his arm again and repeated my uestion 'A share of the silver' he cried And then in uick succession 'It wasn't any of my bu. Another excellent story from Hammond Innes His ability to create suspense and paint an image is superb The range of characters gives the book a fascinating storyline that makes you want to keep reading His stories based on nautical themes are always very strong and this is no exception

characters Maddon's rock

The TrikkalaMined in the early hours of th Marchmiles north west of Tromso Norway she was listed as sunk Over a year later she was reported off the Hebrides in a gale sending out an SOS I'd been a year in prison and I wanted the trut. Always a good read from this old master I used to read these in my late teens and twenties and always enjoyed them Good clean old fashioned adventure Probably a little tame by today s standards but no reason not to like it His work is timeless


10 thoughts on “Maddon's rock

  1. says:

    Hammond Innes was a thriller writer of the great British post war generation along with Desmond Bagley Gavin Lyall and others This is a salt encrusted sea story about a couple of British army enlisted men assigned to guard a shipment of silver being shipped to the UK from Murmansk on a creaky old freighter in the late days of the Second World War The ship's captain is a sinister Shakespeare uoting loony the warrant offic

  2. says:

    Many of the elements that will appear later in The Wreck of the Mary Deare can be found in this Innes postwar novel some eight years earlier The urgency to chase through choppy cold seas laden with dangerous rocks

  3. says:

    Always a good read from this old master I used to read these in my late teens and twenties and always enjoyed them

  4. says:

    Maddon's Rock is a very solid thriller in 3 acts Set towards the end of WW2 and just after like many of Innes' books it is mainly set at sea The main characters are nicely developed with a good supporting cast and the story is both exciting and to a certain extent unpredictable The finale is perhaps a little rushed and there could have been a few elements to it but all in this book has aged very well and even reading

  5. says:

    Another excellent story from Hammond Innes His ability to create suspense and paint an image is superb The range of characters gives the book a fascinating storyline that makes you want to keep reading His stories based on nautical themes are always very strong and this is no exception

  6. says:

    Very exciting WWII sea storyThere is great naval detail of northern waters in this tale of mutiny and piracy on 1945 6 There is an e

  7. says:

    Interesting turn of characters and eventsNot at all what I expected This books interesting characters and events which move in unusual patterns to follow through the book

  8. says:

    Good read

  9. says:

    I'm pretty sure I'd read this one before years ago Bits of it seemed familiar but it obviously wasn't all that memorable It

  10. says:

    Husband really looked forward to listening to this and wasn't disappointedWill be downloading the rest of Mr Innes books Great narration too Descriptive without too much violence and an easy read at bed time

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