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eBook Hungry as the Sea: A Novel ePub

by Wilbur Smith

  • ISBN: 0312600887
  • Category: Action and Adventure
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Wilbur Smith
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition (March 29, 2011)
  • Pages: 416
  • ePub book: 1306 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1608 kb
  • Other: lrf lit mobi txt
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 762

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Updates on Wilbur's upcoming books. The latest from Wilbur's Tales of Adventure and our Real Life Adventurers

Updates on Wilbur's upcoming books. The latest from Wilbur's Tales of Adventure and our Real Life Adventurers. Books Hungry as the Sea. The 'Golden Prince' is deposed: once the flamboyant chairman of a huge shipping consortium, now the captain of a salvage tug – such is the revolution in the life of Nick Berg.

In reading "Hungry As The Sea", I found myself at times crying and laughing out loud.

His bestselling Courtney series includes Assegai, The Sound of Thunder, Birds of Prey, Monsoon, and Blue Horizon. His other books include Those in Peril, River God, Warlock, The Seventh Scroll, and The Sunbird. In reading "Hungry As The Sea", I found myself at times crying and laughing out loud. Nicholas Berg is builder and Master of the huge Tugs that tow stranded cargo ships and ocean liners to safety. His salvage company operates out of South Africa and Bermuda.

Hungry as the Sea. By: Wilbur Smith. Synopsis: "Nick went head down, finning desperately to catch the swirling body. the Warlock in a desperate race against time and the elements. the novels of Wilbur Smith. The Courtney Novels: When the Lion Feeds. The Sound of Thunder.

Wilbur Smith sets his vividly realistic novels on the razor's edge between human courage and nature's wrath. In Hungry As The Sea, this master storyteller takes us to the frigid South Atlantic, where one man fights for his life- and for redemption. Nicholas Berg is steaming out of Cape Town aboard the salvage tug Warlock. Once Berg ruled an ocean-going empire. Now, his future has come down to a powerful boat and a daring rescue mission. One of his former ships is being lashed against the cliffs of Cape Alarm, surrounded by deadly icebergs and survivors clinging to their boats.

Wilbur Smith - Hungry as the Sea - Unabridged. A good adventure-thriller book by Wilbur Smith. The protagonist is a well-rounded hero who manages to fight against both natural elements and a fierce human enemy at the same time. Read By: Robert Gladwell (he sounds the worse for drink, rly!) Duration: 19:43 Description: Nick Berg sets out to salvage a cruise ship stranded with 600 people in the frozen wastes of the Antarctic. The story also shows how a stormy ocean can challenge the structure of huge oil tankers. Mar 06, 2009 Dwc rated it really liked it. My first Wilbur Smith book. Never looked back! A great storyteller.

Smith, Wilbur A. Publication date. This book and the pages made it hard to shoot and crop. Most of the pages are crooked. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana. Wilbur Smith. Nicholas Berg stepped out of the taxi on to the floodlit dock and paused to look up at the Warlock. At this state of the tide she rode high against the stone quay, so that even though the cranes towered above her, they did not dwarf her. Despite the exhaustion that fogged his mind and cramped his muscles until they ached, Nicholas felt a stir of the old pride, the old sense of value achieved, as he looked at her. She looked like a warship, sleek and deadly, with the high flared bows and good lines that combined to make her safe in any seaway.

Hungry as the Sea – Ebook written by Wilbur Smith. Wilbur Smith is a global phenomenon: a distinguished author with a large and established readership built up over fifty-five years of writing with sales of over 120 million novels worldwide. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Nicholas Berg is on a daring rescue mission. One of his former ships is being lashed against the cliffs of Cape Alarm and is surrounded by survivors clinging to their boats.

Wilbur Smith sets his vividly realistic novels on the razor's edge between human courage and nature's wrath. In Hungry as the Sea, this master storyteller takes us to the frigid South Atlantic, where one man fights for his life-- and for redemption.

Nicholas Berg is on a daring rescue mission. One of his former ships is being lashed against the cliffs of Cape Alarm and is surrounded by survivors clinging to their boats. Berg has gambled everything on reaching the Golden Adventurer before a competitor and a violent storm to win a fortune in salvage fees. If he succeeds, however, the real danger will only just begin . . ..

From the power of a relentless ocean to the hunger of men to survive upon her, this is a towering novel of adventure, love and the daring of the human soul.

Comments

Arashitilar Arashitilar
I hope that I can find the right words to get you to read this one. This novel is by far one of the best that I have ever read. I have read many and when I think of most of them, I can not tell you much about them. However I will tell you honestly that I can remember a lot about every one of Wilbur Smith's novels which I have read. Wilbur Smith has a writer's ability to reach this reader's heart and sole with words and make a lasting impression.

In reading "Hungry As The Sea", I found myself at times crying and laughing out loud. Nicholas Berg is builder and Master of the huge Tugs that tow stranded cargo ships and ocean liners to safety. His salvage company operates out of South Africa and Bermuda. The author's vivid writing of the salvage rescues had me holding tight to the railing on the huge tugs. It was fantastic to live the life of these fearless and skilled seaman; to learn the many unique skills that are involved in these rescues at sea.

Literally in the middle of two huge rescues, Wilbur Smith, gives his reader a heart warming romance. Several years after a bitter divorce, Nicholas meets Samantha who sets his world on end and his emotions spinning. Here again like every great writer, the author has the ability to give the reader a warm and loving romance without the raw descriptive sex. You will not be dissappointed because this love story will warm you inside.

Finally, I was very surprised to find that this novel was written in 1978. This is truly a story that could be taken from the headlines today.
Raniconne Raniconne
I first read this novel in a British edition in 1978 while on vacation in England. The story line, the narrative detail and the sheer beauty of Smith's written vision captured me from the start. I've long since worn out the original paperback and replaced it a number of times as this is a story I've read and re-read countless times, enjoying it every single time. Now, at least, I have an e-book version and won't have to replace worn out pages!!

Smith's attention to detail and fabulous story-telling puts you on the bridge of the Warlock with Nick Berg and you never want to go back to land.The story is riveting and vividly realistic. Once you pick it up, it's hard to put it down.

"Hungry as the Sea" started me on a life long association with the works of Wilbur Smith and I've never been disappointed. From the Courtneys to ancient Egypt, the trip has been fantastic.
Urreur Urreur
I have enjoyed many of Mr. SMITHS books over the years but I think this book is the most exciting! The pace of the action is epic, the knowledge imparted on storms, ships and salesmanship is without parallel and the love story is real and wonderful!! Thank you for a terrific treat!
Beranyle Beranyle
Wilbur Smith is an excellent writer and also very descriptive when it comes to describing the operation of huge ships . I thought the novel was excellent but it appeared to quickly end without closing up some lose ends. However, the book held my interest and I will read other novels he has written..
Felolune Felolune
Loved River God and Seventh Scroll.

Really really liked this one, as far as the seafaring adventure went. Didn't much care for either of the women characters in the book, though. One thing I've noticed in Mr Smith's writing, is that he's never seen an ugly woman. They're always amazingly beautiful and well, that's cool and all, but he doesn't need to keep reminding the reader how attractive they are in order to tell the story.

Otherwise, a great book, and I'm slowly going to make my way through everything he's written--he's becoming my favorite author.
Diab Diab
When the action resumed. I'm looking forward to a sequel and hope I don't have to wait too long. I wish the reunion with Samantha had taken place prior to the ending.
Bliss Bliss
For those unfamiliar with the work of Wilbur Smith, you are really missing something. The work always shows a depth of research rarely available in modern novels but always has "page-turner" satisfaction. Significantly, you leave the books with a sense of having become more educated or knowlegable about the given subject... with no fear of boredom. They should name a highschool after this guy.
I actually never finished this one. Came recommended to me by a tug boat captain who started it while waiting for a dredge to fill up his hopper barge. I know how boring it can be steaming to and from the dumping grounds, especially at two knots, but a person would have to be lost on a deserted island to find this book even the slightest bit captivating. It starts out interesting enough, with some high stakes backstory about a captain going out on a financial limb to start his own salvage business, but it quickly degenerates into a cheap Hollywood actioner, complete with plastic characters and a forced romance to boot, which happens as soon as the main character reaches the antarctic to rescue a stricken cruise ship. If you ask me, you're better off with Jan De Hartog, Farley Mowatt, Joseph Conrad, Jack London, and for more contemporary sea fare, David Poyer.