[grad school Books] PDF Maddon's rock ↠ Hammond Innes


  • Paperback
  • 222
  • Maddon's rock
  • Hammond Innes
  • English
  • 03 August 2017
  • 9780006152637

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 en

  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 the salvaging of a mystery ship and the lengthy proceedings of a maritime court case That and the tale of two captains taking very different pathsThere is another coincidence here I suppose it is a

  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 Good clean old fashioned adventure Probably a little tame by today's standards but no reason not to like it His work

  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 t

  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 exciting prison escape in the middle of the book between the sea episodes

  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 was an okay read

  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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Hammond Innes ✓ 9 Read

Maddon's rock

The TrikkalaMined in the early hours of 5th March 1945 300 miles 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. 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 the salvaging of a mystery ship and the lengthy proceedings of a maritime court case That and the tale of two captains taking very different pathsThere is another coincidence here I suppose it is a coincidence at least And that is the plot device that surrounds the loss of the Trikkala and its cargo of silver bullion The deception at work is very similar to that which appeared in The Wake of the Red Witch The latter appeared on movie screens the same year Innes published his novel 1948 Garland Roark s novel itself was published two years earlier And of course Roark s story about pirates volcanoes and the East Indies Fair Wind to Java came about also in 1948 before being made into a movie in 1953 Lots of inspiration for Innes in those two works I think Nonetheless the pacing and characteristic teases in which Innes gradually drops hints of impending trouble into his story are present in Maddon s Rock to make this work in both style and substance an identifiable creation of Hammond Innes

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The truth 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. 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

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My business 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 m. 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 was an okay read


About the Author: Hammond Innes

Ralph Hammond Innes was an English novelist who wrote over 30 novels as well as children's and travel booksHe was awarded a CBE Commander Order of the British Empire in 1978 The World Mystery Convention honoured Innes with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bouchercon XXIV awards in Omaha Nebraska Oct 1993Innes was born in Horsham Sussex and educated at the Cranbrook School in Kent