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The Ebb-Tide

Gelesen von Mark F. Smith

(4,247 Sterne; 150 Bewertungen)

Three men down on their luck in Tahiti agree to ship out on a vessel whose officers have died of smallpox. Their desperate venture inspires them to a further idea: they will steal the schooner and its cargo of champagne, sell them, and live a plentiful life. The thought is intoxicating... and so is the cargo, which they sample. Inattention nearly brings them to grief in a sudden storm. This sobering experience is followed by another - apparently the dead officers had a similar ambition! - and their dreams of riches vanish.

Then, nearly out of provisions and deep in the heart of the Pacific where the chart shows no land - they happen on a small isle only hinted at in the records and never mapped. Saved! But what is this? The island hides a pearl fishery?

In the ebb-tide of fortune, what new villainy will the three attempt? (Summary by Mark F. Smith) (5 hr 23 min)


01 - Night On the Beach


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02 - Morning On the Beach - The Three Letters


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03 - The Old Calaboose - Destiny At the Door


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04 - The Yellow Flag


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05 - The Cargo of Champagne


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06 - The Partners


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07 - The Pearl-Fisher


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08 - Better Acquaintance


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09 - The Dinner Party


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10 - The Open Door


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11 - David and Goliath


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12 - Tail-Piece


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(5 Sterne)

It goes without saying that Mark Smith presents an excellent narration that is proper in tone, tempo, and interpretation of voices. The book is also excellent and engaging. It’s the proper length to make the miles peel away on a 300–450 mile drive, or for a weeks worth of daily exercise.

Bravo from Borneo

(4 Sterne)

I really enjoyed this seafaring novel so very well read by Mark Smith. My only negative observation is that the ending could have been stronger...but don't be put off by that as the novel holds up in its entirety with interesting characters and an unusual plot line


(5 Sterne)

I can only presume that the story line is predominantly from the co-author since I find very little RLS in it. It is worth listening to , but it certainly is not a classic. Mark Smith saves it with his masterful reading.

I enjoyed it

(4 Sterne)

I enjoyed this book very much. I am rediscovering Verne after reading him as a kid.

(2 Sterne)

Very weak lackluster ending. Not the first ending of this kind with this author. Excellent reader however.

(3,5 Sterne)

Neat little sea adventure story with a message of redemption. Smith nails the reading (as usual).

Fantastic reader

(5 Sterne)

Captivating story. The ending was rather to open though and left me disappointed.

Once again a superb read by Mark Smith

(4 Sterne)