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Freighter Captain [Kindle Edition]

Max Hardberger
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A searing series of voyages into the violent, lawless underbelly of tramp shipping. Capt. Max Hardberger and his crew fought a non-stop battle against crooked charterers, treacherous agents, and the sea itself. They came face-to-face with bandits in Jamaica, violent stowaways in the Dominican Republic, and warring gangs in post-Duvalier Haiti. It was a world of desperation and danger, where only the captain's will and the loyalty of his crew stood between the ship and disaster.

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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1108 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Pioneer Press; 3 edition (11 Mar. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #221,452 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Max Hardberger has worked as a ship's captain, newspaper reporter, English and history teacher, crop duster, private investigator, maritime lawyer, flight instructor, ship surveyor, commercial aircraft pilot, sailing instructor, insurance adjuster, vessel repossession specialist, filmmaker, oilfield mud engineer, stuntman, ship breaker, drummer in a blues band, and is soon to be the subject of a Hollywood film.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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This is a gripping and slightly uncomfortable read. Max doesn't always write it in a way to make him seem likeable. He makes it clear that he's not above hurting someone who gets in the ship's way. But he does manage to portray that to an extent that is what the business is like, and that to do his job, it is necessary. There is always someone trying to steal from the ship and crew in some way, whether that's an owner who won't pay, a poor local desperate for something to sell, or nature herself wanting the ship back where it came from.

He does make himself seem pretty infallible, doesn't seem to make many mistakes, but perhaps the narrative is lightly idealised. Or perhaps he was just doing it too long.

In any case - it's a really good read and paints a deep and colourful picture of the life of a small freighter in Haitian waters.

Definitely worth a look.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An unusual tale 3 Jun. 2013
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Well written and cracked along at a decent pace. An interesting slant on tales of trampers and the hazards that go with it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant read 12 Jan. 2013
By Bill57
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This book is very hard to put down, very well written like the authors book Seized which I had read previously.
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3.0 out of 5 stars a bit tedious 20 Dec. 2013
By Luke
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This book is not bad at all, but it is fairly repetitive and a bit tedious, what more can I say ..
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