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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
Smith breaks from his usual fare of good, butformulaic series books, and shows that he is perfectly capable of pulling off the stand-alone novel with style. Well-written and with a good plot, this will keep you turning pages. Smith's main advantage over the likes of jack higgins is his strong story telling abilities and excellent use of language, both evident in this book.
Published on 15 Mar. 2001

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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An action-crammed story
Harry Fletcher lives a quiet life on St Mary's Island and he takes charters on board "Wave Dancer" for fishing and diving. Angelo and Chubby are his two assistants. But the inoffensive Harry once used to be called Harry Bruce and he used to practice the art of violence and sudden death in Malaya, Vietnam, the Congo and Biatra. Furthermore he used to lift complete...
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent, 15 Mar. 2001
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This review is from: Eye of the Tiger (Audio Cassette)
Smith breaks from his usual fare of good, butformulaic series books, and shows that he is perfectly capable of pulling off the stand-alone novel with style. Well-written and with a good plot, this will keep you turning pages. Smith's main advantage over the likes of jack higgins is his strong story telling abilities and excellent use of language, both evident in this book.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book for anyone with taste, 29 Mar. 2002
This review is from: The Eye of the Tiger (Paperback)
This was the first book of Smiths i had read, and i found it impossible to put down. From the first page, the characters are made so real that you immediatly care about them, and feel the need to find out what happens. Someof the action scenes are so gripping, it feels like you are watching a great movie, and Smiths writing is so wonderfully descriptive, you can really picture the action, and sympathise with the emotions of the characters. A fantastic read.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of his best, 3 May 2002
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Some of my favourite books are Wilbur Smith's earlier works that is why I am finding time to read them again and this is one that has not jaded with time. This is a mystery thriller mixed with violence, horror and death. A great adventure.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!, 29 Jun. 1999
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Wilbur Smith is great! It was the very first book I've read by him and is definitely not going to be the last one. The way he writes is mind blowing and his imagination is beyond anything. The book deserves five stars from the first page to the very last one. His descriptions on people situations and feeling are like paintings. The story is totally unpredictable and extremely gripping, I just couldn't put the book down. If you want to go for a good reading adventure, this is the book to go for. Enjoy it!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rip roaring adventure on the high seas, 5 Sept. 2001
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Harry Fletcher, a charter fisherman with a dubious past spends lazy days in St Marys skippering for rich businessmen with a taste for big game fish, his tatest charter however, is about to resurect his ugly past and thrust him and his crew into to a dangerous adventure consisting of sunken treasure, murder, action and cunning together with beautiful tropical seas.
Wilbur Smiths brand of vividly descriptive storytelling always keeps me rivetted and this is no exception. If action-packed treasure seeking adventures are your thing, you'll certainly enjoy this!
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An action-crammed story, 30 Jun. 2005
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Harry Fletcher lives a quiet life on St Mary's Island and he takes charters on board "Wave Dancer" for fishing and diving. Angelo and Chubby are his two assistants. But the inoffensive Harry once used to be called Harry Bruce and he used to practice the art of violence and sudden death in Malaya, Vietnam, the Congo and Biatra. Furthermore he used to lift complete collections of gold coins in the British Museum and cut diamonds in Amsterdam and to transport hundreds of millions of dollars worth of gold bars from Switzerland to Rome.
One day three suspicious looking men, Charley Anderson, Mike Guthric and Jimmy North, want to hire Harry's boat claiming that they want "to do a little exploring" and that they need a full array of scuba diving and salvage equipment. Then they hand Harry a chart showing that they are interested in an area thirty miles north of the mouth of the Rovuma River. What are these men after? When they recognise Harry as "the gold heist from Rome", he senses that the stakes are high and that he is sitting in the game with "big boys" once again... One of the best adventure novel by Wilbur Smith.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great treasure hunting adventure, 4 July 2000
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This book centres around the adventures of a man with a checkered past who stumbles across a treasure hunting gang of mobsters. Soon the race is on to see who will get the treasure first with danger at every turn. Excellent adventure reading and hardly a mention of old Africa!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars eye of the tiger, 23 Nov. 2011
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I have read all wilbur smiths books to date and read eye of the tiger when first published and still enjoyed it the second time round.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tense, gripping, adventure story, 6 Sept. 2011
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This is my favourite of Wilbur Smith's novels. It's easy to read, and after the first few pages of 'scene-setting' you'll find it hard to put down.
I first read this book many years ago, and one scene has stayed vividly in my mind like a piece of film - when the central character and his girlfriend are exploring the shipwreck and things take an unexpected turn... I find myself holding my breath, it's spine-tinglingly exciting.
This is a 'man's' book, it's fast-paced and no unnecessary details or descriptions are given - just action. But I'm a girl and I love it too.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Wilbur Smith not at his best., 8 July 2014
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Love Wilbur Smith books, and have read many of the titles, this particular book is definately my least favourite so far. It is one of his earlier titles, found the story lacked the usual pace, and the characters did not grab the imagination in the same way as the Courtneys for instance or the characters in River God, they are so real in these books that you feel you know them.
Worth a read if you are a fan, of Wilbur Smith but don't expect the intrigue and captivation of other great reads by this author.
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