High Water

  • by Douglas Reeman
  • Narrated by David Rintoul
  • 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With his own boat, the motor yacht Sea Fox, former naval officer Philip Vivian had hoped to earn a living free from the petty restrictions of everyday life, close to the sea he loved. Now, however, his dream is threatened by financial difficulties.
So when a profitable, if legally dubious, proposition is put to him by an old naval comrade in arms, Vivian is willing to listen. But what starts out as a harmless adventure soon turns into something altogether more sinister. And Vivian finds himself trapped in a treacherous web of violence and crime....


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Mystery not in Reeman's wheelhouse

What would have made High Water better?

A more believable plot, better character development, some sense of flow in the story, and so forth. This is as bad as seeing John Wayne try to be a modern detective. Nothing about the performance fit. Reeman tells wonderful sea stories with off-beat characters (and ships) to evoke the desperation of battle against incredible odds. This was a cheap spy story that hardly kept me interested and felt wrong throughout.

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Have you listened to any of David Rintoul’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

He does a serviceable job. One of my problems is his tendency to 'low talk' too much. I listen while commuting and in noisier stretches it was totally inaudible at any volume.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I listened to the end in hope but....

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- James Mcinnis

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-13-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios