The Port Fee: A Storm Ketchum Adventure : Storm Ketchum Adventures

  • by Garrett Dennis
  • Narrated by Ward Paxton
  • Series: Storm Ketchum Adventures
  • 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Engaging and quirky mystery, history, and adventure!
Underwater, everybody can hear you scream, but they can't tell where you are....
Ketch is at it again in the magical Outer Banks of North Carolina, in this new adventure from the author of Port Starbird and Port of Refuge. It's a picture-perfect summer afternoon on a pristine beach near a ghost seaport on an uninhabited island. What could go wrong? But things do, when two bodies wash ashore and Ketch stumbles upon clues that lead to the sunken treasure of an old-time buccaneer off Portsmouth Island. Ketch isn't the only one who has an interest in the treasure, and it exposes both him and his adversaries to unexpected obligations and consequences. It seems everyone has to pay the port fee....
Good guys and bad guys, boating and diving, a dash of romance, and a mysterious otherworldly presence all come together in The Port Fee, Ketch's most challenging adventure to date.

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Listen to the Sea Hag!

I received the audiobook for this in exchange for an honest review.

I enjoyed the story. The narrator had a laid-back voice, fitting the scenario of the story. Set on an island off North Carolina (I believe), it's a story about buried treasure and intrigue, with a bit of supernatural added to it.

Storm Ketchum, his family and some friends are wandering around the island when the kids discover a couple of dead bodies and pirate gold.  This intrigues Ketch and his girlfriend, Carrie, and they decide to go looking for pirate treasure off the coast of the island.  But the bad guys also want the gold and will stop at nothing to keep if for themselves.  

This is a slow moving story, fitting the idea of island life.  There are some references to early books in the series (this is the third title) that help somewhat with knowing the characters, but sometimes not.  I'm of two minds about author's recapping previous series' information.  It can be really irritating if the reader has read all the books, but helpful if they haven't.  I found that there wasn't necessarily all the information needed to keep me a little confused about some information.  However, I enjoyed the story and plan on reading the other two books.  

The characters were colourful, there was some misdirection (at least to me, see comment above) as to who the bad guy was, and some tense moments.  I won't give away the ending, listen or read for yourself.  
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- Kelly Kenrick "runriggers"

Combines mystery, history, and action

I have vacationed in the beautiful Outer Banks, N.C. area and I got this book, which takes place there, to reconnect with it. I gave 5 stars for the story which is about finding sunken treasure and what happens to the characters that find it. Ketch and his family and friends seem to do a marvelous job of proving that money can't buy happiness. The author, Garrett Dennis, used to live there and brings a lot of the area's history to life, which I appreciated. And there is an otherworldly element that is both spooky and humorous. I got the audiobook version narrated by Ward Paxton, whose casual style fits the book nicely. I loved the voice he does for the fishing boat captain. There is an environmental message in the book, which I really liked because it gives hope that the area will remain unspoiled.
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- Kayceen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-06-2016
  • Publisher: TBD Press