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Publisher's Summary

The basis for the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean film.
On Stranger Tides follows the exploits of John Chandagnac, who travels to the new world after the death of his puppeteer father to confront his uncle, who has apparently made off with the family fortune. During the voyage, he befriends Beth Hurwood and her father, Benjamin Hurwood, an Oxford professor. Before they arrive at their destination, their ship is waylaid by Blackbeard and his band of pirates. With the help of the professor and his assistant, the captain is killed, and Chandagnac is pressed into piracy and sorcery as Blackbeard searches for the Fountain of Youth. Chandagnac, newly dubbed “Jack Shandy”, must stop the evil plot and save Beth Hurwood.
©2006 Tim Powers (P)2010 Blackstone Audio
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Critic Reviews

“World Fantasy Award-winner Powers demonstrates a precise control of complex narratives…This dark fantasy tale will appeal not just to pirate fans but also to anyone who appreciates Powers’ talent for blending the most unlikely elements into a brilliantly cohesive whole.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Powers writes action and adventure that Indiana Jones could only dream of....Keeps you reading for the joy of it.” (Washington Post)
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By Derek B. on 07-23-10

I have waited for this audiobook for years!

I have waited for this audiobook for years! This book is without a doubt the most entertaining fiction that I have ever read! Tim Powers has been cheated in my opinion because his books have not been available to the audio public and they are not advertised as they could considering Disney bought the rights to this one for the next "Pirates of the caribean" movie. But His agent said Tim Powers now has 4-5 of his books in the works to be put to audio as we speak. So spread the word and enjoy like I have in this wonderful entertainment like few can write!!!

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By tim on 08-14-10

Need More of These

Powers always combines an excellent level originality with a strongly disciplined writing style, and this book is well read. I enjoyed it a lot.

Blackstone has other Powers titles. Whty Audio hasn't procured them escapes me.

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