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The Hunt for Red October - Tom Clancy; J. Charles (Read by)
ISBN: 0007768532
Publication Date: 2013-11-05
Here is the runaway bestseller that launched Tom Clancy's phenomenal career. A military thriller so gripping in its action and so convincing in its accuracy that the author was rumored to have been debriefed by the White House. Its theme: the greatest espionage coup in history. Its story: the chase for a top secret Russian missile sub. Lauded by the Washington Post as "breathlessly exciting." The Hunt for Red October remains a masterpiece of military fiction by one of the world's most popular authors, a man whose shockingly realistic scenarios continue to hold us in thrall.Somewhere under the Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision. The Red October is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. And the most incredible chase in history is on.

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Under No Flag - Simon Higgins
ISBN: 0091839815
Publication Date: 2001
The intrepid crew of the rogue submarine Thunderfish face a terrible responsibility.

Cornered by the navy after a campaign against illegal whalers, Captain Kira Beaumont has been forced to accept a dangerous secret mission, turning her military-trained crew and hi-tech sub into pawns in a volatile international drama.

 

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I Am the Cheese - Robert Cormier
ISBN: 9780440940609
Publication Date: 1991-08-01
Adam Farmer is on a journey - he has to get to Rutterburg with a parcel for his father. But as he travels, he starts to remember the events leading up to this point, memories which are also being prised out in gruelling psychiatric interviews. What is the secret of Adam Farmer? And what will happen when he finds out?

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The Princess Bride - William Goldman  Icon
ISBN: 0747545189
Publication Date: 2003-07-15
What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to be...well...a lot less than the man of her dreams?

As a boy, William Goldman claims, he loved to hear his father read the S. Morgenstern classic, The Princess Bride. But as a grown-up he discovered that the boring parts were left out of good old Dad's recitation, and only the "good parts" reached his ears.

Now Goldman does Dad one better. He's reconstructed the "Good Parts Version" to delight wise kids and wide-eyed grownups everywhere.

What's it about? Fencing. Fighting. True Love. Strong Hate. Harsh Revenge. A Few Giants. Lots of Bad Men. Lots of Good Men. Five or Six Beautiful Women. Beasties Monstrous and Gentle. Some Swell Escapes and Captures. Death, Lies, Truth, Miracles, and a Little Sex.

In short, it's about everything.

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Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe
ISBN: 9781407091365
Publication Date: 2010-04-01
HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.

'It happen'd one Day about Noon going towards my Boat, I was exceedingly surpriz'd with the Print of a Man's naked Foot on the Shore.'

Shipwrecked in a storm at sea, Robinson Crusoe is washed up on a remote and desolate island. As he struggles to piece together a life for himself, Crusoe's physical, moral and spiritual values are tested to the limit. For 24 years he remains in solitude and learns to tame and master the island, until he finally comes across another human being. Considered a classic literary masterpiece, and frequently interpreted as a comment on the British Imperialist approach at the time, Defoe's fable was and still is revered as the very first English novel.

 

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The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins; Tim O'Brien (Illustrator)  Icon  Icon  Icon
ISBN: 9781407109084
Publication Date: 2009-01-01
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

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Blind Fear - Brian Ridden
ISBN: 9780734402769
Publication Date: 2002-05-01
Marc and Nikki's dad is a rich businessman, owner of a marina and a fast-car enthusiast. In the lead-up to the international car racing, amidst the champagne parties and media hype, his car tyres are slashed and his family is threatened in a series of increasingly violent incidents. Marc and Nikki are in deadly danger. When the storm of menace finally breaks, it is blind Nikki that Marc fears for, but her courage and perception are the key to their rescue.
Author Biography: Brian Ridden is a Queensland teacher, university lecturer and writer who received an Australia Council Literature Fund grant to research this novel. His previous writing includes YA book reviews for the Canberra Times, freelance articles for leisure and other magazines and educational articles and papers.

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Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson; Justin Todd (Illustrator)  Icon  Icon
ISBN: 1857934881
Publication Date: 1995-09-01
One of the most enduringly popular adventure tales, Treasure Island began in 1881 as a serialized adventure entitled "The Sea-Cook" in the periodical Young Folks. Completed during a stay at Davos, Switzerland, where Stevenson had gone for his health, it was published in 1883 in the form we know today.
Set in the eighteenth century, Treasure Island spins a heady tale of piracy, a mysterious treasure map, and a host of sinister characters charged with diabolical intentions. Seen through the eyes of Jim Hawkins, the cabin boy of the Hispaniola, the action-packed adventure tells of a perilous sea journey across the Spanish Main, a mutiny led by the infamous Long John Silver, and a lethal scramble for buried treasure on an exotic isle.
Rich in atmosphere and character, Treasure Island continues to mesmerize readers with its perceptive views of the changing nature of human motives.

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