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Atlantic Fury Hardcover – June, 1971

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Amereon Ltd (June 1971)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0884111784
  • ISBN-13: 978-0884111788
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,184,549 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Richard Piatt on January 30, 2001
Format: Audio Cassette
How can I express in words what I feel about this book. This is where it all began for me. I was just a rebellious teenager that hated reading when the paperback version of this book was first released. You see, I had this one old aunt that was sure that I'd like reading if I just tried it! She bought me a copy of this book and to be quite honest the only reason I started reading it was that the cover art was eye-catching. Within the hour I was irrevocably hooked for life. Somehow the way Mr. Innes transported me at his will to such a forbidding location and dangled me on a thread while I waited for the book to climax changed my way of thinking. Prior to reading this book movies were my mainstay. Plays were ok so long as they provided some precious time out of school. Books - Nah. But that changed at Mr. Innes' hand. This all happened somewhere in the 1970's. I've been an avid reader ever since that day with no way of knowing how many books I've read since then. Does it really matter how many we read or isn't it just more important (and comforting) to know that there are always more books on the horizon than there are behind us? If you're a book lover, you'll understand.
A note on my rating: I gave the book only 4 stars. To be quite honest I wanted to give it a strong 4.5 but there is no such rating available. The only reason I strayed from that elusive 5-star rating is that just last year I listened to this book on audiocassette and it was a little less exciting than I remembered. Perhaps I wanted too much from the book the second time around, who knows? But, and hear me clearly on this please, this book is a winner for sure. The action is great. The characters are believable.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By David W. Straight on August 2, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Hammond Innes was a good, but not great, writer of adventure stories that often centered on exotic or unusual locales. His works range from 2 to 4 stars, the best being Atlantic Fury, Killer Mine, and Golden Soak. (see also my review of Killer Mine). Atlantic Fury is about the evacuation, done too late in the season, of the island Laerg, which Innes based on Hirta in the St Kilda group of Hebridean outliers (beyond the Outer Hebrides).

St Kilda is a bleak inhospitable small group of islands 40 miles west of the Outer Hebrides. Cliffs up to 1400 feet high plunge into the surf--these cliffs are home to half a million seabirds--it's one of the world's prime nature treasures. There are no good landing sites, no trees--Hirta can be reached on in good weather by helicopter or small boat. Most of the other islands in the group are pinnacles that are dangerous to land on even at the best of times (one small group of Hirta inhabitants 100 years ago were dropped on a pinnacle to collect bird eggs, and it took many months before conditions were good enough to retrieve the group). The few remaining inhabitants were evacuated in 1930, and Hirta was reoccupied by the military in 1957 for a radar station. The novel describes a reevacuation by the military in about 1960.

Atlantic Fury's strength as a novel is the location and Innes' descriptions. The military sends LSTs to retrieve the personnel and equipment. But LSTs are not designed to cross 40 miles of open ocean even in good conditions, and when conditions deteriorate, in St Kilda they deteriorate particularly badly. The only landing site for craft can only be used when the wind is in the right direction, and when the wind veers everything goes wrong.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S. Schwartz on May 26, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Hammond Innes is known as a writer of adventure stories, and this book about a huge storm in the north Atlantic (near the Hebrides) is one of the best books I've read about a storm at sea. I have always been fascinated with books about the sea and the dangers that are there, so this book was wonderful for me. Innes also writes about an old mystery that has come back to haunt some of the people that are trying to make a landing to save people stranded on the island of Laerg. Hammond's descriptions of the Atlantic Ocean, the storm as it builds and the scenery on the island are wonderful, and the tension that builds with each page kept me turning pages. The meterological descriptions were also very interesting, since I have a fascination for extreme weather. I really enjoyed this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Schmerguls VINE VOICE on September 12, 2012
Format: Hardcover
The book is fiction but the island, Laerg, is similar to an island in the Outer Hebrides which was evacuated in 1930. See the interesting article in Wikipedia entitled St. Kilko. The narrator learns his brother, supposedly dead long ago, has a different name and is in the British military and is involved in evacuating a defense facility from Laerg. The book is hugely concerned with the fierce October weather and builds to an exciting time in the carefully plotted story, which I came to appreciate more and more as I read it. Lots of technical weather and navigational language but well worh reading, with an ending I appreicated.
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