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Treasure Lost Paperback – August 3, 2010
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Top Customer Reviews
If you are a child (10+) or even an adult who dreamt of pirate adventures as a child -- THIS IS YOUR BOOK!!!!
Oh! What an adventure! You go from a sleepy town, to a Merchant ship, to a Navy vessel, to a *shudder*... pirate ship... and the adventure never quits!!! Two young brothers sneak aboard a merchant ship to save their beloved Nana -- and swashbuckelry (I'm not sure if that's a word, but it fits) and adventure ensues!!!
The author has done an AMAZING job of describing life on board these ships... His descriptions of sights, smells, sounds are beyond reproach. He has a fantastic command of the english language and his descriptions are so good... so "spot on"... that you can literally see it, hear it, smell it, in your mind.
I cannot think of a single child who would not LOVE this story -- boy OR girl. I only wish I had this story to read when I was young.... Oh! The adventures my imagination would take me on after I read it!!!!
As for the ending... I don't want to give ANYTHING away -- let's just say it "shivered me timbers.... Arrrrrhhhh!"
I don't know if it's just me, but I feel a sequel coming on.... Please!!!!
Great for ALL kids young AND old!!!
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The action and situations develop and change at a non-stop pace, and the vocabulary and plot are far and away lively and intriguing enough to hold the attention and interest of the cliché 'children of any age.' An especially unique treat is Mr. Cordiner's phonetic rendering of sounds; it goes well beyond being merely onomatopoetic and is hilarious while being quite convincing. You can feel the PLLSH! from a cannonball as it plunges into the waves next to the wisp of a boat you're clinging to for dear life.
R.G. Cordiner has written a book that is reminiscent of the tales I devoured and fantasized about when I was young, but it was thoroughly entertaining to me as an adult. I read this story and relived some of those fantasy afternoons of my youth without being made to feel like I was trespassing into a realm meant only for younger people. I would not hesitate to recommend it for kids and ex-kids.
At first, I was thrilled with the correct grammar of the author, only noticing three minor things in the first half of the book. But when I got a little more than halfway through, the spelling and grammatical errors increased. It seemed as if the author got in a hurry to either finish the story or to get it published. I don't know how easy it is to clean up a digital file such as an ebook, but I hope corrections will be made to this book.
Maybe I'm a little too squeamish for the story, but I could certainly recommend it for those who are not.
I was pleased to receive Treasure Lost as a gifted copy and found the book to be an exciting read. The story is about the adventures of two young brothers and their quest to save their grandmother. She had been abducted by a ruthless pirate while he was searching for the two boys after they stumbled onto possession of part of a treasure map.
The story narration of the hapless crew members who were pressed-ganged into service or onboard voluntarily and the punishment they received solely at the whim of their superiors makes the reader feel involved in just how ghastly sea life was.
I throughly enjoyed reading the fast-paced plot and even felt squeamish at times throughout parts of the storyline. If you want to read a rousing pirate story then this is the tale for you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is a great adventure book for kids over 6, because it is a little violent with injuies. I would recomend this to a friend.Published on April 22, 2012 by KYLE the AWESOME
For a free e-book offered to Amazon Kindle owners, I wasn't initially expecting very much. However, this isn't exactly an e-book I would treasure. Read morePublished on August 27, 2011 by David W.
This was just an awful read! I considered bailing after the first chapter, but kept thinking that it would get better based on the positive reviews that I read here. Read morePublished on August 25, 2011 by Rabid Reader
Although the obvious audience for Treasure Lost is probably 8-12 year old boys, this rollicking journey has something for everyone. Read morePublished on October 10, 2010 by BigAl