This book was a perfect selection for me since my family spent the holidays in Belize, which was colonized by British pirates. The manuscript for this book was found after Crichton's death and published posthumously. Although it is not as good as his best, this is definitely an entertaining swashbuckler story filled with pirates, treasure and even sea monsters. John Bedford Lloyd was a strong narrator, putting together some very good accents (but I kept on wishing that this one was narrated by Scott Brick - it could have used some of his 'attitude'). Very entertaining!