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The Port of Missing Men (1907)

3.33  ·  Rating Details ·  27 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature. Kessinger ...more
Paperback, 418 pages
Published September 10th 2010 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1907)
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Bookworm
Aug 15, 2016 Bookworm rated it it was amazing
The man sitting in fron of Von Strobel was heard of as dead; and if he were to anounce his name and stay in Austria, he will be dead. But he holds a most important clue that holds great importance to the welfare of Austria, and Strobel leaves him with a request: "Do something for Austria!"
He is a man without a country, a man who speaks with a slight accent, looks like an Englishman, and has chosen to live in the land of Liberty. He is a man who is tired of petty squabbles between kings and pol
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Katie
I greatly enjoyed this book. I think what I enjoyed more than the story was the fact that there were so many words I had to look up the definitions for! Reading a book as old as this one is always a pleasure as I'm taken back to the English language as it struggles to mark it's independence from British English. The story was rather intriguing as well, and I must say I did not expect the twist at the end as I myself spent most of the book asking the question, Who is John Armitage?
Stephen Brooke
Oct 09, 2014 Stephen Brooke rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery
This popular novel of a century ago is essentially a potboiler romance dressed up as a spy thriller.

No sooner do we get into the second chapter than there is a rather lengthy (pages!) ‘info dump’ to slow things down and thoroughly bore one. Following that, however, the novel settles into a decent, if not exactly fast-paced, adventure entertainment. One could not accuse Nicholson of being an economical writer --- this book could have been half its length and lost nothing.

The characters? Pretty mu
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Thom Swennes
Apr 22, 2013 Thom Swennes rated it liked it
This narrative shows an uncanny insight in the potential volatility of the Balkan countries. The Port of Missing Men is a cloak and dagger story written a few years prior to World War I. Serbia plays a large role in this tale and the chance of a World War id hinted to. This isn’t the only prediction that will prove true. At the dawn of the 20th Century the American public opinion was very much isolationist. Even as war breaks out in Europe the United States wanted to stay out of it. The moment ...more
Karen
Jun 15, 2013 Karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
Free on audio. A small bit of mystery. The hero spying on the villains and a couple other elements pulled this up from a 2 to the 3 I gave it. The book just had no punch. I really did not care for the female lead. Some parts of the book were slow moving. Not the worst, but not the best either. Just rather ho hum.
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May 27, 2012 Millie Chidester rated it it was amazing
I read this one a second time after I learned the true identity of John Armitage. I really enjoyed this book!
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Sep 25, 2011 alibrivoxfan rated it really liked it
There's a public domain audiobook version available here from LibriVox.
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I kind of want to hit myself for finishing this one.
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