Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Pirates of Shan” as Want to Read:
The Pirates of Shan
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Pirates of Shan (Rick Brant Science-Adventure #14)

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  59 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Rick Brant and his pal Scotty travel out to the Sulu Sea near Southeast Asia to find and rescue a couple of the scientists from the Spindrift Labs who have not returned from an expedition to that area. Great adventures with modern day pirates!
Hardcover, 181 pages
Published 1958 by Grosset and Dunlap
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Pirates of Shan, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Pirates of Shan

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Nicolas
Feb 02, 2012 Nicolas rated it liked it
This took me a while to get into, but once I got a feel for the characters I was able to sit back and enjoy this retro adventure. Rick Brant and his friends must have inspired Johnny Quest because there were quite a few similarities. Overall a very enjoyable quick read.
Mike Debaptiste
Mar 28, 2009 Mike Debaptiste rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of juvie series books and action-adventure
One of the best books in the Rick Brant series from the mid-20th century. In this one Rick and his pal Scotty head out to the Sulu Sea area south of the Philippines in an attempt to search and rescue two of the scientists from the Spindrift Laboratories who went out there on an expedition and have disappeared. Lots of action and adventure with the modern day Moro pirates who terrorize the Sulu Sea all culminating in a thrilling oh-so-dangerous rescue attempt that gets you turning pages faster th ...more
Jonathan Stevens
Nov 24, 2012 Jonathan Stevens rated it liked it
I read the manybooks.net version of this. The real name of the author is
Harold Goodwin, author of "Ride the Gray Planet", a great book for kids
and adults. This one does not rise to that level, but is still ok. There
are several Rick Brandt novels on manybooks, I may try one again.

Brenna
Jul 25, 2012 Brenna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this, but it was very hard to get interested in. I guess pirates don't really keep my attention.
robert brock
robert brock rated it it was ok
Aug 14, 2015
Carn
Carn rated it it was amazing
Aug 11, 2016
Sharon
Sharon rated it really liked it
May 07, 2014
Jack Turner
Jack Turner rated it really liked it
Apr 29, 2016
Jason Mock
Jason Mock rated it liked it
Feb 09, 2015
Rich Brown
Rich Brown rated it liked it
Oct 02, 2012
Andrea
Andrea rated it really liked it
May 07, 2017
John
John rated it really liked it
Jul 13, 2014
Raymond Spitzer
Raymond Spitzer rated it liked it
Jun 20, 2013
Relstuart
Relstuart rated it really liked it
Sep 08, 2009
Siegfried-Angel
Siegfried-Angel rated it really liked it
Oct 01, 2012
Michael
Michael rated it liked it
Feb 01, 2012
Scott
Scott rated it really liked it
Jan 27, 2016
Michael
Michael rated it really liked it
May 08, 2015
Joseph Erhardt
Joseph Erhardt rated it really liked it
Feb 24, 2016
alansplace
alansplace rated it really liked it
Nov 23, 2011
Josie B.
Josie B. rated it really liked it
Oct 25, 2014
David Ivester
David Ivester rated it liked it
Aug 30, 2016
Ronald
Ronald rated it it was ok
Jan 19, 2016
Dani Herndon
Dani Herndon rated it it was amazing
Aug 05, 2013
Dale
Dale rated it it was amazing
Mar 06, 2010
Emily F.
Emily F. rated it liked it
Mar 11, 2017
Wesley Glaze
Wesley Glaze rated it really liked it
Jan 18, 2014
michelle rowe
michelle rowe rated it it was ok
Aug 27, 2016
Narrowband
Narrowband rated it it was amazing
Sep 03, 2014
Linda
Linda rated it it was amazing
Mar 28, 2015
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
"John Blaine" was a pseudonym of Harold Leland Goodwin and Peter J. Harkins. Harold Goodwin died in 1990 at the age of 75. His obituary, in the Washington Post, read:

Harold Leland Goodwin, 75, a retired government official and a prolific author who wrote science adventure books for boys and several books for general readers about space exploration and other technical matters, died of cardiac arre
...more
More about John Blaine...

Other Books in the Series

Rick Brant Science-Adventure (1 - 10 of 24 books)
  • The Rocket's Shadow (A Rick Brant Science-Adventure Story, #1)
  • The Lost City (A Rick Brant Electronic Adventure, #2)
  • Sea Gold (A Rick Brant Electronic Adventure, #3)
  • 100 Fathoms Under (A Rick Brant Science-Adventure Story, #4)
  • The Whispering Box Mystery (A Rick Brant Science-Adventure Story, #5)
  • The Phantom Shark (A Rick Brant Science-Adventure Story, #6)
  • Smugglers' Reef  (A Rick Brant Electronic Adventure, #7)
  • The Caves of Fear (A Rick Brant Science-Adventure Story, #8)
  • Stairway to Danger (A Rick Brant Electronic Adventure, #9)
  • The Golden Skull (A Rick Brant Science-Adventure Story, #10)

Share This Book