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Hawkes Harbor (Unabridged)

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An orphan and a bastard, Jamie Sommers grew up knowing he had no hope of heaven. Conceived in adultery and born in sin, Jamie was destined to repeat the sins of his parents—or so the nuns told him. And he proved them right. Taking to sea, Jamie sought out danger and adventure in exotic ports all over the world as a smuggler, gunrunner—and murderer. Tough enough to handle a ...more
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Published September 1st 2004 by Brilliance Audio (first published January 1st 2004)
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Thorin Maybe this book wasn't meant to be like her others, and she wanted to try something new. I, personally, liked it.
sam proctor This book is NOT appropriate for teens, probably not even for adults. It's filled with sex scenes (including threesomes) and descriptions of hand…moreThis book is NOT appropriate for teens, probably not even for adults. It's filled with sex scenes (including threesomes) and descriptions of hand jobs. It is also incredibly boring. There are so many better options.(less)
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Jonathan Williamson
Mar 01, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people I don't like and/or people who don't like themselves
Recommended to Jonathan by: S.E. Hinton
I read this book because S.E. Hinton was my favorite author when I was a young hoodlum in the motha' fuckin' Dirty Bay. However, this is the WORST book I've ever read. Seriously. I fucking dare you to read it. I DARE YOU!

I don't think I'd have ever finished it except that I kept waiting for it to suddenly make sense because I had a nearly religious faith in S.E. Hinton. In the end, I was reminded why I abandoned faith for atheism.
Adam
Jul 20, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Hawkes Harbor is the story of Jamie Sommers. Jamie's parents both died when he was young leaving Jamie to be reared in a Catholic orphanage. After turning 18, Jamie joins the Navy, serves 3 years and becomes a smuggler after meeting an Irish pirate named Kellen Quinn. The story only gets stranger from there. Jamie and Kell run scams on people as a way to get money without holding honest jobs. These scams take Jamie and Kell around the world. They eventually come to Hawkes Harbor, Delaware. It's ...more
F Macias-Mossman
Jan 16, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ok, where to begin. Should I start with the fact that there is absolutely no plot and that the story just goes on and on and on. Or perhaps I focus on the fact that the entire back story was just away to make this story even longer and that none of it ever related back to the actual premise. To do that though there would have to have been a premise.
I wish I could summarize what the book was about but honestly I have no idea. Amidst the cliché’s (vampires turning into bats), the poorly develop
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Lisa
Aug 01, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book is horrendous! I was driven to read it. After all, a book by the author of The Outsiders and Rumblefish has to be great, right? Dead wrong! Aside from about four well-written phrases this book offers nothing to the reader. The plot is plodding and random. The characters irritating and pallid. It seems such a mishmash like everything is thrown together to have appeal to different audiences. A story including pirates, mental hospitals, St. Tropez, vampires, jewel thieves and the Vietnam ...more
HeavyReader
Jul 04, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Ami
Mar 23, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I recently reread The Outsiders and became curious if Hinton had written anything else more recently. So I discovered Hawkes Harbor.
The more I think about it, the more I hate it. If I were to rate it solely on characterization and interesting side stories, it'd be pretty good. But if I were to give you the basic plot, it would take me about five seconds. How could I possibly summarize a novel of decent length and so many side stories in five seconds? Because the side stories (i.e. the best parts
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Heather G Gentle
This was just weird. I didn't care about the people and in fact found almost every character unlikable. I was bored with this book and barely got through it even though it was relatively short.

There were a couple of side stories that made it mildly interesting and at the beginning I felt for the main character,Jamie, but by mid way through he just annoyed me and-- I just wanted it to be over.
Lauren Tomaszczuk

S.E Hinton is one of my favorite writers. I have previously read The Outsiders, which is a book that will always remain on my bookshelf. My 8th grade teacher told me that she chose using her initials so the reader wouldn’t identify her gender, which is peculiar, but extremely intriguing. I did not realize that this book is suppose to be more geared toward adults, but well I am a teenager and it wasn’t very complex to understand… S.E. Hinton stopped publishing books in 1988 then shockingly she r

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Stephen
In and of itself, S. E. Hinton's HAWKES HARBOR is not a bad book; as an entry in the DARK SHADOWS novel series, however, it would have flopped mightily.

I enjoyed Hinton's prose, and she developed a convincing background for Jamie (Willie Loomis) Sommers. It's easy to envision John Karlen in the role and Dennis Patrick playing Kellen (Jason McGuire) Quinn in flashback fashion, particularly in their travels around the world. Her delving deeply into Jamie's psyche -- particularly the devastation he
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Waven
May 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After loving S. E. Hinton as a child and young adult, I was wary of her newer work with suspicions that it would never be as good as I remembered of The Outsiders. I could not have been more wrong. This is a gorgeous, touching story that I will always treasure. Unlike her earlier works, this has a bit of the supernatural, a change that really surprised me and had me questioning if I'd made a mistake picking this dark story from the bargain bin. Apparently this also threw a lot of other readers w ...more
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Susan Eloise Hinton was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has always enjoyed reading but wasn't satisfied with the literature that was being written for young adults, wh
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