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The North Water - A Novel

Ian McGuire

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"John Keating is the perfect narrator for this story...It is by itself a compelling tale; Keating's performance gives it another dimension and makes it riveting."--AudioFile Magazine "The North Water...is a great white shark of a book - swift, terrifying, relentless and unstoppable." -Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "Riveting and darkly brilliant….The North Water feels like the result of an encounter between Joseph Conrad and Cormac McCarthy in some run-down port as they offer each other a long, sour nod of recognition." -Colm Toibin, The New York Times Book Review "[An] audacious work of historical suspense fiction...It's the poetic precision of McGuire's harsh vision of the past that makes his novel such a standout...absolutely transporting." -Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice A nineteenth-century whaling ship sets sail for the Arctic with a killer aboard in this dark, sharp, and highly original tale that grips like a thriller. Behold the man: stinking, drunk, and brutal. Henry Drax is a harpooner on the Volunteer, a Yorkshire whaler bound for the rich hunting waters of the arctic circle. Also aboard for the first time is Patrick Sumner, an ex-army surgeon with a shattered reputation, no money, and no better option than to sail as the ship's medic on this violent, filthy, and ill-fated voyage. In India, during the Siege of Delhi, Sumner thought he had experienced the depths to which man can stoop. He had hoped to find temporary respite on the Volunteer, but rest proves impossible with Drax on board. The discovery of something evil in the hold rouses Sumner to action. And as the confrontation between the two men plays out amid the freezing darkness of an arctic winter, the fateful question arises: who will survive until spring? With savage, unstoppable momentum and the blackest wit, Ian McGuire's The North Water weaves a superlative story of humanity under the most extreme conditions.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Keating

Length:

9h 40m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:48


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

34:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

52:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

26:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:29


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

31:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

34:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

26:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:05:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

34:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:01