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Start your review of Goliath: A Thriller. When I saw this story had some of my favorite elements- ships, the sea and icy cold weather, I just knew it had to be a good one. Although for some reason, I went into it thinking it also had a supernatural theme to it, and it didn't, but it was damn good without it. It's all about salvaging ships and the race between two competing salvage companies to see who can first lay claim to a massive oil supertanker that's going down in the Bering Sea.
The entire book was a page turner and complete thri When I saw this story had some of my favorite elements- ships, the sea and icy cold weather, I just knew it had to be a good one. The entire book was a page turner and complete thrill ride. It will have you rooting for the underdog along the way. The ending was also very satisfying. I would love to see this on the big screen; it would make a fantastic movie! If you have a thing for stories set on the high seas, then you'll definitely want to add this to your to-read shelf!
Thank you! Nov 15, LenaRibka rated it liked it Shelves: contemporary , netgalley-arc. An ecological thriller is not a genre I normally read, but I enjoy a good thriller in general and I liked the idea, besides many reviewers praised this book, so I became curious and decided to give it a try.
Bennkah is kinda Titanic of the 21th century. Only Bennkah is not a passenger ship, but the biggest oil tanker in the world built in Russia. So, you can imagine the extent of natural disaster if something similar would happen to a full loaded Bennkah. An eco-thriller wouldn't be an eco-thri An ecological thriller is not a genre I normally read, but I enjoy a good thriller in general and I liked the idea, besides many reviewers praised this book, so I became curious and decided to give it a try.
An eco-thriller wouldn't be an eco-thriller if the author didn't consider this turn of events, and he gets right down to business : the fire breaks out and spreads out in seconds fast over the whole ship. When a Mayday call comes, Sonny Wade, one of the best and probably the most experienced captain in a salvage business, but who is on the brink of financial collapse due to the bankruptcy of his small salvage company, sees it as the last chance to save his small business, his ship, his crew and his home.
He is though not the only one who dreams to be the first to get to Bennkah. His ex-employer and the owner of the largest salvage business in northern Alaska, of course with much better equipment and possibilities, wants to be the first who can claim the burning ship and its load too.
A race against time begins. Though it is not the only problem Sonny and his crew have to face In spite of Goliath was not a read in one sitting for me, I found the book entertaining enough to want to finish it. The characters were good developed and interesting, the setting was thrilling and the writing decent, and I can understand and comprehend the rating and many positive reviews.
The story didn't exactly keep me awake at night. There were many technical details considering salvaging. There are many readers who are not necessary personally related to a country you write about, but who possess a good general knowledge, and a single ridiculous sentence can spoil the whole book, not to mention the fact that you make fools of yourselves.
Maybe for an oversee reader this kind of nonsense goes unnoticeable, but not for an average European reader, not to talk about the readers from one of the countries that had been mentioned in this sentence - some of them can consider it as a personal insult.
The whole book is written from the third person POV. But from time to time worms the first person POV into the story. It appears from nowhere and seems very illogical. If it is an attempt to show the intern thoughts of a character, then it would be better to do it in italic, and then all intern thoughts should be told from the first person POV and not just some random thoughts.
It looks like an editing error. View all 5 comments. May 30, Book Haunt rated it liked it Shelves: book-haunt-review , net-galley-reviewed. Captain Nicholas Borodin and his crew embark upon their first voyage at the helm of the new, revolutionary and very massive oil tanker called the Bennkah, which means Goliath.
The Russian tanker is a ship to end all ships, the largest one ever built. But early into its voyage on the Bering Sea a fire erupts onboard and Captain Borodin is forced to call for help.
Aboard his salvage boat, Captain Captain Nicholas Borodin and his crew embark upon their first voyage at the helm of the new, revolutionary and very massive oil tanker called the Bennkah, which means Goliath. Aboard his salvage boat, Captain Sonny Wade hears the Mayday and rallies his crew to head out and save what they can. Sonny is not the only one headed towards the ship.
He has some stiff competition from his old boss, the very ambitious Dan Sharpe, who owns the largest and most successful salvage company around. Dan is also the one who fired Sonny after a disastrous incident that left his reputation and marriage in ruins. The race is on to see which salvage team can reach the Bennkah first, but both teams are heading into danger. I am also rather fond of stories at sea. Always a bit chilling!
Kudos to the authors for what struck me as exceptional descriptions throughout the book. Oct 27, Cheryl rated it it was amazing.
Out of Vladivostok, Russia, it is 1, feet long and weighs over , tons empty, which it isn't. It is full of crude oil, storming through the Bering Sea near the Aleutian Islands when the unimaginable happens and it's dead in the water. Captain Wade and his small crew go up against a much bigger, more technologically advanced salvage company to try to reach the BENNKAH first and claim salvage rights on the carrier and its cargo.
I loved this story. It was a grand adventure, pitting the underdog against unimaginable odds for success. The story did throw a lot of "stuff" at me - about the operation of not only the gigantic carrier but also about the maritime salvage business.
I learned a lot and had fun doing it. Characterization was great, especially for Captain Wade, and the backdrop of the cold northern seas was described well. I've been to Alaska in November, when this story is taking place, and the authors did a super job of capturing the cold, grey yet exhilarating experience and brought back a lot of memories to me.
I recommend this book highly to those that love adventure tales and also love the sea. I received this book from Oceanview Publishing through Net Galley and Edelweiss in exchange for my unbiased review.
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Plot Summary.View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Goliath '06 Switzerland on Discogs. Label: WPM Records - WPM • Series: Goliath - '06 • Format: CD Mixed CD Compilation • Country: Switzerland • Genre: Electronic • Style: Trance5/5(1).