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Lose yourself in an epic naval journey in the final novel in the Booker Prize-winning Sea Trilogy by the author of Lord of the Flies. Read by the author in 1989, this recording was re-mastered in 2022.
I think there has been death in my hands.
On the last stretch of its epic voyage from England to Australia, a disintegrating warship inches towards land. But there are still trials ahead, as the vessel is smashed against an ice cliff and blasted by a great storm, while the claustrophobic passengers battle erotic desires, masculine rivalry and violent power struggles – all experiencing a sea change in their natures. And when an unseen fire begins to smoulder below decks, the other side of the world has never seemed further away …
‘A truly noble achievement’. Patrick O’Brien
‘Laden to the waterline with a rich cargo of practicalities and poetry, pain and hilarity, drama and exaltation.’ Sunday Times
‘A tour de force … A persuasive adventure, love story and allegory, as serious as it is entertaining.’ Penelope Lively
‘The best novel I’ve read this year … The language fizzes and spits.’ Daily Telegraph
‘Reeks and resounds with authenticity … The epic imaginative enterprise [is] as formidable a feat as the year-long odyssey it charts.’ Sunday Times
‘Awesome … Ambivalent, unresolved, walking a tightrope between reason and spirituality, tragedy and comedy … So compelling and disturbing.’ Victoria Glendinning
To The Ends of the Earth: A Sea Trilogy – Book Three
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