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901 Cyrus Braithwaite orders his three sons to set sail from their Maine home aboard the family's forty six foot schooner and not return until September Though confused and hurt by their father's cold blooded actions the three brothers soon rise to the occasion and embark on a breathtakingly perilous journey This book has one foot in the present following a women trying to fill in the gaps of an old family history and another foot in the past telling that old story of three brothers mysteriously sent to sea for the summer by a stern and unfathomable father Although other reviewers were impatient with that distraction I found the book much richer and interesting because of the author s weaving of the coming of age seafaring tale with the modern uest trying to piece together the buried story and understand the family character from which it sprang

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The Voyage

Down the East Coast headed for the Florida KeysAlmost one hundred years later Cyrus's great granddaughter Sybil sets out to uncover the events that transpired on the voyage Her discoveries about the Braithwaite family and the America they lived in unfolds into a stunning tale of intrigue murder lies and decei Great story and writing lost in a techniue that makes you want to throw the book against the wall Told by an unknown roommate of a woman who envisions every detail of what her ancestors did and said on their amazing voyage but who doesn t know the end of the story so makes one up Very annoying Caputo calls himself a shorehugger but researched sailing and does not discriminate in telling us everything he learned Can t recommend it unless you really really like to read about sailing Dangerous Melody (Treasure Seekers years later Cyrus's great granddaughter Sybil sets out to uncover the events that transpired on the voyage Her discoveries about the Braithwaite family and the America they lived in unfolds into a stunning tale of intrigue murder lies and decei Great story and writing lost in a techniue that makes Devoted to Drew you want to throw the book against the wall Told by an unknown roommate of a woman who envisions every detail of what her ancestors did and said on their amazing voyage but who doesn t know the end of the story so makes one up Very annoying Caputo calls himself a shorehugger but researched sailing and does not discriminate in telling us everything he learned Can t recommend it unless

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In the tradition of great seafaring adventures The Voyage is an intricately plotted superbly detailed and gripping story of adventure and courage Pulitzer Prize winning author Philip Caputo has written a timeless novel about the dangerous reverberating effects of long held family secretsOn a June morning in 1 With high expectations I began The Voyage but disappointment soon set in The first 300 hundred pages were a real slog If I hadn t recently purchased a small sailboat and was in the mood for some ye olde sailing terminology of which there is an over abundance I would have scuttled the book 12 way throughThe first 34 reads like a cross between Life on the Mississippi and Old Yeller substitute the sailboat for the dog Badly in need of editing This part I give 2 starsOnce the hurricane hits the writing becomes concise and the book became engaging until the final chapter 4 stars for this sectionThe final chapter sums up family history which is introduced throughout the first half of the book in a very disjointed way This reads like an over the top Jerry Springer episode circa 1990 sSumming up 3 stars Enjoyed 100 pages but cannot forgive Caputo for the first 300The seas are angry today my friends Devoted to Drew ye olde sailing terminology of which there is an over abundance I would have scuttled the book 12 way throughThe first 34 reads like a cross between Life on the Mississippi and Old Yeller substitute the sailboat for the dog Badly in need of editing This part I give 2 starsOnce the hurricane hits the writing becomes concise and the book became engaging until the final chapter 4 stars for this sectionThe final chapter sums up family history which is introduced throughout the first half of the book in a very disjointed way This reads like an over the top Jerry Springer episode circa 1990 sSumming up 3 stars Enjoyed 100 pages but cannot forgive Caputo for the first 300The seas are angry today my friends


10 thoughts on “The Voyage

  1. says:

    With high expectations I began The Voyage but disappointment soon set in The first 300 hundred pages were a real slog If I hadn't recently purchased a small sailboat and was in the mood for some ye olde sailing terminology of which there is an over abundance I would have scuttled the book 12 way throughThe first 34 reads like a cross between Life on the Mississippi and Old Yeller substitute the sailboat for th

  2. says:

    An intriguing story to be sure If you like exceptionally well developed characters going from one adversity to another and growing in the process you'll enjoy this book Three teenagers are driven out of their house by their father without explanation and uite literally set adrift off the coast of Maine Unable to contact their mother and since they are experienced seamen they elect to pursue adventure at sea and sail to Florida The

  3. says:

    Caputo has a new book coming out this week Crossers which looks intriguing so I decided to do some homework and read one of his backlist I am so grateful I picked this one up It's a fascinating adventure story sailing the Atlantic Coast of America at the turn of the century What makes it absorbing is the ongoing familial mystery of our main characters three teenage boys whose father has set them to sail and told them

  4. says:

    The voyage taught the lesson young men learn in battle that the world is indifferent to our fates; that life is fragile and our grip on it tenuous; that when the great crisis comes though we may face it bravely and act well

  5. says:

    This book has one foot in the present following a women trying to fill in the gaps of an old family history and another foot in the past telling that old story of three brothers mysteriously sent to sea for the summer by a stern and unfathomable father Although other reviewers were impatient with that distraction I found the book much richer and interesting because of the author's weaving of the coming of age seafaring

  6. says:

    This is a surprisingly audacious and satisfying read With secrets revealed than in the Trump Whitehouse this page turner unmasks a family's century old history while also providing nearly a tourists' guide to sailing the southern At

  7. says:

    This is a re read of the first of Philip Caputo’s books that I read I liked it for a lot of reasons probably the first of which that the story was uniue Although it could be called a coming of age story the time period and circums

  8. says:

    Great story and writing lost in a techniue that makes you want to throw the book against the wall Told by an unknown roommate of a w

  9. says:

    I will start first off with the rating I gave this four stars because it is such a well put together novel – it is challenging as there are for example a lot of technical boating terms as much of the story takes place on the schooner It is also challenging because there is a darkness throughout the story It st

  10. says:

    A really great book shows us how everything is great and worth to die for

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