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Share your thoughts with other customers. He’s easier to stomach in small doses. Edit Storyline In a vein similar to James Bond movies, British Agent Philip Calvert is on a mission to determine the whereabouts of a ship that disappeared near the coast of Scotland.

I love anything Alistair MacLean. Goofs Towards the end of the film Calvert fires a rocket-powered grappling-hook to help scale the cliff. Five years after its publication, inthe book was made into a movie starring a young Anthony Hopkins with a truly dire score by the composer Angela Morley and some very bad acting all round.

At last, I capitulated.

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Read my Cautions at The Blithering Bookster. Now, why would I do a crazy thing like that?

Talk about burying the lede! It’s very well written and creates a great suspense. This story is Alistair MacLean at his enthralling best.

Technology, the roles blls men and women, ect. In the last ten pages of 8 Bells there are more twists, turns and reversals than a fairground ride and eventually it leaves all believability far behind. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids eighr the go. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? His attitude is shown to be who-cares-so-long-as-I-don’t-get-killed.

Investigations by the British Secret Service, and a sixth sense, have bought Philip Calvert to a bleak, lonely bay in the Western Highlands. M Action Drama Thriller. This book is brought out when I need a quiet, undemanding read. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Use the HTML below. Learn how your comment data is processed. He likes snuffing around criminal’s lives. I myself was also a huge MacLean fan in my youth. The place is the focal point alistiar many mysterious disappearances.

When Eight Bells Toll by Alistair MacLean (1966)

A very good story – I hadn’t read it for a while, but well worth reading again. So what is about this novel mzclean makes me do this? I was a bit late in reading this book after purchase, thinking amazon would be good at least for books, but alternate pages from page 91 to are blank.


He is assigned a task to investigate the matter by Rear-admiral Sir Arthur Arnford mentioned as Uncle Arthur throughout the book.

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There are so many questions juggling in the mind when you complete the first page of the book. He seems to be liking to play with his own life in any circumstances, and he plays his game very well. The pirates are disarmed and the macclean hostages are freed. I have reviews of 12 of them on my site, and at least a few more await me. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Oct 15, B.