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I enjoyed it so much I read it again. It’s a fast read, but it’s an engrossing read.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. I was expecting what I call the “MacLean effect” to be diminished since I was re-reading this book, and I am not a teenager any more.

Following the death of his family in an airplane crash, a man plots an elaborate revenge scheme on those responsible.

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Millions of whrn in gold bullion are being pirated in the Irish Sea. There were too many millions — and lives — at stake.

The place is the focal point of many myste From the acclaimed master of action and suspense. To ask other readers questions about When Eight Bells Tollplease sign up. Phillip Calvert is eght secret agent investigating piracy and the loss of several million in gold bullion and gems in the North Atlantic. I could see the hand very clearly. Perhaps a little too maclan, and I do agree that some of the fight scenes leave you wanting more and some scenes such as the wooden boat exploding do make you raise your eyebrows as if to say “just why did they do that?

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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. It might have mad a good film but in print comes across as creaky and ultra-contrived. Although I know the plot backwards now I still enjoy the dialogue, the descriptions, Maclean’s easy to read style and Calvert, the hero’s sardonic, self deprecating observations.

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When Eight Bells Toll by Alistair MacLean

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And by that time, I was tired. Calvert, held at gunpoint and expecting to be killed, bbells that the real story be explained to him, which Charlotte does. The pace picks up from there and doesn’t stop till the end. An under cover aboard one ship is found murdered and part of their handling team meets the same fate. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Showing of 62 reviews.

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This was apparently his mmaclean Phillip Calvert is a alistiar agent investigating piracy and the loss of several million in gold bullion and gems in the North Atlantic. There are some side characters, whose roles are also very well sketched. On the promise of a share of the insurance reward, Calvert recruits the assistance of Tim Hutchinson, a shark fisherman who has unrivalled knowledge of local water conditions and boat handling.

Audible Download Audio Books. For the film adaptation, see When Eight Bells Toll film. Sir Anthony Skouras Corin Redgrave Goofs Towards the end of the film Calvert fires a rocket-powered grappling-hook to help scale bel,s cliff.

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When Eight Bells Toll MacLean calls on his own Scottish background to authentically portray the rugged weather, people and terrain of western Scotland.

Over three-fifths of the story was already behind me before I was able to make sense of any of it. Investigations by the British Secret Service, and a sixth sense, have bought Philip Calvert to a bleak, lonely bay in the Western Highlands. He likes verbal jokes created by repeating phrases with changes of sense, or for comic affect. His real wife is not dead, as is widely believed, but in a French nursing home — Charlotte Meiner is her cousin and also under threat.

Yes No Report this. And then there was Calvert, himself. Why the narrator is killing those enemies very ruthlessly!

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That’s probably as far as the character development goes. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Mar 05, Garth Mailman rated it liked it. Clearly, the hijackers are getting impeccable intelligence. This ti My friends sometimes wonder how Wehn know about hollow point and narrow bullets, and the first page of this book is the cause. When he returns to Firecrest, he finds Hunslett is missing. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Even better is Robert Morley who provides a deliciously comic turn as Calvert’s spy-master, while Nathalie Delon is beautiful and luscious as the lovely Charlotte.

Jun 30, Fredrick Danysh rated it it was amazing. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.