The Keeper's Son

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Written By: Homer Hickam

Narrated By: Mitchell Greenberg

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: September 2003

Duration: 5 hours 0 minutes


On the outer banks of the Carolinas in 1941, fishermen and a few lonely sailors constitute the human population. Dominating the rough yet beautiful landscape is the majestic Killakeet Lighthouse, run for generations by the Thurlow family. But Josh Thurlow, the lighthouse keeper's son, has forsworn his heritage to become the commander of a small Coast Guard patrol boat. Tortured by twenty years of guilt for losing his brother at sea, Josh still searches for him, even while a looming wolf pack of German U-boats threatens to decimate the shipping lanes off the coast. One of the U-boats is captained by a hardened Nazi, Otto Krebs. But Captain Krebs may bring ashore more than the war - he may also have the answer to Josh Thurlow's quest.


  • Hiram

    Dick and Jane go to what this shallow book sounds like. (with a pelican thrown in for good measure) I expected the same wonderful writing and story as "The Colewood Way" and "Rocket Boys" but did not get it. We couldn't decide whether Hickham was serious..or was trying to write a comedy. We forced ourselves to finish the book.

  • Jennifer

    This may be a good book, but the abridgement makes it too difficult to tell. There are big gaps in the story and, while it was easy to fill in the missing pieces, it left me caring very little about the characters and what happened to them.

  • Anonymous

    Not my favorite audio book, I found myself fast fowarding a few times. It was boring in my opinion.

  • Anonymous

    I really liked this book. Contained a good mix of romance, history and mystery. Very interesting characters

  • Stephanie Marshall

    This is a great audio. It's romantic in a few areas but worth the listen. I hate history, but I loved this audio. I've also been to Killakeet and the Outerbanks. The whole area is romantic and exciting.

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