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A High Wind in Jamaica - Richard Hughes, Francine Prose Narrator.................. Michael MaloneyAbr/Unabr............. Unabridged# Of MP3 Files......... 6Total Runtime......... 6 Hours 13 MinsI feel this needs a warning because of the way others have shelved this. THIS IS NOT A CHILDREN'S BOOK it is a dark story where children are the focused characters.Synopsis/blurb: Richard Hughes' celebrated short novel (1929) is a masterpiece of concentrated narrative. Its dreamlike action begins among the decayed plantation houses and overwhelming natural abundance of late nineteenth-century Jamaica, before moving out onto the high seas, as Hughes tells the story of a group of children thrown upon the mercy of a crew of down-at-the-heel pirates. A tale of seduction and betrayal, of accommodation and manipulation, of weird humor and unforeseen violence, this classic of twentieth-century literature is above all an extraordinary reckoning with the secret reasons and otherworldly realities of childhood.In 1998, A High Wind in Jamaica was included as number 71 in the Modern Library's 100 Best Novels, a list of the best English-language novels of the 20th century.M says there is a film to look for after I finished the book: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059269/