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Here's a collection of reviews of SEIZED!  A Sea Captain's Adventures Battling Scoundrels and Pirates While Recovering Stolen Ships in the World's Most Troubled Waters.
  • "It's a rollicking ride and all the more so because Hardberger, an airplane pilot, lawyer, teacher and adventurer as well as a ship captain, tells a great story [and] writes with genuine skill ..." The Washington PostRead more ...

  • “One of the strengths of Hardberger's book is his prose, which is lucid, entertaining and dramatic. His descriptions of the waterfronts of various seedy ports and the characters who inhabit them are vivid. … Hardberger's stories and his skills as a storyteller are such that he could have filled a book with twice as many tales of what it's like to be a maritime repo man.”  Daniel Sekulich, author of Terror on the Seas: True Tales of Modern Day Pirates (Thomas Dunne Books, 2009).  Read more ...

  • "Seized gradually evolves from a maritime memoir into a thoroughly enthralling tale of a man of principle, a man who risks his life in order to restore a spirit of fairness and honor to the seas, often with only his guile and whatever meager resources are available.  It's an interesting and engaging read, but far deeper than you'd expect.." Glenn Dallas, Sacramento Book ReviewRead more ...

  • "Required reading, fascinating. Maritime Repo Man Hardberger does it tough; his life is flown by the seat of his pants, or shipped, much like his profession...this book delivers." Paul Carter, international bestselling author of Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs and This is Not a Drill.

  • A "heart-stopping account ... Hardberger proves himself tough as a tank and articulate as a poet ... Hardberger has a seafarer's gift for atmospheric storytelling, layering details to create a sense of place, history and foreboding ... Hardberger's escapades make undeniably fun reading."  Publisher's WeeklyRead more ...

  • "Max displays the metal agility that keeps him in business in places where prison or a back-alley execution are only a phone call away."  Read more ...

  • SEIZED "is one hell of a read ... a master raconteur, Max recounts his tales in episodic fashion with subtle details on the exotic locales and hair-raising dangers from sea and man alike."  Read more ...

  • "It's a fast-paced action account of what can be accomplished with some guile, brains and luck. I recommend it for mariners and non-mariners alike." Workboat Magazine. Read more ...

  • SEIZED is a "very enjoyable read; one could easily envision Hollywood turning Hardberger's stories into great action-adventure films. Adventure junkies, your ship has come in. Hardberger has extracted it for you." National Fisherman. Read more ...

  • "His complete curriculum vitae evokes the image of an ADD Indiana Jones ... Any one chapter has enough plot to make for an entire adventure film."  Read more ...

  • "As terrific an adventure story as SEIZED is, it's much more than that, too, as rewarding in its humanity as in its heroics."  Read more ...

  • “…one has a sense of loss at the end of each incident...one has touched, seen, felt, heard along with Max and so the sense of loss is that one is sorry there is not more to read.”  Read more ...

  • "SEIZED is a rip roaring high seas adventure.  A non-fiction that reads like a novel ... Everyone who enjoys a great adventure, mystery or grand life journey will enjoy this soon to be best selling read."  Read more ...

  • "SEIZED is a gripping story of real-life adventure.  A highly enjoyable read."  Read more ...

  • "You may be aware of ... a series of advertisements for the Mexican beer, Dos Equis ... extolling the accomplishments of the 'the most interesting man in the world.'  This was one of the first thoughts that came to mind after I finished Seized by ship captain Max Hardberger." Read more ...

  • "Irresistible and informative"  Roland Green, BooklistRead more ...

  • SEIZED is "a fun story of true aventure." gCaptain Blog. Read more ...

  • "SEIZED doesn't attempt an objective and detailed look at piracy, nor does it attempt an autobiography.  It's instead an entertaining and unique look at a world likely alien to most Americans. ... What we'll find is a collection of tales about high-seas escape, theft, and strange bad guys ..." Read more ...

  • SEIZED was selected for the Barnes & Noble "Sneak Peak" program through which 100 participants received advance copies of the book and will be discussing the it with Max over the next few weeks. Click here to read their comments about SEIZED.

  • More to come...

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