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Christopher Syn, tired of his life of piracy, tries to settle down as the vicar of the little town of Dymchurch in Kent, England. Syn's attempt to live an obscure life fails when he is drawn into the local smuggling trade......

Title : Doctor Syn Returns
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ISBN : 9780099063001
Format Type : Hardback
Number of Pages : 305 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Doctor Syn Returns Reviews

  • Jim Dooley
    2019-01-25 16:21

    Absolutely packed with melodrama, adventure and romance, this is the thriller that most fully captured my youthful enthusiasm for Disney's television mini-series, THE SCARECROW OF ROMNEY MARSH. Yes, here the origin of The Scarecrow is introduced, although with much rougher edges than the sanitized television version.There are moments that strain credibility, as there would be in almost any swashbuckling tale, yet that only heightens the fun and excitement. I would have to think that any modern fan of Indiana Jones would easily take to this series, and this entry in particular.When we last left the infamous Captain Clegg (soon to be the parson, Dr. Christopher Syn and The Scarecrow), he had made a hasty escape from sure destruction. In this book, the tale continues, along with a heartfelt romance, the exciting emergence of the anti-hero of the Marshes, and an opportunity to complete a revenge that had been interrupted in the previous story. The result is a brisk page-turner that kept bringing me back for more.I highly recommend this one for anyone who still has an adventure-seeking child residing inside.

  • Travis
    2019-01-31 00:26

    Spurned lover, turned pirate decides to retire back to his old home town on the coast of England.His plan for a quiet life as the local vicar is disrupted by the local smuggling ring, a highwayman, the crush of the squires' daughter and a secret from his past.Rollicking adventure full of atmosphere and melodrama.Predictable in spots, but not entirely in a bad way, but done with a sly sense of humor and just a fun read.Not thrilled with them bringing back some threads from the first book. That was a bit annoying, but I can see why he did it.

  • Tweedledum
    2019-01-26 17:11

    Syn returns to Dymchurch after many years on the high seas as his ship is wrecked . An opportunity to return to his old calling and to give up the life of adventure. But when Syn discovers that his parishioners are in danger of being hanged for petty smuggling he feels compelled to take action. So begins his double life as Scarecrow and Rector.

  • Laura
    2019-01-20 19:15

    3.5 stars Enjoyable reading by Rufus Sewell for BBC radio of books 2 and 3. These are the best two in the series, after that I loose interest in Doctor Syn's exploits.

  • Freder
    2019-01-19 23:28

    This was the basis for the Disney series THE SCARECROW OF ROMNEY MARSH, starring the late Patrick McGoohan. The book is considerably darker and more turgid than the series.

  • Richard
    2019-02-06 18:21