Sixty-Four Days, A Sea Story

Rated 4.86/5 based on 96 reviews
In sixty-four days, Senior Chief Brendan O'Reilly will retire after 30-years in the Navy, but today he's working on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. Today, he has to stop daydreaming about visiting National Parks with his lovely wife, Diane, in their new motorhome. Today, Brendan O'Reilly has to keep himself and his shipmates alive. More
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About Malcolm Torres

Malcolm Torres is the author of several novels including Sailors Take Warning and Sailors Delight. He also writes The Sea Adventure Collection, an ongoing series of stories about life aboard ships at sea and adventures in ports of call around the world. Many book reviewers have commented on Malcolm's ability to write vivid and gritty sea stories that put the reader right into the action alongside interesting characters.

After serving in the US Navy, Malcolm earned a Bachelors Degree at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He has worked in diverse career fields, including mechanic aboard the USS Enterprise, German-Jewish delicatessen cook, high school English teacher, microelectronics factory worker and renewable energy project manager.

Malcolm's writing has appeared in the Viking Monthly, the Colorado Daily and High Times Magazine. He is a scuba diver, a sailor of small boats, a mountain bike rider and an avid downhill skier. He lives with his family in the forest outside Portland, Oregon.

You can contact Malcolm through his website: Be sure to subscribe to his twice-annual newsletter, and look for his upcoming podcast: Lost at Sea with Malcolm Torres.

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Leonardo Thomas DiSalvatore reviewed on Dec. 29, 2018

This author is incredible!! This was compelling and I finished in one sitting! Please, more people have to read this talented author!!! The main character is awesome and I love how he writes them. NATURAL BORN STORY TELLER
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TiraPlum1 reviewed on May 30, 2018

I would not normally read a military story, especially one with rough and tough sailors, but since this is the most downloaded fiction story on here, and it has so many good reviews I decided to give it a try. I was not disappointed at all. The main character was wonderful and so were the minor characters. There was plenty of high tech military gear, like jet planes and bombs, but every scene was anchored by heartfelt human interaction. I really liked the longing and affection the main character felt towards his wife, and he was torn between his duty as the crash scene leader and how much he just wanted to get home to see his wife. This was a very nice pleasant surprise to read and I highly recommend it to everyone.
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Dream Catcher Publishing House reviewed on May 25, 2018

Hello, my name is Timothy Lasiter and I approve this book. This is a quality read with a lot of funny points. If you like action and a good read here you go! I usually don't read military type stuff but I loved it, And it's free! Keep writing writer
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Hiranya Borah reviewed on Sep. 4, 2017

It is bloody good book
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I DReaM Free reviewed on Aug. 22, 2017

Sixty-four days is all Senior Chief O'Reilly has left until retirement.  He day dreams about what he and his wife will do, dreaming of trips all across the USA.

Because he only has sixty-four days left, he doesn't want anything to foul that up.  However, life loves a curve ball.  A A-7 has to land on the Carrier and it's holding some dangerous cargo.  And of course the Senior Chief is the one who has to handle this dangerous situation.  Can he successfully land the plane, save the crew and not destroy the carrier all while keeping himself alive so he can retire?  You'll just have to read it to find out.

I found the story to be decent, but it definitely could have been strung out a little bit longer to a more satisfying ending in my opinion.
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TiraGP reviewed on June 16, 2017

I see these big Navy ships (aircraft carriers) on the news, but never really know about the sailors on them. This was very interesting to read because it really puts you a dangerous situation on the ship. The story races along with several good characters, some high tech systems like jets, catapults, fire fighting equipment. Best of all, the characters are likeable. I felt like I was there with them on the ship and it was very tense and emotional. I really wanted the main character to get home to his wife.
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Donna Spearman reviewed on March 17, 2017

A tense, fast moving story about handling a crisis aboard an aircraft carrier. A brilliant short read!
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Kristy Rulebreaker reviewed on March 1, 2017

This story is very well written. It is interesting and tense. Makes me want to read more sailing stories.
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J. M. Davis reviewed on Feb. 26, 2017

A lot of action, no dull moments, and a likeable main character make this an enjoyable and interesting short read. I'll be checking out other works by this author.
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WGACA reviewed on Jan. 28, 2017

This story introduced a few very interesting characters and then cranked up the action to an explosive climax. A original story that read quickly and let me wanting more.
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