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Hunt for 901 epub

by Kevin Gosselin


Hunt for 901 epub

ISBN: 097895632X

ISBN13: 978-0978956325

Author: Kevin Gosselin

Category: Transportation

Subcategory: Automotive

Language: English

Publisher: Demontreville Press, Inc.; First edition (July 26, 2008)

Pages: 250 pages

ePUB book: 1764 kb

FB2 book: 1489 kb

Rating: 4.1

Votes: 609

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Hunt for 901 is the debut novel by gourmet chef and automotive writer Kevin Gosselin. Well, I was VERY enamored with this book when I read the description

Hunt for 901 is the debut novel by gourmet chef and automotive writer Kevin Gosselin. Its protagonist, Faston Hanks. Well, I was VERY enamored with this book when I read the description. Hunting for a long-lost rare car, how cool of a story plot is that? First off, the book should have been called "the hunt for a fancy meal" as much more time was spent on gourmet food than on anything car related. Everything the protagonist did was so over-the-top - he has the fanciest wallet, only the best travel bag, an exotic satellite phone, and will ONLY eat hyper-gourmet food.

I read, and liked, Hunt for 901 by Mr. Gosselin. But I really, really liked this book

I read, and liked, Hunt for 901 by Mr. But I really, really liked this book. I found out about it when Brian Johnson in Octane praised it in his column as 'pure magic'. It is a serious thriller. Much less comedy than the first Hunt for 901, but Charles and Faston still manage to have a good time and a few laughs. The story weaves back and forth between WWII and the present day to find the Blower Bentley. All in all, the wartime scenes are atmospheric and well paced.

If that is the case, the book can be purchased from Toadhallbook. com as well as directly from the publisher demontrevillepress. A Sequel to Hunt for 901. According to Kevin, he is currently working on a sequel, or second in the series. It has Faston and Charles chasing after something old and British this time

When Austrian Hunt for 901 is the debut novel by gourmet chef and automotive writer Kevin Gosselin.

When Austrian Hunt for 901 is the debut novel by gourmet chef and automotive writer Kevin Gosselin. Its protagonist, Faston Hanks, is a Connecticut innkeeper, car historian, and automotive archeologist known for his ability to find lost automotive treasures: an automotive Indiana Jones. He is also a gourmand who won t let an adventure stand in the way of a good meal.

THE HUNT – When new information regarding SM 3912 comes to light, automotive archaeologist Faston . The Blower proves elusive and the hunt goes on for years

THE HUNT – When new information regarding SM 3912 comes to light, automotive archaeologist Faston Hanks is cajoled off vacation and onto the case of finding the missing Blower Bentley. The Blower proves elusive and the hunt goes on for years. Until millions of dollars are on the line and Faston needs to find SM 3912 to foil one of the boldest crimes ever attempted in the rarified world of high-end car collectors.

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Informationen zum Titel Hunt for 901 von Kevin Gosselin Hunt for 901 is the debut novel by gourmet chef and automotive writer Kevin Gosselin. When Austrian musician, Heidi Ruff, arrives at his inn, begging Faston to help her find her father, his answer is simple, I don t find people. You might this time, replies the Austrian.

Jonathan Keith Gosselin (born April 1, 1977) is an American television personality, previously known for his appearances with former wife Kate Gosselin and their eight children on the American reality TV show Jon & Kate Plus 8. Jonathan Keith Go. . Jonathan Keith Gosselin was born and raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania as the middle child in a family of three children. He has two brothers, Thomas and Mark.

Hunt for 901 is the debut novel by gourmet chef and automotive writer Kevin Gosselin. Its protagonist, Faston Hanks, is a Connecticut innkeeper, car historian, and automotive archeologist known for his ability to find lost automotive treasures: an automotive Indiana Jones. He is also a gourmand who won t let an adventure stand in the way of a good meal. When Austrian musician, Heidi Ruff, arrives at his inn, begging Faston to help her find her father, his answer is simple, I don t find people. You might this time, replies the Austrian. In 1963, Porsche s 901 prototype went missing after its debut at a German auto show. My father was the one who lost it. Thus begins Faston s hunt for the Holy Grail of Porsches, searching all over Europe for clues that will lead them to the missing 901 prototype. As Faston and his geriatric sidekick, Charles Ivory, close in on the long-lost Porsche and Heidi s mysterious father, they discover they are not alone in trying to find this most famous of Porsches. Who will be the first to find it?
I can't decide if I should rate this book a 2 or a 5, so I'll join the chorus of 4's.

First off, I really enjoyed reading the book. It was an entertaining story that fed (pardon the pun) my sports car, Porsche, foodie, history and travel interests. From this perspective, it should be a raving 5.

Unfortunately, I was bothered by proofing errors (I guess it's hard to get your there, their and they'res all ironed out without a major publisher,) as well as the book being long on lavish details but short on story. I also hated the inelegance of the ending and infinitely improbable events just before the end. Seems as though some tweaks to the story line, and adding in some more details could have smoothed all of this out. I also feel guilty for giving the Richard Nissley book only 3 stars (for some of the same reasons), after having enjoyed it so much.

So, if you share my interests (and apparently the Author's) - namely, eating, cooking, design, driving, Porsche the company, Porsche the cars, vintage racing and European travel, to name a few - this book will be a rifle shot, you will enjoy it and you should buy it. If you are Kevin Gosselin, great (first?) effort, I'd read more of the same, and, if I had to make the trade, I would appreciate more story content and perhaps fewer details.
What your expectations are for a book shape your takeaway. If you read Hunt for 901 for a true history of Porsche's 911, you will be disappointed. And, why would you? That is well trod ground with dozens and dozens of books. Plus, the description of the book never promises a true story. It is inspired by the true fact that the 901 show car from 1963 is not known to exist. I read Cussler, but wouldn't use Sahara as a true guide to what happened to a Confederate Ironside. Sahara: A Dirk Pitt Adventure (Dirk Pitt Adventures)

Hunt for 901 is something totally different than regular car histories or photo books I have read in the past. Faston Hanks is like many characters in mysteries, a dedicated amateur who often trumps the pros in getting results. But instead of finding murderers, Faston finds cars. And along the way, he eats great food. Maybe a touch too much food is in the book? But still mouthwatering.

Faston is not alone in his quest. He has an old teacher friend, Charles that helps him out. And hinders him as well. There is good tension between Charles and Faston, and lots of good jokes as they race around Europe trying to find the 901. Some of the best parts of the book are the descriptions of Faston driving a Renault R5 Turbo around Brugge. The author obviously knows his European cars.

I might have wished for a bit more information on how the 901 got lost, not just how it was found, but I give the book a great rating just because it is so unique. If you likes cars and mysteries or adventures, you will like this book. You'll learn a little bit about Porsches, how to make pasta and what wine to drink with it. It is about time there was some fiction for people who like cars.

Overall the book is a breezy read. And in paperback or Kindle would be a good vacation book. And about what several other reviewers note in shoddy editing I did not see as a problem. I looked at my book and it is a second edition, so maybe the editor fixed the errors? But otherwise, this book had no more or less typos than any book or newspaper.

One final note, if you are from Connecticut or have ever gone to Limerock, this book is spot on with the details. Makes me want to go back for the the vintage races.
Well, I was VERY enamored with this book when I read the description. Hunting for a long-lost rare car, how cool of a story plot is that?

First off, the book should have been called "the hunt for a fancy meal" as much more time was spent on gourmet food than on anything car related. Everything the protagonist did was so over-the-top - he has the fanciest wallet, only the best travel bag, an exotic satellite phone, and will ONLY eat hyper-gourmet food. Bleh.

Most of the book seemed like reading a bad Clive Cussler book with all his stupid "look how fancy my tastes are" predispositions turned up to 11. On top of that the core story was SO poor. The "enemy" was silly and non-believable and his magical ability to track the protagonist was just ridiculous.

Oh, did I mention the HUGE amount of typos, grammatical errors, and more? Yep. Also real fun to read a book that is targeted at car nuts with a reference to "HEAL and toe" downshifts - arrgh!

So, skip it. To the author, I say I REALLY appreciate your effort, it's a BRILLIANT concept for a book, you just really missed on the execution.
As a Porsche 911 fan I hoped to find more details on the missing 901, but this book could be about any other lost car. I was dissapointed with the lack of factual data. Another dissapointment was the storyline, misplacement of comma's, too much details which makes it harder to read and the sudden end. Overall a dissapointing buy.....