The Last Cruise

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.03 hours)
Product Number: Z100130442
Released: Jul 10, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781524755003
Narrator/s: Rob Shapiro
Publisher: Books on Tape
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The 1950s ocean liner Queen Isabella is making her final voyage-a retro cruise from Long Beach to Hawaii and back-before heading to the scrapyard. For the guests on board, it's a chance to experience a bygone era of decadent luxury, complete with fine dining, classic highballs, string quartets, and sophisticated jazz. Smoking is allowed but not cell phones-or children, for that matter. But this is the second decade of an uncertain new millennium, not the sunny, heedless mid-twentieth century, and certain disquieting signs of strife and malfunction above and below deck intrude on the festivities, throwing a trio of strangers together in an unexpected and startling test of character.

Author(s): Kate Christensen
Original Publish Date: Jul 10, 2018

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Author(s): Kate Christensen
Product Number EB00714378
Released: Jul 10, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: #9780385536295

Professional reviews

"Narrator Rob Shapiro's calm, confident tone and perfect pacing set up empathetic characters who are thrown into a life-threatening situation in this new adventure by the acclaimed PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author of THE GREAT MAN. Shapiro delivers this high-seas adventure with both deadpan humor and heartwarming emotion. In particular, he captures main character Christine Thorne's independent spirit and razor-sharp mind. The conflicts play out in an opulent setting, the 1950s-vintage ocean liner QUEEN ISABELLA, and lead to a heartbreaking climax. The ship's last cruise, from California to Hawaii, is a not-to-miss listen. R.O. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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