The Last Cruise

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

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