The Lifeboat

A Novel
Author(s): Charlotte Rogan
Genre: Sci Fi
CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: DD1980
Released: Apr 03, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781611132489
Narrator/s: Rebecca Gibel
Publisher: AudioGo
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"Grace Winter, 22, is both a newlywed and a widow. She is also on trial for her life. In the summer of 1914, the elegant ocean liner carrying Grace and her husband Henry across the Atlantic suffers a mysterious explosion. Setting aside his own safety, Henry secures Grace a place in a lifeboat, which the survivors quickly realize has exceeded capacity. For any to live, some must die. As the castaways battle the elements and each other, Grace recollects the unorthodox way she and Henry met, and the new life of privilege she thought she'd found. Will she pay any price to keep it? THE LIFEBOAT is a page-turning novel of hard choices and survival, narrated by a woman as unforgettable and complex as the events she describes."

All formats/editions

Author(s): Charlotte Rogan
Narrator(s): Rebecca Gibel
Product Number Z100027683
Released: Apr 03, 2012
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
ISBN: #9781611131796
Author(s): Charlotte Rogan
Product Number EB00282580
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books
ISBN: #9780316202855

Professional reviews

"Gripping suspense swells throughout Rebecca Gibel's narration of the fate of 39 lifeboat survivors after a mysterious explosion sinks the luxury ocean liner EMPRESS ALEXANDRA in 1914. Grace, the listener learns at the beginning, has survived the calamity only find herself on trial for murder. While Gibel ably performs the gruff voices of men and the accents of international passengers, as Grace her performance is too glib--na-ve and incongruous--for a young widow who has survived catastrophe, deplorable hardship, and the miseries of dire thirst and starvation. The spellbinding novel is engrossing, and the author's attention to detail and moral complexity radiates. But would Grace really have the capacity for such unmitigated cheer in the face of the death and terrible cruelty in the confines of a lifeboat adrift at sea? A.W. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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