Ocean Liner, The

Genre: Literary Fiction

Ocean Liner, The

Performed by:
Angela Dawe

As war engulfs Europe, 1,500 passengers risk everything to find a brighter future. Cousins Masha and Rachel Morgenstern board the luxury liner the SS Manhattan bound for New York, desperate to escape the concentration camps that claimed the rest of their family. America offers a safe haven, but to reach it they must survive a hazardous Atlantic crossing. Among their fellow passengers fleeing the war, each with their own conflicts, secrets and surprises, are the composer Igor Stravinsky, making a new start after a decade of tragedy, and Rose Kennedy, determined to keep her four children from harm. Particularly worrying to Rose is her daughter Rosemary, a vivacious but troubled woman whose love for a Californian musician may derail her family’s political ambitions. And then there’s young Thomas, a Nazi with a secret… But, under the waves, the Manhattan is being stalked by a German U-boat. Will any of those aboard the ocean liner ever achieve their dream of a new life in America?

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Run time: 11 hours
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Author
Marius Gabriel

Biography:
<p>Marius Gabriel was accused by <i>Cosmopolitan</i> magazine of ‘keeping you reading while your dinner burns’. He served his author apprenticeship as a student at Newcastle University, where, to finance his postgraduate research, he wrote thirty-three steamy romances under a pseudonym. Gabriel is the author of several historical novels, including the bestsellers <i>The Seventh Moon</i>, <i>The Original Sin</i>, and the Redcliffe Sisters series, <i>Wish Me Luck as You Wave Me Goodbye</i>, <i>Take Me to Your Heart Again</i>, and <i>The Designer</i>. His most recent novel is <i>The Ocean Liner</i>. Born in South Africa, he has lived and worked in many countries, and now divides his time between London and Cairo. He has three grown-up children. </p>
Narrator
Angela Dawe

Biography:
Angela Dawe is an actor and improviser working with the Annoyance Theater and Second City in Chicago. Originally from Lansing, Michigan, Angela's career has encompassed stage, television, and film work, in addition to award-winning audiobook narrations, which include young adult, suspense, romance, and historical fiction titles.

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