yes i would listen again-may have misse d some of characters strengths and weaknesses
grace- she was the most incharge of her own destiny
the italian women shaking the feather in eye of the captain\
The narration was fine but the story was boring and slow and i stopped listening about halfway through.
I don't know what you mean by "this genre." Historical fiction? Lifeboat stories?
The performance was fine.
I really enjoyed this book! The plot took some surprising turns and in the end I wasn't sure who was the bad guy and who was the good guy. Very thought provoking!
Good job on the different accents, male vs. female characters and I felt drawn in by the performance!
Human nature examination.
The development of Grace, the protagonist and the eventual unveiling of her character. There is a lot to read between the lines.
A perceived innocence and naivete of Grace initially, then as the story continues, a deeper understanding of Grace's motivations and life plans.
Mrs. Grant, a force to be dealt with, but Grace certainly leaves a lasting impression.
Very interesting read. It was a bit difficult in the beginning, you feel a little claustrophobic stuck in the boat with its passengers. However as the story moves along, there is much more to learn about the occupants and there are passages where you leave the boat with Grace, the lead character, learning about her history, her family, her losses, her desires, her accomplishments, and ultimately her determination and survival.
I would recommend this BOOK to a friend, but not this audiobook. The narrator's voice was a little odd. I thought maybe it was just me, but I was listening to the book while cleaning my apartment and, when my roommate came home, he immediately started complaining about the voice. I guess it wasn't just me after all.
Overall, her voice just didn't connect with the story. I'm not sure if it was her tone or inflection, but she sounded like she should have been reading something much more modern, not a book set in the early 20th century. From the sound of her voice, I would want to share a cocktail, gossip about boys, and go dancing with Rebecca Gibel... but I just couldn't accept her narration of this book.
It was very intriguing . It kept me wanting to learn more.
survivors from a shipwreck on a lifeboat in the Atlantic try to survive by cooperating with one another.
the captain of the boat becomes dangerously weird and two women conspire to drown him. After 21 days at sea they are rescued and and 3 women are put on trial for murder as per the testimony of a survivor.
It was an okay story, but a repetitious plot with an unconvincing end. Reader was good though! I had to struggle to finish and kept skipping ahead.
I was really looking forward to this book as I had read several reviews that gave it high praises. Sadly, I don't think it lived up to the high praises. It was okay. Grace, the main character, started off interesting but then she and the story fell flat. It felt like the story was leading up to a big reveal - the mysteries of why the boat sank, the cargo & the crew. But it just kind of ended - no deep or exciting revelations.
The narrator did do a good job, which is one reason I kept listening. Had she not been good, I would have lost interest about half way through.
This is a novel about Grace Winter, a 22-year-old in England whose middle-class family fell upon hard times. While her sister set out to be a governess, the only job left open then for unmarried women who had to make their own way, Grace determined that she would find a husband. She followed the ongoing engagement of a young banker and was successful in luring him away from his girl friend. They are married, and now are returning to New York to meet his family. His familiy does not know that he has married someone else. They embark on a luxury liner in 1914, just as WW I is beginning, and something goes wrong and the liner explodes. The situation is like the Titanic in that there aren’t enough lifeboats for all the passengers, and there isn’t time to deploy all the lifeboats that are on board before the ship sinks. So we follow Grace in her over-burdened lifeboat for two weeks. The people on board become more and more unhinged as it becomes clearer that there are too many on board with no food or water left. Factions form, and mutiny occurs. Grace survives, and is now on trial for her life. It’s quite a good book actually. It’s a debut novel.