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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charlotte Rogan Narrator: Rebecca Gibel Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN: 9781611134018
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Grace Winter, twenty-two, 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 her 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 is over 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The Lifeboat traps the reader in a story that is exciting at the literal level and brutally moving at the existential: I read it in one go.”

    Emma Donoghue, author of Room

  • The Lifeboat traps the reader in a story that is exciting at the literal level and brutally moving at the existential: I read it in one go. Emma Donoghue, author of Room
  • The Lifeboat is a richly rewarding novel, psychologically acute and morally complex. It can and should be read on many levels, but it is first and foremost a harrowing tale of survival. And what an irresistible tale it is; terrifying, intense, and, like the ocean in which the shipwrecked characters are cast adrift, profound. Valerie Martin, author of Property and The Confessions of Edward Day
  • What a splendid book. . . . I can't imagine any reader who looks at the opening pages wanting to put the book down. . . . It's so refreshing to read a book that is ambitious and yet not tricksy, where the author seems to be in command of her material and really on top of her game. It's beautifully controlled and totally believable. Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall
  • “I can’t imagine any reader who looks at the opening pages wanting to put the book down…It’s so refreshing to read a book that is ambitious and yet not tricksy, where the author seems to be in command of her material and really on top of her game. It’s beautifully controlled and totally believable.”

    Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall

  • Selected for the April 2012 Indie Next List
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2012 BookPage Best Book for Fiction
  • A 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Best Book for Fiction

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 1/7/2017

    " I enjoyed this book very much. It was well written, and very well narrated. The reader was easy to understand, didn't have huge fluctuations in volume, and kept the story interesting. Great book for a book club. "

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About the Author
Author Charlotte RoganCharlotte Rogan studied architecture at Princeton University and worked for a large construction firm before turning to fiction. She is the author of The Lifeboat, which was nominated for the Guardian First Book Award and the international IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and which has been translated into twenty-six languages. After many years in Dallas and a year in Johannesburg, she now lives in Westport, Connecticut.
About the Narrator

Rebecca Gibel (a.k.a. Kasha Kensington) is a stage actress who has performed in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Camelot (IRNE Award nomination), Urinetown (Denver Post Ovation Award nomination), and Othello. She won the Denver Post Readers’ Choice Award for Best Year by an Actress. Gibel is a graduate of the Brown University / Trinity Rep MFA acting program, where she was the Stephen Sondheim Fellow.