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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 p 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Audio CD Published March 20th 2018 by Brilliance Audio More Details ISBN 1543660061 ISBN13 9781543660067 Other Editions 4 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Ocean Liner, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Are they changing the name from The Ocean Liner to The Liner I want to be sure my library gets it as soon as its available Thank you like 11 months ago Add your answer Julia The copy my library received is titled The Ocean Liner, but the original catalog entry, while it was still on order, was for The Liner I assumed that The copy my library received is titled The Ocean Liner, but the original catalog entry, while it was still on order, was for The Liner I assumed that the title originally announced was The Liner, but it was later modified before publishing less flag See all 3 questions about The Ocean Liner Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Mar 25, 2018 Holly B rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves historical fiction, just ok, net galley, read in 2018, enjoyed the setting I loved the setting of this novel The luxury ocean liner, the USS Manhattan was headed to New York and was packed with 1,500 passengers, including some famous ones Rose Kennedy and her daughter.It is 1939 and cousins Masha and Rachel Morgenstern were among the passengers who were desperate to escape the concentration camps that their families were forced into to Thomas is a young Nazi boy who is also traveling with them and his secrets will be revealed along the way.While I enjoyed this stor I loved the setting of this novel The luxury ocean liner, the USS Manhattan was headed to New York and was packed with 1,500 passengers, including some famous ones Rose Kennedy and her daughter.It is 1939 and cousins Masha and Rachel Morgenstern were among the passengers who were desperate to escape the concentration camps that their families were forced into to Thomas is a young Nazi boy who is also traveling with them and his secrets will be revealed along the way.While I enjoyed this story, it was too slow for me It was emotional and I was nervous and wanted the passengers to survive the trip My favorite story was the two cousins and had compassion for them The pace just did not progress and seemed to stall too many times I would lose interest and just want to get to the parts that interested me Well written and has some interesting characters, but in the end fell short Too slow paced and not enough happening for this reader Thanks to Netgalley for this ARC flag 52 likesLike see review View all 29 comments Feb 03, 2018 Susan rated it liked it review of another edition I have always had a soft spot for novels set on ships, so this had obvious appeal for me It is 1939 and Europe is in flux, with everyone trying to flee in different directions Over 1500 passengers are aboard the liner, Manhattan, with the overcrowded ship heading for America Those on board include Jewish cousins, Rachel and Masha, who are hoping to find safety, a young Nazi with a secret and some real characters, including Arturo Toscanini, Igor Stravinsky and Mrs Joseph Kennedy and three I have always had a soft spot for novels set on ships, so this had obvious appeal for me It is 1939 and Europe is in flux, with everyone trying to flee in different directions Over 1500 passengers are aboard the liner, Manhattan, with the overcrowded ship heading for America Those on board include Jewish cousins, Rachel and Masha, who are hoping to find safety, a young Nazi with a secret and some real characters, including Arturo Toscanini, Igor Stravinsky and Mrs Joseph Kennedy and three of her children Rosemary, Patricia and six year old, Teddy.Although just getting on board the ship was a challenge for many of the characters, there are dangers ahead Ships have been torpedoed and these include passenger ships shadowing the liner is a U boat, U 113, led by Kapitan leutnant Jurgen Todt This is an interesting novel, with a good cast of characters By far the most interesting story to me was that of twenty one year old Rosemary Kennedy, described by her family as vulnerable Although he is warned off by the Kennedy clan, a musician, with the implausible name of Cubby Hubbard, wants to marry her and their story is a moving one Overall, though, this is a fairly standard historical novel I received a copy of the this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, for review Rated 3.5 flag 11 likesLike see review Mar 28, 2018 Karen Kay rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves arc netgalley, italy, ww 2 era, netgalley read 2018, united states I received this from netgalley in exchange for a review Cousins Masha and Rachel Morgenstern and many others, some well known, board the luxury liner the SS Manhattan bound for New York America offers a safe haven, but to reach it they must survive a hazardous Atlantic crossing.Overall, it was interesting but there were so many different stories crammed into the timeline, the story moved slow 3 flag 9 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Feb 28, 2018 Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves read 2018 To be reviewed over at Fresh Fiction flag 10 likesLike see review Jun 07, 2018 Joy H rated it really liked it Shelves historical fiction, fiction historical, ww2, kindle edition from Added 6 7 18 Published March 20th 2018 by Lake Union Publishing The title sounded interesting I m currently reading Gabriel s _The Designer_.This week, June 7, 2018, I started reading this book.I paid 5.99 to for the e book and 1.99 to Audible for the Audible version.So I m reading the book in 4 ways 1 Reading on my Fire Tablet2 Reading on my Kindle for PC 3 Reading on my Kindle Cloud Reader and4 Listening on my Fire Tablet.Like _The Designer_, the book seems very drawn out, wi Added 6 7 18 Published March 20th 2018 by Lake Union Publishing The title sounded interesting I m currently reading Gabriel s _The Designer_.This week, June 7, 2018, I started reading this book.I paid 5.99 to for the e book and 1.99 to Audible for the Audible version.So I m reading the book in 4 ways 1 Reading on my Fire Tablet2 Reading on my Kindle for PC 3 Reading on my Kindle Cloud Reader and4 Listening on my Fire Tablet.Like _The Designer_, the book seems very drawn out, with many different characters, fictional and historical.There s a lot of dialogue Some of it is interesting Some of it is boring.However, the book is keeping my attention flag 4 likesLike see review May 08, 2018 Belinda Carvalho rated it liked it This historical novel is a real 2.5 3 stars in terms of literary quality but still manages to be quite compulsively readable and interesting Especially as you get towards the end even though it drags for a bit, when you get to the half way point the liner has not left Cobh I think this would be a great holiday read.It is the tale of varying characters, many famous and wonderful, on an American liner leaving Europe in 1940 and there is all the accompanying tensions of the time world War This historical novel is a real 2.5 3 stars in terms of literary quality but still manages to be quite compulsively readable and interesting Especially as you get towards the end even though it drags for a bit, when you get to the half way point the liner has not left Cobh I think this would be a great holiday read.It is the tale of varying characters, many famous and wonderful, on an American liner leaving Europe in 1940 and there is all the accompanying tensions of the time world War 2, refugees, fleeing Europe and the threat of being sunk by a submarine I was, astonished at the end that the famous characters on the Manhattan really did cross the Atlantic on the same ship Stravinsky s story was my favourite but the story of Rosemary Kennedy was strikingly sad and intriguing I was attracted to this book after seeing a review here and also after seeing the Ocean Liners exhibition at the VA museum in London So many details from the exhibition are part of the research for the book and I really enjoyed this element I may have downloaded The Designer by the author too to read on my holidays All of his work is available free on Prime at the moment flag 3 likesLike see review Mar 24, 2018 Debbie rated it liked it Many lives intertwine when very different people board the SS Manhattan to escape war torn Europe for a better life One of my favorite historical fiction settings, I was really excited to delve into this novel However, I felt the story fell short in many areas.Over 1500 passengers are aboard the liner, Manhattan, with the overcrowded ship heading for America Those on board include Jewish cousins, Rachel and Masha, who are hoping to find safety, a young Nazi with a secret and some real cha Many lives intertwine when very different people board the SS Manhattan to escape war torn Europe for a better life One of my favorite historical fiction settings, I was really excited to delve into this novel However, I felt the story fell short in many areas.Over 1500 passengers are aboard the liner, Manhattan, with the overcrowded ship heading for America Those on board include Jewish cousins, Rachel and Masha, who are hoping to find safety, a young Nazi with a secret and some real characters, including Arturo Toscanini, Igor Stravinsky and Mrs Joseph Kennedy and three of her children Rosemary, Patricia and six year old, Teddy.I enjoyed the factual information out forth in this story It was told well and with great passion I also loved the storyline of the two cousins traveling to America to escape capture Their journey was really emotional and I felt a strong connection to their outcome What I didn t enjoy was how long it took the story to get going I had to keep pushing forward even though I felt the story lagging in many places flag 2 likesLike see review Apr 15, 2018 Tripfiction rated it really liked it Shelves books set on oceans A voyage to a new life in AMERICAAs WW2 breaks out in Europe, the SS Manhattan is preparing to set sail for New York Chock full of passengers who are trying to escape the mayhem that is rapidly unfolding The ship leaves Bremen, and picks up passengers in Le Havre and Southampton before heading to Cobh in Ireland and out into the Atlantic Many are Jews fleeing in front of the Nazis, many others simply fear for their lives if the stay in Europe And they are a pretty disparate collection The A voyage to a new life in AMERICAAs WW2 breaks out in Europe, the SS Manhattan is preparing to set sail for New York Chock full of passengers who are trying to escape the mayhem that is rapidly unfolding The ship leaves Bremen, and picks up passengers in Le Havre and Southampton before heading to Cobh in Ireland and out into the Atlantic Many are Jews fleeing in front of the Nazis, many others simply fear for their lives if the stay in Europe And they are a pretty disparate collection The lead protagonists are cousins, Masha and Rachel Morgenstern, leaving everything behind them to start a new life Masha has abandoned her family at their instigation to a concentration camp in order to make her escape, Rachel has been abandoned by hers following a stain on her character The ship is full of famous persons the composer Igor Stravinsky, the conductor Arturo Toscanini, Rose Kennedy taking her children back to safety in the States leaving her ambassador husband to follow, and Fanny Ward the indestructible and aging ig nue and film star And then there is 18 year old Thomas K nig obliged to share a cabin with Stravinsky because of the overcrowding on the ship Perhaps there is to him than appears apparent The American and clearly labelled as such ship is stalked by a U Boat as she heads out to The Western Approaches Will the German captain choose to attack her, or will his own crew point out the folly and dissuade him What will happen to both vessels A dramatic mid Ocean clash.The last part of the book is set in the States OK, the SS Manhattan did make it through safely and traces the history of the passengers well into the last decades of the 20th Century It is in equal measure both touching and fascinating as their stories develop.The Ocean Liner is not a true story, but it is based on an amalgam of true stories greatly embellished by the author Stravinsky, Toscanini, Rose Kennedy, and Fanny Ward all made it to America by sea as the war in Europe began There are details in Marius Gabriel s portraits of each that ring very true Hard to tell sometimes where fiction takes over from fact For example the story of Rose Kennedy s eldest daughter, Rosemary s, battle with mental health and the cruel treatment she received is true but Rosemary s passionate affair with Cubby Hubbard is imagined The truth is woven in alongside perfectly possible embellishments The relationship between Stravinsky and Thomas K nig is believable as is Thomas infatuation with Masha Morgenstern It is a device that I thought might be really difficult to pull off but Marius Gabriel certainly makes it work But it is always worth remembering that The Ocean Liner is a work of fiction rather than a history text book Highly recommended flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 02, 2018 Joan Foss rated it did not like it What a disappointment Is this his first book Historical information inaccurate and not vetted by the publisher For example, Queen Elizabeth was NOT vaulted into becoming Queen when her Uncle abdicated No one could have had lunch with the Queen in 1936.Her Father was King at that time Some Kennedy information inaccurate A book that tries to be something it isn t Not a historical novel, not a romantic novel, not a message political novel Enough said flag 3 likesLike see review View 1 comment May 25, 2018 Deanna Sletten rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves favorites This is the fourth novel I ve read by Marius Gabriel and I have enjoyed all of them In this story, he takes us on a journey across the ocean on the luxury liner, the SS Manhattan, on its way to America with an interesting cast of characters who are both real and imagined We meet cousins Masha and Rachel, escaping Nazi Germany, hoping for a better life There is also a famous conductor, a renowned composer, Rose Kennedy and her children, including young Ted, and an aging film star, plus so many This is the fourth novel I ve read by Marius Gabriel and I have enjoyed all of them In this story, he takes us on a journey across the ocean on the luxury liner, the SS Manhattan, on its way to America with an interesting cast of characters who are both real and imagined We meet cousins Masha and Rachel, escaping Nazi Germany, hoping for a better life There is also a famous conductor, a renowned composer, Rose Kennedy and her children, including young Ted, and an aging film star, plus so many They each have a story, and Gabriel manages to weave each character s tale into one magnificent novel Intriguing and beautifully written You will not want to put this story down flag 2 likesLike see review Mar 18, 2018 Connie Fischer rated it it was amazing Le Havre 1939Masha 20 and Rachel 23 Morgenstern are German cousins and are aboard the American ship, The Manhattan, headed to the U.S They realize that the composer, Igor Stravinsky, is boarding the ship, being helped along by Katharine Wolff, an American Many of the passengers are Jews fleeing the Nazis Also onboard the ship is Mr Toscanini, a maestro who has conducted orchestras playing Stravinsky s works As the ship is having to accept than its capacity many passengers discov Le Havre 1939Masha 20 and Rachel 23 Morgenstern are German cousins and are aboard the American ship, The Manhattan, headed to the U.S They realize that the composer, Igor Stravinsky, is boarding the ship, being helped along by Katharine Wolff, an American Many of the passengers are Jews fleeing the Nazis Also onboard the ship is Mr Toscanini, a maestro who has conducted orchestras playing Stravinsky s works As the ship is having to accept than its capacity many passengers discover that they will have to share their cabins with others Stravinsky has been paired with a young German man, Thomas Konig, dressed in a Nazi uniform.SouthamptonThe Manhattan is taking aboard some members of the American Kennedy family The father, Joe Kennedy, is the U.S Ambassador to England and Jack Kennedy has come to talk to and comfort the families of The Athenia, a ship that went down after being torpedoed by a German submarine Jack s sister, Rosemary 20 adores her brother and looks to him to protect her from their mother s constant criticism Rosemary has spent many years in special schools She cannot grasp math and has been diagnosed as retarded The family fears that someone will take advantage of her.As the ship slowly finishes taking on all the passengers that it possibly can, the voyage to the U.S begins We follow Stravinsky who is suffering from tuberculosis but is determined to write music Masha and Rachel have both seen their families taken by the Nazis and have also left behind their loves Thomas is a kind person who is quite taken with Masha but Rachel hates him because he is a Nazi.The story also focuses on Rosemary Kennedy and a man named Cubby Hubbard with whom she has fallen in love Her mother is intent that they stay apart because Rosemary is a bit promiscuous and she doesn t want her to get pregnant.Oh my what a fabulous book This is what a historical novel is supposed to be Real people in history are part of this story and we learn many things about them The nail biting encounters with German submarines made me hold my breath to see what would happen I cannot say enough good things about this book I loved it and hope many people will read it Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review flag 2 likesLike see review Mar 24, 2018 Jo Barton rated it really liked it review of another edition The story opens in Le Havre, in 1939, and as war starts to infiltrate into Europe,the luxury liner the SS Manhattan takes on passengers who are bound for New York and a safer way of life All of them have stories to tell and secrets to keep, some of which are revealed even before the ship heads out into the Atlantic The story focuses on several of the passengers, some are famous, as the composer, Igor Stravinsky who is fleeing Europe for reasons of his own, and also Rose Kennedy, the stern matr The story opens in Le Havre, in 1939, and as war starts to infiltrate into Europe,the luxury liner the SS Manhattan takes on passengers who are bound for New York and a safer way of life All of them have stories to tell and secrets to keep, some of which are revealed even before the ship heads out into the Atlantic The story focuses on several of the passengers, some are famous, as the composer, Igor Stravinsky who is fleeing Europe for reasons of his own, and also Rose Kennedy, the stern matriarch of the American Kennedy clan heads home to the United States, taking her younger children, whilst leaving her husband, Joseph, and many secrets, behind in London Cousins Masha and Rachel Morgenstern are also bound for New York, they are almost penniless except for a hidden stash of gemstones, which they have smuggled out of Germany when they were forced to flee for their lives.However, even aboard ship safety cannot be guaranteed as deep in the shadowy depths of the ocean a German U boat stealthily stalks the Manhattan.This clever mix of using people known to history, there s even a young Elizabeth Taylor on board with her parents, and putting them alongside fictional characters works well and helps to place the story in a specific time frame I enjoyed getting to know the characters, particularly Rose Kennedy whose formidable personality intimated everyone she came into contact with on board ship.The story evolves quite slowly and is perhaps character focused than dramatic, however, the inclusion of the events on board the German U boat are rather daring and the deadly nature of their intent adds some darkness to the story.The Ocean Liner is a fascinating snap shot of a particular moment in history and the author has done a commendable job of bringing this time alive in the imagination flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 18, 2018 Andie rated it did not like it Historical fiction so called about an ocean liner leaving Europe as World War II is about to begin with a passenger list that includes the composer Shostakovich, the conductor Arturo Tosconinni Rose Kennedy and several of her children and assorted Jewish refugees escaping the Nazis at the last minuteThe plot is preposterous The kind of audio book that puts listeners to sleep Don t waste your time flag 1 likeLike see review Apr 04, 2018 Bonnye Reed rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves read 2018, kindle or pdf GNAB Marius Gabriel brings us another excellent historical novel, peopled with a handful of history s most memorial personages and folks we also would have liked to have known These pages bring to life the build up to war in Europe in 1939 with all it s angst and sense of impending doom, as travelers rush to reach home, wherever it might be, by whatever means possible These characters, whether famous or fiction, all reflect the humanity and humility that is the best of us, and the basic GNAB Marius Gabriel brings us another excellent historical novel, peopled with a handful of history s most memorial personages and folks we also would have liked to have known These pages bring to life the build up to war in Europe in 1939 with all it s angst and sense of impending doom, as travelers rush to reach home, wherever it might be, by whatever means possible These characters, whether famous or fiction, all reflect the humanity and humility that is the best of us, and the basic need in all of us to reach that safe port called home This was a wonderful trip through time and space, a book I could not put down It is a book I will want to read again in the long, loosely woven days of winter I received a free electronic copy of this historical novel from Netgalley, Marius Gabriel, and Lake Union Publishing in exchange for an honest review Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me Pub date March 20, 2018Rec April 4, 2018Lake Union Publishing flag 1 likeLike see review Mar 08, 2018 Sharlene rated it really liked it review of another edition Historical fiction set during WWII and takes place on the ocean liner Manhattan as it sails to New York City I enjoyed the stories of the cousins Masha and Rachel Morgenstern Their is an interesting cast of characters on board and learning about their stories was intriguing I would recommend this book to friends and give it a 4 star rating flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 25, 2018 Janice rated it it was ok This never really captured me Audible reader was good flag 1 likeLike see review Mar 28, 2018 Debbie rated it it was amazing Shelves ebooks, net galley books I was sucked right into this book from the very beginning It included such a great cast of characters with great scenes I really felt like I was riding on that boat and that the people were real.The name dropping was off the charts in this book From a composer to a conductor to a child wanna be actress and even a future president s family It had everything romance, adventure, action, all set during a world war voyage across the Atlantic The mutiny on the German sub was especially tense Fo I was sucked right into this book from the very beginning It included such a great cast of characters with great scenes I really felt like I was riding on that boat and that the people were real.The name dropping was off the charts in this book From a composer to a conductor to a child wanna be actress and even a future president s family It had everything romance, adventure, action, all set during a world war voyage across the Atlantic The mutiny on the German sub was especially tense For me, the author did a great job making the characters and the story come to life.Thanks to Lake Union Publishing and Net Galley for providing me with a free e galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review flag 1 likeLike see review Jun 22, 2018 Pam rated it it was amazing The Ocean Liner is a novel by Marius Gabriel This novel is loosely based on historical facts and people The SS Manhattan was an ocean liner which carried American passengers from Europe to the US at the start of WWII It was later confiscated by Roosevelt and renamed the USS Wakefield which served in WWII Some of the characters on the ship were real people, Stravinsky, Toscanini, The Kennedys, Fanny Ward, and Commodore Albert Rescue Randall The SS Washington, the sister ship to the US Manh The Ocean Liner is a novel by Marius Gabriel This novel is loosely based on historical facts and people The SS Manhattan was an ocean liner which carried American passengers from Europe to the US at the start of WWII It was later confiscated by Roosevelt and renamed the USS Wakefield which served in WWII Some of the characters on the ship were real people, Stravinsky, Toscanini, The Kennedys, Fanny Ward, and Commodore Albert Rescue Randall The SS Washington, the sister ship to the US Manhattan, did have an encounter with the German submarine in 1940 Liberty was taken with times and events to allow the story to flow Om 1939, two young ladies boarded the SS Manhattan to go to America Their families had sacrificed everything to get them on board this ship and out of Europe and away from the path of Hitler The girls were cousins and were Jewish Rachel and Masha Morgenstern had been close as children but had been kept from each other during the last years so they had to get reacquainted Rachel had been forced to leave the music school in Leipzig because she was Jewish Masha had fallen in love with a German submarine officer and had to give him up because she was endangering his progress in the fleet She lived in Berlin The two girls had to get to know each other again and figure out what they were going to do Just before the ship sailed, they learned their families had been taken for resettlement Their meeting with Stravinsky earlier on board was soon to be a boon to them as he had Masha copy part of a manuscript for him as they sailed It took her mind off what had happened to her family How these characters interact on board the ship and the encounter with the submarine served as background for their stories Their interactions did not stop on board the ship but went beyond that as they made new lives in New York City The book is so intriguing that it is hard to put down You find yourself wanting the story to be completely true and all the characters to have lived as they did in this story The story of Rosemary Kennedy is the most poignant I highly recommend this book for reading flag Like see review May 05, 2018 Marion Marchetto rated it it was amazing Shelves world war ii, u boat, refugees, luxury liner, nazis, europe, ss manhattan, marcus gabriel, historical fiction, passengers With a passenger list that includes celebrities of the day Toscanini, Stravinsky, Fanny Ward, Rose Kennedy and her children along with a young Nazi, the American ship SS Manhattan sits at the pier in Le Havre, France in 1939 Cousins Masha and Rachel Morganstern board the luxury liner bound for New York, desperate to escape the concentration camps that claimed the rest of their family But crossing the Atlantic is hazardous now that German U boats patrol off the English shores It is one of With a passenger list that includes celebrities of the day Toscanini, Stravinsky, Fanny Ward, Rose Kennedy and her children along with a young Nazi, the American ship SS Manhattan sits at the pier in Le Havre, France in 1939 Cousins Masha and Rachel Morganstern board the luxury liner bound for New York, desperate to escape the concentration camps that claimed the rest of their family But crossing the Atlantic is hazardous now that German U boats patrol off the English shores It is one of these U boats that stalks the overloaded ship as she sails out of Southampton Meant to carry but one thousand one hundred passengers, the ship is over capacity at close to two thousand souls including the crew Author Marius Gabriel fleshes out his characters by peeling off their layers in a deliberate fashion Almost no one is what they appear to be on the surface Even Captain Randall, known for his daring rescues, must risk everything on this his last pre retirement voyage Only a bold move on his part can save the ship and its passengers Will it work The Ocean Liner is a riveting story that will keep you turning the pages well into the night You ll feel as though the characters are old friends before long and you ll find yourself wandering the passageways of the SS Manhattan and waiting in the lines of Ellis Island I also enjoyed the manner in which the author follows his characters once they are on American soil I like a story that provides closure and this story does that A very enjoyable addition to this author s stable of work flag Like see review Apr 12, 2018 Diane rated it really liked it review of another edition Won this off of as and eBook.The book is a historical fiction taking place during the being of WW2 The United States has not entered the war yet Some of the characters are based on true people during this time period We follow some of the character on board the luxury ocean liner Manhattan as it sets sail for New York We find a mixture of the rich and not rich They are all trying to get out of Europe as Hitler is moving across it Many are Jewish people trying to escape Also we f Won this off of as and eBook.The book is a historical fiction taking place during the being of WW2 The United States has not entered the war yet Some of the characters are based on true people during this time period We follow some of the character on board the luxury ocean liner Manhattan as it sets sail for New York We find a mixture of the rich and not rich They are all trying to get out of Europe as Hitler is moving across it Many are Jewish people trying to escape Also we find many American that are trying to get back to American The ship has people then the it can hold.We meet people like Igor Stravinsky, Mr Toscanini both famous in the music world Then there is Rose Kennedy with children, and her daughter Rosemary who has gotten out of control for Mrs Kennedy to handle There is also two cousin whose parents are trying to save these young Jewish girls from the Nazi camp, an a young boy dressed as a young Hitler youth with a secret.We are given a look at how each ones life cross during this trip and after they get to America and what happens to them Don t want to give away what happens The story is well written and will keep you wanting to find out what will happen I enjoyed it and would recommend it flag Like see review Sep 02, 2018 Jo rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves literary, reviewed On the brink of WWII in Europe, the SS Manhattan is preparing to set sail for New York Overloaded with passengers, desperate to escape the chaos that is unfolding across Europe Many are Jews fleeing from the Nazis, many others simply fear for their lives because of the restrictions that are part of their daily routines Passengers include Stravinsky, Toscanini and Rose Kennedy and cousins Masha and Rachel Morgenstern and a young Nazi named Thomas But crossing the Atlantic is hazardous now tha On the brink of WWII in Europe, the SS Manhattan is preparing to set sail for New York Overloaded with passengers, desperate to escape the chaos that is unfolding across Europe Many are Jews fleeing from the Nazis, many others simply fear for their lives because of the restrictions that are part of their daily routines Passengers include Stravinsky, Toscanini and Rose Kennedy and cousins Masha and Rachel Morgenstern and a young Nazi named Thomas But crossing the Atlantic is hazardous now that German U boats patrol off the English shores It is one of these U boats that stalks the overloaded ship as she sails out of Southampton Meant to carry but one thousand one hundred passengers, the ship is over capacity at close to two thousand souls including the crew Marius Gabriel fleshes out his characters by peeling off their layers in a deliberate fashion Almost no one is what they appear to be on the surface Even Captain Randall, known for his daring rescues, must risk everything on this his last pre retirement voyage Only a bold move on his part can save the ship and its passengers This was a fantastic book Released in NZ late September flag Like see review Mar 23, 2018 Loraine Oliver rated it it was amazing review of another edition Recommends it for Historical Fiction Shelves reviewed books The Ocean Liner is a Historical Fiction novel set during WW2, and the people who board this ship are fleeing from Hitler s rule There are many Jewish people on board whose family have been taken to concentration camps.There are over 1500 people on the ship which makes it very overcrowded and many are forced to share their lodgings The cast of characters is rich with people like Igor Stravinsky, Mr Toscanini, a maestro, and Rose Kennedy who is bringing 3 children over, including her daughter R The Ocean Liner is a Historical Fiction novel set during WW2, and the people who board this ship are fleeing from Hitler s rule There are many Jewish people on board whose family have been taken to concentration camps.There are over 1500 people on the ship which makes it very overcrowded and many are forced to share their lodgings The cast of characters is rich with people like Igor Stravinsky, Mr Toscanini, a maestro, and Rose Kennedy who is bringing 3 children over, including her daughter Rosemary, who is a wayward young woman There is a lot of angst among the passengers, which includes Rachel hating a man, Mr Toscanini dressed as a Nazi who likes her sister Masha These two young girls are German.A lot of ships have been blown up by the Germans, and these people know the risk they take trying to get to New York, but what they do not know is that there is a German U Boat following them.I really loved this book, but o not want to give the plot away Read it is is a great historical romance and I gave it 5 stars flag Like see review Mar 20, 2018 Jen rated it liked it I finished it over the weekend, I am loving the historical fiction genre lately This book mentions Elizabeth Taylor, Walt Disney, and the Kennedys I loved the spin on the characters and how it brought them together with these big names from the time period The Ocean Liner takes place on the ship Manhattan as it sails from Europe to New York With a ship load of people attempting to escape WWII, this book did not disappoint in story lines There is a German submarine following them also, inten I finished it over the weekend, I am loving the historical fiction genre lately This book mentions Elizabeth Taylor, Walt Disney, and the Kennedys I loved the spin on the characters and how it brought them together with these big names from the time period The Ocean Liner takes place on the ship Manhattan as it sails from Europe to New York With a ship load of people attempting to escape WWII, this book did not disappoint in story lines There is a German submarine following them also, intent to blow up anything they come across There are many storylines happening at one time but it did not get confusing My only complaint is that I would be getting into a character and their story, then it was time to switch to another storyline I wanted to keep going with that character, although it did leave me hungry for and continuing to read The Rosemary Kennedy saga has always intrigued me so I was delighted to read the authors take on it Thank you publishing for this advance reader in exchange for my honest review flag Like see review Oct 28, 2018 Joanne rated it really liked it I really enjoyed this book, the mixture of fiction and real people made the book entertaining.You could relate to all the characters and recognising famous people from history added to the truth.The writer had me believing all the way through and even talking to the characters, urging one to tell the truth and another to grow up The mix of emotions was right, at times even though I knew the out come of a particular character I still shred tears wishing that the small amount of happiness disp I really enjoyed this book, the mixture of fiction and real people made the book entertaining.You could relate to all the characters and recognising famous people from history added to the truth.The writer had me believing all the way through and even talking to the characters, urging one to tell the truth and another to grow up The mix of emotions was right, at times even though I knew the out come of a particular character I still shred tears wishing that the small amount of happiness displayed in her story, actually happened The nerves of the threat of a torpedo attack and wanting characters to survive, sun up the belief that the author had in the tale he was portraying.I liked the way the story carried on after the docking, spanning several decades It was a nice way to tie up loose ends I read this book in one sitting and would recommend this book as a nice gentle holiday read.I will be looking to read from this author in the future flag Like see review Jun 14, 2018 Ruth rated it really liked it review of another edition Requires addition of reader s memoriesAlthough a work of fiction, it spans 50 years following a mixture of people meeting on an American ocean liner leaving life as they knew it to catch what might be the last way out before Hitler conquered France Basically they divided into 2 groups The older characters had achieved fame and were world weary The younger characters were dealing with first love either a love they were leaving behind or an emerging love To enjoy the book, it is necessary to Requires addition of reader s memoriesAlthough a work of fiction, it spans 50 years following a mixture of people meeting on an American ocean liner leaving life as they knew it to catch what might be the last way out before Hitler conquered France Basically they divided into 2 groups The older characters had achieved fame and were world weary The younger characters were dealing with first love either a love they were leaving behind or an emerging love To enjoy the book, it is necessary to imagine interacting with the various people on the ocean liner and adding your own life to the mix If you don t, it s too much name dropping and a quick review of a certain era It worked for me because I remember first love and because I ve lived long enough to understand the complexities of being old but perhaps having a spark of possibility left The author provides an outline but the reader has to flesh the story out flag Like see review Jun 05, 2018 Julia rated it really liked it It s 1939, and the ocean liner SS Manhattan is carrying a diverse and crowded load of passengers from the increasingly threatening Nazi war machine The narrative alternates among a number of passengers, including Jewish cousins Masha and Rachel Morgenstern, Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, the Kennedy family, philandering Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini, and teenage German Thomas K nig, as well as the sailors lurking beneath the Atlantic in German submarine U 113.The author makes clear that It s 1939, and the ocean liner SS Manhattan is carrying a diverse and crowded load of passengers from the increasingly threatening Nazi war machine The narrative alternates among a number of passengers, including Jewish cousins Masha and Rachel Morgenstern, Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, the Kennedy family, philandering Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini, and teenage German Thomas K nig, as well as the sailors lurking beneath the Atlantic in German submarine U 113.The author makes clear that this is strictly a work of fiction, though inspired by several real events I found it difficult to put down, and it has also inspired me to read about a number of the peripheral characters, especially Rosemary Kennedy, whose suffering is heart wrenching Highly recommended for summer beach reading flag Like see review Mar 28, 2018 Janet rated it really liked it Make no mistake, this is a good book But I almost have a love hate relationship with it Rachel and Masha are among those fleeing Europe on the last ocean liner going to the United States right ahead of the Great War The story is about some of their fellow passengers I guess, since Rachel and Masha opened the book, the story would be about them There are some rather famous people on this ocean liner and sometimes the story gets so involved telling their story, I forgot about the two cou Make no mistake, this is a good book But I almost have a love hate relationship with it Rachel and Masha are among those fleeing Europe on the last ocean liner going to the United States right ahead of the Great War The story is about some of their fellow passengers I guess, since Rachel and Masha opened the book, the story would be about them There are some rather famous people on this ocean liner and sometimes the story gets so involved telling their story, I forgot about the two cousins The last third or so of the book, it tries wrapping up a lot of these characters lives I felt it was a little rushed on some of them but went on and on on others Personally, I felt a little frustrated when I finished the book Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me to read an advance copy for my honest review flag Like see review Jun 30, 2018 Angie Cory rated it really liked it review of another edition Historically HauntingTo be hated, disrespected because of ethnicity or disability remains the greatest tragedy This book reminds us of so many who suffered the ethnic cleansing, religious abatement and lesser qualified humans in the eyes of Hitler and his Nazis, who lost their lives during WWII The sacrifices families made to see their children to safety The anguish in not turning around for fear of giving away a hiding place The antisemitic throes of those US citizens who refused to acknowl Historically HauntingTo be hated, disrespected because of ethnicity or disability remains the greatest tragedy This book reminds us of so many who suffered the ethnic cleansing, religious abatement and lesser qualified humans in the eyes of Hitler and his Nazis, who lost their lives during WWII The sacrifices families made to see their children to safety The anguish in not turning around for fear of giving away a hiding place The antisemitic throes of those US citizens who refused to acknowledge genocide The shear will to overcome To move on To create a new life in a foreign land A very humbling read Would I have the courage, the wherewithal to make a new life This book leaves you with the haunting history of lives forever entwined because of a shared voyage, their last chance of survival flag Like see review Aug 13, 2018 Lynn rated it really liked it The Ocean Liner follows the lives of the passengers aboard the U.S.S Manhattan on its sailing from Europe to NY in 1939, just ahead of the worst of WWII What makes this book so special is that it weaves real life historical figures into fictional situations and relationships Figures such as the Kennedy family, composer Igor Stravinsky, conductor Arturo Toscanini, Fanny Ward, Elizabeth Taylor, etc all feature in this page turner I was completely absorbed in the story line and Marius Gabriel The Ocean Liner follows the lives of the passengers aboard the U.S.S Manhattan on its sailing from Europe to NY in 1939, just ahead of the worst of WWII What makes this book so special is that it weaves real life historical figures into fictional situations and relationships Figures such as the Kennedy family, composer Igor Stravinsky, conductor Arturo Toscanini, Fanny Ward, Elizabeth Taylor, etc all feature in this page turner I was completely absorbed in the story line and Marius Gabriel s descriptions of people and events made me feel that I was there I will definitely be seeking out of his books to read in the future flag Like see review Apr 05, 2018 Linda rated it it was amazing Shelves adventure, audiobooks, american theme, e books, history Great story about lots of interesting passengers on the great liner, Manhattan, a US ship transporting passengers from Europe to America at the beginning of WWII Exciting and with historical facts wrapped into a fictional story Marius Gabriel is one of my favorite authors I read on Kindle and listened to Angela Dawes on Audible Both were terrific Lots of angst among the escaping Passengers departing Nazi Germany Reveals a bigot and hatred among some onboard, Americans returning, but they a Great story about lots of interesting passengers on the great liner, Manhattan, a US ship transporting passengers from Europe to America at the beginning of WWII Exciting and with historical facts wrapped into a fictional story Marius Gabriel is one of my favorite authors I read on Kindle and listened to Angela Dawes on Audible Both were terrific Lots of angst among the escaping Passengers departing Nazi Germany Reveals a bigot and hatred among some onboard, Americans returning, but they are few compared to the majority of the passengers Includes romance, adventure, and military actions flag Like see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed


  • Title: The Ocean Liner
  • Author: Marius Gabriel
  • ISBN: 1543660061
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Audio CD

About Author:

Marius Gabriel

Marius Gabriel is an international thriller and mystery writer.Under the pseudonym Madeleine Ker, he wrote over 30 romance novels in the 1980s.As Marius Gabriel he has written several mystery best sellers, some of them historical novels.He has three grown up children and currently lives in Cairo and London He is 59.



Comments The Ocean Liner

  • Holly B

    I loved the setting of this novel The luxury ocean liner, the USS Manhattan was headed to New York and was packed with 1,500 passengers, including some famous ones Rose Kennedy and her daughter.It is 1939 and cousins Masha and Rachel Morgenstern were among the passengers who were desperate to escape the concentration camps that their families were forced into to Thomas is a young Nazi boy who is also traveling with them and his secrets will be revealed along the way.While I enjoyed this stor I l [...]


  • Susan

    I have always had a soft spot for novels set on ships, so this had obvious appeal for me It is 1939 and Europe is in flux, with everyone trying to flee in different directions Over 1500 passengers are aboard the liner, Manhattan, with the overcrowded ship heading for America Those on board include Jewish cousins, Rachel and Masha, who are hoping to find safety, a young Nazi with a secret and some real characters, including Arturo Toscanini, Igor Stravinsky and Mrs Joseph Kennedy and three I have [...]


  • Karen Kay

    I received this from netgalley in exchange for a review Cousins Masha and Rachel Morgenstern and many others, some well known, board the luxury liner the SS Manhattan bound for New York America offers a safe haven, but to reach it they must survive a hazardous Atlantic crossing.Overall, it was interesting but there were so many different stories crammed into the timeline, the story moved slow 3


  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede

    To be reviewed over at Fresh Fiction


  • Joy H.

    Added 6 7 18 Published March 20th 2018 by Lake Union Publishing The title sounded interesting I m currently reading Gabriel s _The Designer_.This week, June 7, 2018, I started reading this book.I paid 5.99 to for the e book and 1.99 to Audible for the Audible version.So I m reading the book in 4 ways 1 Reading on my Fire Tablet2 Reading on my Kindle for PC 3 Reading on my Kindle Cloud Reader and4 Listening on my Fire Tablet.Like _The Designer_, the book seems very drawn out, wi Added 6 7 18 Pub [...]


  • Belinda Carvalho

    This historical novel is a real 2.5 3 stars in terms of literary quality but still manages to be quite compulsively readable and interesting Especially as you get towards the end even though it drags for a bit, when you get to the half way point the liner has not left Cobh I think this would be a great holiday read.It is the tale of varying characters, many famous and wonderful, on an American liner leaving Europe in 1940 and there is all the accompanying tensions of the time world War This hist [...]


  • Debbie

    Many lives intertwine when very different people board the SS Manhattan to escape war torn Europe for a better life One of my favorite historical fiction settings, I was really excited to delve into this novel However, I felt the story fell short in many areas.Over 1500 passengers are aboard the liner, Manhattan, with the overcrowded ship heading for America Those on board include Jewish cousins, Rachel and Masha, who are hoping to find safety, a young Nazi with a secret and some real cha Many l [...]


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