"When the German blitzkrieg of England begins, famed Jewish violinist Elisa Lindheim Murphy accompanies a boatload of Jewish children to safety in America, where her own children are. Narrator Bodie Thoene captures their life-threatening Atlantic journey as their story is told from Elisa’s diary entries. When the doomed ship is torpedoed by Nazi U-boats, Thoene recounts the characters’ escape to a lifeboat. Her compelling portrayal of the crew’s subsequent mutiny from food and water shortages on the lifeboat is especially believable, with the cries of children dying from thirst, illness, and hunger bringing tears. Sound effects add authenticity to a story that clearly portrays some of the costs of war—so often paid by innocents."
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About the Author
Bodie and Brock Thoene (pronounced Tay-nee) have written over fifty works of historical fiction. These best sellers have sold more than twenty million copies and won eight ECPA Gold Medallion Awards. In their timeless classic series about Israel (The Zion Chronicles, The Zion Covenant, and The Zion Legacy), the Thoenes love for both story and research shines. In 2008, their book Vienna Prelude, was a finalist in two categories for the Audie audiobook award. Prague Counterpoint was the 2009 Audie Award winner for Most Inspirational Audiobook of the Year.