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    • The Stowaway

    • A Young Man's Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica
    • By: Laurie Gwen Shapiro
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    It was 1928: a time of illicit booze, of Gatsby and Babe Ruth, of freewheeling fun. The Great War was over, and American optimism was higher than the stock market. What better moment to launch an expedition to Antarctica, the planet's final frontier? The night before the expedition's flagship launched, Billy Gawronski - a skinny, first-generation New York City high schooler desperate to escape a dreary future in the family upholstery business - jumped into the Hudson River and snuck aboard. Could he get away with it?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • 3 hours in - no story yet.

    • By Lisa on 30-01-2018

    Non-member price: $29.19