A Night to Remember

A Night to Remember

The Classic Account of the Final Hours of the Titanic

Downloadable Audiobook - 1955
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One hundred years ago, the mightiest 'unsinkable' ship began her maiden voyage to cross the Atlantic. An engineering feat eleven stories high, the Titanic contained a list of passengers collectively worth $250 million when she left port on April 10, 1912, but she would never reach her destination. The Titanic collided with an iceberg on the night of April 14, and 1,500 people died in the freezing waters as the ship met her watery grave. Spectacular in many ways, it's a story that has spurred legends and still sends shivers down the spine a century later. This minute-by-minute account of the sinking is based on over twenty years of research, and offers amazing detail of that fateful night. Read by Martin Jarvis, it's a riveting account of one of the world's biggest maritime disasters and the behavior of the passengers and crew. Some sacrificed their lives, while others fought like animals for their own survival. Wives beseeched husbands to join them in lifeboats; gentlemen went taut-lipped to their deaths in full evening dress; and hundreds of steerage passengers, trapped below decks, sought help in vain. From the initial distress flares to the struggles of those left adrift for hours in freezing waters, this audiobook brings that moonlit night in 1912 to life for a new generation of listeners.
Publisher: [United States] :, AudioGO :, Made available through hoopla,, 1955.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780792786573
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 03 min.)) :,digital.
digital, Digital recording, rda
data file, rda
Additional Contributors: Jarvis, Martin
Alternative Title: hoopla (Digital media service)


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Feb 03, 2014

A fast paced and exciting narrative of the documented details of the sinking, focusing almost entirely on the time period starting with the iceberg impact at 11:40 pm, then the sinking at 2:20 AM, through when the survivors are first rescued by the Carpathia at 4:10 AM. Complementary to James Cameron's fictional movie account, with this audio book version the listener uses their own imagination to visualize the events as they actually occur. Recommended.

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