TV actor, producer, and screenwriter Valentine Palmer sets out to write the definitive account of the Titanic’s sinking. As the 100th anniversary of the fateful night approaches, Palmer follows up innumerable conflicting stories and theories that still, to this day, surround the doomed liner. Charles Herbert Lightoller, Palmer’s great uncle, was the highest-ranking surviving officer from the disaster. It was only after the great man’s death in 1952 that his sister, Gertrude, Palmer’s eccentric grandmother, began to hint to her young grandson of the contradictory accounts of both her brother’s supposed heroism and his suspect testimonies at the investigations into the sinking. Palmer’s grandmother doesn’t accuse Joseph Bruce Ismay, managing director of the White Star Line, in so many words. Rather, she chooses to address her grandson in riddles, which have taken him a lifetime to interpret. This, Grandma Gertrude hints, is the man who made her brother ´´an offer he couldn’t refuse´´! In-depth research by a number of parties over the past 100 years reveals that something was not quite right about the testimonies of both Ismay and Lightoller. Britain’s preparation for possible war with Germany, tales of gold and priceless treasures aboard the doomed liner and a possible insurance fraud of unimaginable complexity are just some of the mysteries and possible conspiracies that Palmer seeks to shed new light on in this fascinating book. With dogged determination he works his way through the revelations of his great aunt, Lightoller’s widow, and his maternal grandmother’s hints of cover-ups at the highest level. Palmer’s searches take him through the maze of conflicting testimonies and reported conversations from survivors. His task becomes ever more daunting as he sees the truth, like his great uncle’s honour, become increasingly shrouded in the mists of time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Valentine Palmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/copy/000383/bk_copy_000383_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This historical generational horror/suspense/science fiction audiobook defies genre classification as it has intrigue and terror. It is a Centenary retelling of the Titanic story to destroy all the false legends surrounding Titanic. ´´From a master of terror and suspense,´´ according to Clive Cussler, author of Raise the Titanic, herein lies a compelling reason that forces Captain Edward J. Smith to scuttle his own ship - RMS Titanic. What dark secret prompts such an action on the part of a veteran, retiring captain on a ship´s maiden voyage? What prompts men 100 years later to pillage the wreck of the Titanic? What secret lies buried within the lost ship - a secret that could destroy all life as we know it? The answers are unveiled in April 1912 and in April 2012, and there will be blood…. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee Alan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014802/bk_acx0_014802_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What could possibly connect the famous sinking of the Titanic in 1912 and a WWII German U-boat loaded with a mysterious cargo? In this tribute to the 100th anniversary of the famous disaster, Chris Angus takes the reader on an adventure that includes shipwreck survivors, stolen treasures, a race across the Arctic and a century-old journal that holds the key to the connection and solving the mystery. Laura Engalls is an anthropologist working with the Inuit in Greenland when she’s shown the diary of sixteen year old Titanic survivor Samuel Meade – a diary whose story holds clues to the whereabouts of missing Titanic treasure. She enlists the help of reporter and Titanic fanatic Matt Mosher, as well as native Greenlander Ulrik, to uncover the truth. Together they begin an adventure that takes them across the inhospitable ice fields of Greenland. However, they soon discover they are not the only ones trying to unravel the mystery. What ensues is a tale of intrigue, international thievery and murder that ranges across 100 years, from the sinking of the famous ship and a plot hatched by Hitler himself to the machinations of present-day neo-Nazis and a modern-day treasure hunt for the truth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Romy Nordlinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010752/bk_adbl_010752_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The cold night air is filled with the eerie sound of people groaning and screaming frantically for help, as they are hurtled from the ship into the icy water. You´re there, terrorized, and in the grips of death, and despair, in the freezing water as the grandest ship to sail the North Atlantic, drops beneath the dark cold sea. Held afloat, only by a lifebelt, you´re splashed with shocking horror! In a matter of minutes, your core body temperature drops, your body stiffens, and as you eventually slip into hypothermia, you draw your last shivering breath, and finally your heart stops, but your tragic story lives on.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ian King. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049332/bk_acx0_049332_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sherlock Holmes und Doktor Watson versuchen das Rätsel um den Untergang der Titanic im Jahr 1912 zu lösen. Dabei lernen sie Überlebende des Unglücks kennen, darunter den Kopf einer gefährlichen Verschwörung. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Werner Wilkening. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/wzei/000025/bk_wzei_000025_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
Do you know how many miles beneath the surface of the waves the wreck of the Titanic lies? What do scientists and historians now believe led to the iceberg being seen only at the last minute? The flares that were sent up by the crew were supposed to signal ‘distress’ - but what did they actually say? Narrator Kent Harris talks us through over 100 amazing Titanic facts in this fascinating audiobook about the famous ship and her tragic maiden voyage. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kent Harris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/entn/000865/bk_entn_000865_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
April 2012 marked one hundred years since the sinking of the fabled R.M.S. Titanic. While many events took place worldwide to celebrate and remember this moment in time, a noted historian from South Florida intended to bring back elements of the grand ship herself to share with everyone. This is the tale of the creation of both a legendary liner and a man who has devoted almost his entire life in preserving her memory for future generations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sheri Reeves. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014196/bk_acx0_014196_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.