This account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic was written by Lawrence Beesley and was first published in 1912. The interesting element is that Lawrence Beesley was a survivor of the Titanic disaster and provides a realistic account of some of the events leading to and following the sinking of the Titanic. The RMS Titanic was an Olympic class passenger liner that became infamous for its collision with an iceberg and dramatic sinking in 1912. The second of a trio of superliners, she and her sisters, Olympic and Britannic, were designed to provide a three-ship weekly express service and dominate the transatlantic travel business for the White Star Line.Built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland, Titanic was the largest passenger steamship in the world at the time of her sinking. During Titanic´s maiden voyage (from Southampton, England; to Cherbourg, France; Queenstown (Cobh), Ireland; then New York), she struck an iceberg at 11:40 PM (ship´s time) on Sunday evening April 14, 1912, broke into two pieces, and sank two hours and forty minutes later at 2:20 AM Monday morning.According to the US Senate investigation, 1,523 people perished in the accident, ranking it as one of the worst peacetime maritime disasters in history and by far the most famous. Titanic´s design used some of the most advanced technology available at the time and the ship was popularly believed to be ´´unsinkable´´. It was a great shock that, despite the advanced technology and experienced crew, Titanic sank with a great loss of life. The media frenzy about Titanic´s famous victims, the legends about what happened on board the ship, the resulting changes to maritime law, and the discovery of the wreck in 1985 by a team led by Robert Ballard and Jean-Louis Michel have made Titanic persistently famous in the years since.This account by a survivor of the Titanic disaster was first published in 1912. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Scott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/008373/bk_edel_008373_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sam Harris is on the voyage of a lifetime, traveling to New York on the Titanic. The gigantic ship has every luxury Sam could think of, but there´s only one thing that Sam really wants - the Irish setter on board, named White Star. But White Star belongs to the owner of the White Star Line - he´ll never be Sam´s. One freezing cold night Sam is jolted out of his sleep by a loud noise. When he sees a huge iceberg form his porthole, he knows something is very, very wrong. Whether Sam escapes or not will depend on the bravery of one faithful dog - White Star. The story of the Titanic is one of cowardice and courage, despair and determination, and of an unbreakable bond between a boy and a dog on one terrifying, unforgettable night. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Hyde-White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007372/bk_adbl_007372_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Iceberg, right ahead! Only 160 minutes passed between the time a sailor on lookout duty uttered these chilling words and the moment when the mighty ocean liner Titanic totally disappeared into the cold, dark waters of the North Atlantic. This century-old tragedy, which took more than 1,500 lives, still captivates people in the 21st century. Seventy-three years separate the two major Titanic events - the 1912 sinking of the vessel and the dramatic 1985 discovery of the wreck by Robert Ballard. But additional stories about the victims, survivors, rescuers, reporters, investigators, and many others show the far-reaching effects this tragedy had on society. Award-winning author Stephanie Sammartino McPherson has collected numerous personal accounts of the event, including the knighted man who spent the rest of his life in seclusion because he was accused of dishonorable behavior in a lifeboat, the stewardess who survived two shipwrecks and a midocean collision, and the New York Times executive who sent multiple reporters to meet the rescue ship, thus earning a national reputation for his newspaper. She also links the Titanic tragedy to changes in regulations worldwide. After a Senate inquiry and a British trial attempted to assign blame for the disaster, new laws on ship safety were put in place. A group of nations also banded together to form an ice patrol, eventually leading to the formation of the US Coast Guard. Even the most avid Titanic fans will learn something new as McPherson brings the listener up to date on the politics and intrigue still surrounding the wreck - including what modern science can reveal about what really happened to the ship and who was at fault. Prepare to follow the never-ending story of the Titanic into its second century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Intuitive. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/000019/bk_lrnr_000019_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A voyage across the ocean becomes the odyssey of a lifetime for a young Irish woman…. Ireland, 1912… Fourteen members of a small village set sail on RMS Titanic, hoping to find a better life in America. For 17-year-old Maggie Murphy, the journey is bittersweet. Though her future lies in an unknown new place, her heart remains in Ireland with Samus, the sweetheart she left behind. When disaster strikes, Maggie is one of the few passengers in steerage to survive. Waking up alone in a New York hospital, she vows never to speak of the terror and panic of that fateful night again. Chicago, 1982… Adrift after the death of her father, Grace Butler struggles to decide what comes next. When her great-grandmother Maggie shares the painful secret about Titanic that she´s harbored for almost a lifetime, the revelation gives Grace new direction and leads both her and Maggie to unexpected reunions with those they thought lost long ago. Inspired by true events, The Girl Who Came Home poignantly blends fact and fiction to explore the Titanic tragedy´s impact and its lasting repercussions on survivors and their descendants. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Connor Kelly-Eiding, Alana Kerr Collins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003869/bk_harp_003869_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On April 15, 1912, Lydia Beaumont is on her way to a new life with a boundless hope in love and faith. Her new friendship with Caroline Chadwick is bonded even more as they plan Lydia´s wedding on board the ´´grandest ship ever built.´´ Then both women suffer tragic losses when the ´´unsinkable´´ Titanic goes down. Can each survive the scars the disaster left on their lives? Decades later, Alan Morris feels like a failure until he discovers he is the descendant of an acclaimed, successful, heroic novelist who went down with the Titanic. Will he find his identity with the past, or will he listen to Joanna Bettencourt, Caroline´s granddaughter, who says inner peace and success come only with a personal relationship with the Lord? Will those who survived and their descendants be able to find a love more powerful than their pain? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carolyn Cook. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024973/bk_adbl_024973_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Although many denied it, a giant ocean liner was dying. The superstitious nodded their heads, knowing her fate had already been sealed. The freezing Atlantic crept up to the forecastle head as the massive vessel, with all her lights aglow, slowly, almost imperceptibly, sank at the bow. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Rayment. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032638/bk_acx0_032638_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A mysterious infection turns hundreds of passengers into violent, flesh-eating zombies, sinking the maiden voyage of the Titanic. Forget everything you thought you knew about the famous disaster. This is the zombie apocalypse...at sea. All aboard. It´s about to go down! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Whistler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017893/bk_acx0_017893_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Die authentische Geschichte wird von Anfang an packend und mit ständig steigender Spannung erzählt. Die dramatischen Ereignisse an Bord des Luxusdampfers werden dem Zuhörer aller Altersgruppen so realistisch dargestellt, dass er sich selbst wie mitten im Geschehen fühlt. Er erlebt die typische Atmosphäre der damaligen Zeit - die Klassenunterschiede, Ignoranz, persönlicher Egoismus, alles, was zum tragischen Ende der Titanic führte. Ein großartiges Abenteuer-Hörspiel, das Kinder und Erwachsene bis zum Schluss in Atem hält. Das Thema Titanic hat nie an Aktualität verloren und ist auch für die Medien immer wieder von besonderem Reiz. Im April 2012 jährte sich die Katastrophe zum 100. Mal. 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Pierre Franck, Bodo Primus, Ilona Wiedern, Margarete Salbach, Heinz Schimmelpfenning. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/001277/bk_edel_001277_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.