On the 100th anniversary of the Titanic´s sinking, a prominent Titanic researcher offers a final chance to see the ship before it disappears forever. The Titanic was the biggest, most luxurious passenger ship the world had ever seen; the ads proclaimed it to be unsinkable. When it sank in April 1912 after hitting an iceberg, killing more than 1,500 people, the world was forever changed and the public has been spellbound ever since. Now, a century later, the Titanic is about to disappear again: its infrastructure is set to collapse in the next few years. In this book, scientist Charles Pellegrino offers what may be the last opportunity to see the ship before it is lost to the seas for eternity. The last book to be written while survivors were still alive and able to contribute details, Farewell, Titanic includes many untold stories about the sinking and exploration of the unsinkable ship. Author Charles Pellegrino provided source material for James Cameron´s Oscar-winning Titanic film, which is being re-released in 3D at the same time as the book Written by a New York Times best-selling author who participated in the post-discovery analysis of the Titanic´s remains during the expedition that immediately followed Robert Ballard´s Titanic discovery in 1985 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bronson Pinchot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007273/bk_adbl_007273_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
April 15, 1912 Soon, Titanic´s voyage will come to a deadly end with the sinking of the unsinkable. This is the story of the final 48 hours of the RMS Titanic, its first and last voyage. The story is told in a compelling countdown that ends mere hours after the ship´s sinking. This book describes the last days, actions, and thoughts of architect Thomas Andrews and passenger Margaret Brown, known as the Unsinkable Molly Brown, as they interact with other passengers and crew members during these last 48 hours. While Miss Brown enjoys her cruise and her interactions with everyone onboard, Mr. Andrews is at first proud and then haunted by this stately ship. What starts out as a happy and joyous occasion soon turns to dread and despair at the news that the Titanic has hit an iceberg. Miss Brown and Mr. Andrews are on the same yet very different mission of saving passengers while forgoing themselves and their own personal demons and dangers. While chaos and panic ensue, lives will soon be saved and also lost as the Titanic breathes her last breath and gives Molly Brown and Thomas Andrews very different endings. What were Captain Smith´s and Ismay´s thoughts and actions during this horrific time? How could such a proud start turn into absolute horror? What are the consequences of the decision to forgo more lifeboats? How could an exciting voyage with world elite onboard turn into a horrific voyage of death? 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. Scott Bennett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085953/bk_acx0_085953_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One hundred years ago, the mightiest ´´unsinkable´´ ship began her maiden voyage to cross the Atlantic. An engineering feat 11 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 20 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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Martin Jarvis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbca/000944/bk_bbca_000944_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Who Sank the Titanic?:The Final Verdict Robert Strange
Farewell, Titanic:Her Final Legacy Wiley. 1. Auflage Charles Pellegrino
John Batley ist klar geworden, dass er in einer einzigen Lüge gelebt hat und seine Ehe am Ende ist. Auf der Steuerbordseite des Promenadendecks harrt er seines Schicksals - als er Zeuge der Kollision der Titanic mit einem Eisberg wird. Irritiert über die kurze Erschütterung, verlässt Schiffsarchitekt Thomas Andrews seine Bridgerunde, um nach der Ursache zu suchen. Erst im Maschinenraum wird ihm das Ausmaß der Katastrophe klar: Die Titanic wird sinken. Ein Kampf ums Überleben über die Klassengrenzen hinaus mit tödlichem Finale beginnt.
With the voices of the survivors this is a condensed account of the first and final voyage of RMS Titanic. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/slnd/000360/bk_slnd_000360_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It was one of the most traumatic events in maritime history, and Archibald Gracie was probably among the last to leave the sinking Titanic on that cold April night in 1912. In this unique account, he describes his personal experiences and remarkable escape from death in the icy waters of the Atlantic, painting a vivid picture of what it was like on board the Titanic in its final hours. Tracking down other survivors for their stories and attending court hearings to obtain the official record, Colonel Gracie filled in the details of his account, struggling to complete it in spite of illness. Largely due to the effects of his ordeal and exposure in the frigid Atlantic, he finally succumbed on December 4, 1912. His book was published in 1913 to universal acclaim and remains one of the most vivid first-hand accounts of the disaster. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frederick Davidson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001978/bk_blak_001978_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is a few days before Christmas and Betty, alone in the world with only her daughter Molly, is about to sign the papers that will end her eight-year marriage. As Betty reveals her feelings about this final act, listeners become privy to a hilarious inner dialogue of pros and cons moving from ´´half my friends are divorced´´ to ´´divorce makes no sense...´´ at lightning speed. Such is the story behind Betty in Raising My Titanic, a hilarious but heartrending diary that chronicles the trials and tribulations of a 30-year-old woman during her first year of adjustment following divorce. In a simple and down-to-earth style, Mary Sheldon paints a brilliant portrait of a sensitive woman in transition, capturing the frustations of learning how to live all over again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Sheldon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000249/bk_pnix_000249_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Just before midnight on April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic, the largest ship in the world, hit an iceberg, starting a chain of events that would ultimately make it history´s most famous, and notorious, ship. In the over 100 years since it sank on its maiden voyage, the Titanic has been the subject of endless fascination, as evidenced by the efforts to find its final resting spot, the museums full of its objects, and the countless books, documentaries, and movies made about the doomed ocean liner. The Titanic was neither the first nor last big ship to sink, so it´s clear that much of its appeal stems from the nature of ship itself. Indeed, the Titanic stands out not just for its end but for its beginning, specifically the fact that it was the most luxurious passenger ship ever built at the time. In addition to the time it took to come up with the design, the giant ship took a full three years to build, and no effort or cost was spared to outfit the Titanic in the most lavish ways. Given that the Titanic was over 100 feet tall, nearly 900 feet long, and over 90 feet wide, it´s obvious that those who built her and provided all of its famous amenities had plenty of work to do. The massive ship was carrying thousands of passengers and crew members, each with their own experiences on board, and the various amenities offered among the different classes of passengers ensured that life on some decks of the ship was quite different than life on others. The Sinking of the RMS Titanic chronicles the ship´s final hours and the tragedy that ensued, explaining what happened. It also documents different passengers´ accounts of that fateful night. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin McKay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033456/bk_acx0_033456_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.