Only a vestige remains of the men and women that but a moment before quickened her spacious apartments with human hopes and passions, sorrows, and joys. Upon that broken hull new vows were taken, new fealty expressed, old love renewed, and those who had been devoted in friendship and companions in life went proudly and defiantly on the last life pilgrimage together. In such a heritage we must feel ourselves more intimately related to the sea than ever before, and henceforth it will send back to us on its rising tide the cheering salutations from those we have lost. - Senator William A. Smith, Chairman of the Subcommittee appointed for the United States Senate Inquiry into the sinking of the Titanic Just before midnight on April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic, the largest ship in the world, hit an iceberg, setting in motion a chain of events that would ultimately make it history´s most famous, and notorious, ship. In the century 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. Thanks to the undying interest in the story, millions of people are familiar with various aspects of the ship´s demise. The sinking of the ship is still nearly as controversial now as it was over 100 years ago, and the drama is just as compelling. Naturally, the intense interest in the Titanic also meant that there would be great efforts made to locate the wreck. In fact, the first searches for the wreck began in the days after the giant ship went down, but given how far down it sank to the floor of the Atlantic and the fact that the ship had inaccurately transmitted its location shortly before it sank, initial efforts were doomed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Gagnepain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036731/bk_acx0_036731_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A century after the Titanics maiden voyage, this book features all aspects of the ships famous story, from the construction to its tragic end. Illustrated with fascinating photographs, children can have fun finding and matching the stickers of the Titanic to the correct place on the page.
There’s a killer on the loose on the Titanic - and the only people who know are four kids. Within both the luxury of the cabins and the dark underbelly of the engine rooms, Paddy, Sophie, Juliana, and Alfie have found themselves tangled in a maze of mysteries, each one deadlier than the next. Even on a ship as big as the Titanic, the young passengers are finding there are very few places to hide. And when the ship hits an iceberg, the voyage becomes more dangerous than ever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Page. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/003090/bk_brll_003090_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two teenagers discover true love aboard the doomed ocean liner.... Elizabeth Farr never wanted to return to America. During her family’s vacation abroad, she has fallen in love with England, and is despondent when her father refuses to let her stay. Returning to New York means having her debut into society, and that means a swiftly arranged marriage. Elizabeth will never go to college, never learn to be a reporter - as she sees it, her life is over as soon as the Titanic reaches port. Of course, if she’s unlucky, her life will be over far sooner than that. As Elizabeth and her family settle into their first-class cabins, Katie Hanrahan, a young Irish girl with dreams of finding fortune in America, makes her way to a steerage berth. Both girls have plans for the future, but love and death are about to intervene. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Whelan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006817/bk_adbl_006817_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At only 17years old, Ian Kabra is head of the Cahills, the most powerful family in the world. He has presidents on speed dial, generals at his beck and call. Ian knows he´s an ideal leader and the only man for the job. There´s just one small problem: He´s already messed up big time. A Cahill from the past calling himself the Outcast has risen to challenge Ian with an impossible test. The Outcast has re-created four of history´s greatest disasters and dared Ian to stop him. If Ian and his allies can´t decipher the Outcast´s hints in time, innocent people will die. Ian´s only chance to beat the Outcast is to track down his former allies, Amy and Dan. But finding Amy and Dan will demand from Ian an impossible sacrifice.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Piitu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/schc/000626/bk_schc_000626_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Titanic meets the delicious horror of Ransom Riggs and the sass of Mean Girls in this follow-up to the number one New York Times best seller How to Hang a Witch, in which a contemporary teen finds herself a passenger on the famous ´´ship of dreams´´ - a story made all the more fascinating because the author´s own relatives survived the doomed voyage. Samantha Mather knew her family´s connection to the infamous Salem Witch Trials might pose obstacles to an active social life. But having survived one curse, she never thought she´d find herself at the center of a new one. This time, Sam is having recurring dreams about the Titanic...where she´s been walking the deck with first-class passengers, like her aunt and uncle. Meanwhile, in Sam´s waking life, strange missives from the Titanic have been finding their way to her, along with haunting visions of people who went down with the ship. Ultimately, Sam and the Descendants, along with some help from heartthrob Elijah, must unravel who is behind the spell that is drawing her ever further into the dream ship...and closer to sharing the same grim fate as its ghostly passengers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tara Sands. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/002397/bk_lili_002397_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Matilda by Roald Dahl, read by Kate Winslet. Matilda Wormwood is an extraordinary genius with really stupid parents.Miss Trunchbull is her terrifying headmistress who thinks all her pupils are rotten little stinkers.But Matilda will show these horrible grown-ups that even though she´s only small, she´s got some very powerful tricks up her sleeve.... Kate Winslet´s award-winning and varied career has included standout roles in Titanic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Finding Neverland, Revolutionary Road and The Reader, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Also a highly acclaimed voice artist, she received the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children for Listen to the Storyteller. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Winslet. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000524/bk_pauk_000524_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nineteen-year-old Annabelle Worthington was born into a life of privilege, but everything changed on an April day in 1912, when the sinking of the Titanic changed her family and her world forever. Finding strength within her grief, Annabelle pours herself into volunteer work, igniting a passion for medicine that would shape the course of her life. But for Annabelle, first love, and a seemingly idyllic marriage, will soon bring grief caused by the secrets of her husband. Betrayed, and pursued by undeserved scandal, Annabelle flees New York for war-ravaged France, hoping to lose herself in a life of service. There, in the heart of the First World War, in a groundbreaking field hospital run by women, Annabelle finds her true calling, studying medicine and saving lives. When the war ends, Annabelle begins a new life in Paris - now a doctor, a mother, her past almost forgotten... Until a fateful meeting opens her heart to the world she had left behind. Filled with breathtaking images and historical detail, Danielle Steel´s novel introduces one of her most unique and fascinating characters: Annabelle Worthington, a remarkable woman - a good woman - who triumphs against overwhelming odds. More than compelling fiction, her story is a powerful celebration of life, dignity, and courage - and a testament to the human will to survive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jay O. Sanders. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/001416/bk_brll_001416_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.