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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Die Titanic war nicht einfach nur ein Schiff, sie war ein Ereignis - groß, modern und elegant. Doch schon auf ihrer Jungfernfahrt geriet sie in Seenot und sank. Was war passiert? Warum überlebten nur so wenige Passagiere? Und wo liegt das Wrack der Titanic? 1. Sprache: Deutsch. Erzähler: Philipp Schepmann, Martin Baltscheit. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hamb/000989/bk_hamb_000989_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.
The Loss of the SS Titanic: Lawrence Beesley