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.
The tragic sinking of the Titanic still fascinates people today. As she set off on her maiden voyage, the Titanic was thought to be unsinkable. However, just a few days later, in the early morning of 15th April 1912, disaster struck and a huge number of people lost their lives. This book is based on authentic eye witness reports of how the tragedy unfolded. This reader includes: explanations of new vocabulary directly at the bottom of each page activities to check understanding and develop your language skills Think about it: opportunities to reflect on what you have read Find out more: questions and tasks designed to help you learn more about what you have read
The sinking of the Titanic on her maiden voyage in 1912 is one of the most dramatic stories in maritime history. The largest passenger steamship in the world, fitted with more advanced safety features than any of her rivals, she was proclaimed to be virtually unsinkable. Just how and why the Titanic foundered on such a beautiful April evening is the subject of this fascinating book. Author Rupert Matthews explores the evidence behind the stories of heroism and cowardice related by survivors, and investigates the many theories surrounding the great ship´s tragic loss. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabrielle Glaister. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080536/bk_acx0_080536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
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.
Scheduled to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Titanic, a topic that continues to haunt and thrill listeners to this day, this audiobook by critically acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson weaves together the voices and stories of real Titanic survivors and witnesses to the disaster - from the stewardess Violet Jessop to Captain Arthur Rostron of the Carpatia, who came to the rescue of the sinking ship. Packed with heart-stopping action, devastating drama, fascinating historical details, and quotes from primary sources, this gripping story, which follows the Titanic and its passengers from the ship´s celebrated launch at Belfast to her cataclysmic icy end, is sure to thrill and move listeners. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Bramhall, Peter Altschuler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001515/bk_lili_001515_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.
The Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie away to the decks of that ill-fated ship, the Titanic. There, they must help two children find their way to a lifeboat, all while they are in danger of becoming victims of that tragic night themselves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mary Pope Osborne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000539/bk_lili_000539_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lawrence Beesley was a passenger on the Titanic´s maiden voyage and therefore a survivor of its tragic loss. In this audiobook he narrates the circumstances of the ship´s collision with an iceberg and the strange unexpected behaviour of the passengers, who found it hard to believe anything at all had happened. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/fnha/000130/bk_fnha_000130_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.