In the early morning hours of April 15, 1912, the R.M.S. Titanic slipped below the waters of the Atlantic becoming one of the greatest maritime disasters of the 20th century. Sixty-eight years later, a young boy would learn about the lost liner while spending the day with his grandfather. This is the story of that day and the collection of memorabilia which would be amassed over the years, the unbreakable bond between a grandfather and grandson joined together by their interest in the ´´unsinkable´´ ship. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eila Ulyett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008779/bk_acx0_008779_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jim Walker’s widely acclaimed Mysteries in Time series is enjoyed by mystery lovers who also crave uplifting, inspirational stories. Morgan Fairfield is one of the few survivors of the Titanic disaster. Now a celebrity journalist in New York, he persists in his story that Hunter Kennedy was murdered on that doomed voyage. But with the evidence miles underwater—and now a different Hunter Kennedy arriving on the scene—Morgan and his wife Margaret need to find a way to solve this conundrum fast. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Woodman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/005145/bk_reco_005145_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
TV actor, producer, and screenwriter Valentine Palmer sets out to write the definitive account of the Titanic’s sinking. As the 100th anniversary of the fateful night approaches, Palmer follows up innumerable conflicting stories and theories that still, to this day, surround the doomed liner. Charles Herbert Lightoller, Palmer’s great uncle, was the highest-ranking surviving officer from the disaster. It was only after the great man’s death in 1952 that his sister, Gertrude, Palmer’s eccentric grandmother, began to hint to her young grandson of the contradictory accounts of both her brother’s supposed heroism and his suspect testimonies at the investigations into the sinking. Palmer’s grandmother doesn’t accuse Joseph Bruce Ismay, managing director of the White Star Line, in so many words. Rather, she chooses to address her grandson in riddles, which have taken him a lifetime to interpret. This, Grandma Gertrude hints, is the man who made her brother ´´an offer he couldn’t refuse´´! In-depth research by a number of parties over the past 100 years reveals that something was not quite right about the testimonies of both Ismay and Lightoller. Britain’s preparation for possible war with Germany, tales of gold and priceless treasures aboard the doomed liner and a possible insurance fraud of unimaginable complexity are just some of the mysteries and possible conspiracies that Palmer seeks to shed new light on in this fascinating book. With dogged determination he works his way through the revelations of his great aunt, Lightoller’s widow, and his maternal grandmother’s hints of cover-ups at the highest level. Palmer’s searches take him through the maze of conflicting testimonies and reported conversations from survivors. His task becomes ever more daunting as he sees the truth, like his great uncle’s honour, become increasingly shrouded in the mists of time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Valentine Palmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/copy/000383/bk_copy_000383_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.
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. 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. Much has been made through the years about the failures of those designing the Titanic to take proper safety precautions, and how these failings led to the disaster and huge loss of life. In fact, the number of lives lost was so great that it can be hard to believe that the death toll might have been higher. Nonetheless, it´s true that many more would have died without the courageous efforts of those on the ships who responded to the Titanic´s distress calls and sailed through the same dangerous conditions that brought down the ´´unsinkable´´ ship itself. Investigating the Sinking of the Titanic chronicles the immediate aftermath of the tragedy and the investigations and changes that followed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Gagnepain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036305/bk_acx0_036305_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This collection of 21 audio episodes reveals the truths, myths, and legacies of R.M.S. Titanic - One of the most impactful global tragedies in over a century. Hosted by world-renowned experts, Titanic Channel Talks uses decades of research to tell fresh stories about the lives of passengers, crew, and the inner workings of the ship. Storytellers include historians, authors, naval experts, researchers, and marine archaeologists - many of whom have experienced diving to Titanic´s wreck site firsthand. Full Episode listing: 1. Titanic´s Most Refined Features - Host: Bill Sauder 2. Remembering Ruth Becker Blanchard - Host: Ken Marschall 3. The Excommunication of Masabumi Hosono - Host: Robert Bracken 4. A Thief on Titanic - Host: Senan Molony 5. Thomas Andrews´ Notes - Host: Mark Chirnside 6. Managing Titanic´s Underwater Heritage - Host: Ken Vrana 7. Surprises Inside Titanic: The Turkish Bath - Host: Ken Marschall 8. Wreck Wood from Titanic - Host: Craig Sopin 9. We´ve Got to Know More - Host: Charles Haas 10. Watertight Compartments - Host: Parks Stephenson 11. What Did Superintendent James McGiffin Know? - Host: Senan Molony 12. The Untold Story of Jack Binns - Host: Craig Sopin 13. Underwater Archaeology - Host: Ken Vrana 14. Did the Lights Stay On? - Host: Parks Stephenson 15. Should Titanic Have Turned into the Iceberg? - Host: Parks Stephenson 16. More Lifeboats Would Not Have Helped - Host: Charles Haas 17. The J.J. Davies Bag - Host: Andrew Aldridge 18. Did Lifeboats Douse Their Lights? - Host: Senan Molony 19. Titanic´s Morse Lamps Host: - Host: Bill Sauder 20. Shipwreck Diving - Host: Richie Kohler 21. Matching Shoes, What Else Could That Be? - Host: Ken Marschall 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Marschall, Bill Sauder, Parks Stephenson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnic/000001/bk_tnic_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
April 15, 2012, marked 100 years since the Titanic sank. Since that fateful night, stories about the sinking have become legendary - how the band played to the end, how lifeboats were lowered half-empty - but amongst the films, novels and academic arguments, only those who were there can separate truth from fiction. After the sinking, inquiries into the loss of 1,517 lives (out of 2,223 aboard) were held in both the UK and US. The proceedings produced 1,000 pages of transcripts. Some of the testimonies were inevitably less than impartial, but as a whole the transcripts represent the most thorough and complete account of the sinking, told in the voices of those who were there. For the first time these transcripts have been specially edited and arranged chronologically, so that they tell the story of the Titanic´s sinking as a narrative, rather than a list of questions and answers in a courtroom. The witnesses are transformed into characters in a much bigger story, and the events are described from different perspectives of people in every part of the ship, from a stoker in the boiler room escaping his section before the water tight doors sealed behind him, to first class passengers trying to buy their way onto lifeboats. Capturing the disbelief, the chaos and the terror of the disaster, this unique book brings to life the tragedy through the voices of those who survived it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Altschuler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009525/bk_adbl_009525_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The original 1912 news accounts of the Titanic disaster include the first-hand accounts of survivors as told to reporters who met the ship bringing them from where they were saved from lifeboats. The surviving crew describes the crucial moments after the ship hit the iceberg. A crewman testifies just three days after the sinking that the ship had a fire in its coal bunkers from the time it set sail. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barry Abrams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009548/bk_acx0_009548_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Side by side On the fateful night of the Titanic disaster, heiress Loretta Linden made sure her friends and fellow passengers got to the lifeboats before she even thought of herself. Her soft heart is legendary - and her desire to help others is her great passion. She will not rest until her little band is safely reunited in her native San Francisco - where she meets the dashing Captain Quarles. Hand in hand Malachai Quarles has sailed the seven seas - and he´s had many a sweetheart - but he´s never met a woman like Loretta. She´s beautiful, funny, and generous to a fault, a collector of assorted lost causes, underdogs, and stray cats - and his heart. The freewheeling captain is madly in love with her - but he won´t be tamed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Baarns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043893/bk_acx0_043893_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 Wiedem, Margarete Salbach, Heinz Schimmelpfennig, Henny Schneider-Wenzel. Hörprobe: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/003000/bk_edel_003000_sample.mp3. Digitales Hörbuch im AAX Format.