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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (420 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Beryl Bainbridge Narrator: Dominic Taylor Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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On Wednesday, 10 April 1912, RMS Titanic left Southampton on her maiden voyage to New York. Four days later, half an hour before midnight, she struck an iceberg. By 2 am, the last lifeboat had rowed frantically away.

Then, within only 20 minutes, the great ship had sunk and 1,500 people had lost their lives.

This book recaptures those critical four last days. Was the Titanic, despite repeated ice warnings, travelling too fast? Why was she issued with a certificate of seaworthiness when there was a fire blazing out of control in her No. 10 bunker? And why did Scurra, long before tragedy struck, remark that it was every man for himself? Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Juliana Jura | 1/18/2014

    " The book was okay to read but having seen Titanic, I felt it was almost a replay of that script! The story line warmed up towards the end and improved. Was that because we knew the outcome?! As it was based upon a true story it would have been difficult to change the overall storyline. Worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 12/26/2013

    " I really enjoyed the author's style in telling the tale. You learned about the characters through snatches of overheard conversations and quick observations. I found it very compelling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miz | 12/25/2013

    " Haunting, lyrical and unexpectedly humourous. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie Williams | 11/26/2013

    " A great social account of life for the rich before world war 1. However I feel the titanic saga has been done to death so to speak. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Molly | 11/9/2013

    " Maybe I didn't give this enough of a shot. I don't know. I couldn't get in to it. Bainbridge might be too chilly for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara Pauff | 10/14/2013

    " Excellent book about the Titanic disaster. It portrays the tragedy without a lot of melodramatic language -- very refreshing to a reader who grew up with the sappy James Cameron version of history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Saturday's Child | 10/10/2013

    " Discovered this enjoyable read in my search for books about the Titanic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alarra | 6/29/2013

    " I love her writing, the stark precision of language and the merest detail that hints at so much under the surface. This is menacing while being mild in tone and sharp in observation, a retelling of some lives that might have been on a doomed ship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn (in SC) C234D | 6/27/2013

    " I really liked this novel, based on a wealthy young man's experience on the Titanic in 1912. It was interesting and seemed realistic. Unfortunately, I read it a few years ago and cannot remember details. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kazimiera pendrey | 6/15/2013

    " it was not that bad ijust was impatient for the ship to hit the iceberg i suppose that is the trouble with reading a book based on a actual historical event "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 5/25/2013

    " It's tough to really get into a book when you know exactly what the ending is going to be! That said, Bainbridge does an excellent job of revealing this historical tragedy from a different perspective. This book won the Whitbread Award and was quite an enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 12/28/2012

    " An interesting tale interwoven with the sinking of the Titanic, written by a legend in British literature. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Priya | 11/19/2012

    " This is one of the most tightly written books I've ever read. With not one superfluous word, Bainbridge advances the story at an impressive pace and creates tension in a situation where we know the inevitable outcome. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 9/21/2012

    " This book sadly bored me, though it did leave me curious about some of the details of the Titanic. The characters were not compelling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sofia Samatar | 9/3/2012

    " Set on board the Titanic, this slim novel is a bit of many good things: part social satire, part coming-of-age story, part grim philosophy. Bainbridge's clean prose leads you smoothly from one surprise into another--you're generally off-balance, often sinking, and always entertained. I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mitchell | 3/21/2012

    " Downton Abbey meets the Titanic. Superb historical fiction by a master. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simon Q | 11/28/2011

    " The first Beryl Bainbridge book I've read and it left me wanting to read more of her work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn (in SC) C234D | 6/22/2011

    " I really liked this novel, based on a wealthy young man's experience on the Titanic in 1912. It was interesting and seemed realistic. Unfortunately, I read it a few years ago and cannot remember details. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey | 4/12/2011

    " I wanted to like this more than I actually did. It took me awhile to get invested in the story line, maybe because the characters weren't likable? However, Bainbridge's writing is still excellent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Priya | 1/11/2010

    " This is one of the most tightly written books I've ever read. With not one superfluous word, Bainbridge advances the story at an impressive pace and creates tension in a situation where we know the inevitable outcome. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Saturday's | 10/5/2009

    " Discovered this enjoyable read in my search for books about the Titanic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kitty Tomlinson | 1/2/2009

    " Nephew of rich man sails on Titanic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alarra | 10/10/2008

    " I love her writing, the stark precision of language and the merest detail that hints at so much under the surface. This is menacing while being mild in tone and sharp in observation, a retelling of some lives that might have been on a doomed ship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 5/26/2008

    " It's tough to really get into a book when you know exactly what the ending is going to be! That said, Bainbridge does an excellent job of revealing this historical tragedy from a different perspective. This book won the Whitbread Award and was quite an enjoyable read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Molly | 12/11/2007

    " Maybe I didn't give this enough of a shot. I don't know. I couldn't get in to it. Bainbridge might be too chilly for me. "

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