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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (187 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Archibald Gracie Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Archibald Gracie was probably among the last to leave the sinking Titanic on that cold April night in 1912, one of the most traumatic events in maritime history. In this unique account, he describes his personal experiences and remarkable escape from death in the icy waters of the Atlantic, painting a vivid picture of what it was like on board the Titanic in its final hours.

Tracking down other survivors for their stories and attending court hearings to obtain the official record, Colonel Gracie filled in the details of his account, struggling to complete it in spite of illness. Largely due to the effects of his ordeal and exposure in the frigid Atlantic, he finally succumbed on December 4, 1912. His book was published in 1913 to universal acclaim and remains one of the most vivid and first-hand accounts of the disaster.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Sometimes amazingly priggish, at others unwittingly funny, the colonel was also possessed of a fierce tenacity, a sturdy kind of dignity, and a feeling of controlled outrage at what he thought was gross negligence.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “This very elegantly written narrative by a man who actually did sink with the ship (he was later hauled into a lifeboat) is often riveting…Titanic buffs will love this on-the-spot reporting; others will also find much to enjoy and ponder. Recommended.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julie | 2/12/2014

    " Interesting firsthand account of what happened as the Titanic sank. Col. Gracie was swept over board by a wave as the Titanic sank. He managed to surface and found an overturned lifeboat...that is all the farther I have read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Tiffany | 2/6/2014

    " I really didn't learn anything new, and it was pretty repetitive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Haines | 1/26/2014

    " I made the mistake of listening to the book rather than reading it. The narrator sound somewhat pretentious and laked emotions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Paul | 1/26/2014

    " I liked it. I agree that it was repetitive in places - mainly due to the Colonel's thoroughness. He often retold the same event several times from different witnesses standpoints and testimonies. Its worth reading the first half just for the story of how he personally was saved. Lucky just isn't the word!?! "

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