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4.00135317997294 out of 54.00135317997294 out of 54.00135317997294 out of 54.00135317997294 out of 54.00135317997294 out of 5 4.00 (739 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Deborah Hopkinson Narrator: Mark Bramhall, Peter Altschuler Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN: 9780449015049
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EARLY MORNING ON APRIL 15, 1912, the RMS Titanic, on her glorious maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, sank after striking an iceberg in the North Atlantic. Thus the ship declared to be unsinkable was lost in one of the most infamous tragedies in history. Even now, a century later, the events surrounding the Titanic continue to haunt and intrigue us.

Critically acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson weaves together the voices of Titanic survivors and witnesses to the disaster to bring the horrors of that terrible night to life. There’s nine-year-old Frankie Goldsmith; Violet Jessop, a young stewardess; Jack Thayer, an American high school senior; Colonel Archibald Gracie, a well-to-do gentleman; William Murdoch, a brave seaman; Charlotte Collyer, a young mother on her way to start a new life; and many others. Their recollections are filled with heart-stopping action, devastating drama, and fascinating historical details. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Hopkinson puts a human face on the Titanic’s sinking in this riveting nonfiction chronicle of the ship’s collision with an iceberg and the tragic aftermath.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “An absorbing and richly satisfying read.”

    School Library Journal

  • “A thorough and absorbing recreation of the ill-fated voyage.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Berta | 11/6/2016

    " My son wanted to read a book about the Titanic and decided to listen to this book. He really liked this audiobook. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christiana | 2/19/2014

    " I like how this audio was done! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frances | 2/16/2014

    " This is a succinct account of the Titanic disaster that nicely straddles the line between telling the facts and telling the story. The audio readers do an adequate job. 3.5 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin Sterling | 2/7/2014

    " Deborah Hopkinson is a great nonfiction writer for youth. Titanic: Vocies from the Disaster is no exception--goes over what happened with a focus on actual photos and primary source voices through letters and characters. Excellent for those middle and high schoolers who are still obsessed with the Titanic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 2/2/2014

    " Great example of nonfiction! Lots of primary sources, an informational book that reads like a story, and amazingly researched with great appendixes. Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bailey Wassick | 1/20/2014

    " It was a great and informational book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kalen | 1/20/2014

    " Moving, informative, and exciting - a great read for Titanic enthusiasts of all ages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthew Johnson | 1/20/2014

    " this was an okay book. Too much switching back and forth from one person to the other and it took a while to grasp who was talking. I was historically correct based on letters and other information. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary-Jane | 1/13/2014

    " This is an excellent book, tying together accounts of survivors to retell the story. Historical information and pictures are included, as well as more modern perspectives. A thorough account, this is one of the best Titanic books I have read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcia Porter | 12/11/2013

    " Fabulous! Awesome piece of non-fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ava N. | 12/6/2013

    " So good then again I am a huge titanic fanatic since the first time I heard of the story. Just like last night I was watching a documentary on "the birth of the titanic"!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cinda | 12/5/2013

    " Details, so many details about a compelling story written to hold the attention of a middle school student. Explanations, diagrams and a look into specific person's lives combine for a fascinating tale of this tragedy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam | 12/3/2013

    " Rereading, May, 2013, as a classroom read aloud. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn Trlak-Donahue | 7/18/2013

    " Though, I've heard the story and watched the movie- there was still a lot to learn from this book. Very engaging and cool photos. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jewell | 6/17/2013

    " this was one of the best children's nonfiction I have read. good read for all ages. the story was told in a wonderful manner-tight and suspenseful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 5/19/2013

    " I am very fascinated by the whole Titanic story. This was a very interesting read. The narrative style of writing makes the story flow. Hearing the details of how some managed to survive, especially those who ended up in the water, was grippingly well portrayed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Virginia Walter | 4/24/2013

    " Hopkinson has culled first-person accounts from the sinking of the Titanic to create a narrative of the disaster from a very human perspective. Unfortunately, there is no shipboard romance to entice fans of the movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 4/15/2013

    " 4.5 stars. Excellent, thorough, and gripping account of the Titanic sinking. Reads like an adventure/survival story. Wonderful use of first-person accounts of the events. Appreciated all the extra info at the end; it is a great resource that will help kids find more information on the topic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kailey | 1/31/2013

    " so far this book is really good "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn Estepp | 7/20/2012

    " Thorough (to my non-fanatic eye) but readable account of the Titanic disaster. I quite liked the integrated design and trim size. Much of the information was fascinating, as we're the real-life people portrayed. And props for lots of back matter that I actually wanted to read. "

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About the Author

Deborah Hopkinson has written many award-winning author books for children, including Beatrix Potter and the Unfortunate Tale of a Borrowed Guinea Pig. Her picture books include Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building, named an ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book. Her historical fiction includes The Great Trouble, A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and A Boy Called Eel, which has been featured on more than a dozen state award lists and was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award.

About the Narrators

Mark Bramhall has won eighteen AudioFile Earphones Awards and has twice been a finalist for the Audiobook Publishers Association’s prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He has been named by Publishers Weekly and AudioFile magazine among their “Best Voices of the Year” in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. He is also an award-winning actor whose acting credits include off-Broadway, regional, and many Los Angeles venues as well as television, animation, and feature films. He has taught and directed at the American Academy of Dramatic Art.

Peter Altschuler is an actor as well as a voice-over artist. His voice can be heard in commercials for Mercedes Benz, on the Nickelodeon show Addictive Games, and as the narrator of audiobooks, including several that earned him the AudioFile Earphones Award.