The Wreck of the Titan

  • by Morgan Robertson
  • Narrated by Frederick Davidson
  • 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Robertson's story, written 14 years before the historic event it presaged, parallels the descriptions and fate of the Titanic with psychic precision. His tale, however, doesn't end with the passengers' watery demise; rather, it chronicles the detective work instigated by members of Lloyd's of London, embroiling Scotland Yard, when word comes in that the heavily insured ship has sunk to the bottom of the ocean.What ensues is a battle between insurers and attorneys, in London and New York, and a survivor who has rescued another passenger's daughter. Robertson draws upon his own rich and wild experience as a seaman on the Atlantic to weave a narrative interspersed with colloquial dialogue, bringing to life the conflicts between the rich merchants who rely upon shipping and the sailing men relied upon to chart their courses.


What the Critics Say

"Davidson's vocalizations effectively deliver the irony surrounding this mythical voyage. Each characterization complements the individual represented. This novella evokes inexplicable intrigue." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

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A gifted but forgotten writer

Morgan Robertson fits the description of the suffering artist. He was a writer, a sailor and an inventor, but not a business man and was therefore exploited by most people who published his work. He never received the recognition he deserved and died as he lived, in poverty.

This prophetic story is very well written. The narrator is engaging. The story is accurately detailed.
In addition to this novella you also get free of charge and not mentioned in the description of this book, a sort of memorial to Mr. Robertson. Short essays written by people who knew Mr. Robertson. Quite a deal.
I hope that Audible records more of this under rated author's work.

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Where does The Wreck of the Titan rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's incredibly eerie in how similar it is to the Titanic wreck.

What did you like best about this story?

How accidentally accurate it was.

What about Frederick Davidson’s performance did you like?

Excellent reading skliis.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did listen in one sitting.

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- VC

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-11-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.