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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would recommend the book to anyone who really wants to relive the ship's last night.
What did you like best about this story?
I liked the interesting things I learned about the time period such as the class system on the ship that no longer exists today. I was also interested to find out why there had been so little life boat storage on the ship.
What about Martin Jarvis’s performance did you like?
Jarvis's performance was excellent. When you want to listen to someone read an account like this, I would recommend Jarvis as a perfect narrator for historical accounts.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
My reaction to the book was sadness for all those lost at sea. I also think that ship builders should now think twice before they declare a ship unsinkable based on what this book tells us.
Any additional comments?
I have listened to another Walter Lord account on the Titanic titled the night lives on. This book is not posted on audible, but you can read this in print. I have the cassette edition. Yes, I still have a cassette player. Even though these books are the same in most respects, the night lives on delves into some of the myths surrounding the ship in greater detail rather then just posing the questions. I would strongly recommend reading this account as well. This I think is better then watching the hit movie from 1997. If you don't care for the love story in the film, the account I have mentioned along with this book are well worth your time.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
taking an unbiased and generally non sensationalised account of times and people and delicately out into time line... the stories speak for themselves
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
If you enjoy historical tales with lots of interesting asides you will feel that your investment was a good one.
Martin Jarvis, the narrator, brings to life this fascinating tale in a very enjoyable and very English way.
He tells a story in a very understated manner and you don’t get lots of silly voices, but you very much get the character of the person who is describing a particular moment.
All in all a great historical tale told by a professional narrator.