- The World's Worst Maritime Disasters
- Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
- Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 01-02-14
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
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Ships featured include: Wilhelm Gustloff - how history forgot the 10,000 killed. Lancastria - why Britain's worst disaster was covered up. Mont Blanc - the ship that destroyed a city. Sultana - triumph and tragedy on the Mississippi. Dona Paz - the deadliest disaster in living memory.
With disasters from all over the world, these are stories of the people - whether they lived or died - as well as the ships. They are stories of tragedy, war, heroism and cowardice, greed and sacrifice. Only for the lucky few were they also stories of rescue and survival.
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By Anthony on 01-03-16
A Captivating Listen
What made the experience of listening to Final Voyage the most enjoyable?
Like a masterful storyteller at a dinner party the author recounts the intriguing details of each disaster without getting bogged down providing an exhaustive litany of names, dates, and non-pertinent historical asides. This book is very captivating a casual listener like myself.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Final Voyage?
One particularly startling story in the book is that of the collision in the Halifax Harbor of the SS Mont-Blanc, a French vessel carrying a dangerous cargo of explosives and the Norwegian SS Imo. This accident resulted in the largest man-made explosion prior to the development of nuclear weapons.