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Titanic: Voyage of Death: The Final 48 Hours Audiobook

Titanic: Voyage of Death: The Final 48 Hours

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April 15, 1912

Soon, Titanic's voyage will come to a deadly end with the sinking of the unsinkable.

This is the story of the final 48 hours of the RMS Titanic, its first and last voyage. The story is told in a compelling countdown that ends mere hours after the ship's sinking.

This book describes the last days, actions, and thoughts of architect Thomas Andrews and passenger Margaret Brown, known as the Unsinkable Molly Brown, as they interact with other passengers and crew members during these last 48 hours.

While Miss Brown enjoys her cruise and her interactions with everyone onboard, Mr. Andrews is at first proud and then haunted by this stately ship. What starts out as a happy and joyous occasion soon turns to dread and despair at the news that the Titanic has hit an iceberg.

Miss Brown and Mr. Andrews are on the same yet very different mission of saving passengers while forgoing themselves and their own personal demons and dangers. While chaos and panic ensue, lives will soon be saved and also lost as the Titanic breathes her last breath and gives Molly Brown and Thomas Andrews very different endings.

What were Captain Smith's and Ismay's thoughts and actions during this horrific time? How could such a proud start turn into absolute horror? What are the consequences of the decision to forgo more lifeboats?

How could an exciting voyage with world elite onboard turn into a horrific voyage of death?

©2017 J.T. Belmont (P)2017 J.T. Belmont

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    Norma Miles 17/05/2017
    Norma Miles 17/05/2017
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    ""Molly, dear, we have hit an iceberg.""
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    This is the story of the Titanic, the iconic passenger ship known as "unsinkable", which sank on it's maiden voyage, taking with it the lives of many hundreds of those sailing on her. It is a well known event in shipping history, made all the more poignant by the belief at the launch that this was an especially safe vessel (which some claimed only the hand of God himself could destroy) and consequently had a vastly insufficient number of lifeboats aboard should the unthinkable happen. <br/><br/>The author has contrived a fictional story based around named people known to have been travelling on the tragic journey, notably the chief designer and architect of the Titanic, Andrews, and a woman who became famous in later years for her courage and advocacy of human rights, Miss Margaret (Molly) Brown, to give life to the countdown of events as they happened. Much speculation remains about everything that occured on that terrible night but, even over a century after the sinking, it remains a story of misjudgement, complacency as well as personal courage. In so dramatic a tale, it would be easy for the author to overdramatize, but I.T.Belmont resists this. So, too, does the narrator, J.Scott Bennett, instead letting the reader's imagination fill in the gaps as the full realisation of circumstances evolve. As always, Mr.Bennett's reading is impeccable, easy to listen to and his character voicings are distinct (even if his Irish accent was slightly strange). <br/><br/>This is, perhaps, not the best retelling of the events of that night but it is does give a taste of the attitudes inherent at the time as well as detailing the death of the great ship and, as such, is still well worth reading. It is a story which shocks and horrifies even after the elapse of so many years. Recommended.

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  • Susan Patterson
    19/05/17
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    "Very touching!"
    If you could sum up Titanic: Voyage of Death: The Final 48 Hours in three words, what would they be?

    Date with fate


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Molly Brown's character and moral values is a great example to follow.


    Which character – as performed by J. Scott Bennett – was your favorite?

    Bennett made Mr. Andrew's character come alive.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was sadden that class distinction was so prevalent.


    Any additional comments?

    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review”.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Zara Quintana
    26/07/17
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    "Excellent Retelling of the Final Hours on Titanic"
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    I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom. If you like or love stories based on historic events, this audiobook is for you. J. Scott Bennett does an excellent job bringing the historic final hours to life. It reminded me of what you might see on a TV special such as "Unsolved Mysteries" or "In Search of". This story maybe fictional based on historic facts, it's believable and very entertaining. This audiobook is just under 3 hours and is perfect for a shorter listen. I found this to be an interesting and entertaining listen and recommend it if you enjoy stories based on actual events in history.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Deedra
    United States
    24/06/17
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    "Titanic:Voyage of death"

    This was a really good story of fiction with factual information throughout.The interactions imagined between the people before, during and after the Titanic left port and sank are quite realistic.J. Scott Bennett gives a nice narrative from beginning to end.I was provided this book by the author, narrator or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tammi P.
    Michigan
    20/06/17
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    "good story"

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher. I thought this book was written very well. The facts included in it were directly in line with what I already knew. It was interesting to hear what could have potentially taken place between Molly Brown and Thomas Andrews during the trip. The narrator did a great job. He was smooth and easy to listen to, and did a wonderful job with the accents.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Daman
    16/06/17
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    "Fascinating and amazing insight"
    What did you love best about Titanic: Voyage of Death: The Final 48 Hours?

    The narration and story and the unique cast of characters.


    Any additional comments?

    This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Christine Newton
    25/05/17
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    "short and bittersweet"
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    To be clear, this is a very brief audiobook, so it can't possibly describe the full story of the Titanic. Also, since we're not privy to actual conversations among characters who drowned during the disaster, we have to accept that some parts of this story is true while other parts are fictional. So take the story for what it is, and if you have the right expectations going into it, you'll likely enjoy the story immensely. <br/><br/>Like many people, I'm fascinated by disaster stories - not necessarily because of the death and destruction, but because I wander down imaginary rabbit holes by thinking about what I would have done if I were in that very place and time. If you're also one of those kinds of people, there are some really good non-fiction books (such as 'Unthinkable' by Amanda Ripley), which explore why people react differently in emergency situations. The story of the Titanic always puts me in that 'what would I have done' frame of mind; it's actually quite practical to engage in these thought-exercises, according to researchers, because it can better prepare you for future emergencies. But aside from that, this is a charming story of a handful of characters who were on the Titanic when it sank.The narration perfectly suits the time and tone of the story, and the dialogue is charmingly authentic. If you're a Titanic fan, then you know there's much more to the story than what's presented here. If you're new to the Titanic, then hopefully this whetted your appetite for further information about this historic disaster... <br/><br/>I provided my opinion in exchange for a complimentary copy of the audiobook from the author, narrator, or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bill Beaulac
    NEK Vermont
    24/05/17
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    "An interesting and easy listen, HOWEVER . . ."

    The author takes an awful lot of artistic license with this version of the Titanic's last days. While the timeline is fairly accurate, several of the alleged conversations portrayed simply do not line-up with historical accounts, several from those on-board, of what actually took place. I suppose the description of the work, itself, hints at this when it speaks of the thoughts of key persons, some of whom did not survive; how could anyone possibly know their thoughts?

    This short book makes for an easy and enjoyable listen, to which the narration by J. Scott Bennett makes a big contribution. For its entertainment value I would recommend this book to the casual reader. However, if one is looking for a book speaking to the historical accuracy of the Titanic's last days there are better options.

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review as agreed upon.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Connie Higgins
    SNYDER, TX, US
    23/05/17
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    ""The Sinking of the Titanic"

    I recommend this short audiobook it was less than 3 hrs. The narration was very good. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy by the author, narrator or publisher

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • tarafarah7: Tara Brown
    Grand Rapids, MI
    22/05/17
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    "I wish it was longer!"
    What did you love best about Titanic: Voyage of Death: The Final 48 Hours?

    I loved that I was able to visualize being there on the ship. Wow...it must have been absolutely GORGEOUS! I haven't researched much about The Titanic, but this audiobook definitely sparked my interest. I am a teacher, so for our research project at the end of the school year, I WILL be spending my own free time looking up information about the Titanic while my students work on the research for their chosen topic.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the ending where it was explained to the class of students how much money a 1st class ticket would have cost back then. It put things into perspective for them...and for me! I also enjoyed hearing how the story of The Titanic carried on to others through Molly/Margaret Brown.


    Which character – as performed by J. Scott Bennett – was your favorite?

    I thought it was sad, but I enjoyed hearing about architect, Thomas Andrews. I would like to learn more about him and his life. Perhaps I will be able to learn more about his thought process while designing The Titanic. Even though I know nothing about architecture, the ship was so amazing, and I would love to learn more about the layout as well as what it looked like inside.


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

    I listened to it in one sitting, but it might be too emotional for some if they have personal ties to the event. I actually wish it was longer. I would have loved to hear more about the characters and their lives, but that is for another story. Many other reviewers state that this audiobook was highly fictionalized. I have no idea if it was or wasn't, and I guess it isn't important to me if it is or isn't, because the main events are known to all. I know that it did get me interested in learning about the ship, itself, which is what I plan to do from here. Either way, if students in school were learning about the events regarding The Titanic, I do think this audiobook would be a great book to listen to so that they could learn about the people and the time period. It is interesting, would keep them engaged, and isn't too long where they would get bored. :-)


    Any additional comments?

    One thing I didn't mention, but I was happy that the author included was the date, time, and countdown to the sinking of The Titanic at the beginning of each chapter. This was a very nice touch and it kept me on track throughout regarding the events. It also allowed the listener to see the changes in the characters over time as well as how they each handled the events differently. <br/><br/>Overall this book was entertaining and it made me want to learn more. I felt the narrator did a fantastic job. The book is not very long, so there is nothing to get bored with over time. In fact, I wish it was longer, but that is personal preference. I'm sure the people aboard The Titanic wished their trip was longer, too. Sadly enough, we do not always get what we want. <br/><br/>Thank you for reading my review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rabid Reader
    22/05/17
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    "An new look at Titanic's story"

    This is an interesting dive into the possible thoughts and actions of Thomas Andrews (architect), Molly Brown and other staff and passengers during the last hours of the Titanic's ill-fated maiden voyage. Even though this is a work of fiction, you could actually imagine it all happening as the author potrayed it. The narrator did an excellent job of bring the various characters to life, making their emotions seem real, and capturing the sadness, fear and panic of the disaster. He also did a great job of the various accents as well. This novel melding of fiction and fact was well written and narrated and gave a new twist to Titanic's story

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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