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.
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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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Couldn't get past the narration
I cannot stand this narrator.
I was really excited to listen to this book, I bought it, downloaded it to my ipod, started it - and frowned.
Not this narrator again - I forgot to preview first.
This is the second book I had to stop mid-way because this narrator. I personally think his style is too over the top.
As for the content - I could not get past the narrator.
Overall - PREVIEW the book first, then decide if you want it or not.
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Good overview of a little remembered author
Written in 1898, this eerie foreshadowing of the Titanic tragity is interesting in its own right. But wait, there's more! It's followed by biographical material, autobiographical and otherwise, of Morgan Robertson that paints an interesting picture of this Edwardian author, inventor, and above all, sailor.
Difficult to hear
I have heard so much about this book in regards to the Titanic tragedy so I decided to listen to it. It certainly did have some similarities to the Titanic but the story was the bigger part of the book. It was rather difficult to understand and get used to the narrator's "high English" but what made it even more difficult was the audio kept fading in and out! I had to constantly adjust the volume control on my stand-alone listening device. I finally put on a headset (which I prefer not doing) in order to fully hear what the narrator was saying. All and all, a ho-hum story and rather a disappointment as the story was rather bland. The narration style and audio problems also put this one in the do-not-reread category. Good luck with that!
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.