The 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic is being marked with three audio titles looking back at the moving personal stories of the passengers and crew who found themselves involved in one of the most famous disasters in history.
The three titles, which are published by AudioGo. are:
A Night to Remember – BUY NOW
Martin Jarvis reads Walter Lord’s definitive account of the sinking of the Titanic, compiled from his own interviews with eyewitnesses
Eleven storeys high, a sixth of a mile long and a list of passengers collectively worth 250 million dollars…
On the 10th April 1912 the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic left Southampton on her maiden voyage to New York. At 11.40pm on the 14th April, the Titanic collided with an iceberg and was lost. 1,500 people died in the freezing sea. Legends and stories grew and even now the whole affair still sends shivers down the spine.
First published in 1956 and born of 20 years’ research, this account of the voyage and its aftermath is a classic of detailed investigation.
The Titanic: Voices From the BBC Archives – BUY NOW
First-hand accounts of the Titanic’s fateful voyage, interwoven with a specially-written commentary.
When the RMS Titanic was launched in Belfast in 1911, she was the most luxurious liner of her generation and the largest moving object ever built. In April 1912 she sailed from Southampton en route for New York on her maiden voyage with 2,228 passengers and crew on board.
On the 14th April at twenty minutes before midnight, sailing at almost full speed, she struck an iceberg and sank in just two and a half hours. Over 1,500 lives were lost. This is the story of a great tragedy described by the surviving passengers, officersand crew who were on board that night. It is a story of misplaced confidence in technology over nature, and of personal heroism and self-sacrifice.
First-hand accounts help to explain why so few of the passengers took to the lifeboats and later describe the miraculous survival of those forced to jump into the icy waters of the North Atlantic. The story of the Titanic is ultimately one of simple human loss and these laconic Edwardian voices bring it vividly to life. The hold that these events have on our imagination is as strong now as it ever has been in the 100 years since the great ship went down.
Shadow of the Titanic – BUY NOW
Although we think we know the story of the Titanic, little has been written about what happened to the survivors after the tragedy. How did the loss of the ship shape the lives of the people who survived? How did those who were saved feel about those who perished? And how did they remember that terrible night?
Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the sinking, Shadow of the Titanic will shed new light on this enduringly fascinating story by showing how the disaster continued to shape the lives of those passengers who escaped the sinking ship.