Tracking down other survivors for their stories and attending court hearings to obtain the official record, Colonel Gracie filled in the details of his account, struggling to complete it in spite of illness. Largely due to the effects of his ordeal and exposure in the frigid Atlantic, he finally succumbed on December 4, 1912. His book was published in 1913 to universal acclaim and remains one of the most vivid first-hand accounts of the disaster.
(P)1998 Blackstone Audio Inc.
"A definitive account." (Los Angeles Times)
This book goes into alot of detail about who was on which lifeboats, and the hearings, and actual quotes at those hearings, into the sinking of the Titanic.
That part, quite lengthy, does drag on a bit, but as this was written by a survivor in the same year as the sinking, it is a very credible and interesting account.
Driving to and from work has never been so enjoyable. Traffic jams are welcome...!
He keeps salivating and we seem to hear the pages turn. His voice sometimes is too uneven - we can't hear the end of sentences.
The true stories
Despite being a fan of the story of the Titanic, I didn't finish the book. I couldn't; the narration being so bad (inadequate).
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