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The Wreck of the Titan Audiobook

The Wreck of the Titan

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Publisher's Summary

Robertson's story, written 14 years before the historic event it presaged, parallels the descriptions and fate of the Titanic with psychic precision. His tale, however, doesn't end with the passengers' watery demise; rather, it chronicles the detective work instigated by members of Lloyd's of London, embroiling Scotland Yard, when word comes in that the heavily insured ship has sunk to the bottom of the ocean.

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.

(P)1998 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Davidson's vocalizations effectively deliver the irony surrounding this mythical voyage. Each characterization complements the individual represented. This novella evokes inexplicable intrigue." (AudioFile)

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    MARK BROOKLYN, NY, United States 07-29-11
    MARK BROOKLYN, NY, United States 07-29-11
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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.







    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Vince Cooper 08-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Eerie"
    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.


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    Russell 02-23-11
    Russell 02-23-11 Member Since 2008

    I love books and animals.I enjoy all sorts of genres, anything from history to supernatural.

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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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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