A Night to Remember

Narrated by: Richard Davidson
Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
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She was called “the ship that God himself couldn’t sink,” yet on her maiden voyage, the ship Titanic brushed an iceberg and sank less than three hours later, carrying 1,503 men, women, and children to their death. In this dramatic and historic recreation of the bravery and agony that marked that fateful night, author and historian Walter Lord paints a portrait of the last hours of the Titanic’s first and final voyage.

©1955 Walter Lord (P)1995 Recorded Books, LLC
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Interesting

What made the experience of listening to A Night to Remember the most enjoyable?

very interesting topic

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Night to Remember?

Not having to hear the names Rose or Jack

What about Richard Davidson’s performance did you like?

no issues with the narration

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Great story, bad narration.

There are two available recordings for this book, one read by an American and the other an Englishman. Go with the Englishman, he pronounces names and titles correctly not to mention captures the voice of the crew much better than Davidson.

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No Rose. No Jack. No problem!

Although this book was written in the 1950s the facts are scientifically accurate as opposed to many of the other stories that were being passed around at that time,

He does not over dramatize this event nor does he sugar coat it. Nonetheless it did leave me feeling dreadfully sad for these poor souls and quite angry for the useless loss of life. In retrospect we now know these lives could have easily been saved.

This book was the source material for a movie of the same name starring Kenneth Moore. I highly recommend this book as we owe so much to those who died on Titanic. Many laws and regulations changed due to this disaster. Every time you get on a boat and you see all those life boats remember that it was because they died we have an excellent chance of getting back to shore dry, safe and sound.

In addition Richard Davidson's performance is so perfect I felt proud to be British!

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The mighty ship

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this audiobook because it is the history of an ocean liner that went down on its maiden voyage and the loss of the lives of many a passenger

What did you like best about this story?

All the love and effort that was put into building the ship for comfort and luxury so the passenger enjoy their voyage

What about Richard Davidson’s performance did you like?

Wonderful job of narration

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an interesting look into the RMS Titanic.

so before I begin, there is at least one inaccuracy that Walter Lord didn't know about because the RMS Titanic wouldn't be found until the 90's. The ship is described as "going almost perpendicular" before sliding back to a previous incline and foundering. he could not have known that in fact the ship broke in two.

what I genuinely love about this is he talks only in firsthand accounts and is very clear about the ambiguity involved. he's clear to show both sides where there is a conflict. my only regret is that this wasn't done years before and a greater number of steerage passengers weren't enlisted for the effort.

Lord paints a haunting picture of the last night of the Titanic, and the reactions as the crisis became evident. worth a read.

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Origin of modern Titanic stories

Great book! very detailed and well researched. I've come to realize all my favorite Titanic stories probably originated from this book. Would recommend.

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Favorite

This is a classic book about a historic but truly horrible event. It’s not new and even the recording seems to be fairly old (for an audible book) but all told, it’s really wonderful. One thing the book didn’t reveal is the the Marconi set apparently broke down the day before the sinking - if that happened a day later we would have had a completely different book. Anyway, this book has been my favorite book since I read it as a kid in the late ‘70’s in the summer on Cape Cod

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Superb Account of the Tragedy


I had heard of this account of the Titanic disaster, but never read it. It is an excellent, just the facts account that managed to be thrilling, sad, amusing heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. It lays out the events in order that they occurred and the cast of characters. Succinct and to the point, he allows the people and events to speak for themselves. Various charts, lists and information about the ship give further understanding. I read this book using immersion reading while listening to the audio book. The narration perfectly accompanied the text. An excellent read and listen.

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Excellent account of Titanic

Excellent, detailed account of the Titanic's last night at sea. Makes you feel as if you were there.

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enjoyed

I really enjoyed the book. Was a good book to listen to. I couldn't stop listening