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April 15, 1912

Soon, Titanic's voyage will come to a deadly end with the sinking of the unsinkable.

This is the story of the final 48 hours of the RMS Titanic, its first and last voyage. The story is told in a compelling countdown that ends mere hours after the ship's sinking.

This book describes the last days, actions, and thoughts of architect Thomas Andrews and passenger Margaret Brown, known as the Unsinkable Molly Brown, as they interact with other passengers and crew members during these last 48 hours.

While Miss Brown enjoys her cruise and her interactions with everyone onboard, Mr. Andrews is at first proud and then haunted by this stately ship. What starts out as a happy and joyous occasion soon turns to dread and despair at the news that the Titanic has hit an iceberg.

Miss Brown and Mr. Andrews are on the same yet very different mission of saving passengers while forgoing themselves and their own personal demons and dangers. While chaos and panic ensue, lives will soon be saved and also lost as the Titanic breathes her last breath and gives Molly Brown and Thomas Andrews very different endings.

What were Captain Smith's and Ismay's thoughts and actions during this horrific time? How could such a proud start turn into absolute horror? What are the consequences of the decision to forgo more lifeboats?

How could an exciting voyage with world elite onboard turn into a horrific voyage of death?

©2017 J.T. Belmont (P)2017 J.T. Belmont

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Big Dreams with a Tragic end

The happy passengers that set sail aboard
the Titanic on April 10th had no idea that 1,503 of them would parish just 4 days later on the unsinkable ship.
This marvelous vessel was the largest passenger ship in the world in 1912.
With a Grand Staircase that descended down 7 of the 10 decks.
Unfortunately the fate of this beautiful ship was set after hitting an iceberg around 100 foot tall.
With an insufficient amount of life boats only a estimated 705 passengers survived.
This story centers on the passengers and how they did or didn't live though that terrible night on April 15th.
I requested this book in exchange for my honest review because like many, my fascination with the ship is abundant.
The narrator J. Scott Bennett did an excellent job portraying the various characters.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves all things Titanic.

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An new look at Titanic's story

This is an interesting dive into the possible thoughts and actions of Thomas Andrews (architect), Molly Brown and other staff and passengers during the last hours of the Titanic's ill-fated maiden voyage. Even though this is a work of fiction, you could actually imagine it all happening as the author potrayed it. The narrator did an excellent job of bring the various characters to life, making their emotions seem real, and capturing the sadness, fear and panic of the disaster. He also did a great job of the various accents as well. This novel melding of fiction and fact was well written and narrated and gave a new twist to Titanic's story

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Very touching!

If you could sum up Titanic: Voyage of Death: The Final 48 Hours in three words, what would they be?

Date with fate

Who was your favorite character and why?

Molly Brown's character and moral values is a great example to follow.

Which character – as performed by J. Scott Bennett – was your favorite?

Bennett made Mr. Andrew's character come alive.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was sadden that class distinction was so prevalent.

Any additional comments?

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review”.

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Titanic and Margaret Brown

Titanic from the eyes of Margaret Brown, or better know as " The Unsinkable Molly Brown"
This is a great book for Tiantic lovers alike.
This is fiction with a lot of actual facts around it. It was really was nice to see so many names brought to life from the writer.
I am a big fan of The Titanic and of Margaret Brown. I have read a lot on both subjects.
Thank you for anther tale and a more "realistic" look for these two put together.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Engaging novelization of a true event.

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

Yes, it was both factual and a great story, told as a novelization of the true events.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the narration, very easy to listen to. And the way the story was told, so that I was able to envision what the passengers and crew experienced first hand.

Which character – as performed by J. Scott Bennett – was your favorite?

I liked the unsinkable Molly Brown, he gave her just the right amount of spunk and personality.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I had the natural reaction of being sad about the many lives lost, especially because that could have been mitigated by more life boats.

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A quick listen (2 hours and 41 minutes) the story is gripping throughout, partly because I already know of the disaster to come, and partly because the narrator is one of those rare people that has the natural gift of the story teller. I felt as if a world class story teller was telling me a fascinating tale of tragedy. That it was true made it all the more compelling.

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Excellent Retelling of the Final Hours on Titanic

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I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom. If you like or love stories based on historic events, this audiobook is for you. J. Scott Bennett does an excellent job bringing the historic final hours to life. It reminded me of what you might see on a TV special such as "Unsolved Mysteries" or "In Search of". This story maybe fictional based on historic facts, it's believable and very entertaining. This audiobook is just under 3 hours and is perfect for a shorter listen. I found this to be an interesting and entertaining listen and recommend it if you enjoy stories based on actual events in history.

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Titanic:Voyage of death

This was a really good story of fiction with factual information throughout.The interactions imagined between the people before, during and after the Titanic left port and sank are quite realistic.J. Scott Bennett gives a nice narrative from beginning to end.I was provided this book by the author, narrator or publisher.

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good story

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher. I thought this book was written very well. The facts included in it were directly in line with what I already knew. It was interesting to hear what could have potentially taken place between Molly Brown and Thomas Andrews during the trip. The narrator did a great job. He was smooth and easy to listen to, and did a wonderful job with the accents.

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Fascinating and amazing insight

What did you love best about Titanic: Voyage of Death: The Final 48 Hours?

The narration and story and the unique cast of characters.

Any additional comments?

This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost.

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short and bittersweet

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To be clear, this is a very brief audiobook, so it can't possibly describe the full story of the Titanic. Also, since we're not privy to actual conversations among characters who drowned during the disaster, we have to accept that some parts of this story is true while other parts are fictional. So take the story for what it is, and if you have the right expectations going into it, you'll likely enjoy the story immensely.

Like many people, I'm fascinated by disaster stories - not necessarily because of the death and destruction, but because I wander down imaginary rabbit holes by thinking about what I would have done if I were in that very place and time. If you're also one of those kinds of people, there are some really good non-fiction books (such as 'Unthinkable' by Amanda Ripley), which explore why people react differently in emergency situations. The story of the Titanic always puts me in that 'what would I have done' frame of mind; it's actually quite practical to engage in these thought-exercises, according to researchers, because it can better prepare you for future emergencies. But aside from that, this is a charming story of a handful of characters who were on the Titanic when it sank.The narration perfectly suits the time and tone of the story, and the dialogue is charmingly authentic. If you're a Titanic fan, then you know there's much more to the story than what's presented here. If you're new to the Titanic, then hopefully this whetted your appetite for further information about this historic disaster...

I provided my opinion in exchange for a complimentary copy of the audiobook from the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • Norma Miles
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"Molly, dear, we have hit an iceberg."

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This is the story of the Titanic, the iconic passenger ship known as "unsinkable", which sank on it's maiden voyage, taking with it the lives of many hundreds of those sailing on her. It is a well known event in shipping history, made all the more poignant by the belief at the launch that this was an especially safe vessel (which some claimed only the hand of God himself could destroy) and consequently had a vastly insufficient number of lifeboats aboard should the unthinkable happen.

The author has contrived a fictional story based around named people known to have been travelling on the tragic journey, notably the chief designer and architect of the Titanic, Andrews, and a woman who became famous in later years for her courage and advocacy of human rights, Miss Margaret (Molly) Brown, to give life to the countdown of events as they happened. Much speculation remains about everything that occured on that terrible night but, even over a century after the sinking, it remains a story of misjudgement, complacency as well as personal courage. In so dramatic a tale, it would be easy for the author to overdramatize, but I.T.Belmont resists this. So, too, does the narrator, J.Scott Bennett, instead letting the reader's imagination fill in the gaps as the full realisation of circumstances evolve. As always, Mr.Bennett's reading is impeccable, easy to listen to and his character voicings are distinct (even if his Irish accent was slightly strange).

This is, perhaps, not the best retelling of the events of that night but it is does give a taste of the attitudes inherent at the time as well as detailing the death of the great ship and, as such, is still well worth reading. It is a story which shocks and horrifies even after the elapse of so many years. Recommended.