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Titanic: Voyage of Death: The Final 48 Hours Audiobook

Titanic: Voyage of Death: The Final 48 Hours

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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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    Susan Patterson 05-19-17
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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”.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Connie Higgins SNYDER, TX, US 05-23-17
    Connie Higgins SNYDER, TX, US 05-23-17 Member Since 2017
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    ""The Sinking of the Titanic"

    I recommend this short audiobook it was less than 3 hrs. The narration was very good. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy by the author, narrator or publisher

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Heath 05-21-17
    Heath 05-21-17 Member Since 2013

    Devourer of fantasy and romance, lover of all things fiction. I can be reached at castawaycreations at gmail dot com about reviews.

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    "Fictional telling of the Titanic voyage"

    On April 15, 1912, the Titanic ended its fateful voyage on the bottom of the Atlantic. This book follows The Unsinkable Molly Brown and architect Thomas Andrews, and their descriptions of the boat and interactions with each other. It details the days before the collision with the iceberg, each chapter counting down to the event.

    I appreciated that this book made Andrews out to be the hero he was, and didn't villainize him like the Titanic movie did. But I think it should have been made clear from the beginning that this is a highly fictionalized version of events. I'm sure many people will listen to this thinking that it's historically accurate, but it's not meant to be.

    I'm not a historian, nor an expert on the Titanic by any means, but I have read a bit about Margaret Brown, and noticed the inaccuracies in this story as I listened. She was named Margaret and called Maggie by her friends. She was not called Molly until after her death when Hollywood and reporters dramatized her story. In this book several people called her Molly despite that. Also, in the book Margaret lamented her husband Jacob's death and was staying strong for her parent's benefit. But, Margaret's husband didn't die until 1922, and Margaret's parents had passed years before in 1899 and 1905. His name was James Joseph, and Margaret referred to him as Jim or J. J., not Jacob. Even if she was a widow, Margaret would not have asked others to call her "Miss Brown".

    The story's version of events of the collision and Margaret's search for Thomas Andrews are also different from her own accounts of the story. By her published accounts, she was reading alone in her room, not visiting with other women, and stayed in her room until she was summoned on deck with her lifebelt with the others, she didn't search the entire boat for Andrews.

    While I can understand fictionalizing things that we'll never know for sure, like conversations and Andrews' thoughts, I think a nonfiction should stay true to history. There's an author's note at the end that acknowledges that we'll never know the true events that happened that night. I think it would be better to have that up front with an acknowledgement that this is fiction, or a fictionalized variation of true events. This book got me reading more about the history of the Titanic though, and that's always a good thing.

    J. Scott Bennett as the narrator was excellent, his pace and delivery were perfect. His speaking voices for the characters were really well done. I'd definitely listen to more by this narrator. I was provided a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Catrina P 05-20-17
    Catrina P 05-20-17
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    "An enjoyable listen"

    I enjoyed listening to Titanic: Voyage of Death: The Final 48 Hours by JT Belmont and Narrated by J Scott Bennett.

    I'll admit, I don't know a lot about the history of the Titanic, so I don't know how historically accurate the story is, but it was very believable. The characters were well developed and the narrator truly brought out the emotion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    TinkerMel 05-17-17
    TinkerMel 05-17-17 Member Since 2017

    I am just girl who loves my husband, dogs, shopping online and books!

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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jan 05-17-17
    Jan 05-17-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Interesting short story"

    The story of Titanic is a fascinating piece of history and full of much speculation. I thought the author did a very good job with the descriptions. J.Scott Bennett did a great performance with this book. Molly Brown was my favorite character in this book and Thomas Andrews was also a strong character. I enjoyed a lot of the historical details in this story. My review is not a synopsis of the book, but rather my opinion of it. I was voluntarily provided with this review copy audiobook at my request

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    in1ear (John Row) Aurora, Colorado 05-17-17
    in1ear (John Row) Aurora, Colorado 05-17-17 Member Since 2017

    Male, mid 60's, over 1,200 helpful votes on Amazon, over 370 helpful votes on Audible, own 600 + Audible books and over 10,200 Kindle books

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    "Would You Have Survived?"
    What made the experience of listening to Titanic: Voyage of Death: The Final 48 Hours the most enjoyable?

    I have been intrigued by anything Titanic since I was a child! Inside the thought processes of two iconic figures on that fateful night! The Unsinkable Molly Brown, has been a heroine. I am from Denver, Colorado, location of the Brown family summer home, better known as the Molly Brown House located at1340 Pennsylvania St., Denver, Colorado. Her story here was interesting, but not all of her story! She was so much more.

    Thomas Andrews, the chief naval architect, managing director of the design department at Harland and Wolff. Who may be a hero of the disaster. When Titanic hit the iceberg at 11:40 pm on 14th April 1912, Andrews was dispatched below by Captain Smith to assess the extent of the damage and to calculate the ship’s fate. Knowing the ship as well as he did, it did not take him long to ascertain that the damage was fatal to the ship and that at most they had two and a half hours before sinking.

    This story gets into the thoughts of these two icons that are so strongly identified by the story of the Titanic disaster. Ask yourself: " Would I have survived"?


    Would you recommend Titanic: Voyage of Death: The Final 48 Hours to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would, with the caveat, that this is a bit dry and factual rather than presented for strictly entertainment. Still, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it here.


    What does J. Scott Bennett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I watch for audio books that J. Scott Bennett narrates. He is creative, talented and I enjoy his work


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It's possible to do that, I took a few breaks once in awhile.


    Any additional comments?

    Thanks for the opportunity to listen and offer my opinions on this work!

    A review copy was gifted to me at no charge. In return, I am happy to provide an honest review. Also at no charge.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie F. 05-16-17
    Leslie F. 05-16-17
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    "Adequate, but lacks depth"

    I liked this book because I'm interested in the subject of the Titanic, but this was not the best book on the subject that I have read. I actually had a hard time getting into this book and had to read it three times because I found I wasn't paying enough attention. On my third time reading it, I did enjoy it. I enjoyed the character of Molly Brown. I thought she was admirable for standing up for the little guy or the lower class. This book actually makes me want to read more about her. I listened to the Audible audio edition of this book, which I received in exchange for my honest opinion. The book was narrated by J. Scott Bennett, and I love his work (I've listened to many of his narrations). I had a little trouble with one of his voices on this narration, but I can't remember which character (Ismay, Andrews, or Smith). It wasn't bad, by any means - it just didn't flow as well as the other voices. All the other characters were excellent. I always appreciate how he does his female characters - he doesn't give them high-pitched, screechy voices. Overall, this is an adequate book, but I think it lacks depth due to its short length.

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    Shycia Ingram 05-13-17
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    "I have enjoyed this book a lot"

    I have always loved the titanic and anything to do with it and this book is one of it

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    Amazon Customer Lawrenceville, GA United States 05-11-17
    Amazon Customer Lawrenceville, GA United States 05-11-17 Member Since 2016

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

    The narration was very good.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I have listened to many accounts of the Titanic disaster. I first became interested after watching the Kate and Leo version of the movie years ago. It's an absolutely tragic story. This book focuses on 2 main characters: Thomas Andrews and Molly Brown. I really found both persons very interesting.


    Have you listened to any of J. Scott Bennett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not, this was the first for me, definitely a good listen.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I wouldn't call it a thriller because we already know the ending, however, it was easy to listen to and was more like a documentary.


    Any additional comments?

    I listen to about 3-5 books a week. This was an easy listen especially if you are already familiar with the topic.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ""Molly, dear, we have hit an iceberg.""
    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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