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    • Titanic on Trial

    • The Night the Titanic Sank, Told Through the Testimonies of Her Passengers and Crew
    • By: Nic Compton
    • Narrated by: Peter Altschuler
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    April 15, 2012, marked 100 years since the Titanic sank. Since that fateful night, stories about the sinking have become legendary - how the band played to the end, how lifeboats were lowered half-empty - but amongst the films, novels and academic arguments, only those who were there can separate truth from fiction. After the sinking, inquiries into the loss of 1,517 lives (out of 2,223 aboard) were held in both the UK and US. The proceedings produced 1,000 pages of transcripts.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Off the Deep End

    • A History of Madness at Sea
    • By: Nic Compton
    • Narrated by: Dugald Bruce Lockhart
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Off the Deep End is the first detailed study of the effect on sanity that the vastness, loneliness and inestimable power of the sea has always had on sailors' sanity, confusing the senses and making rational thought difficult. Eminently listenable, it explores accounts that span the centuries, from desperate stories of shipwreck and cannibalism in the Age of Sail, to inexplicable multiple murders, to Donald Crowhurst's suicide in the middle of the 1968 solo Golden Globe Race.

    Regular price: $15.98