A Night to Remember: The Classic Account of the Final Hours of the Titanic

By Walter Lord
Read by Fred Williams

5.32 Hours 12/12/1991 unabridged
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The “unsinkable” Titanic was four city blocks long, with a French “sidewalk café,” private promenade decks, and the latest, most ingenious safety devices … but only twenty lifeboats for the 2,207 passengers and crew on board. Gliding through a calm sea, disdainful of all obstacles, the Titanic brushed an iceberg. Two hours and forty minutes later, she upended and sank. Only 705 survivors were picked up from the half-filled boats of “the ship that God himself couldn’t sink.” Walter Lord’s classic minute-by-minute re-creation is as vivid now as it was upon first publication fifty years ago. From the initial distress flares to the struggles of those left adrift for hours in freezing waters, this audio presentation will bring that moonlit night in 1912 to life for a new generation of readers.

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Summary

Summary

The “unsinkable” Titanic was four city blocks long, with a French “sidewalk café,” private promenade decks, and the latest, most ingenious safety devices … but only twenty lifeboats for the 2,207 passengers and crew on board.

Gliding through a calm sea, disdainful of all obstacles, the Titanic brushed an iceberg. Two hours and forty minutes later, she upended and sank. Only 705 survivors were picked up from the half-filled boats of “the ship that God himself couldn’t sink.”

Walter Lord’s classic minute-by-minute re-creation is as vivid now as it was upon first publication fifty years ago. From the initial distress flares to the struggles of those left adrift for hours in freezing waters, this audio presentation will bring that moonlit night in 1912 to life for a new generation of readers.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Walter Lord’s A Night to Remember, about the sinking of the Titanic, was the best book about a disaster I had ever read. David McCullough
“Stunning…one of the most exciting books of this or any year.” New York Times
“As seamless and skillful as you’re going to get, from the analysis of 1912’s upper-class-biased press coverage to the Vietnam Memorialesque passenger list…If God is indeed in the details, it’s clear why this is many a researcher’s Titanic bible.” Entertainment Weekly
“Devotion, gallantry—Benjamin Guggenheim changing to evening clothes to meet death; Mrs. Isador Straus clinging to her husband, refusing to get in a lifeboat; Arthur Ryerson giving his life belt to his wife’s maid—it is a book to remember.” Chicago Tribune
“If your child is caught up in Titanic hype, forget about Kate and Leonardo, share A Night to Remember. Walter Lord’s historic account of the disaster…is gripping.” Detroit Free Press
“Lord’s classic time-travel tale drawn from survivors’ accounts remains the best Titanic story after all these years…Fred Williams’ reading sounds so like a news report that the immediacy engages the reader from the start. Highly recommended.” Library Journal, audio review

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Author

Author Bio: Walter Lord

Walter Lord (1917–2002), American author of numerous nonfiction books, was a graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law School, served in the OSS during World War II, and became an editor and advertising copywriter. He is the author of Day of Infamy, a #1 New York Times bestseller. He also wrote A Night to Remember, about the sinking of the Titanic, and served as consultant in the making of the movie Titanic.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 5.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English