Titanic’s Last Secrets by Brad Matsen audiobook

Titanic’s Last Secrets: The Further Adventures of Shadow Divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler

By Brad Matsen
Read by Henry Leyva

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6.08 Hours 1
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Why did Titanic sink as quickly as it did? Two of the greatest wreck divers in the world, the heroes of Shadow Divers, solve the mystery of history's greatest wreck. Titanic's Last Secrets peers into the lives of scientists, financiers, adventurers, and industrialists to bring readers a thrilling and revelatory work of history and contemporary adventure.

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A New York Times bestseller

Why did Titanic sink as quickly as it did? Two of the greatest wreck divers in the world, the heroes of Shadow Divers, solve the mystery of history's greatest wreck. Titanic's Last Secrets peers into the lives of scientists, financiers, adventurers, and industrialists to bring readers a thrilling and revelatory work of history and contemporary adventure.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

If you think you know the story of the Titanic, think again. Brad Matsen's riveting book weaves new evidence from the depths with historical accounts to reveal the dark, hidden truths about the deadly voyage. John Chatterton and Richie Kohler's chilling discoveries propel a page-turning narrative to its shocking conclusion: What happened aboard the Titanic that night was far worse than anyone ever guessed."—Susan Casey, bestsellilng author of The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks
Titanic's Last Secrets is a fresh, moving, and irresistible portrait of the doomed ship. Combining insightful character sketches, secret archives, forensic engineering, death-defying dives and suspenseful writing, Brad Matsen travels effortlessly between past and present and offers haunting new conclusions about Titanic: It did not have to happen this way. They did not have to die. I could not put this book down."—Jemes L. Swanson, Edgar Award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer
“A tribute to the passion and obsession of those Matsen calls ‘Titaniacs,’ who devote their lives to increasing the world’s sum of knowledge about the sinking of the world’s greatest luxury ship.” Seattle Times
“In this expertly written account, Matsen does what would seem impossible: he tells us something new about the Titanic disaster…Matsen is an engaging writer and has smoothly incorporated massive amounts of research.” Publishers Weekly
“Henry Levya does a workmanlike job with the narration. His clear voice is easy to listen to, a quality that is especially important in the technical passages…Levya also captures the excitement and awe of wreck-diving.” AudioFile
“[A] wholly engrossing narrative of a crowning example of catastrophic hubris.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Brad Matsen

Author Bio: Brad Matsen

Brad Matsen has been writing about the sea and its inhabitants for thirty years in books, film scripts, essays, and magazine articles. Among his twenty books are Descent: The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 2006; the paleontology classic Planet Ocean: A Story of Life, the Sea, and Dancing to the Fossil Record; and the award-winning Incredible Ocean Adventure series for young readers. He was a creative producer for the Shape of Life, an eight-hour National Geographic/Sea Studios television series on evolutionary biology, and wrote the accompanying book of the same name. He has written for Mother JonesAudubonNatural History, and dozens of other magazines, and his coverage of depleted ocean resources for Mother Jones in collaboration with artist Ray Troll won the Project Censored Award as one of the ten most important stories of 1999. His essays have been included in Book of the Tongass as part of the influential Literature for a Land Ethic series, the Smithsonian Institution’s Ocean Planet, and other anthologies. He has twice been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire, and lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English