The Wreck of the Titan & Morgan Robertson the Man by Morgan Robertson audiobook

The Wreck of the Titan & Morgan Robertson the Man

By Morgan Robertson
Read by Frederick Davidson

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format: Retail CD (In Stock)
  • $29.95

    ISBN: 9781433269202

  • $50.00

    ISBN: 9781433269189

Runtime: 5.32 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In 1898, a struggling author wrote this novel about a fabulous Atlantic liner, far larger than any that had ever been built, that sinks after it collides with an iceberg. The details of the book bear a chilling resemblance to the Titanic disaster fourteen years later.

Moran Robertson’s tale, however, doesn’t end with the passengers’ watery demise; rather, it chronicles the survival of John Roland, a disgraced former Royal Navy lieutenant, who saves the young daughter of a former lover from the sinking ship, and the detective work instigated by members of Lloyd’s of London when word comes in that the heavily insured ship has sunk to the bottom of the ocean.

Robertson draws upon his own experience as a seaman on the Atlantic to weave a narrative interspersed with colloquial dialogue, bringing to life the conflicts between rich merchants and the men who sail the ships upon which they rely.

Also included here is Morgan Robertson the Man, Robertson’s autobiography and several essays about his life and work written by his friends, colleagues, and admirers.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Davidson’s vocalizations effectively deliver the irony surrounding this mythical voyage. Each characterization complements the individual represented. This novella evokes inexplicable intrigue.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Morgan Robertson

Author Bio: Morgan Robertson

Morgan Robertson (1861–1915) was an American short-story writer and novelist. The son of a ship’s captain, he spent several years at sea and then trained in jewelry making. He began writing sea stories when, after ten years as a diamond setter, his eyesight began to fail. Written in 1898, The Wreck of the Titan came to be seen as prophetic after the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. He is known as one of America’s best authors on the subject of the sea.

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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English