Titanic Crossing

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.27 hours)
Product Number: Z00599
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449881115
Narrator/s: Jeff Woodman
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Description

Albert Trask couldn't be more excited. Thirteen years old, he's leaving cold, dreary London to return home to Washington, D.C. Even more thrilling, he's sailing on the most luxurious ocean liner in the world: the unsinkable Titanic! But not everything is perfect. Albert's widowed mother seems too distracted to pay any attention to her children, so Albert finds himself stuck looking after his snotty six-year-old sister, Ginny. And even though Albert's old enough now to wear long trousers, everyone still treats him like a little kid. But when the unthinkable happens and the Titanic hits an iceberg, Albert is faced with big decisions: grown-up decisions that could mean life or death. Seamlessly weaving historical fact with great story-telling, Barbara Williams has created a gripping adventure about the responsibilities that come with growing up. Narrator Jeff Woodman skillfully captures the tragedy and heroism of a night the world will long remember.

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All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Barbara Williams
Narrator(s): Jeff Woodman
Product Number C1380
Released: Apr 09, 2001
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780788761560
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Barbara Williams
Product Number 44332
Released: Mar 31, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419366581

Professional reviews

"In this time of heightened awareness of the TITANIC, it's refreshing to listen to a story that brings the Atlantic crossing into focus for young people. In Barbara Williams's novel, 13-year-old Albert, whose head is full of detailed information about the construction of the vessel, is faced with horrific decisions when an iceberg cripples the ship in April of 1912. Narrator Jeff Woodman brings Albert to life. He is the vivacious boy excited about the voyage, frustrated by his younger sister, worried about his newly widowed mother and her relationship with his father's family, and perplexed about his feelings for Emily, a shipboard friend. Woodman is equally convincing in his portrayal of the supporting characters. The listener comes away with a sense of culture and family in the early 1900s and an appreciation for some of the complex decisions made on that fateful night. A.R. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"

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