Great o loved poy
I enjoyed the book very much. Once again Erik Larson really does outstanding research and is able to bring out interesting facts about the event and backstories about the people who were involved. The only advisory is that he provides so much information, and includes a lot of the passengers, that it may almost be too much information. I definitely enjoyed the book and learned ALOT about a subject that I had known very little.
The author does it again. I like when history is told as a story. I fought like I was watching the actual event. Was made to feel the loss of all that were involved. The people were shown not as back drops to a story but where they should be as the center piece.
I love Erik Larson\'s ability to transport a reader to a time and place. The narrator is also outstanding, it was a great book.
Very good and interesting, especially if you enjoy history and its lessons.
It was hard to tear myself away when life required it. The narration is top notch and transparently brings the material to listener. The central theme of the account of the boat and it's passengers is seamlessly blended into the broader panorama of the prevailing political backdrop, the start of the First World War. We learn of the dynamics at work both from an American and European perspective. As if that weren't enough, we get a vivid glimpse into the social conventions and ways of life of the time through accounts of the experiences of various individuals, some of note and others of less imposing social importance. I am a little worried that this book may have set too high of a bar !
Captivating. Especially the details of the torpedo attack. The last 4 hours or so were very hard to stop listening to. Scott Brick's emphasis on certain words was spine chilling. Excellent.
love the story llaid out by Larson.......try to make extra time to listen to more...captivating way to describe a great loss.....narration was spot on loved the book...will listen to this one again and again
Really enjoyed the book and the narrator was excellent as well. The author does an amazing job of weaving together a level detail that you could never get from a movie or television show. If you are interested in history and in particular WWI this is a must read.
I would have preferred an abridged version. It felt like the book that would not end. A bit slow for me and more detail than needed. Very comprehensive.
Erik Larson grew up in Freeport, Long Island and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Russian history and from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. He has written for many newspapers and national magazines, and has published three previous works of nonfiction, Isaac's Storm, Lethal Passage: The Story of a Gun, and The Naked Consumer. He lives in Seattle with his wife, their three daughters, and a host of pets.