The Watch That Ends the Night

Voices from the Titanic
The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic (unabr.). 9 CDs. 10:16 hrs. Brilliance Audio. 2011. ISBN 978-1-4558-2937-8. $59.97.
RedReviewStarGr 9 Up—Talented poet, Allan Wolf, incorporates both accurate historical accounts and his own speculative research into his captivating novel in verse (Candlewick, 2011), an imagined account of the Titanic's ill fated voyage. With 24 personal narratives ranging in perspective from the ship's captain to a refugee in the third class to the iceberg itself, the story unfolds from preparations and boarding to evacuation attempts and the body collections by coroners. The ensemble narrators unfold another brilliant facet of this historical fiction gem, providing varied accents and nuances for each character. This phenomenal audio version of a stirring story should be part of all high school and public library collections.—Jessica Miller, West Springfield Public Library, MA

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