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Reckless Abandon: The Costa Concordia Disaster Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 1847 KB
  • Print Length: 82 pages
  • Publication Date: January 31, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00747FMTQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Maggiemai on June 18, 2012
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Instead of this book, I recommend "Fatal Voyage, The Wrecking of the Costa Concordia," ... Written by journalist John Hooper. It's much better written and gives more detail. I've read both of them.

"The Costa Concordia Disaster: A Tragedy of Titanic Proportions" by Edward Jones, the original title is now listed as "Reckless Abandon?" This book seems to have been written more by a reporter than by an author. It is a chronicle of news articles and photos taken directly from news sources (internet; newspapers; etc.). There are no individual tales of survival/tragedy from any passenger's point of view. There is a definite villain but no specific hero. On my kindle ereader, there were approx 9 to 10 blank pages under the heading Timeline of Events and about 5 blank pages under a chart of cruise ship trends. They just don't show up at all. On my android, I did see these pages but they really are just repetitive info from the text. On my android the photos were in color and there were some nice pictures of the Costa Concordia "before" taken from ship brochures and a few good "after" photos that were collected from various news sources. The text repeats itself throughout. I think this was attempt at making a quick dollar.

I purchased it because I had missed a lot when the news came out. If you just want to add to your sources of information, this might be good for you. As far as what happened to the 17 who died... who were they... what about the 17 missing... it doesn't speak to any of that. Many questions still unanswered as of the publication of this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kristin Ames on March 10, 2012
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This was an interesting book with a lot of information. It was rather short, which was understandable, since it was printed right after the disaster occurred. An interesting thing is that I just watched a show on the sinking a few months later and hardly no new information has been uncovered. It seems that the sinking was a pretty straightforward occurrence. For $1.49, you can't go wrong.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Smart Shopper on March 16, 2013
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I liked the book enough and the writing was done really well. I would definately read the authors books in the future
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Good job, Edward Jones. This was a very informal book. The many pics helped. The big gash with boulder in the side close up was very cool, I mean, just to see what rock can do to a ship.
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For those who want a quick read about the Costa Concordia disaster, this is it. It's short and to the point, giving facts and personal insights without getting long and wordy. Well worth reading.
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