Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
Only 14 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Dangerous Waters: An Adve... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: This item is in good condition. All pages and covers are readable. There are no stains or tears. Dust jacket is present if applicable. May contain small amounts of writing and/or highlighting. Spine and cover may show signs of wear. May not contain supplementary items. We ship within 1 business day. Big Hearted Books shares its profits with schools, churches and non-profit groups throughout New England. Thank you for your support!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Dangerous Waters: An Adventure on the Titanic Paperback – March 5, 2013

4.3 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$6.99
$0.72 $0.01

Realistic fiction for tweens
Ms. Bixby's Last Day
Wishing Day
All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook
$6.99 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. Only 14 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Dangerous Waters: An Adventure on the Titanic
  • +
  • Titanic: Voices From the Disaster
Total price: $14.98
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Review

“Mone seamlessly integrates details of the Titanic and its fate into Patrick's story, and his passages about the ocean voyage are vivid, even lyrical.” ―School Library Journal

“Mone spins a capable caper, complete with villains so nasty you can picture them twiddling their mustaches.” ―Booklist

“The descriptions are magnificent.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Mr. Mone has created an enjoyable and at times poignant literary drama. With an echo of survivor Helen Candee, he writes of the sinking's ghastly cacophony: ‘This was the music of hell.' ” ―The Wall Street Journal

“Mone quickly entices readers with criminal intrigue, characters who range from eccentric to entirely ordinary, and, of course, the singular setting that is the Titanic.” ―Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Gregory Mone is the author of the novel Fish. He is a graduate of Harvard and lives in Massachusetts with his wife and three children.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 4 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 770 (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Square Fish; Reprint edition (March 5, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1250016711
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250016713
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 7.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #385,435 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
It's hard to find an accurate and well-written fictional book about the Titanic. "Dangerous Waters", however, meets my expectations! It was engaging, satisfying, and even after I finished, still exhilarating. The thing that reeled me in was the main subject of the plot: books! My favorite pastime is reading, so if there is a Titanic story out there that really focuses on the wonder of books (and the terrible loss of books that went down with the Titanic), then it's probably an automatic favorite of mine.

The story mostly centers around Patrick, a young Irish boy who is quite in awe of the Titanic. I felt, as the story began, an authentic sensation of anticipation of the Titanic. It is the way in which the local people speak about the big vessel that drills excitement in... the world's biggest ship ever is about to set sail this week. Other authors have tried to create this same feeling, but this is the first time I've fully appreciated the efforts made to show the sensation of what the people of Belfast were thinking.

In the plot of "Dangerous Waters", the story sometimes switches from Patrick to one of the other characters, like Berryman, who is trying to steal and acquire a certain rare copy of Sir Francis Bacon's book that is supposed to carry a secret, hidden in code. I rather enjoyed getting the entire story by "watching" the different characters, instead of it always focusing on just one main character. Harry Widener is another of the characters in this book---he was a real passenger on the Titanic, and I think his presence in the book authenticated the entire story.
Read more ›
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
For my purposes, I've been selecting books to read aloud to my pre-teen, who is on the autism spectrum. This is a practice that was highly recommended to us by adults on the spectrum, and while it's tough to get a report on his thoughts, I have learned to tell what he likes and doesn't.
He DOES like "real" stories, plots set in the true world, and history. He DOES NOT like sci-fi, me reading in accents, or supernatural/fantasy. It's a tough thing for a reader such as myself, as I adore that stuff, but thanks to Gregory Mone, we had a great time reading a wild adventure that was firmly rooted in fact.
The writing was nice and tight, and kept us moving along at a pretty good clip - I could get through three or four chapters at a time with my son. I particularly liked the evolution of the characters, each of them coming to their own realizations in the face of mortality, without it being overwrought (that would be emoting like Bugs Bunny's usual death scenes).
I'd think that this book sits pretty well in the tween age range, though even an "old" mom like I am enjoyed it a ton. But I'm not that old, just so we're clear :) As I mentioned to Mr. Mone, as disappointed as I was not to be able to use my "best" Dublin and posh English accents, we had a lot of fun with the book, in spite of the lurid details of spittoon use!
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
Good book! As a novelist myself (The Machiavelli Letter, The Lion of St. Mark, and The Sword of Venice), I can appreciate the challenges and research required to write a creditable work of historical fiction). So here we go ...

My nine year-old precocious grandson read the book and asked me to read it too so we could discuss it. He is a Titanic nut. I just finished it and was amazed because this is not a book just for kids. In fact, only someone like my grandson, at his age, could read it.

The characters are fun and believable. Though my grandson has "taught" me a lot about the Titanic, I was interested in several aspects not previously considered. For example, Mone effectively portrays the class system, so well entrenched in 1912.

It was a good book for my grandson because it extolls virtues such as honor and courage in addition to being a good read.

My only improvement would have been to write a bit more detail about the actual sinking. The characters who perish do so with a bit of a whimper. Still a fine book.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
We loved this book and it's wonderful story. The author captured our attention right from the start! It was so exciting to see our kids have so much fun reading it. We highly recommend this book!!
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This book is a book about life, love, and family. Although it is about the sad story of the titanic sinking it is also a beautiful story about a boy trying to get aboard the titanic to be with his brother.

I the beginning their is some stealing going on as well as some violence but hey, I am a 9 year old and I was reading this. You will get used to it but really the stealing is so that a guy can read a book so I will let him off the hook. In the end the boys brother dies when the titanic sinks but the boy lives. This is a great book if you like sad stories.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
At the time I'm writing this, there are only eleven other reviews. I like that each of the reviewers has something specific, yet different to say. However, the things that spoke to me the most about this book are not covered by their reviews. So I'll add to the discussion. I am a history buff, I love exciting stories, but I don't like tragedy (I am over emotional). So personally, I was relieved that the Titanic didn't hit the iceberg until 3/4 of the way through the book, and I didn't have to shed a lot of tears. I think that may make the book more kid-friendly as well. I've read several stories centered on the Titanic and seen movies, so I didn't think I was going to learn much that was knew to me. I was wrong. What I really like about this book is the balanced depiction of life on board for both the first class passengers and the crew... especially the crew, and their different jobs. I've heard of many of the famous people aboard the ship, but I'd never heard of Harry Widener (maybe East Coast people are familiar with him, but being in CA, far from Harvard, I was not). I enjoyed learning about him and how the Harvard library named for him was founded.

But of all the things I enjoyed about this book, what sticks with me the most was the lessons I learned about the coal workers who worked in the boiler rooms. I hadn't given them much thought before, and now I feel that that is a huge crime. They had an extremely dangerous job, one that ruined their health, and they are unsung heroes. The main characters Harry and Patrick argue over who the real hero of RLS's Treasure Island is. I would argue that the real hero of Dangerous Waters is neither Harry nor Patrick, but instead the trimmers in the boiler room.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Dangerous Waters: An Adventure on the Titanic
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Dangerous Waters: An Adventure on the Titanic