The Watch That Ends the Night

By Allan Wolf,

Book cover of The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic

Book description

Audie Award, Distinguished Achievement in Production, 2012

Arrogance and innocence, hubris and hope - 24 haunting voices of the Titanic tragedy, as well as the iceberg itself, are evoked in a stunning tour de force. 

More than 2,000 men, women, and children are on board. Here on the first-class promenade…


Shepherd is reader supported. We may earn an affiliate commission when you buy through links on our website. (learn more)

Why read it?

1 author picked The Watch That Ends the Night as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

The Watch That Ends The Night tells the story of the Titanic through the voices of those who were there. I read this after I had written my own most recent book and was struck with how similarly Allan and I approached historical catastrophes. Both books are multi-voiced and contemplate the same issues of privilege and class distinctions. Like me, Allan chose to listen to nature and endow her with a voice of her own.

Want books like The Watch That Ends the Night?

Our community of 6,000+ authors has personally recommended 10 books like The Watch That Ends the Night.

Browse books like The Watch That Ends the Night

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in the Titanic, shipwrecks, and the Atlantic Ocean?

6,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about the Titanic, shipwrecks, and the Atlantic Ocean.

The Titanic Explore 13 books about the Titanic
Shipwrecks Explore 21 books about shipwrecks
The Atlantic Ocean Explore 33 books about the Atlantic Ocean