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Reckless Abandon: The Costa Concordia Disaster by [Jones, Edward]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1847 KB
  • Print Length: 82 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00747FMTQ
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #461,887 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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If you read newspapers when this happened then there is really nothing new added here. Also about 10% of book is just information on dimensions of other cruise liners on the sea, this is really not worth it
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Was Ok.
Very short book!
Downloaded onto my Kindle.
Could not enlarge photos and some of the captions were cut off
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Quite good but a more considered view after the trial of the captain will be a more readable and interesting
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8e66dc24) out of 5 stars 9 reviews
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HASH(0x8e5de684) out of 5 stars In case you missed it in the news. 18 Jun. 2012
By Maggiemai - Published on Amazon.com
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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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HASH(0x8ea786c0) out of 5 stars Good book for the money 10 Mar. 2012
By Kristin Ames - Published on Amazon.com
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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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HASH(0x8ea785c4) out of 5 stars ok but not enough info 16 Mar. 2013
By Smart Shopper - Published on Amazon.com
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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
HASH(0x955f5084) out of 5 stars The facts and nothing but the facts 4 Nov. 2012
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A description of the events surrounding the sinking of the Costa Concordia, but without any human interest stories at all - nothing on who was aboard, who died, why and how, who are the people missing, who were the heroes,etc. Also a fair amount of reassurance that cruising is a safe way to vacation (which statistically may be true).
HASH(0x8edb8f84) out of 5 stars Very Well Written Account of the Disaster 29 Jan. 2013
By David E. Prince - Published on Amazon.com
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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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