interesting to hear what science knew so long ago. BUT it read like a geologist's chronology of a hike. but being fiction I couldn't make myself care. Very little interpersonal drama. Almost a waste of my time if it weren't for the insight into the past. Commendable voice performance though. SPOILER: I kept expecting them to find people in the center or to find the center, but they never made it!
the performance is very well done, and the book is of course brilliant and witty. good translation! jules verne is a genius =) ..but i found it strange and a little annoying that the reader did not learn how to pronounce the icelandic and danish names of places! so much time and effort is spent on recording this book, and the reader doesnt even look into how to say Snæfellsnes for example. But, other than this, the performance was very suitable for this kind of pompous prose!
Great adventure told by excellent storytelling. a voyage filled with surprisingly frequent scientific breakdowns and fun arguments form it's participants.
Tim Curry does an amazing job of narrating this book! I am using this story in a class I'm teaching on Iceland & geology. Tim's animated narration has brought this story to life for me in a new way I didn't know possible & helped me to understand the tone/mood of the story. I'm so grateful!!!
I will say, the story itself written by Jules Verne is somewhat wordy & a lovely feast of literature for adults. However, this version may be a bit too meaty for children. None the less, I now understand the story so much than I did before & I am glowing with happiness. Thank you!!
Avid Listener of books at 1-1/2 times the normal speed. Trying to make up for all those boring high school teachers that could not reach me.
I know the science is dated and the geology is incorrect. but let your mind go and listen to the story and this wonderful narrator. and you will enjoy this book.