Audiobooks are great tool in dealing with my ADHD. They limit distractions while listening and I don't have to sit still. PS. I can't spell
The application of Tim Curry's wonderful voice to this great classic makes for a winner. I can only hope his voice is applied to other Sci-Fi classics
After listening to "Around the World in 80 Days" - which was great fun (see my review) - and now "Journey to the Center of the Earth", I am game to go on any journey with Jules Verne. His characters are great, and listening to the story is like going along for the ride (though in this case, the conditions were too rough for my taste). I gave this story 4 stars and not 5, only as a relative measure. "Around the World" was simply more fun, so I felt I ought to distinguish. Of course, with what more has been learned about the earth's structure, one has to pretend that we don't know all that, yet, and imagine if you were reading the book when there were different theories and less knowledge. The performance was excellent.
I first read this book when I was eight and loved the adventure and fantastical nature of the story. I then read it over and over in my youth as one for my favorite books. Reading it again once decades had past, with university done and lots of life lived is a whole new journey into the nuances of language and the bond of a good family. It's the exact same book and I remembered it almost word for word but the relationships felt different and the science all make sense or in some cases didn't but I knew why. Now I love the book all over again but in a new and more appreciative light.
Even though this book was among the many I read as a child, it has been a while. To hear this come to life with Mr. Curry narrating, was simply amazing. As to the story, what is there to say? Jules Verne, Journey to the Center of the Earth, it kind of covers everything.
Took a bit to get used to Curry's faster pace. But I loved his narration and the story. He truly brought the characters and the full story to life. I highly recommend!