Decent book, but incredible narration. The book itself is a classic and it's obvious why, however the narration of this, by Tim Curry, might be the best audiobook narration I've encountered thus far.
The narrater is good but Jules Verne wrote a pretty boring book. It starts out pretty well, but it does not move. The book is pretty monitoned plot wise.
Monotonous and anti climactic story narrated by an insufferable whiner. Not even Tim Curry's performance, excellent as it was, could polish this turd of a story.
I suspect that, as a child, I read an abridged version of this classic tale... or possibly I just forgot how much whining the narrating character does. Nevertheless, it was fun to go back to it and Tim Curry is as good as you'd expect him to be. For those who know and love this tale, this is a good new experience of it. For those who always meant to read Jules Verne books, but never did--don't start here. Read 20K Leagues and some others first.
I did not give the performance five stars only because Mr. Curry's interaction with the Jules Verne writing style develops an up and down lilt that starts to feel like waves after a while and makes a listener feel sleepy as much as interested. I wondered, at times, if Mr. Curry himself found the narrating character's internal monologue a bit tedious.
And all while getting my daily workouts! I love my Audible! I was surprised at how much science and geography were part of this book, not having looked anything up prior to deciding to read it. I learned a lot and was entertained.