I am re-visiting several of my favorite classic stories. I have always enjoyed Jules Verne. I thought the presentation was good, and really enjoyed the story. Thank you Audible!
Seriously one of the best Sci-Fi out there, okay so not only is Time Curry such an excellent story teller but the story to be told was just fantastic. I think this is one of Jules Vernes greatest, what an imagination he really paints a scene. I loved this so much I listened to it twice.
Tim Curry was fantastic from the whimpering Axel to the bombastic Professor Lidenbrock, a most excellent story teller.
I loved this book when I read it and I loved it even more being read to me
road show junkie
This is actually the only version other than the screen exploits of this particulat novel that I have read - and honestly, anything is better being read to you!
The Professor - he had backbone, imagination and gumption. His nephew was another - how come no one ever asks what character would you like to have omitted from a story for wimpyness?
The visual details of the Center of the earth - so much better left to one's own interpretation than computer generated from some one else's imagination.
Journey into the psyche of the Journey to the Center of the Earth!
Outstanding - will listen to again and again!
Yes. It was delightfully delivered.
Tim Curry injected just the right amount of incredulity and wry conservatism into the first-person narrative.
I was charmed.
I'd never read the book, but now when I do, it'll be Curry's voice in my head.
Inflection, lovely pronunciation of all the languages.
MMM . . . not really.
I hope Curry reads more. I usually choose for reader first, then author, then story.
I enjoyed the story however the language and names would have been a challenge reading the book. Listening to the book allowed this aspect to not be an issue. Tim Curry did an excellent job of distinguisihing the characters voices. I also love him in the reading of Dracula
This book may not be for everyone.I enjoyed it because it gives you a glimpse of another era.Jules Verne in his day was cutting edge.
His ideas and premises were true SCIENCE fiction in that the premises in his books are well researched scientific"what ifs".
Journey to the Center of the Earth's premise is basically "What if the Center of the earth does NOT have a molten core".The story basically is a narration of how a 19th century
Explorer/Scientist[Verne calls them Savants],accompanied by his nephew and a Nordic
"hunter"skilled in living off the land make their journey.
It is slower paced than more contemporary books written today and bears only a passing resemblance to the Hollywood movie versions. Geology was never my strong point
but there is plenty of it to support the story.
Curry, yes; Verne, no.
Heavens no! Although I won't purchase another Verne novel.
Curry's elocution is perfect, his dramatization remarkable! I would have stopped reading the book after the first three chapters had it not been for Curry. Verne is a boring writer; his descriptive passages are too long.
Curry reads this book at a somewhat slower than normal pace, which can be helpful if one has trouble with accents or just likes a bit more time to proccess the spoken word. Curry's destinctive and highly entertaining voice inspired me to NOT press the STOP button on my MP3 player after Chapter 3.
Be warned: the 1959 movie Journey To The Center of The Earth, starring James Mason, Pat Boone and Arlene Dahl is based VERY loosely on Verne's novel. You'll be very disappointed if you expect this audio book to be a dramatization of the movie.
Tim Curry does an excellent job of reading the characters differently and reading in general. This is a professional actor and it shows.
I would recommend it to someone who is deeply interested in Geology, but if you are looking for a story with character transformations or events which are deeply significant, then don't look here.
I would recommend the story to be made into an interactive, serious game for those who are learning about Geology concepts. The story is engaging enough to keep the learner interested without getting in the way of what is to be learned. I did learn a lot about Geology.
Tim Curry is a great actor.
No, not in the least.