To think how far in the past this was written is amazing! The narrator was spectacular. I found Verne to be incredibly entertaining, and I learned a thing or two. Absolutely a worthwhile read. Take a trip around the world with the Professor and Captain Nemo.
This beautifully-written story is so full of interesting, magnificent detail and descriptions, it will truly frustrate the reader who is more accustomed to movie-watching than reading novels. Though l found the scenic and technical descriptions inspiring and even calming, l was chomping at the bit to know the conclusion. I would especially recommend this exquisitely-narrated book to those who, like myself, find God's Creation--both man and nature--incredibly interesting.
The narrator did an excellent job of capturing the characters accents and inflections/emotions
The recording/editing was a bit strange. In a few places it seemed as though the recording would change in such a way that changed the sound of the narrator's voice. That would last for a minute or two and though go back to his normal accents/voice.
Knowing that this was considered Science Fiction at the time of writing.
The adventure and episodic nature
Did a great job with all characters
Can't say it did that, but i feel for the time Verne wrote a very compelling book
The captivating part of the story is the mystery of Nemo. But so much of the book is spent literally listing the fish species visible through the Nautulis's windows. My mind wandered during those exhaustive passages...
I think I'm done with Jules Verne for awhile.
Ned Land, without a doubt. Nemo is just too uppity.
Science fiction has come a long, long ways from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and for that we should all be thankful.
I enjoyed this as an audiobook far more than as a reading-only book. The greatest challenge when reading this book is preserving the awesome story of the Nautilus's adventures and not being deterred by long lists of science jargon. There a many naturalist sections in the book with long lists of Latin names that can be tedious to read at times, especially since no one knows these names anymore. I took Latin and it still doesn't help. You would need a background in this field to know the names for animals, shells, and plant life. It would help to have a picture book with the names and the pictures. Of course a book like that would take a lot of time to put together properly. Anyway, the audiobook performance flies through these sections. The story is so moving and wondrous it deserves wading through lines of Latin. And what a story! The best! My favorite!
Everything. I like treks and voyages and scientific adventures. He really does go around the entire world in a submarine. I wish to god I knew what species he was naming. If I could visualize that as he's listing them off I think this book would come alive even more.
I enjoy learning about the science behind the Nautilus. I think I enjoyed each adventure around the world, underwater secrets, escaping the ice. It stays with you after it's over.
When the crew and the narrator were asphyxiating in Antarctica.
Read it! Or at least audiobook it!
Just as exciting as I remember from Disney's movie version, though much deeper and richer in emotion. James Frain gives so much life to these characters, and I loved sitting on the edge of my seat at the end. Does Captain Nemo survive? Will he continue his explorations? We will never know. A beautiful rendering of a great classic.