An American frigate, tracking down a ship-sinking monster, faces not a living creature but an incredible invention - a fantastic submarine commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo.
Suddenly a devastating explosion leaves just three survivors, who find themselves prisoners inside Nemo's death ship on an underwater odyssey around the world from the pearl-laden waters of Ceylon to the icy dangers of the South Pole... as Captain Nemo, one of the greatest villians ever created, takes his revenge on all society.
More than a marvelously thrilling drama, this classic novel, written in 1870, foretells with uncanny accuracy the inventions and advanced technology of the twentieth century and has become a literary stepping-stone for generations of science fiction writers.
Public Domain (P)2011 Listening Library
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.
Yes! The story is amazing. You get lost in the adventure and are amazed at Verne's technology, science and storytelling.
Any other Jules Verne book
that is tough, Ned Land was great, but then so was the Professor and Captain Nemo. And then there was Cansei and his classifying
when the nautilus was trapped under the ice
Excellent family book
This story is told from the perspective of a French professor, and Verne employs the vernacular of an overly educated man to characterize his narrator. I point this out because while this audio book is wonderfully performed and an exciting and great story there are frequent segments that amount to little more than lists of different kinds fish that, without illustrations, could only captivate fish enthusiasts.
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