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.
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The story itself is compelling in a very unusual way that cannot be defined easily if at all. Verne is a master storyteller and "20,000 Leagues" is no exception.
In addition, James Frain did a most superb job of reading! I would have enjoyed listening to anything by him. His inflection, tone, and cadence are everything I want in an audiobook. While it seems he doesn't have much else on Audible (only one book, I believe), I feel inclined to listen just to hear his reading of it.
Most enjoyable experience all around!
This is an amazing book, and the narrator does a superb job. I think anyone would enjoy this book, with a little patience for the many scientific descriptions. The narrator does a great job of hiding the drama
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
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