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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Audiobook

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Lindsay Beattie Fort Worth, TX USA 10-03-16
    Lindsay Beattie Fort Worth, TX USA 10-03-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Fantastic and brilliant!"

    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!

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    Craig 09-10-16
    Craig 09-10-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Amazing performance"

    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

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    Amazon Customer 09-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "wonderful!"

    the narrator does an amazing job with the characters! great read. I've listened to this book 3 times already!

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    Roxanne Rodriguez 06-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent narration and story!"

    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.

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    Alex 06-22-16
    Alex 06-22-16
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    "excellent narrator"

    If you don't have an niche for fish or biology the lengthy classifications are dry

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    B-da 05-14-16
    B-da 05-14-16
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    "Incredible Drama...If You Have the Patience"

    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.

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    Melynda Tilley 04-18-16

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    "Very very good narration"
    What did you love best about 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea?

    The narrator did an excellent job of capturing the characters accents and inflections/emotions


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Ryan miller 04-11-16
    Ryan miller 04-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "nothing more interesting sounding than a Brit."

    if you being described fish and caves, go for it. it was alright. there were interesting scenes probably every 7 chapters.

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    D. Renai 03-16-16
    D. Renai 03-16-16
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    "Long Live Captain Nemo!"

    Great story of detailed exploration, and drama. A timeless classic, as relevant today as the day it was written

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    Nuckols 03-02-16
    Nuckols 03-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Always a Classic"
    What did you love best about 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea?

    Knowing that this was considered Science Fiction at the time of writing.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The adventure and episodic nature


    What about James Frain’s performance did you like?

    Did a great job with all characters


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Can't say it did that, but i feel for the time Verne wrote a very compelling book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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