We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea | [Jules Verne]

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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 is a perfect classic novel,
Regular Price:$35.00
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

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

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (150 )
5 star
 (70)
4 star
 (59)
3 star
 (16)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.3 (141 )
5 star
 (69)
4 star
 (47)
3 star
 (18)
2 star
 (6)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.4 (141 )
5 star
 (75)
4 star
 (49)
3 star
 (14)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Christopher San Diego, CA, United States 01-24-13
    Christopher San Diego, CA, United States 01-24-13 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    39
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    27
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Written for those with scientific minds"

    I've heard so often how Jules Verne's writing inspired so many people to go into science and engineering and I now know why I've always hated science and engineering.

    I found this book to be so tedious that I couldn't finish listening to it. Every single time a new discovery is made he goes on for pages describing the family, genus, sub-genus, related genus, genus that have no relation but are similarly spelled and so on and so on and so on. Ugh!

    The characters are so two dimensional as to almost make one think that Verne must have written it like that was on purpose. Nemo never reacts any other way than cold, distant and unfazed.

    The best word to describe this book is 'monotonous'.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Garry Cannington, Australia 10-08-12
    Garry Cannington, Australia 10-08-12 Member Since 2011

    I work in IT, I love reading, I love Writing and for those daily travels too and fro I love to listen to Audible books too

    HELPFUL VOTES
    54
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    83
    68
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A great book a great telling but tough"
    What did you love best about 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea?

    I loved the words and their makeup. I enjoyed James Frain's narration but did find this long and tedious at times. Great for description of places, people and things but the detail it went to bored me a little with that minute detail.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nemo of course, such a strange and fascinating character


    Any additional comments?

    This is long, it is at times tedious in descriptions right down to the number of rivets on the Nautilus. But if you are looking for a well written, distinctive story to take you to places you may never see this is a good buy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 11-12 of 12 results PREVIOUS12NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.