Noted geologist Professor Liedenbrock discovers a cryptic message hidden in the pages of an ancient volume purporting to show the way into the center of the earth. Liedenbrock determines to make this fantastic journey, insisting his 16-year-old nephew, Henry, accompany him. Tim Curry handles the verbal pyrotechnics of Verne’s classic adventure, capturing the sardonic wit and droll observations of 16-year-old Henry. Writing in 1864, when explorers such as Burton, Stanley, and Livingstone were charting the earth’s geography, Verne created the fantastical geography of the world below based on current scientific fact. With breathtaking surety, Curry’s performance takes listeners from Germany to Iceland to the bowels of the earth and back, providing humor and clarity.
Journey to the Center of the Earth is one of literature’s earliest works of science fiction. It vividly animates a fantastical subterranean world as an intrepid crew, led by the eccentric Otto Lidenbrock, traverses the planet’s core and its various bizarre obstacles: giant mushrooms and insects, a herd of mastodons, prehistoric humans, a treacherous pit of magma, and more.
Tim Curry, narrator of the customer favorite A Christmas Carol, returns for an encore performance that delivers a range of distinct character voices and captures the energy and enthusiasm of a time when scientific exploration was a brand new adventure.
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Possibly the best performance I've ever heard in an audiobook. Text is full of science-with-an-exclamation-point, I loved every line.
Yes, its a classic and a good read (listen) My all time favorite book and movie (old school pat boone movie)
Tim Curry, I wish he would do more classics. Audible need more signature performances of the old school classics. Give me gritty, famous actors to read these classics and Il buy them. Give a fresh look at timeless books with a great reading from a great narrator like tim curry.
Top notch, wish he could do more, but I know he is getting sick... Thank you Mr. Curry for the books and movies you did share with us.
No, I hate abridged books, give me the full version and respect the authors true writes. No abridged books please.
Jules Verne has such a commanding and old world writing style, truly classic, especially when you look at he he created these classics.Great production, keep this sort of production going for the classics, seek after unique and commanding voices. It makes it that more special.
I really enjoyed Tim Curry's reading. Great language, good story. Loved the scientific observations and the professor vs student discussions. This is the first book I've had a difficult time listening to. Quite often the reading would stop and I would have to restart Audible. It was very frustrating and lead to my lower rating.
Decent book, but incredible narration. The book itself is a classic and it's obvious why, however the narration of this, by Tim Curry, might be the best audiobook narration I've encountered thus far.
The narrater is good but Jules Verne wrote a pretty boring book. It starts out pretty well, but it does not move. The book is pretty monitoned plot wise.
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