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Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry | [Jules Verne]

Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry

A Signature Performance: Tim Curry, the source of our inspiration, returns – this time, he captures the quirky enthusiasm of this goofily visionary adventure.
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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.

Publisher's Summary

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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    Karen Gainesville, FL, United States 08-28-12
    Karen Gainesville, FL, United States 08-28-12 Member Since 2011
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    "a great classic, I listen to it over and over"

    Every time I listen, I hear something new. Classic Jules Verne. Very realistic, going deeper and deeper into an old volcano to reach the center of the earth.

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    Roxanne Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 08-12-12
    Roxanne Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 08-12-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Hard when you walk in with high expectations"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    It wasn't the reader or anything - it was just that I had fairly high expectations for the book as it is such a classic. I found the characters for the most part fairly irritating and I honestly could relate to none of them. It is a book that I think would have benefited from being read on my eReader as there were many words that are no longer in common usage (as well a numerous geological references).


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    Cloned3 RVA USA 08-09-12
    Cloned3 RVA USA 08-09-12 Member Since 2015

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    "Curry is wonderful"
    Any additional comments?

    The book is a classic and Tim Curry adds something new. Enjoyed hearing it again.

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    Joel LUVERNE, AL, United States 08-08-12
    Joel LUVERNE, AL, United States 08-08-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Boring Journey"
    Where does Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Tim Curry was probably the best narrator I've encountered on audible.com, the story was itself seemed to drag out with little or no real payoff.


















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    Leigh A. Leigh San Ysidro, New Mexico United States 08-06-12
    Leigh A. Leigh San Ysidro, New Mexico United States 08-06-12

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    "Curry great--Download/burn to CD difficult!"
    Where does Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The audio is wonderful.


    What other book might you compare Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry to and why?

    I have absolutely no problem with the actual performance--my problem is in the down loading and burning to a CD--there are no chapter marks--so when using this in my classroom it is a pain to try and stop after each chapter--to start again the next day--no table of contents--I find this very annoying and difficult for me to use well in teaching.


    Have you listened to any of Tim Curry’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have absolutely no problem with the actual performance--my problem is in the down loading and burning to a CD--there are no chapter marks--so when using this in my classroom it is a pain to try and stop after each chapter--to start again the next day--no table of contents--I find this very annoying and difficult for me to use well in teaching.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I have absolutely no problem with the actual performance--my problem is in the down loading and burning to a CD--there are no chapter marks--so when using this in my classroom it is a pain to try and stop after each chapter--to start again the next day--no table of contents--I find this very annoying and difficult for me to use well in teaching.


    Any additional comments?

    I have absolutely no problem with the actual performance--my problem is in the down loading and burning to a CD--there are no chapter marks--so when using this in my classroom it is a pain to try and stop after each chapter--to start again the next day--no table of contents--I find this very annoying and difficult for me to use well in teaching.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly 07-28-12
    Kelly 07-28-12
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    "A classic adventure read by the best voice."

    Tim Curry, obviously, is wonderful. And he gives this classic adventure tale a lighthearted feeling. Short and sweet, this audiobook is definitely worth it.

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    Happy Kids 07-26-12
    Happy Kids 07-26-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Favorite Audible Book Ever"
    What made the experience of listening to Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry the most enjoyable?

    Tim Curry made this, already amazing, book riveting. I was already familiar with the book, but this made it so much more entertaining.


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    James Singapore, Singapore 07-23-12
    James Singapore, Singapore 07-23-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Jules Verne: A man ahead of his time"
    If you could sum up Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry in three words, what would they be?

    Authentic adventure story


    What other book might you compare Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry to and why?

    I do not normally select "adventure" stories, so I have no basis for comparison. However, I was struck by the far greater credibility of the original, as compared to earlier movies loosely based on Jules Verne's novels. In view of my enjoyment of this novel, I have just downloaded "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea". I like the newly-discovered authenticity associated with this novelist, whose imagination and scientific ideas remain remarkably accurate.


    Have you listened to any of Tim Curry’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I love Tim Curry. He has a very wide range of voices and his characterizations always bring a story to life.

    I first became familiar with him (as a reader) in a series of abridged recordings of (Audio Renaissance) books by Umberto Eco, an author not well represented in "Audible"), namely Foucault's Pendulum and Island of the Day Before.

    In Journey to the Centre of the Earth, he once again excels. I would love to hear more unabridged recordings from Tim Curry.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A new rendering faithful to the erudition, vision & spirit of Jules Verne.


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    Lcowan 06-04-12
    Lcowan 06-04-12
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    "Tim Curry brings sizzle"

    Do you enjoy Jules Verne? You will like this. Tim Curry brings life to a book that without him can feel overwritten and obviously outdated. What a joy to listen to Curry, I think he could read the phone book and make it a seductive best seller. I wish we had more from him. Great pick to narrate this book!

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    Hobbit Taz 05-16-12
    Hobbit Taz 05-16-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Classic with a classy reader"
    If you could sum up Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry in three words, what would they be?

    classy classic reading


    What did you like best about this story?

    Getting to know the story and the story characters which Ive heard and seen in so many ways but now I know the way it should be. Felt so much truer and real than any variation Ive seen or heard


    What about Tim Curry???s performance did you like?

    Sometime the material could be a little dry, but Tim Curry kept it moving and interesting.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really a particular moment, but watching the reluctant scared boy turn into a curious, excited man who was seemed a little disappointed when the adventure was over.


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