Jules Verne’s classic underwater tale.
A mysterious sea monster, theorized by some to be a giant narwhal, is sighted by ships of several nations; an ocean liner is also damaged by the creature. The United States government finally assembles an expedition to track down and destroy the menace. Professor Pierre Aronnax, a noted French marine biologist and narrator of the story, master harpoonist Ned Land, and Aronnax's faithful assistant Conseil join the expedition.
After much fruitless searching, the monster is found, and the ship charges into battle. During the fight, the ship's steering is damaged, and the three men are thrown overboard. They find themselves stranded on the "hide" of the creature, only to discover to their surprise that it is a large metal construct. They are quickly captured and brought inside the vessel, where they meet its enigmatic creator and commander, Captain Nemo.
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I was very underwhelmed by this book. It was actually quite boring, but if you enjoy reading about hunting endangered species and eating them and scientific classifications of Animals then this book is for you.
I had forgotten about the Canadian chareter beign so prevalent in the story
Journy to the center of the earth:
Similar scientific / naturalist discussions
Excellent euphamisums and descriptions of the foreign presonality and ideals without being odvoius.
(Canadian in this book and the Icelander in Journy to the center of the Earth)
good voice work, not as much deffinition of charecter by voice action as Ive heard befroe but still very eliquently spoken.
chapter pauses are too long more then once i found myself checking to see if the program had paused.
This is one of those stories I've intended to read forever. Finally, I gave in and figured I'd try to listen to it instead. Overall, I found sections of this story extremely interesting. And then other sections would slip past before I realized my attention had shifted too much toward doing the dishes. Verne was an author from another era. At times it really shows in the rambling details he includes on the most mundane things.
The moment surrounding the discovery of the "great narwhale."
The performance was a little droning at times, but overall fit well with the style and voice of the novel.
I enjoyed the book. It's one of the first in the sci-fi genre, so it's worth taking in based simply on its historical significance. It does, however, live up to the reputation of its century, with 'prodigious' lists and numerous physionomic descriptions of its 'gallant' characters.
All too often, the stoty is intervened by pointless categories of different species and there sub categories and there sub categories again. this happens often, an is a pointless rant that ruins too much of the book.
I would listen to it again. The adventures the characters live in this book really sparkle your imagination. It can get tedious with long naturalist descriptions, but these add to the depth of the tale I guess.
The descriptions of technology always had me amazed. It's great to see how envisioned technology came so close to what we now have...
The servant Conseil kept me engaged from the beginning.
I have read previous reviews where Husmann performance was not specially liked. I have not read the original book so I can't comment if his performance detracts from the original intent of this book. For myself I really enjoyed it and was pleased at his job voicing the different characters.
I could not have been more entertained throughout the adventure with professor Arinoe and captain Nemo as I was brought alongside them on a journey spanning years and thousands of miles under the oceans surface. Narrator did a splendid job as well giving life to the characters. Loved it. Absolutely loved it.
I like this book. I've seen the movie, and it's pretty good. The book is pretty different though. I would say that you should only recommend this book for people12 and up.
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