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 .
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Audiobook

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Regular Price:$14.95
  • 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 -

Publisher's Summary

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.

Public Domain (P)2012 Trout Lake Media

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (1175 )
5 star
 (529)
4 star
 (393)
3 star
 (182)
2 star
 (49)
1 star
 (22)
Overall
4.1 (1100 )
5 star
 (505)
4 star
 (328)
3 star
 (189)
2 star
 (54)
1 star
 (24)
Story
4.3 (1093 )
5 star
 (563)
4 star
 (327)
3 star
 (150)
2 star
 (39)
1 star
 (14)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Andrew FAIR OAKS, CA, United States 10-17-14
    Andrew FAIR OAKS, CA, United States 10-17-14 Member Since 2009

    I'm a web developer based out of Sacramento, I listen to books while I work, and love audible.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    190
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    321
    207
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    14
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Didn't Live up to the Hype"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Micheal Waterloo, ON, Canada 03-04-13
    Micheal Waterloo, ON, Canada 03-04-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The first Leg"
    What made the experience of listening to Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea the most enjoyable?

    I had forgotten about the Canadian chareter beign so prevalent in the story


    What other book might you compare Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea to and why?

    Journy to the center of the earth:
    why:
    Same author
    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)


    What about Peter Hussman’s performance did you like?

    good voice work, not as much deffinition of charecter by voice action as Ive heard befroe but still very eliquently spoken.


    Any additional comments?

    chapter pauses are too long more then once i found myself checking to see if the program had paused.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    David Mark Brown Nampa, Idaho 01-19-17
    David Mark Brown Nampa, Idaho 01-19-17

    hache

    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Lavish, retro-science-fiction travelogue"
    What made the experience of listening to Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea the most enjoyable?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea?

    The moment surrounding the discovery of the "great narwhale."


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The performance was a little droning at times, but overall fit well with the style and voice of the novel.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    ThoughtfulListener 01-04-17 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "oh the 19th century"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Taylor 12-02-16
    Taylor 12-02-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "a waste of time and money."

    narrator is the only reason I finished. boring story leads to obscure and anti climactic ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Roy 11-30-16
    Roy 11-30-16 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    16
    12
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Too much pointless rants."

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Francisco Cruz Martins 11-29-16 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    14
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Very captivating story, a good performance"
    Would you listen to Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea again? Why?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea?

    The descriptions of technology always had me amazed. It's great to see how envisioned technology came so close to what we now have...


    Which character – as performed by Peter Husmann – was your favorite?

    The servant Conseil kept me engaged from the beginning.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    kaelin locker 11-25-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Beautifully detailed narration of an underwater adventure"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    MamaW 11-21-16
    MamaW 11-21-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "It's not that good but it is quite excellent!😶🤔😄"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Alex 11-07-16
    Alex 11-07-16 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Very Good"

    I definitely enjoyed this book, but something about listening to it made it feel incomplete

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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.