Although he’s best remembered for Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s legacy also includes The Lost World. This 1912 fantasy novel has inspired several movie, radio, and television adaptations.
Doyle’s novel stars Edward Malone, a journalist who embarks on a dangerous expedition to South America in search of a "lost world" where dinosaurs still roam. Once he and his fellow travelers arrive, they are attacked by pterodactyls and meet a race of ape-men who are at war with a humanoid tribe. When the bridge connecting them to civilization is destroyed, Malone must find a way home.
In a sonorous performance, Paul Hecht adopts a gruff British accent when voicing the adventurers in Doyle’s fantastical and entertaining story.
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"Arthur Conan Doyle's classic tale of adventure and discovery still excites the reader today just as dinosaurs continue to grip the popular imagination." (Oxford University Press)
Conan Doyle's portrait of a mysterious plateau where dinosaurs and "cave men" co-exist in isolation from the modern world is brought to life by a talented reader. Every character is clearly differentiated by a different vocal quality or accent and the narrator's description of the dinosaurs make it easy to picture them. I had skipped over this classic novel for years and I'm glad I finally caught up with it. Recommended.
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I loved this book. It's a classic for good reason. Way before Jurassic Park, there was this book. I wasn't sure if I would like it, but it turned out to be a great surprise. The narration is a bit old as the sound quality isn't crystal clear, but the narrator did an outstanding job with this performance.
You could compare this to Journey to the Center of the Earth because of the time period and the dinosaurs.
Getting the voices right! He really did do a great job with this book.
A Jurassic Story with a classic bite!!
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