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  • The Mysterious Island | Jules Verne

    The Mysterious Island

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By Berny Clark
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    Based on the true story of Alexander Selkirk, who survived alone for almost five years on an uninhabited island off the coast of Chile, The Mysterious Island is considered by many to be Jules Verne’s masterpiece. “Wide-eyed mid-nineteenth-century humanistic optimism in a breezy, blissfully readable translation by Stump” (Kirkus Reviews), here is the enthralling tale of five men and a dog who land in a balloon on a faraway, fantastic island of bewildering goings-on and their struggle to survive....

    Tad Davis says: "Wonderful novel, mediocre translation"
  • The Mysterious Island | Jules Verne

    The Mysterious Island

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By Gene Engene
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    During the Civil War, five Union soldiers and a dog quietly escape from the clutches of the Confederate Army at Richmond, Virginia by hot air balloon. Their intention was to simply drift safely over to the Union lines and rejoin their own troops. Instead, while aloft, they were caught in a high wind and whisked hundreds of miles out to sea. The men carried no provisions for survival and had no idea where they were. Under those circumstances their future was bleak. Worse yet, the balloon was leaking air and slowly deflating.

  • The Mysterious Island | Jules Verne

    The Mysterious Island

    • ABRIDGED (41 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
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    Loyal to the North during the American Civil War, a group of men escape a Southern prison camp in a balloon only to end up marooned on a deserted island. Once they begin to explore the island, where danger lurks around every corner, they find that a mysterious force has kept them out of danger ever since they landed.

  • The Mysterious Island: The Secrets of Droon, Book 3 | Tony Abbott

    The Mysterious Island: The Secrets of Droon, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 6 mins)
    • By Tony Abbott
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
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    Eric, Julie, and Neal are sailing with Princess Keeah. Suddenly, they are caught in the middle of a magical ocean storm. They are shipwrecked in an island that belongs to one of Lord Sparr's witches. Now Eric, Julie, Neal, and Princess Keeah have to get off the island before Lord Sparr gets them!

  • Whale Island and the Mysterious Bones | Karen Bonnet

    Whale Island and the Mysterious Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Karen Bonnet
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Rowe
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    Whale Island and the Mysterious Bones, for children age eight to 12, encompasses two themes: The profound significance of communicating and co-existing with animals, and ocean inhabitants; and understanding true courage after children confront their fears. The story begins with Katey and Will Longley, a brother and sister who journey to a remote island thousands of miles across the globe. After a storm capsizes their uncle's boat near Cape Cod, the children have the misfortune to meet Captain Sharkley, a shady individual who uses them in his quest.

  • The Secrets of Droon: Books 1-3 | Tony Abbott

    The Secrets of Droon: Books 1-3

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Tony Abbott
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
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    The Secrets of Droon is an ongoing epic saga published for listeners who enjoy fantasy at its most exciting and engaging. This much-lauded series was cited by the American Booksellers Association as one of the top ten works to read while waiting for the next Harry Potter, and finally makes its audio debut. Fast, whimsical action, engaging characters, and surprising, imaginative situations are the hallmarks of The Secrets of Droon, one of the best-selling series for its age group.

    Brandye says: "Quiet Trip"
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