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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"
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea | Jules Verne

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By David Case, Frederick Davidson
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    The year 1866 was marked by a unique incident, a mysterious and inexplicable phenomenon, and rumors agitated the maritime population and excited the public mind, especially seafaring men. Merchants, common sailors, captains of vessels, skippers, both of Europe and America, naval officers of all countries, and the governments of several states on the two continents, were deeply interested in the matter.

    Tad Davis says: "Lousy translation"
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea | Jules Verne

    Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By Peter Husmann
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    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.

    John S says: "A classic that everyone should read."
  • 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

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
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    A Signature Performance: Tim Curry, the source of our inspiration, returns – this time, he captures the quirky enthusiasm of this goofily visionary adventure.

    Tamara says: "Feels like Jules Verne"
  • Around the World in 80 Days | Jules Verne

    Around the World in 80 Days

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By Alan Munro
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    Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager set by his friends at the Reform Club. Around the World in 80 Days is one of Jules Verne's most acclaimed works.

    Michele C. Dodge-laviano says: "Garbled Audio"
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea | Jules Verne

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By James Frain
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    An American frigate, tracking down a ship-sinking monster, faces not a living creature but an incredible invention - a fantastic submarine commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo. Suddenly a devastating explosion leaves just three survivors, who find themselves prisoners inside Nemo's death ship on an underwater odyssey around the world from the pearl-laden waters of Ceylon to the icy dangers of the South Pole... as Captain Nemo, one of the greatest villians ever created, takes his revenge on all society. More than a marvelously thrilling drama, this is a perfect classic novel,

    Tad Davis says: "Anthony Bonner!!"
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth | Jules Verne

    Journey to the Center of the Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By Jack Sondericker
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    In Jules Verne's classic tale Professor Von Hardwigg and his nephew Harry discover the entrance to an ancient volcanic tunnel in Iceland. They choose to explore it for the mysteries it may hold, the Professor for scientific knowledge, and Harry to prove his bravery to a beautiful girl. It is a dangerous journey that may destroy them both. As they travel deep into the caverns they encounter a subterranean world that pre-existed man. It is an adventure as fascinating and strange as any explorer ever recorded. Finally, with their equipment lost and food running low they must face the consequences of a vital choice.

    Aaron Lukosavich says: "Annoying Page Sounds haunt this entire recording"
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea | Jules Verne

    Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By Bill Homewood
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    The most exciting underwater adventure ever! In 1866 a mysterious giant whale savagely attacks ships in international seas. A famous French marine biologist, Pierre Aronnax, joins the hunt to track down and incapacitate the creature. With him are his loyal servant, Conseil, and redoubtable Canadian harpooner Ned Land. They soon find that their enemy is no sea beast but a brilliantly designed submarine. They are captured and imprisoned by its master, the sinister Captain Nemo.

    Tad Davis says: "A good one"
  • A Journey to the Center of the Earth | Jules Verne

    A Journey to the Center of the Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By Peter Batchelor
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    Jule's Verne's A Journey to the Center of the Earth is a science fiction classic. Volcanic tubes bring intrepid travelers toward the center of the Earth, where they encounter many adventures, including prehistoric animals.

    Kevin says: "Great story but poor narration."
  • Around the World in 80 Days | Jules Verne

    Around the World in 80 Days

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
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    Shocking his stodgy colleagues at the exclusive Reform Club, enigmatic Englishman Phileas Fogg wagers his fortune, undertaking an extraordinary and daring enterprise to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days. With his French valet Passepartout in tow, Verne's hero traverses the far reaches of the earth, all the while tracked by the intrepid Detective Fix, a bounty hunter certain he is on the trail of a notorious bank robber.

    Gary says: "Fabulous narration for Verne Classic"
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea | Jules Verne

    Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By Andrew Wincott
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    Professor Aronnax, a French naturalist, begins an extremely hazardous voyage to pursue a little-known and terrifying sea monster. However, the ‘monster’ turns out to be a giant submarine, the Nautilus, which is commanded by the enigmatic Captain Nemo. They explore underwater marvels, and find the ruins of Atlantis but Nemo has a hidden desire for revenge, which will not be ignored.

    The Critic says: "I Have A Sinking Feeling You'll Love this Book"
  • Around the World in 80 Days [Classic Tales Edition] | Jules Verne

    Around the World in 80 Days [Classic Tales Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By B. J. Harrison
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    Phileas Fogg, a gentleman of stringent and inflexible habits, proposes that he can circumvent the globe in 80 days. He wagers half of his fortune to this effect. But when a high profile bank robbery occurs, the dogged Detective Fix is convinced that Mr. Fogg is an audacious bank robber and that his entire "gentleman's wager" is a charade. Thus begins a wild battle of cat and mouse that takes the clever combatants around the world.

  • Around the World in 80 Days | Jules Verne

    Around the World in 80 Days

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
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    When an eccentric Englishman named Phileas Fogg makes a daring wager that he can circle the globe in just eighty days, it’s the beginning of a breathlessly-paced world tour. With his devoted servant Passepartout at his side, Fogg sets off on an adventurous journey filled with amazing encounters and wild mishaps. Pursued all the way by the bumbling Detective Fix, who believes the two travelers are bank robbers on the run, Fogg and Passepartout must use every means of transportation known to 19th-century man - including a hot-air balloon, a locomotive, and an elephant - to win the bet.

    teammine says: "We Cheered at the End!"
  • Around the World in 80 Days | Jules Verne

    Around the World in 80 Days

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By Kate Petrie
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    Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne is a classic novel filled with wonder and adventure. The story begins when London native Phileas Fogg attempts to win a wager by attempting to travel around the world in 80 days. Fogg accompanied by his newly hired valet, Jean Passepartout, sets off on his adventure on October 2, 1872.

  • From the Earth to the Moon | Jules Verne

    From the Earth to the Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By Bernard Mayes
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    The War of the Rebellion is over, and the members of the American Gun Club, bored with inactivity, look around for a new project. At last they have it: "We will build the greatest projectile the world has ever seen and make the moon our 38th state!" When From the Earth to the Moon was published in 1865, it was regarded as pure fantasy. Who could imagine a rocket that would carry men and animals through space?

    Allen Brink says: "Lacking"
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth | Jules Verne

    Journey to the Center of the Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By David Colacci
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    On their quest to reach the very core of the Earth, Professor Lindenbrock and his nephew, Axel, gain access to the interior by travelling north to cold and barren Iceland, where they enter the subterranean regions through the cone of the extinct volcano Sneffels.

    J. Richmond says: "If you love Earth Sciences, you'll love this!"
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth | Jules Verne

    Journey to the Center of the Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    Geologist Otto Lidenbrock is perusing an ancient Icelandic manuscript when he discovers a mysterious encrypted note. The message reveals the account of a sixteenth-century explorer who claims to have found a passageway to the center of the earth.

    Tad Davis says: "Spirited reading by Simon PREBBLE"
  • Around the World in Eighty Days | Jules Verne

    Around the World in Eighty Days

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By Bill Homewood
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    Undoubtedly one of the most celebrated tales of all time, this is both high-octane thriller and fascinating travelogue. Phileas Fogg, intrepid Victorian gentleman about town, accepts a wager that he cannot travel around the world in 80 days. Naturally, he immediately sets off, accompanied by his French manservant, Passepartout. They are pursued by a police officer, Detective Fix, who is foolishly convinced that Fogg is a bank robber. Much hilarity ensues.

  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea | Jules Verne

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
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    Captain Nemo captures the men on his incredible submarine, the Nautilus. The captain and his unwilling passengers thus embark on a deep-sea odyssey that stretches from the palm-strewn Indian Ocean to the frozen peril of the South Pole. But the enigmatic Nemo has a darker purpose for his voyage...revenge on humanity.

    Randall says: "A good naration of a classic story"
  • Around the World in Eighty Days | Jules Verne

    Around the World in Eighty Days

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
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    Jules Verne's incomparable Phileas Fogg races against time to win a sizeable wager. One adventure follows another in this memorable story rife with humor and strange encounters.

    Craig says: "Classic Victorian Novel"
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