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Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry Audiobook

Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry

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Noted geologist Professor Liedenbrock discovers a cryptic message hidden in the pages of an ancient volume purporting to show the way into the center of the earth. Liedenbrock determines to make this fantastic journey, insisting his 16-year-old nephew, Henry, accompany him. Tim Curry handles the verbal pyrotechnics of Verne’s classic adventure, capturing the sardonic wit and droll observations of 16-year-old Henry. Writing in 1864, when explorers such as Burton, Stanley, and Livingstone were charting the earth’s geography, Verne created the fantastical geography of the world below based on current scientific fact. With breathtaking surety, Curry’s performance takes listeners from Germany to Iceland to the bowels of the earth and back, providing humor and clarity.

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Journey to the Center of the Earth is one of literature’s earliest works of science fiction. It vividly animates a fantastical subterranean world as an intrepid crew, led by the eccentric Otto Lidenbrock, traverses the planet’s core and its various bizarre obstacles: giant mushrooms and insects, a herd of mastodons, prehistoric humans, a treacherous pit of magma, and more.

Tim Curry, narrator of the customer favorite A Christmas Carol, returns for an encore performance that delivers a range of distinct character voices and captures the energy and enthusiasm of a time when scientific exploration was a brand new adventure.

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    Timo 02-24-16
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    "A classic brought to life!"

    A classic story, that in the reading today might have seemed boring in parts or indecipherable, is rendered immensely enjoyable by Tim Curry's performance. A worthy listen!

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    JoAyn Maplewood, MN, United States 02-20-16
    JoAyn Maplewood, MN, United States 02-20-16 Member Since 2014
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    "The movie was so much better"

    As with most of the old classics, I had a hard time getting through the long boring ramblings of the bygone era but the movie was so good that it's hard to understand what happened in the translation.

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    Lynn A. D. 02-16-16
    Lynn A. D. 02-16-16

    I love books. Love to read them, listen to them, and build my stash of them.

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    "What an adventure!"

    Tim Curry's narration of this book is excellent. He made the story come alive so that it was easy to visualize what he was telling.
    This is an enjoyable story, despite the frequent whining of one character.
    I would recommend this book to anyone who is used to reading novels, or even just getting into them. There is no bad language and the story is gripping.

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    Rail man 02-14-16
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    very nicely done sticks with Vern's descriptions very well became aware of the characters by voice and the read fit the character study

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    "It's good, but it's age is showing."

    The story takes place in the 1800s, and something that excited the characters in that time isn't necessarily super exciting now. Don't get me wrong, the adventure part was pretty fun, but the social aspects were dated.

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    B. Nordquist MN 01-23-16
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    "Timeless!"

    This book is a classic for a reason, and Tim Curry brings it to life like never before in a truly entertaining performance. I've listened to it many times and will continue to whenever i am in need of 8 hours of wonder and discovery!

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    Tiff 09-26-15
    Tiff 09-26-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Fantastic"

    a wonderful journey! Tim Currey does a wonderful job. Never a single even over the most esoteric Islands phrase. simply fantastic!

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    "fun story"

    The narrator was great, he made this classic very enjoyable to listen to. My kids will like it on our next road trip.

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    Susanna 07-31-15
    Susanna 07-31-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Books and chocolates"

    Verne had an art and command of eloquent vocabulary like I've never seen before. He has a way of choosing words that not only deepens the understanding of characters and plot, but it makes the reading of the book like the eating of rich and decadent chocolate-- the taste is rich and satisfying in small amounts.

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    Bwana Osaka, Japan 07-21-15
    Bwana Osaka, Japan 07-21-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Superb, through and through."

    Possibly the best performance I've ever heard in an audiobook. Text is full of science-with-an-exclamation-point, I loved every line.

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