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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.

Publisher's Summary

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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    Tiff 09-26-15
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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!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09-01-15 Member Since 2014
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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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    roman ADELAIDE, Australia 07-13-15
    roman ADELAIDE, Australia 07-13-15
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    "An incredible journey"

    A fine reading of an old, familiar tale. Tin Curry does a lovely job narrating the voyage.

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    David Northern, Virginia 07-11-15
    David Northern, Virginia 07-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    Not what I expected but not disappointing either. It is worth listening for the entertainment value.

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    SYFI-Ed 07-11-15
    SYFI-Ed 07-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "What a writer!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, its a classic and a good read (listen) My all time favorite book and movie (old school pat boone movie)


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry?

    Tim Curry, I wish he would do more classics. Audible need more signature performances of the old school classics. Give me gritty, famous actors to read these classics and Il buy them. Give a fresh look at timeless books with a great reading from a great narrator like tim curry.


    What about Tim Curry’s performance did you like?

    Top notch, wish he could do more, but I know he is getting sick... Thank you Mr. Curry for the books and movies you did share with us.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, I hate abridged books, give me the full version and respect the authors true writes. No abridged books please.


    Any additional comments?

    Jules Verne has such a commanding and old world writing style, truly classic, especially when you look at he he created these classics.Great production, keep this sort of production going for the classics, seek after unique and commanding voices. It makes it that more special.

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    I Smith 07-08-15
    I Smith 07-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Difficulty with Audible"

    I really enjoyed Tim Curry's reading. Great language, good story. Loved the scientific observations and the professor vs student discussions. This is the first book I've had a difficult time listening to. Quite often the reading would stop and I would have to restart Audible. It was very frustrating and lead to my lower rating.

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    J. Pearson Portland, OR 07-07-15
    J. Pearson Portland, OR 07-07-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Brilliant Narration"
    Where does Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Decent book, but incredible narration. The book itself is a classic and it's obvious why, however the narration of this, by Tim Curry, might be the best audiobook narration I've encountered thus far.


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    Sara W. 07-02-15
    Sara W. 07-02-15
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    "What An Adventure"

    A very fantastical adventure, very well written. A bit dated, but still a fun read.

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