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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: attempt returning to the world above, or explore even deeper mysteries in hopes of rescue.

Public Domain (P)2007 Books In Motion

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Annoying Page Sounds haunt this entire recording

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

This is a classic book of which all can enjoy.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator's voices for the different characters are great, and his inflection and pace wonderful. The issue I have is the recording itself. The paper page sounds really detract from the story, and are throughout the entire recording.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Great book, average narration

What other book might you compare Journey to the Center of the Earth to and why?

It is similar in style, subject, and plot to the Mysterious Island and the Lost World, likely because they are from the same time period.

Any additional comments?

The narrator gets a bit too dramatic sounding when there isn't really a reason to. It seems like he wanted to make the science references less dry, but it sounded out place to me. Otherwise, I liked his narration.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Wonderful book, fantastic narrator

This classic was really brought to life with passion by the narrator. You do have to bear in mind that about 5 hours alone are taken up in just the journeying, but it's nevertheless a great adventure.

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Classic Is Not A Synonym For Excellence

Overall I give it 3-stars. Narration gets 5-stars, and story gets 2.5 stars. Boring, uneventful, no intrigue or excitement. Though the author went into great detail in the story I did not find anything in it worth the irreplaceable time I have spent on the book. Save for the narration, I found it uninteresting and would have been better off not having read it at all.

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An Introduction to Audio Books

What a wonderful journey! I flew through this book. Not only was Verne's story engaging and exciting, Jack Sondericker's reading was immensely enjoyable--entertaining, full of vigor, unique voices for each character. This was a fantastic introduction to the world of audio books.

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read it

during the whole story the professors nephew is a big fat wuss, he might as well be the female.

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another great classic consumed!

the only issue with this story is that it is a little dated. wouldnt be a classic otherwise! performance was very good.

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Excellent reader

What about Jack Sondericker’s performance did you like?

The performer was really great at all the accents and different voices. Really made the listening experience extra special.

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Fantastic

I really enjoyed this fun book. The narrator did a supperb job. He changed his voice for each character.

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Excellent Narration

Incredibly cheap for such great narration! A classic novel, full length version. You won't be disappointed!