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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Audiobook

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

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Publisher's Summary

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.

After much fruitless searching, the monster is found, and the ship charges into battle. During the fight, the ship's steering is damaged, and the three men are thrown overboard. They find themselves stranded on the "hide" of the creature, only to discover to their surprise that it is a large metal construct. They are quickly captured and brought inside the vessel, where they meet its enigmatic creator and commander, Captain Nemo.

Public Domain (P)2017 Trout Lake Media

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    T. Anderson 07-05-17
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    "Unabridged & so rich in 19th C. scientific detail!"
    What made the experience of listening to Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea the most enjoyable?

    Jules Verne was clearly brilliant, captivated by new discoveries and the possibilities chemical and mechanical engineering presented 150 years ago. This work was prescient in many respects, yet full of natural "flaws" from the science of the day. The narrator rolls dreamily through the myriad Latin names for creatures, imparting the character's awe at the wonders of the deep. I loved it.


    What about Alan Munro’s performance did you like?

    Here's the only fault I found: the volume was insufficient! I had to amplify by connecting my Kindle to my radio. Otherwise, the recording was excellent.


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    Eric 04-15-17
    Eric 04-15-17
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    "The Deadpan of Alan Munro"

    Great novel, always been a favorite and deserving of its status as a classic. This was my first encounter with the narrator, and I have endured him through many since. The novels he narrates are always priced cheap, so if you can tolerate him then it's a good deal.

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    Anonymous 10-09-17
    10-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book, terrible reader!"

    It is sad that when you search this book it is one of the first ones that pop up if I wasn’t in such a hurry I would never have spent a penny on this reader.

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    LAINA SHILL 05-30-17
    LAINA SHILL 05-30-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A naturalists delight"

    Although the painstakingly detailed descriptions of marine ecosystems may become tedious and boring to some folks, it is a rare treat for anyone with a naturalists bent. The storyline is also quite enjoyable, daring you to believe the inconceivable. A true classic.

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    Chase 05-04-17
    Chase 05-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Terrible Narration for a Fantastic Story"
    Would you try another book from Jules Verne and/or Alan Munro?

    I couldn't even get through half of this beloved story because of the subpar narration. The narration sounds like they recorded Mr. Munro saying all the phrases in random order and spliced them together haphazardly. He doesn't even sound like a native speaker in this rendition. He breaks sentences at awkward moments and speaks in a dreary monotone the entire time I bared to listen to.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Alan Munro?

    Literally anyone else. Gilbert Gottfried. Bob Dylan. Sylvester Stallone.


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    travis 04-08-17
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    "a literary classic?"

    I have to admit I was very disappointed with this book. I have been told what a literary classic it was my whole life, it was one of the most driest books I have ever listened to and the narrator was extremely monotone wich did not help. if you are into identifying and classifying sea species you might like this, if you're looking for a classic action book this is certainly not one.

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    Peggy Karleskint House Springs, MO United States 03-27-17
    Peggy Karleskint House Springs, MO United States 03-27-17 Member Since 2007
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    "distracting"

    The narrator had an cadence and I found it distracting. Otherwise, it was a good story, of course!

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    Ramón El Alto 05-24-17
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    "Long book"

    Liked the idea of the book. Want ramblunglt in about sea species. Much too long!

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    9/5/17
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    "my first audio book 20000 Leagues Under the Sea"

    the audio book of 20000 Leagues Under the Sea was very captivating most most rememberable moment was about sea creatures being described very interesting to listen about the battles Wars Islands visited in all it was a captivating the narrator was very strong voiced in his Reading kept me interested and I finished the whole book very good I reckon thank you very much audible

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  • Emily Wassell
    6/23/17
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    "Great reading, strange book"

    The book contains many many lists of sea creatures and Latin names, which can get a bit long. Read very well, the narrator's voice suits the story style

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