From the Earth to the Moon

Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
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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? Today, like so many of Jules Verne's prophecies, space travel is a reality. Here's a fun adventure story that shows how Verne, with foresight that is at times almost eerily accurate, envisioned a trip to the moon.

(P)1999 Blackstone Audio Inc

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Lacking

While the writing is fantastic, the story really leaves the leader disappointed. A lot of build up for a very brief and unfulfilling ending.

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For those who wish to research science fiction

I've gave this book a bad rate, but that's only due to the fact I didn't enjoy it that much. That however, does not mean i cannot appreciate it. The book can serve in today's point of view as some sort of a tool to show us what the past saw as fantasy, and also how it developed today's fantasy's standards.
Not a must read, but will compliment the right person.

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Good if you like numbers

This book has so many calculations in it it’s hard to follow by just listening to it. It would be good for architects and engineers and people who like math in general. The narrator’s voice is flat and monotonous so I fell asleep three times while listening to this.

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Longer than needed and boring.

I bought this book after my wife recommended it. After listening to most of the book and never getting to that part "where it gets better" I was very dissapointed. After explaining the plot and story to my wife she then said that she might have listened to a child's abridged version of the book. This book is repetitive, the reader sounds like a tired old grandfather. Do not recommend.

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*Yaaaawn*

Wowie, is this boring. And I like complicated things, science, math, diplomacy, etc. And this was the most boring take of all time.