The Mysterious Island

Narrated by: Lawrence Skinner
Length: 21 hrs and 38 mins
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The plot focuses on the adventures of five Americans on an uncharted island in the South Pacific. During the American Civil War, five northern prisoners of war decide to escape, during the siege of Richmond, Virginia, by hijacking a balloon. During their stay on the island, the group endures bad weather, and domesticates an orangutan, Jupiter. There is a mystery on the island in the form of an unseen deus ex machina, responsible for Cyrus' survival after falling from the balloon, the mysterious rescue of Top from a dugong, the appearance of a box of equipment (guns and ammunition, tools, etc.), and other seemingly inexplicable occurrences...

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My first Jules Verne

I have been meaning to read him forever. I enjoyed it, but I would caution potential readers that it’s got dated world views, and it’s slow to get going. That said I did really enjoy it, it was interesting to see how people of the time spoke and thought. I’d imagine this book would’ve seemed very exotic and educational to people from the time, learning about things that would’ve been quite alien to them like koalas and jaguars. Also interesting to see how the characters knowledge of engineering helped them to adapt to their situation. Overall I’d recommend it, and will check out more Jules Verne in the future.