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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jules Verne Narrator: Alex Jennings Publisher: CSA Word Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This is a classic adventure tale set far down in the briny deep. Captain Nemo hunts the terrifying and mysterious monster that has already wrecked ships which disturbed its slumber. A scary, illuminating, and exciting listen for all ages, this story has achieved almost mythical status, and Jules Verne's great writing style makes the truly unbelievable seem entirely feasible: and utterly absorbing. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Reviews

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Pompeo | 5/22/2011

    " Da non perdere, un'avventura fantastica. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Sam | 5/16/2011

    " Like many classics...a little drawn out. I can appreciate the attention to detail and scientific knowledge demonstrated though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Lildizzy36 | 5/12/2011

    " A good start but then it lagged... had many dull moments. It is great science fiction for its time period but all the expectations fell short. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Matthew | 5/11/2011

    " It was very long. It was absolutely worth it. "

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About the Author
Author Jules Verne

Jules Verne (1828–1905) is considered by many the father of science fiction. Born in Nantes, France, he studied law but turned to writing opera libretti until the 1863 publication of Five Weeks in a Balloon, the first of his Extraordinary Voyages series. Its success encouraged him to produce a number of classic and prophetic science fiction novels, including Journey to the Center of the Earth and Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea. His stories foresaw many scientific and technological developments, including the submarine, television, and space travel.

About the Narrator

Alex Jennings is an award-winning narrator and actor of stage and screen. He has won eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and has been named a finalist for the 2015 Audie Award for Best Literary Fiction Narration. As an actor, he enjoyed a highly successful run at the Old Vic in Too Clever by Half, for which he won an Olivier Award, the Drama Magazine Award, and the Plays and Players Award for Actor of the Year. He has also won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Peer Gynt. Among his numerous television credits are Inspector Alleyn, Hard Times, and the lead role in Bad Blood.