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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (344 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jules Verne Narrator: Harlan Ellison Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2007 ISBN:
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Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a classic adventure story by the author known as the Father of Science Fiction.

Professor Aronnax, his faithful servant, Conseil, and the Canadian harpooner, Ned Land, set out on a hazardous voyage to rid the seas of a little-known and terrifying sea monster. Discovering that the monster is in fact the giant submarine Nautilus, they are soon captured by its mysterious commander, Captain Nemo. One of the greatest adventure stories of all time, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is also the chronicle of a fantastic voyage from the lost continent of Atlantis to the South Pole.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Calvin | 11/8/2013

    " I read this when I was a kid, and am currently reading it again with my 9-year-old son. The writing is pretty dense. Perhaps a better translation than the one I have would help. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marts (Thinker) | 10/19/2013

    " Great Jules Verne classic, this illustrated one was quite enjoyable also, the movie versions are also quite good... This is one of my favourite Verne stories... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colby | 8/5/2013

    " I thought it was confusing. But I sitll thought it was really good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 7/29/2013

    " I'd never read this book at all, so I enjoyed it as much as Joshua and Rachel did. Now I finally understand who Captain Nemo is and what the Nautilus is! It's the perfect book for a 6-year-old who loves science/space/exploring underwater. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessie | 5/20/2013

    " I devoured this in one sitting, and at a young age too. This is a fabulous story, a work of art. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michelle | 12/31/2012

    " I have heard this is the stupidest book ever. i advise not to read it. A group of kids in my class last year had to read it and they wanted to hurry up with it because they were so miserable reading it!!! so yeah "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca | 9/15/2012

    " I read both the children's abridged version and the "real" version of this book, and strangely enough, both were good. :) Of course the full version is better (as always) but the abridged version wasn't half-bad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 7/28/2012

    " This is an abridged version for children. I use them (there is a series of books - The Great Illustrated Classics) to read with the our children every evening. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tamaki | 6/18/2012

    " This book is so interesting that I could not stop reading it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aj | 5/2/2012

    " Awesome!! I loved this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 4/7/2012

    " A fantastic adventure to read aloud! We followed their journey on the map and learned about the Suez Canal. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Johnny B | 12/15/2011

    " At points I was very excited about this book as a tease for reading the real thing. In the end it just fell flat and wrapped itself up with out the needed emotion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matija | 9/27/2011

    " For its age, a surprisingly lucid piece of sci-fi about an underwater voyage in a deep submersion vehicle - submarine, powered by the promising new technology - electricity. Good stuff even today. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cailie | 7/7/2011

    " I want to read this book becuase I have always loved the ocean. I think it would be a great book to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 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 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 Matthew | 5/11/2011

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josh | 5/10/2011

    " By "under" I'd always assumed it meant "straight down" and silently cursed it because I knew the oceans weren't that deep. Glad to have finally read it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Eva | 5/8/2011

    " read for my theater group when we were creating a play....safe to say i quit the theater group afterwards...
    Jules Verne while a great author not my favorite at any means...This bookd gave me nausea with his descriptions of underwater life and other stuff...
    Read the Spanish versioN! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janosch | 5/5/2011

    " An interesting adventure.Great imaginary scenery and a good story. At some points its redundant and if you are not interested in sea adventures it could be a little bit over the top. Its decent but not a must read or a page turner.
    "Around the world in 80 days" is ten times better. "

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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

Harlan Ellison has written or edited 75 books and more than 1700 stories, essays, articles, and newspaper columns as well as two dozen teleplays and a dozen motion pictures.  He won the Hugo award nine times, the Nebula award three times, the Bram Stoker award six times (including The Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996), the Edgar Allan Poe Award of the Mystery Writers of America twice, the Georges Méliès fantasy film award twice, and was awarded the Silver Pen for Journalism by PEN., the international writer’s union. In addition to his writing accolades, Harlan has garnered two Audie Awards for the best in audio recordings.  Along with Stefan Rudnicki and other narrators, Harlan read the 20th anniversary edition of Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game, published by Macmillan Audio.