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Author: Jules Verne Narrator: James Frain Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN: 9780307747945
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An American frigate, tracking down a ship-sinking monster, faces not a living creature but an incredible invention -- a fantastic submarine commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo.  Suddenly a devastating explosion leaves just three survivors, who find themselves prisoners inside Nemo's death ship on an underwater odyssey around the world from the pearl-laden waters of Ceylon to the icy dangers of the South Pole . . .as Captain Nemo, one of the greatest villians ever created, takes his revenge on all society.



More than a marvelously thrilling drama, this classic novel, written in 1870, foretells with uncanny accuracy the inventions and advanced technology of the twentieth century and has become a literary stepping-stone for generations of science fiction writers. Download and start listening now!

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About the Author

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

James Frain is an English-born actor. He studied drama and film at the University of East Anglia and acting at London’s prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama. While a student, he was cast by Sir Richard Attenborough in Shadowlands, which was followed by other major films, including The Count of Monte Cristo, Water for Elephants, and TRON: Legacy. His theater work includes roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company, London’s West End, and Broadway, where he appeared in The Homecoming and shared a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance. His television work includes True Blood and The Tudors. For his audiobook narration, he has been praised for his pacing, accents, and “mellifluous baritone” (AudioFile).