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3.47 out of 53.47 out of 53.47 out of 53.47 out of 53.47 out of 5 3.47 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jules Verne Narrator: Norman Dietz Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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When geologist Otto Lidenbrock discovers an ancient manuscript describing a passageway to the center of the Earth, he prepares a subterranean expedition, and descends into an extinct volcano in Iceland. The explorers discover an amazing underground world, but will they ever return? Journey with these intrepid travelers as they dare to descend into a mysterious unknown world deep within the earth. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 2/11/2014

    " I liked this one better than 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. I thought the characterization was a bit better although still slightly lacking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becki | 2/2/2014

    " Loved it :) Awesome classic "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marie Curfman | 1/6/2014

    " extremely anticlimatic... I expected so much more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Demetra | 1/1/2014

    " They didn't even reach the centre... :( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicholas Dummer | 12/24/2013

    " It is amazing that this was written when it was. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 12/19/2013

    " Imaginative, and full of color. I read it when I was eight, so got to go back to the library! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anderson | 12/12/2013

    " I like fiction but that one was too much for my taste. The plot is based in really lame points. But since Jules Verne write it, the narrative is good, but Round the World in Eight Days is a whole way better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marta | 12/8/2013

    " It's the first time I read Jules Verne, I expected it to be more difficult and dry, but it was a really nice story. Not extremly exciting but still fantastic and scientific, this is good sci-fi 100 years ago xD "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melchoir55 | 11/17/2013

    " A lot of technospeak specific to geology with which I was unfamiliar. The story was not particularly compelling. I identified only with the professor. The other characters seemed unrealistic. I felt like I was constantly "waiting for the good part". It never came. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pauline | 5/30/2013

    " Classic story excellently told by Tim Curry (audiobook). Enjoyed it a lot and recommend the story, even in print! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aj | 5/14/2013

    " Excellent book. I very much enjoyed the writing style and the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 2/15/2013

    " dramatic and biblical in showing the prejudice of man and the ideals of society "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven Salaita | 2/3/2013

    " Another childhood read, which I remember very much enjoying. I don't recall much beyond the river named after Hans, which was boiling hot at first. That's it. I doubt I'll ever read it again. Why trade a four-star read for a one-star, after all? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 3/31/2012

    " Verne shows an incredible imagination in this early sci-fi book. It must have been amazing in the 1800,s.....but not as much in 2012 unfortunately . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candace | 9/28/2011

    " Went through a bit of a Jules Verne phase recently, liked this one the best! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thoughtstones | 7/25/2011

    " Feels dated now, seems so stilted but these may be a translation issue. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josh | 5/21/2011

    " Highly decent. More a fictitious scientific account than a work of what we call modern science fiction, a great read that lights up the imagination. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stockwell | 5/16/2011

    " Read it a long time ago. Meaning to re-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...
    i liked it so more i dont remember the plot very well, and really dont care for the book.
    Jules Verne is not my thing.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kanika | 5/8/2011

    " Wonderful story of adventure and mystery. A good read for those fond of adventure and fantasy. Look forward to watching the 2008 movie by the same title. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Morgan | 5/7/2011

    " Of a science fiction classic I had expected something a lot more entertaining an science mad. While I can see past the archaic language and slow pace, I cannot overlook the inconseqencies and the almost complete absence of a surprising plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicholas | 5/6/2011

    " My first Jules Verne novel. This was highly entertaining and wonderful for those of us raised on the corresponding James Mason film. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Titus | 5/6/2011

    " I enjoyed this story and look forward to reading more Jules Verne. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rich | 5/3/2011

    " Even though I marked this as a 3, I think it is still an important read. While not as future proof of some of his other books, Verne does an amazing job making science fun. I cannot imagine reading this book in 1864, I am sure it caused quite a stir. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 5/2/2011

    " Jules Verne's classic novel as an audiobook read by Tim Curry...AWESOME! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 5/1/2011

    " We listened to this book on CD. The kids and I enjoyed it. I liked the dry sense of humor throughout and the vocabulary used. We all learned some great words, including "prodigious" which they like to say now. It is a good adventure story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pablo | 4/29/2011

    " A great story from the grandfather of Sci-fi "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irish | 4/27/2011

    " Good plot although it was hard to relate on technical stuffs but I were able to understand it, my imagination would run wild because of Verne's detailed description of Axel's travel in the centre of the Earth, "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Limette | 4/27/2011

    " This book is from the 19th century? Well, I knew that but it was awesome! Really, awesome! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Simona | 4/24/2011

    " Il mio preferito di Verne, insieme a "Giro del mondo in 80 giorni". "

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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

Norman Dietz is a writer, voice-over artist, and audiobook narrator. He has won six Earphones Awards and was named one of the fifty “Best Voices of the Century” by AudioFile magazine. He and his late wife Sandra transformed an abandoned ice-cream parlor into a playhouse, which served “the world’s best hot fudge sundaes” before and after performances. The founder of Theatre in the Works, he lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.