Extended Audio Sample

Download A Journey to the Centre of the Earth Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample A Journey to the Centre of the Earth (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Jules Verne
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (47,864 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jules Verne Narrator: Noel Gibilaro Publisher: Alpha DVD Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 0 votes

A Journey to the Centre of the Earth is a classic 1864 science-fiction novel written by Jules Verne. The main character is Professor Von Hardwigg who believes there are volcanic tubes going toward the center of the Earth. Professor Von Hardwigg, his nephew Axel, and their guide Hans encounter many adventures, including prehistoric animals and natural hazards, eventually coming to the surface again in southern Italy.

The living organisms they meet reflect geological time; just as the rock layers become older and older the deeper they travel, the animals become more and more ancient the closer they come to the center of the Earth.

Download and start listening now!

BK_ALPH_000063

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maegan | 1/13/2014

    " I believe that when this book was written, it would have been really imaginative. But I don't know that I would label it as a 'timeless' classic. I can specifically remember reading a passage that was describing the walls of the cave and kind of questioning if I wanted to go on after like 5 pages of description. But, I do love a lot of Jules Verne stories and am grateful that he inspired so many scifi writers that I love today. So this is why he gets 3 stars for this story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennis | 12/21/2013

    " A short classic, filled with as much psychology as science fiction. This is the first Verne I've read in recent memory, and I'm sad I waited so long. You should read this, because it is worth the quick read and isn't disappointing at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisabetta | 12/15/2013

    " Well, this was funny and it's incredible how many informations had Verne about science. You could almost beleive it's everything true, and that this is a real travel :) Lovely characters as well, very different one from another but all nice on how they are. Couldn't remember Italy was involved in the travel too :P "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Westonia1989 | 12/2/2013

    " Scientifically perfect. Jules Verne told us where the dinosaurs went way back in 1864; The earth's core!! A pity noone believed him. The old Frenchmen will inevitably get his comeuppance when someone digs a hole too deep and we're all lost. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 11/8/2013

    " Completely preposterous and lots of fun! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marvin | 10/18/2013

    " This was my very favorite Jules Verne novel when I was a kid and it still holds up well. Verne is at his best when he is writing a travelogue of the fantastic. The author has some excellent descriptions of the underground journey that is some of his best writing. I also like how the professor and his nephew play on each other, setting off weaknesses and strengths in each other. I never thought Verne gets enough credit for his characterizations which can be extraordinary rich. After 50 years it is still my favorite Jules Verne novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa (Harmonybites) | 10/8/2013

    " Verne is considered the father of science fiction and this novel was written back in 1864. Given that, I was rather pleasantly surprised with how engaging I found the story. Sure, the science is dated, but it made me want to know more about geology and the first person narrator, Axel, is witty and his uncle the professor an amusing eccentric. During this quest to make it to the center of a hollow Earth we encounter mushroom forests, an underground sea, marine dinosaurs, a hominid and mastodons. It's a pleasant enough read, even if rather superficial in literary depth and with a ridiculous ending, even given the science of its time. (Were it not for that ending, I'd rate it 4 stars.) Worth reading if you're interested in the origins of the genre. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anton | 10/3/2013

    " Oh god, this was boring... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 10/2/2013

    " First time I've read any of Verne's stories. 'Journey..' was a great book. Can't wait to start another one. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 David R. | 8/29/2013

    " I connected with this reading of my youth, but had forgotten how silly the book was. Really, Jules, we you serious? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Héctor Sauza | 8/14/2013

    " Gran libro! De principio a fin te hace pensar en todos los detalles del viaje. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 5/6/2013

    " 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 Alicia | 5/1/2012

    " This book took me a while to get into, but once I got into it, it was a very easy read and the story just flowed. I liked the fact that the chapters were also quite short, and therefore, I was able to quickly get through each moment without growing tired of one specific event. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teri | 12/20/2011

    " I don't know why I'm such a sci fi fan, but I am. I loved this classic sci fi novel. It's the first Jules Verne book I've every read, and I am looking forward to trying another one very soon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Curt | 11/1/2011

    " Read this in high school and enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debdatta Purkayastha | 10/13/2011

    " this was one of the most thrilling books i ever read as a child. it helped my imagination grow into heights and i lived in fantasy for days. my favorite by jules verne. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 9/27/2011

    " adventure, geology, death-defying. a fun read. unbelievable! "

  • 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". "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
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.