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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,817 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jules Verne Narrator: Bernard Mayes Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Voyages Extraordinaires Series Release Date:
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Written more than a century before man landed on the moon, this classic adventure tale has proved to be one of Jules Verne’s most prophetic. It is also a forerunner of today’s science fiction.

At the close of the Civil War, the members of the elite Baltimore Gun Club find themselves unemployed and bored. Finally, their president, Impey Barbicane, proposes a new project: build a gun big enough to launch a rocket to the moon. But when a daring volunteer elevates the mission to a “manned” flight, one man’s dream turns into an international space race.

This is a story of rollicking action, humor, and vibrant imagination, full of both satire and scientific insight.

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  • “This marvellous and most entertaining book is one which ought to meet with a great many readers. The grave manner in which the adventures are narrated, the wondrous mathematical calculations, the solid air of truth mixed up with the quiet humor and racy fun, are inimitable.”

    Vanity Fair

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Zero Jones | 2/20/2014

    " For all those people looking for steampunk novels, could I recommended going back to the inspiration. Verne and HG Wells both stand up well to today's writers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Pinar Celebi | 2/19/2014

    " Two stars only: One for the great author (He has far greater books as we all know) and one for the character, Michel Ardan. There were so many numbers, loads of calculations. I like sci-fi but this was like pure maths and physics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Enrique Del Castillo | 2/4/2014

    " Outstanding! I'm just shocked with the imagination of Verne! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Rob Ortelere | 1/27/2014

    " I don't understand why old science fiction authors are fixated by realism and scientific accuracy, specifically on mathematical calculations and details. It makes for a boring read. "

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