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3.00004186027042 out of 53.00004186027042 out of 53.00004186027042 out of 53.00004186027042 out of 53.00004186027042 out of 5 3.00 (47,778 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jules Verne Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Craig Black Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Voyages Extraordinaires Series Release Date:
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Geologist Otto Lidenbrock is perusing an ancient Icelandic manuscript when he discovers a mysterious encrypted note. The message reveals the account of a sixteenth-century explorer who claims to have found a passageway to the center of the earth.

In his quest to penetrate the planet’s primordial secrets, the impetuous professor, together with his quaking nephew, Axel, and their devoted guide, Hans, sets off immediately for Iceland. Descending through the belly of a volcano into the bowels of the earth, they discover an astonishing subterranean world of prehistoric proportions.

A classic of science fiction that helped give birth to the genre, this imaginative speculation on the earth’s nature is both a rousing adventure story and an apt portrait of the psychology of the questing scientist.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The reason Verne is still read by millions today is simply that he was one of the best storytellers who ever lived.”

    Arthur C. Clarke

  • “Verne’s imagination has given us some of the greatest adventure stories of all time.”

    Daily Mail (London)

  • AudioFile Golden Voice Simon Prebble delivers Jules Verne’s classic adventure fantasy with masterful precision…Prebble’s powerful narration captures the excitement of dangerous encounters along the way, such as prehistoric animals, falling rocks, and molten lava. This classic treasure was written 144 years ago. Prebble’s perceptive narration brings Verne’s work to life. Listeners will understand why Verne is considered the father of science fiction.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Irish | 2/16/2014

    " 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 by Kooshmeister | 2/12/2014

    " The only thing I dislike (besides the gigantic "Wal-Mart 2 for $1" orange tag permanently attached to the cover, ruining the gorgeous artwork) is that this is the infamous translation which changes Otto Lindenbrock and Axel's names to "Professor Von Hardwigg" and "Harry Lawson." Oh well. It's still a classic novel, one of Verne's finest. In fact, it may very well be my favorite out of all of Verne's novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Al | 2/11/2014

    " Classic Verne adventure novel. Worth reading, as it's a classic, but it is no great work of literature, sexist (I swear I can read a novel and not label it as "sexist"...just not this one) and full of flat characters, but at the time of its writing it would have been a great adventure in installments, it helped form a new genre and it is fun to read as a throwback to the 19th century and what the masses were reading at that time. Quick and easy to read, if nothing else. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sandyboy | 2/11/2014

    " yeah so so HG Welles is much more fun. i'm not compelled to try any other Verne books "

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