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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (47,932 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Johanna Reiss Narrator: Johanna Reiss Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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World War II has finally ended. Thirteen-year-old Annie de Leeuw and her sister have spent almost three years hiding in the upstairs room of a remote farmhouse in Holland. Now they can go home to rejoin their father and older sister. But saying goodbye to the courageous family who hid them is very difficult for Annie. And she finds that being home again isn't easy either. Her older sister has become a devout Christian. Her widowed father marries a wealthy woman who rejects the unsophisticated Annie. Gradually the teenager feels torn between nostalgia for the farm and desire for her new mother's approval.

The Journey Back is a moving testament to the Dutch people's kindness and resilience during the war. It is also a poignant tale of a young woman striving to define her place in the world. Narrated by the author, this sequel to The Upstairs Room becomes an unforgettable listening experience. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorraine Robinson | 2/18/2014

    " This book was beautifully written. The old English style was delightful. The descriptive narrative was wonderful and I found myself so immersed in this adventure I suffered like the characters and felt their thirst, despair and excitement. When Axel was lost I feared as he! This was a suspenseful exciting story and I could hardly put it down. I feel that more Jules Verne books will find a home on my shelf "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven Salaita | 2/15/2014

    " 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? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 2/10/2014

    " A very enteraining reading of Journey to the Center of the Earth by Leonard Nimon (Spock) and John DeLancie (Q) of Star Trek with additional voices by other actors featured in the various Star Trek shows. They really bring the book to life and make it quite enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 2/9/2014

    " Lots of technical terms. Not as good as some of the other Verne books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amethyst Marie | 1/28/2014

    " I think I was 7 years old when I read this. It made me want to become a geologist. I became a writer instead. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Tilatitsky | 1/16/2014

    " This is my third time reading it, and I always am fond of Axel and his way of thinking, usually in panic. It's really quite funny, really. I think that this book is really good. Of course, in the native language, the writing would be better, but I'll settle for English, although there are some words that may not sound...complete. Anyway, I think that Axle's uncle is a little bit crazy, especially with all that swearing (but it doesn't specific!) he does with a word. There are 2 endings to this book, since I have the younger version of the book. I really like the sweet-and-sour ending of the book. About how everything is ok for now and hip-hip-hooray and all that. I just feel bad that they would have to go though and ordeal just to go to the center, but having all of the wonders of the world is worth it! Especially with the 12-foot-tall giant. Just saying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katrina | 1/13/2014

    " The beginning of the book goes a little slow but once you make it past that point you find yourself wondering what they will discover next. I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phil | 11/10/2013

    " Great book. It had very interesting ideas, even though it was written hundreds of years ago. Great book "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Abdallah M. Abdel-Wahab | 9/7/2013

    " There's a difference between Fiction and nonsense .. ! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suzy | 9/7/2013

    " It's short and simple. I think I like the details best, like the list they made of what they would take with them. Not a stretch. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Warner | 7/9/2013

    " I listened to the audiobook version of Journey to the Center of the Earth, read by Frederick Davidson. The man is just fantastic. If you listen to audiobooks and have never heard this man read a story out loud, you really should. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Athena the wisdom reader | 11/18/2012

    " I think its AWESOME! But can't Jules Verne use Grauben more? There's no romance (good and bad thing)! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aamen | 7/25/2012

    " Intruiging with fantasy and imagination enlaced with the plot. Sometimes too unreal, but good nevertheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 6/23/2012

    " I would have rated this higher if the narrator, Harry, had not been so annoying. The adventure is still exciting and not too implausible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate Butchart | 9/17/2011

    " Verne has the uncommon ability not only to transport you to another reality with his frankly ridiculous plots, but also to make you believe in them entirely. A real adventure from beginning to end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Graham Oliver | 4/22/2011

    " First half was pretty good, but second half was terrible. Child narrator really hurt this book, Mysterious Island was much, much better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aime Fernández | 10/26/2010

    " One of my favorite books. I had a lot of fun reading this classic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane Marie | 11/14/2009

    " Okay for the entire library. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hugo Picado | 2/11/2009

    " What could be more challenging than the journey to the center of the earth? Worthy of a writer like Jules Verne, it is no surprise that this story take the readers to the most incredible sensations of a great adventure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cameron | 10/22/2008

    " Classic explorer tale and a pleasant, easy read from the father of science fiction. Despite the outlandish, fictional premise of the story, Verne's writing stays grounded in the science of his time and never seems fantastical or ridiculous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 6/19/2008

    " listened to audio ... surprised at how much i enjoyed it ... great story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mohammed Ahmed | 4/27/2008

    " it was nice but it was so boring :( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cristina | 2/3/2008

    " Great book as well. Sequel to the Upstairs Room. "

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