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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (18,595 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Michael Prichard Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2004 ISBN:
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On a zoology expedition up the Amazon, Professor Challenger has made an inexplicable discovery. Back in London, his claims are ridiculed throughout the professional community. Reluctantly, he recounts to Journalist Edward Malone, Curupuri is the spirit of the woods, something terrible, something malevolent, something to be avoided. None can describe its shape or nature, but it is a word of terror along the Amazon. Something terrible lay that way. It was my business to find out what it was.

Professor Challenger vows to prove his tale at a zoological meeting, and a party is formed to find the truth. Edward Malone joins adventurer Lord John Roxton, and staid professor Summerlee on the mission. They journey to the depths of the Amazon, well provisioned and armed to the teeth. But how little they are prepared for what they find there....

Today, Arthur Conan Doyle is best known as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, but he was also the author of many other science fiction and mystery novels, and The Lost World was one of his best. This original tale of the living dinosaurs was the inspiration for many of its kind, including Jurassic Park.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine Klingseisen | 2/9/2014

    " Not sure what I think because I'm still reading this book. From what I've read so far, it sounds interesting! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Iris | 2/3/2014

    " not a book u can pick up for 2 mins at a time. try again later. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jordan | 1/31/2014

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Wasn't a life changing piece of literature but was a fun read. Doyle can create some fun and interesting characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doroty | 1/16/2014

    " Fantastic. Short, action packed and succinct. Doyle's storytelling skills are marvelous "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fiona Robson | 1/7/2014

    " I enjoyed this book because I like Arthur Conan Doyle's writing style. However, I had thought it would be one of those hollow earth kind of books and instead it was slightly more believeable than that! Sadly, it was slightly ruined by long, descriptive passages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Taruia | 12/20/2013

    " Having dealt with Tono-Bungay and The Metamorphosis stuck in a hotel room in Tahiti I decided to read The Lost World. It was interesting to a point but it was overly long and too descriptive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tristan | 12/6/2013

    " A good book. This was my first Doyle story and I can tell he had talent. Echoes of environmental messages as well as those of exploration and discovery still ring with a certain importance today. The pacing and characterization is well-done. Summed up: It's just a really good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 12/4/2013

    " A favorite of mine since I was a boy. Enjoyed reading it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 11/30/2013

    " Definitely a different direction from the Holmes novels but a good read all the same. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liam | 10/14/2013

    " I've always been interested in the original Lost World idea, never got around to actually reading it until now. Quite a good, short read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 9/20/2013

    " After reading Lost City of Z, I had to read this one, since it's believed Doyle based the story and characters on Fawcett and the Amazon. Doyle does not disappoint- the story keeps rolling and the characters are so over the top. A great summer read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ralph | 9/10/2013

    " Good book - fast read. The book, while written a number of years ago of course, sure does stand up over time. Who can ever forget Professor Challenger? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cary | 9/5/2013

    " If you like tales of exotic places where dinosaurs and cave men still exist in remote corners of the world. Then you will love this one. Really great old school sci-fi. One of my special favorites. Conan Doyle wrote a lot of great books besides Sherlock Holmes. Cary "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Saintjean | 8/22/2013

    " I read it a long time ago, but I loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 4/18/2013

    " We finished reading it on my birthday. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lydia | 11/1/2012

    " Jurassic Park was a blatant, if brilliant plagiarism of this story, which is a masterpiece of humourous science fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin Deli | 10/15/2012

    " found this at a yard sale many many years ago, really enjoyed it, and it's on cassette! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Woodman | 3/24/2012

    " Very good, tho' not my favorite of his writing "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tania Godoy | 2/17/2012

    " unos de los mejores libros que he podido leer!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Todd | 2/16/2012

    " My favorite book by Arthur Conan-Doyle, mostly because Professor Challenger is a freakin' hoot. Plus, well, you know, dinosaurs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexia Freudenberger | 5/27/2011

    " One of the most lively and entertaining books I've read in a very long time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 4/26/2011

    " Mine is a leather bound issue, part of a collection Dalmatian Press released in 2004. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sahar | 4/26/2011

    " a very interesting and informative book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelvin | 4/18/2011

    " Found this an engaging book to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean Fisher | 4/13/2011

    " Very enjoyable adventure and quite humorous. Obviously dated in some respects, particularly it's attitudes towards colour and race, but more modern in some others. Well thought out story, for its time, despite its fantastical premise. Very readable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 3/22/2011

    " I can't believe those people kill all the ape-people! It was like, invading! And then they brought baby pterodacyl from its place, what if the baby dies? It makes me sad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessie | 2/16/2011

    " Much better than the TV show for sure. ;) "

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About the Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) was born of Irish parentage in Scotland. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, but he also had a passion for storytelling. His first book introduced that prototype of the modern detective in fiction, Sherlock Holmes. Despite the immense popularity Holmes gained throughout the world, Doyle was not overly fond of the character and preferred to write other stories. Eventually popular demand won out and he continued to satisfy readers with the adventures of the legendary sleuth. He also wrote historical romances and made two essays into pseudoscientific fantasy: The Lost World and The Poison Belt.

About the Narrator

Michael Prichard is a Los Angeles-based actor who has played several thousand characters during his career, over one hundred of them in theater and film. He is primarily heard as an audiobook narrator, having recorded well over five hundred full-length books. His numerous awards and accolades include an Audie Award for Tears in the Darkness by Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman and six AudioFile Earphones Awards. He was named a Top Ten Golden Voice by SmartMoney magazine. He holds an MFA in theater from the University of Southern California.