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The Poison Belt Audiobook

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Read By: Michael Ward Publisher: Author's Republic Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 2.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 1.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: January 2023 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9798823440240

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

8

Longest Chapter Length:

35:56 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

07 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

23:14 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

263

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Publisher Description

A follow up to Arthur Conan Doyles well known novel, The Lost World, the Poison Belt is a short story set over a single 24 hour span of time. On the Anniversary of their momentous trip to the Plateau, as depicted in The Lost World, the irascible Professor Challenger calls his companions to his home in Rochester with a curious directive: "Bring Oxygen". What can it mean? Does it have anything to do with his dire warnings printed in the Times that morning? Can it truly be, as he says... The End of the World? Written by Arthur Conan Doyle in 1913 and Narrated here by Michael Ward.

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"A great & marvellous work by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. professor challenger , a scientist & explorer who is a great creation by the author him self. a must read book by the sci fi & adventure lover. best regards tusher "

— Tusher (5 out of 5 stars)

The Poison Belt Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 3.24 out of 53.24 out of 53.24 out of 53.24 out of 53.24 out of 5 (3.24)
5 Stars: 5
4 Stars: 4
3 Stars: 8
2 Stars: 8
1 Stars: 0
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  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I'm not sure I caught the point of this book - the ending made Prof. Challenger's experiment absolutely unnecessary. That's all I'm saying or else I'd have spoilers. :) "

    — Laura, 2/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This isn't so bad, but it isn't another Lost World, and it does stretch my credulity at times. "

    — Weathervane, 2/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Despite the low rating I gave, I really enjoy reading books like this. Doyle loves characters like Holmes and Challenger, incredibly smart and insightful and always eccentric, and I gravitate to them. I like the ethereal premise of the disaster, but would have liked more explication and exploration during the 28 hours they were alone in the world. I mean, imagine the opportunity of being one of just a handful of humans in the entire country, if not the world! So much potential here, just not fully fleshed out. "

    — Jess, 1/31/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A very interesting book about the end of the world. Very reflective and somber. Not the catastrophic end, not violent, but an end, in which the characters are forced to be very intropective. Enjoyed very much "

    — Kyle, 12/5/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Excellent sequel! "

    — Kailey, 11/5/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " It's an interesting book to say the least. Brilliantly written as always. I think that humanity does need a jolt just like the one described in the book to shake us from our everyday lethargy. "

    — Gsvg, 9/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Only for fans of Victorian SF "

    — Sharon, 9/22/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " weird book about the end of the world happening due to the world passing through a poisonous belt of ether in the universe. Everyone dies, but 4 people, but then a day later everyone wakes up. Just a little odd. "

    — Dave, 3/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Interesting,...if a bit predictable. "

    — Jennifer, 2/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " While this was a well written story (we shan't expect less) it isn't entirely memorable. It was entertaining. Just not quite up to The Lost World level. Very quick read though. "

    — Chris, 12/1/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I loved it...until the happy ending. I understand the rationale behind it, but personally, I felt it flawed something that could have been much better. "

    — Alexia, 11/5/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The first sentence is wonderful and kind of sets the tone for the whole book. This edition is dated 1913. It an interesting snapshot of the British Empire, via a sci fi yarn in the pre-quantum-mechanics, pre-space-flight age. "

    — Mike_dangerous, 8/13/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Very short, unfortunately, so perhaps for this reason it was not quite as enjoyable as the first Challenger story. "

    — Gerald, 1/30/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A great read. The next adventure of Professor Challenger and Co. following The Lost World. The world has stood still and the guys are the only ones alive with an extra old lady. Cylinders of oxygen are their only life source. "

    — Jack, 1/26/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A follow up to The Lost World. Not quite as good though. Listened on librivox. "

    — Charles, 4/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This isn't so bad, but it isn't another Lost World, and it does stretch my credulity at times. "

    — Weathervane, 3/17/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This isn't so bad, but it isn't another Lost World, and it does stretch my credulity at times. "

    — Weathervane, 3/17/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I'm not sure I caught the point of this book - the ending made Prof. Challenger's experiment absolutely unnecessary. That's all I'm saying or else I'd have spoilers. :) "

    — Laura, 8/27/2010
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I'm not sure I caught the point of this book - the ending made Prof. Challenger's experiment absolutely unnecessary. That's all I'm saying or else I'd have spoilers. :) "

    — Laura, 8/27/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A very interesting book about the end of the world. Very reflective and somber. Not the catastrophic end, not violent, but an end, in which the characters are forced to be very intropective. Enjoyed very much "

    — Kyle, 6/4/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A very interesting book about the end of the world. Very reflective and somber. Not the catastrophic end, not violent, but an end, in which the characters are forced to be very intropective. Enjoyed very much "

    — Kyle, 6/4/2010
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Doyle presciently saw that earth would pass through a poisonous belt of ether, perhaps killing nearly all mankind. Documented by the incomparable William Pène du Bois's ink drawings. "

    — Lobstergirl, 3/2/2010
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Doyle presciently saw that earth would pass through a poisonous belt of ether, perhaps killing nearly all mankind. Documented by the incomparable William Pène du Bois's ink drawings. "

    — Lobstergirl, 3/2/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " It doesn't really need to be any more complicated than this. :) "

    — Sisimka, 4/16/2009
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " It doesn't really need to be any more complicated than this. :) "

    — Sisimka, 4/16/2009

About Arthur Conan Doyle

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.