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3.47 out of 53.47 out of 53.47 out of 53.47 out of 53.47 out of 5 3.47 (15 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jules Verne, John Bolen Narrator: John Bolen Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Voyages Extraordinaires Series Release Date: February 2009 ISBN: 9781400179206
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How can humans survive and prosper 1,500 feet below the earth’s surface? Jules Verne successfully weaves a dark yet magnificent story into this equally dark world. The book takes place in a revived and now prosperous coal mine. Amazingly, life in the mine has everything that one could desire, including a lake, fish, and attractive homes. Yet there lurks an evil presence: unexplainable, malicious, and life-threatening occurrences begin. And this evil force could destroy the underground world and everyone in it.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 9/3/2013

    " Interesting story. I never thought of living underground. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gillian Sawaged | 7/2/2013

    " An excellent translation by Sarah Crozier. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julian Litke | 5/16/2013

    " This was a nice casual read. The first Verne I've read. The characters weren't deep but the idea of the story is very interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 2/20/2013

    " This was very short, it took me less than 40 minutes to read it. The tale was interesting enough, but not one of Verne's best works. I wouldn't go out of your way to buy it, but if someone has it laying around you might as well give it a shot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason Kelly | 7/30/2012

    " This wasn't quite what I expected but I enjoyed the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tavish | 5/3/2012

    " I was expecting a more "supernatural" story like Journey to the Center of the Earth, but this was an OK read for a quick book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nightshade | 5/6/2011

    " A good enough story but characters felt very two dimensional and undeveloped. A decent quick read but not a compelling one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexandra | 2/7/2011

    " Jules Verne is highly underrated. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kailey | 11/25/2010

    " The descriptions are so well-written that all the imagery of the caves made me feel claustrophobic! Fabulous plot, wonderful characters, rather predictable but quite good. Loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 7/26/2010

    " This wasn't quite what I expected but I enjoyed the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julian | 2/26/2010

    " This was a nice casual read. The first Verne I've read. The characters weren't deep but the idea of the story is very interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 2/10/2010

    " Interesting story. I never thought of living underground. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 9/22/2008

    " This was very short, it took me less than 40 minutes to read it. The tale was interesting enough, but not one of Verne's best works. I wouldn't go out of your way to buy it, but if someone has it laying around you might as well give it a shot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gillian | 8/23/2008

    " An excellent translation by Sarah Crozier. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tavish | 5/9/2008

    " I was expecting a more "supernatural" story like Journey to the Center of the Earth, but this was an OK read for a quick book. "

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About the Author
Author Jules Verne

Jules Verne (1828–1905) is considered by many the father of science fiction. Born in Nantes, France, he studied law but turned to writing opera libretti until the 1863 publication of Five Weeks in a Balloon, the first of his Extraordinary Voyages series. Its success encouraged him to produce a number of classic and prophetic science fiction novels, including Journey to the Center of the Earth and Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea. His stories foresaw many scientific and technological developments, including the submarine, television, and space travel.

About the Narrator

John Bolen brings his extensive theater, film, and television experience to audiobooks. His work in film includes The Land, The Inn Outside the World, Dream Parlor, and the American Film Institute’s Women Directors Workshop short This Is Bill. His television appearances include “CIA: Masters of Deception” on the Discovery Channel. He has performed at many theaters in the Los Angeles area. He is also a playwright and a member of the New Voices Playwrights Theatre.