Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Author(s): Jules Verne
Genre: Classics
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.57 hours)
Product Number: Z100106306
Released: Feb 01, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781781980101
Narrator/s: Bill Homewood
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
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"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 An adventurous geology professor chances upon a manuscript in which a 16th-century explorer claims to have found a route to the earth's core. Professor Lidenbrock can't resist the opportunity to investigate, and with his nephew Axel, he sets off across Iceland in the company of Hans Bjelke, a native guide. The expedition descends into an extinct volcano toward a sunless sea, where they encounter a subterranean world of luminous rocks, antediluvian forests, and fantastic marine life - a living past that holds the secrets to the origins of human existence. Originally published in 1864, Jules Verne's classic remains critically acclaimed for its style and imaginative visions. Verne wrote many fantasy stories that later proved remarkably prescient, and his distinctive combination of realism and romanticism exercised a lasting influence on writers as diverse as Mark Twain, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Jean-Paul Sartre. In addition to the excitement of an action novel, Journey to the Center of the Earth has the added appeal of a psychological quest, in which the sojourn itself is as significant as the ultimate destination.

All formats/editions

Author(s): Jules Verne
Narrator(s): Bill Homewood
Genre: Classics
Product Number DD32719
Released: Oct 01, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781094016078
Author(s): Jules Verne
Product Number EB00609733
Released: May 17, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: William Collins
ISBN: #9780007424535
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Product Number EB00162791
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: #9781588363954

Professional reviews

"The wonderfully crisp, steadily-paced British enunciation of reader Philpott, combined with an excellent abridgment and well-chosen musical interludes of classical music, make this production outstanding. The music is appropriately eerie and somber, with flashes of excitement. Naxos has outdone itself. D.W. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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