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Journey to the Center of the Earth (AmazonClassics Edition)

Narrated by: Derek Perkins
Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
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A sixteenth-century cryptogram spurs modern geologist Otto Liedenbrock to embark on the most remarkable human quest ever taken. With his nephew and guide, he leads the descent from a dormant Icelandic volcano into the unexplored realm beneath their feet. There, a vast subterranean ocean, prehistoric creatures, and natural phenomena are but a few of the wonders hidden from all but the boldest eyes.

Journey to the Center of the Earth epitomizes the subterranean fiction genre. Author Jules Verne leads listeners deep below the world's surface to the core of his inventive, visionary mind.

AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to listen to a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature’s most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.

Revised edition: Previously published as Journey to the Center of the Earth, this edition of Journey to the Center of the Earth (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Andreea Marin
  • 29-11-2017

A Vernian Jouney

I forgot how wonderful Verne was at describing an adventure with so many facts that one could actually have no doubt that it would be possible to accomplish!

Axel (the narrator) a young man, visits his uncle, Professor Otto Lidenbrock, who is an eccentric academic and adventurer. Lidenbrock has recently purchased a manuscript with Runic inscriptions which he and Axel decipher to be a cryptogram indicating how one can reach the centre of the Earth. Axel is in love with Lidenbrock’s goddaughter Gräuben, who promises to wait for him and marry him if he returns. The two leave and find themselves a guide, Hans Bjelke, who helps them reach their goal. The journey leads them from Germany, to Denmark. In Copenhagen they take a boat for several days which gets them to Iceland where “the centre’s” entryway is located. Walking through the inside tunnels of a volcano the explorers find fossils, interesting rock formations, water, and many other wonders.

The audiobook is fantastic and well-narrated. The performer has a wonderful voice, and very suitable for the text. I loved it!

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  • David Diego Rodriguez
  • 24-08-2018

A classic

I had to read this book because of the movies I saw. The narrator explained the science and journey in great detail.

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  • Cliente de Kindle
  • 24-09-2019

You can't go wrong with Verne

Verne it's a fantastic classic, a lot of readers today love to read because of his stories. This version, the complete audio book of "Journey to the Center of the Earth" was quite amusing. I loved the narration by Derek Perkins, he captured the essence of all the characters, the tone of his voice changes according to the need of the story and makes it delightful to listen. To hear Verne is a different story than to read it, and I've enjoyed this experience a lot.

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  • Justin L. Douglas
  • 13-09-2019

a lil long

it's a little long
it's not very action packed
really technical and information filled
performer was outstanding

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  • lmauer2
  • 08-09-2019

great second half!

this audiobook was great for the most part. the narration was awesome and once you get into the meat of the story it is a grand adventure that is hard to put down. do yourself a favor and skip to chapter 15 though. you are welcome!

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  • Stacey Gore
  • 27-03-2019

Okay read.

Decent story, but rather long winded. I assume this is due to when it was written. An okay read.