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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Narrated by: Derek Perkins
Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Jules Verne's unforgettable adventure tale Journey to the Center of the Earth takes on new life in this special edition.

In the midst of examining an ancient Icelandic manuscript, professor and mineralogist Otto Liedenbrock and his nephew Axel make an astonishing discovery. A secret parchment lies hidden in the pages, and on it a puzzling message in code: Descend, bold traveler, into the crater of the jokul of Sneffels...

Thus begins a thrilling scientific quest that takes the professor and Axel from Hamburg to Iceland, down a volcanic crater, and deep into the center of the earth - where they uncover a breathtaking subterranean world unlike anything they ever imagined.

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

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A classic and a thrilling adventure!

came from the movie, stayed for the book. Movie does not do it justice. loved the narrator. fantastic job characterising the roles in the book.
highly recommend!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-08-2017

Great classic

The whole performance was great
Makes you wish the two movies had been truer to narrative.

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  • oseedee
  • 20-04-2019

Great narration, tedious story.

I’m sure this book appealed to readers in 1864 when it was published. Unfortunately, I found myself waiting for the story to grab me and when it didn’t, I found myself hoping the volcano would erupt and kill all the characters.

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  • Stefen von Horten II
  • 15-02-2019

Classic Book but no Modern Adventure

This book was great. I enjoyed it fully and Derek Perkins narrated it very well. My only regret was the quickness in its conclusion. For me at least, but it was worth listening to and I’m glad I did.

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  • geckobunny
  • 09-01-2019

excellent reading

We really enjoyed the reading by Derek Perkins. The story is quite an adventure. Hans is a zombie :)

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  • cpatch
  • 14-12-2018

The Center

Upon this, my first reading, I was captivated by the scientific research and use of the vocabulary . Realistic, engaging and enjoyable.

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  • stephen rocha
  • 28-09-2018

Great narration!

This book is a classic for sure. But the narrator put it over the top! He adds great emotion and depth to the main characters, makes the whole book hard to stop listening to

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  • CaTiSiO5
  • 24-09-2018

Brief review

An excellent classic science fiction adventure focusing on the journey traveled by the main character both through the mantle with his uncle, but also the journey through himself from elation to despair.

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  • Emmanuel
  • 03-09-2018

A must read sci-fi classic

It just keeps better as the book goes on, almost makes you believe that one could survive the center of the earth!

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  • justin
  • 26-07-2018

great listen

narrator is great, which makes or breaks an audiobook.
always wanted to read this book

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  • cheryl retired bookseller
  • 23-05-2018

Got around to another classic

I thought the performance of this was excellent. I really enjoyed listening to this book