20,000 Leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne audiobook

20,000 Leagues under the Sea

By Jules Verne
Read by David Linski

Blackstone Publishing 9789388423106

The Voyages Extraordinaires Series: Book 6

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781538488119

  • ISBN: 9781538488102

  • ISBN: 9781538488126

Runtime: 11.23 Hours
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Finalist for the 2018 Society of Voice Arts and Sciences Award for Best Classics Narration

During the year 1866, ships of several nations spot a mysterious sea monster, which some suggest to be a giant narwhal. The United States government assembles an expedition in New York City to find and destroy the monster. Professor Pierre Aronnax, a French marine biologist and narrator of the story, who happens to be in New York at the time, receives a last-minute invitation to join the expedition which he accepts. Canadian whaler and master harpoonist Ned Land and Aronnax’s faithful servant Conseil are also brought aboard.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

20,000 Leagues under the Sea is arguably Verne’s masterpiece. As a classic it has aged wonderfully well: it is escapist fun, but still retains its literary and scientific significance. To dismiss it as simply an adventure story does it a disservice.” Guardian (London)

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Author

Author Bio: Jules Verne

Author Bio: 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.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Runtime: 11.23
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English