Summary

The adventure begins when a strange Icelandic parchment is uncovered in an old bookstore and reaches a fevered pitch that never lets up as Professor Lidenbrock, his nephew Axel, and their guide, Hans, journey to the centre of the earth. From the moment they reach the extinct volcano of the Mountain of Sneffels and make their treacherous descent, their chances of reaching the surface alive again become very slim, as they encounter boiling seas, serpent-like monsters, prehistoric apes, and an eerie otherworld from which no man has ever escaped. This book embodies the combination of believable science and wonderment that made Jules Verne the father of modern science fiction.
Public Domain (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Diana Edwin on 18-12-16

totally amazing super cool I love axl !!!!!

amazing I wonder if an underground sea really does exist if so cool otherwise sad

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1 out of 5 stars
By Occasional Sarcastic Review on 06-09-16

Awful

Why did this go missing for so long?!, 1 star all round for that.

For those wondering, this is a five star product!

Annoyed I was unable to listen to this for over two months! And not even an update that it was back!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Tad Davis on 15-03-11

Spirited reading by Simon PREBBLE

This is an excellent reading of Verne's novel, maybe a shade less effective than Tim Curry's performance, but only a shade. Audible has had some trouble getting the recording straightened out. At the time of this writing, the audiobook is being credited to Simon Vance. It's actually read by Simon Prebble: both excellent narrators, but very different in style. For a long time, the preview was a selection from Prebble's version but the version that downloaded was by Frederick Davidson. Now the preview and download are right - both are Prebble - but the credits are wrong. In any case, Prebble reads this outstanding adventure with his usual charm and spirit.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Phillip on 21-04-09

Great book, wrong narrator

I have always loved Journey to the Center of the Earth. Even though I understand as an adult that the center of the earth is a rotating core of molten metal, Verne's novel still captures my imagination.

Be aware though that Audible is offering Blackstone Audiobooks's edition of Journal to the Center of the Earth with Simon Prebble as the narrator. In fact, the preview audio is indeed Prebble's narration. However, when I purchased and downloaded the audiobook, to my great surprise, I discovered that it is a version narrated by Frederick Davidson. I have nothing personal again Davidson, but I find his narration style to be supercilious and effeminate.

I've contacted Audible support twice about this mix up, but no quick solution appears forthcoming.

Unfortunately, Audible does not always give its older audiobook editions close scrutiny when it comes to accuracy and quality. For this reason, I have rated an audiobook that deserves 4 stars as 1 star.

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