Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

  • by Jules Verne
  • Narrated by Peter Husmann
  • 18 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jules Verne’s classic underwater tale.
A mysterious sea monster, theorized by some to be a giant narwhal, is sighted by ships of several nations; an ocean liner is also damaged by the creature. The United States government finally assembles an expedition to track down and destroy the menace. Professor Pierre Aronnax, a noted French marine biologist and narrator of the story, master harpoonist Ned Land, and Aronnax's faithful assistant Conseil join the expedition.
After much fruitless searching, the monster is found, and the ship charges into battle. During the fight, the ship's steering is damaged, and the three men are thrown overboard. They find themselves stranded on the "hide" of the creature, only to discover to their surprise that it is a large metal construct. They are quickly captured and brought inside the vessel, where they meet its enigmatic creator and commander, Captain Nemo.


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Customer Reviews

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heavy going

I confess I've not yet finished the book. but five hours and 16 chapters in I've lost patience with it. detailed descriptions are all well and good. but when a good five minuets or more is spent on describing almost every single item that falls into his line of vision.
almost 10 full minuets are spent on a conversation between Consail and Ned land as they discuss the classification of fish and describe the selection of fish to be seen from the submarines windows. no character development, very little character interaction a whole lot of talking and explaining about the ship. (which if your into the nitty gritty details of how things work might be for you) and No events of real interest.

The performance was good, no complaints there.
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- Beth

worth the listen

I have read this and didn't remember the long lists of creatures and the classifications.. or all the position coordinates... I must have sped over them when reading... you can't do that with this medium..

It makes you appreciate the way it was written better..

To me the narration seemed very good. Not flat like some can be nor over the top..

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- am

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-01-2013
  • Publisher: Trout Lake Media