Summary

Professor Aronnax, a French naturalist, begins an extremely hazardous voyage to pursue a little-known and terrifying sea monster. However, the ‘monster’ turns out to be a giant submarine, the Nautilus, which is commanded by the enigmatic Captain Nemo.
They explore underwater marvels, and find the ruins of Atlantis but Nemo has a hidden desire for revenge, which will not be ignored.
Public Domain (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd
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"A tale of terror, suspense, and wonder." ( Guardian)
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2 out of 5 stars
By rasmus on 15-06-17

Main events were boring, characters pretentious

First of all, the whole book is spoiled by the summary.
It takes them 10/46 parts to establish that the submarine is in fact a submarine and not a monster.
Atlantis is like 2 paragraphs and overall very uninteresting.
The sea monsters are just random and at the very end of the book. Could have been ignored and would have not made any change to anything happening thereafter.

Why is this a classic?

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5 out of 5 stars
By The Critic on 30-03-15

I Have A Sinking Feeling You'll Love this Book

Would you listen to Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea again? Why?

This is a great story that I could listen to multiple times and still enjoy. Anyone who hasn't had a chance to read or listen to this book is missing out on one of the greats. An awesome story with one of the best characters ever. Also, Andrew Wincott is by far the best narrator that I've heard.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea?

When the Nautilus first appears in the night waters.

Which character – as performed by Andrew Wincott – was your favorite?

Captain Neemo. One of the best anti-heroes ever.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

"Sometimes the darkest depths are in a man's soul."

Any additional comments?

If you enjoyed this book make sure that you follow up with "Mysterious Island".

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 25-01-17

intreaging

Great story but I got lost in the details about the sea life classifications. I Recommend it!

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