Editor reviews

The creator of Sherlock Holmes delivers a classic adventure fantasy in this tale of a trip by journalists, scientists, and adventurers to investigate rumors of dinosaurs on a mysterious plateau deep in a mythical South American jungle. Much fun and over-the-top adventure ensue. The author is ably supported by Glenn McCready, who delivers a narration very much in the nineteenth-century style. He plays up the characters' big personalities and celebrates the rather orotund style of the writing, which isn't as tight as in the Holmes series. Not for modern-fiction-only readers, this collection will appeal most to lovers of nineteenth-century literature.
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Summary

Here is the precursor to Jurassic Park. Victorian explorers have heard there is a remote plateau where dinosaurs still survive, and a group set outs on a dangerous mission to find out more about it.
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Critic reviews

"Glen McCready's performance captures the time and tone of Doyle's material perfectly without straying into melodrama." ( Publishers Weekly)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Bren on 06-06-18

True boys own classic

Still one of the greatest adventure stories ever told and the forerunner for Jurassic park. Delivered with excellent narration, passion and characterisation.

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5 out of 5 stars
By BennySaysRelax on 17-03-17

Great narration

I'm a stickler for the narration and this is a perfect fit between that and the story. Made me enjoy three story even more.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Simon Fraser on 26-07-09

Wit and Drama

I love this book, it's hugely entertaining with superbly drawn characters and a rip roaring plot. The reader of this edition, Glen McCready, voices the tale into colourful, energetic, life and really brings out the humour in the writing. I expect I'll listen to this one a few times.

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44 of 44 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Steve on 28-05-10

Excellent

One of the great old adventure stories that still holds up today. Glen McCready's narration is perfect. Highly recommended!

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20 of 20 people found this review helpful

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