‘A Journey to the Centre of the Earth’ by Jules Verne

A Journey to the Centre of the Earth

One of the earliest works of science fiction, Jules Verne creates a fantastical subterranean world in this classic adventure. Along with his nephew Axel and Danish eiderdown hunter, Hans, eccentric Professor Lidenbrock, charts a course to the planet’s core, with only the occasional clue left by sixteenth-century explorer Arne Saknussemm to guide him.

The audiobook is narrated by that master of silver-tonguery, Tim Curry, whose variety of accents are by turns hilarious and impressive. The language does occasionally get a little over-technical, particularly when the Professor is explaining his theories, but otherwise it’s a rollicking good tale that shows off Verne’s fantastic imagination (the book was first published in 1864).

Classic sci-fi at its best.

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  6 comments for “‘A Journey to the Centre of the Earth’ by Jules Verne

  1. 14/04/2018 at 2:40 PM

    An amazing book, Colin. One of my favourite childhood reads.


  2. 30/03/2018 at 10:42 AM

    I bet this sounds amazing as Tim Curry is performing it.

    Liked by 2 people

    • 30/03/2018 at 12:18 PM

      Sure is – I’m looking out for other books he’s done. (I particularly liked the way he pronounced: Ar-nay Sak-noo-sum. Delightful!)

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      • 30/03/2018 at 12:59 PM

        I think my first audio book is going to have to be read by Tim Curry as it will sound amazing.

        Liked by 2 people

      • 30/03/2018 at 6:59 PM

        He’s done a few -there’s a version of Dracula (with several other readers, including Alan Cummings).

        Liked by 3 people

      • 30/03/2018 at 7:25 PM

        There’s too many to choose from now 😂

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