Jules Verne
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Jules Verne

Jules Verne was born in Nantes in 1828, the eldest of five children of a prosperous family claiming French, Breton, and Scottish ancestry. His early years were happy apart from an unfulfilled passion for his cousin Caroline. Literature always attracted him and while taking a law degree in Paris he wrote a number of plays. His first book, about a journey to Scotland, was not published during his lifetime. However, in 1862, Five Weeks in a Balloon was accepted by the publisher Hetzel, becoming an immediate success. It was followed by Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas, Around the World in Eighty Days, and sixty other novels, covering the whole world (and below and beyond). Verne himself travelled over three continents, before suddenly selling his yacht in 1886. Eight of the books appeared after his death in 1905--although they were in fact written partly by his son, Michel.

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    • Around the World in Eighty Days

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Rich British gentleman Phileas Fogg gets in an argument with a group of friends and enters a wager that sets him on a race to make it around the world in 80 days....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Was expecting there to hot air balloon journey too

    • By Rune Krüger on 23-05-19

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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    The most exciting underwater adventure ever! In 1866 a mysterious giant whale savagely attacks ships in international seas. A famous French marine biologist, Pierre Aronnax, joins the hunt....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pure adventure!

    • By Coralie on 14-04-17

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Around the World in Eighty Days

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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    Phileas Fogg, intrepid Victorian gentleman about town, accepts a wager that he cannot travel around the world in 80 days. Naturally, he immediately sets off....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely Gripping

    • By Kyle Smith on 25-07-17

    Regular price: £26.99

    • Le tour du monde en 80 jours

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Bernard Petit
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Phileas Fogg, gentleman anglais, parie avec les membres de son club qu'il parviendra à boucler le tour de la terre en 80 jours.

    Regular price: £19.59

    • Voyage au Centre de la Terre

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Alain Couchot
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
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    L'éminent professeur de minéralogie Otto Lidenbrock découvre un jour, caché dans un manuscrit dont il vient de faire l'acquisition, un...

    Regular price: £4.09

    • Journey to the Center of the Earth

    • By: Jules Verne, Frederick Amadeus Malleson - translator
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    In the midst of examining an ancient Icelandic manuscript, professor and mineralogist Otto Liedenbrock and his nephew Axel make an astonishing discovery....

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Mysterious Island (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 20 hrs and 44 mins
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    After hijacking a balloon from a Confederate camp, a band of five northern prisoners escape the American Civil War. Seven thousand miles later, they drop from the clouds onto an uncharted volcanic island in the Pacific. They endeavor to build a colony from scratch.... 

    Regular price: £4.59

    • Journey to the Centre of the Earth

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
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      4 out of 5 stars 28
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    The adventure begins when a strange Icelandic parchment is uncovered in an old bookstore and reaches a fevered pitch that never lets up as....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • totally amazing super cool I love axl !!!!!

    • By Diana Edwin on 18-12-16

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Viaggio al centro della Terra

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Moro Silo
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Il professor Otto Lidenbrock trova in un vecchio libro del '400 una pergamena che contiene un messaggio scritto in caratteri runici. Il...

    Regular price: £13.49

    • Journey to the Centre of the Earth

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: full cast, Stephen Critchlow, Joel MacCormack
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    A thrilling new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Jules Verne's classic novel....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A well remembered story

    • By diva bubble on 04-10-17

    Regular price: £9.99

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