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Summary

Take a journey on a giant raft with Joam Garral down 800 leagues on the Amazon. Garral, a Brazilian, lives on a thriving fazenda (plantation) in the Peruvian frontier with his loving family. But his daughter's imminent marriage to a Brazilian army surgeon compels him to return to his homeland to face the dark secrets of his past. Will his love and dedication to his family help him in his struggle to right injustice? Will a strange encoded message be deciphered in time to save him?
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Oh dear!!!

Excellent story - Jules Verne can never be faulted, but the whole experience was ruined by the whining voice of the American narrator. Got as far as chapter 2 and gave up with it.

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  • 13-09-05

Horrible reading

If only the reader would not have used a stupid accent for certain characters-which is not only annoying but cannot be understood what is said-, this would be great. I really cannot make out what he's saying and so could not listen to the book.

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  • Lori J.
  • 01-03-21

Couldn't finish it

I was excited to listen to this book by Jules Verne, however, the fake accent used by the narrator completely ruined it for me. He did a great job reading all the parts without having an accent, but when it came to those, it was grating and hard to understand. I may try the book by another narrator.

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  • OM
  • 07-09-21

Good story, bad accents.

I struggled to finish. Narrator's cholo accent is horrible; the narration itself was enjoyable

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-05-21

Why the shitty accent?

I coudn’t get through it, the horrible(mexican?) accent tried by the reader failed miserably. It sounds like something from a Rob
Schneider movie and I coudn’t face 9 hours of it.

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  • april hermann-metzger
  • 13-05-21

Poor/Offensive Narration Spoils Good Story

The stereotypical accent used by narrator for the diverse cast of South American characters in the novel kept me from moving past chapter 7. The story is the only reason I lasted that long.

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  • healthyhabits
  • 07-04-21

An engaging story that kept me listening!

The reader was great, bringing it to life! Jules Verne is a great author and this was an interesting and well done plot line!

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  • askia
  • 21-02-21

Great story... Great read.

Great story, travel and exploration tale turned murder mystery. Narrator's performance is enjoyable.Great read.