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    • Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Tim Curry
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 153

    A Signature Performance: Tim Curry, the source of our inspiration, returns – this time, he captures the quirky enthusiasm of this goofily visionary adventure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Whiled away a very long drive!

    • By Emma on 27-08-16

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Alan Munro
    • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    A mysterious sea monster, theorized by some to be a giant narwhal, is sighted by ships of several nations; an ocean liner is also damaged by the creature. The United States government finally assembles an expedition to track down and destroy the menace. Professor Pierre Aronnax, a noted French marine biologist and narrator of the story, master harpoonist Ned Land, and Aronnax's faithful assistant Conseil join the expedition.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • my first audio book 20000 Leagues Under the Sea

    • By Anonymous User on 05-09-17

    Regular price: £3.39

    • Around the World in Eighty Days

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Undoubtedly one of the most celebrated tales of all time, this is both high-octane thriller and fascinating travelogue. 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, accompanied by his French manservant, Passepartout. They are pursued by a police officer, Detective Fix, who is foolishly convinced that Fogg is a bank robber. Much hilarity ensues.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely Gripping

    • By Kyle Smith on 25-07-17

    Regular price: £23.29

    • 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 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    A thrilling new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Jules Verne's classic novel. 'Descend, bold traveller into the crater of the Jokul of Snæfell, which the shadow of Scartaris touches before the kalends of July and you will attain the centre of the earth. Which I have done.'

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A well remembered story

    • By diva bubble on 04-10-17

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Around the World in Eighty Days

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    The adventure begins in London on Tuesday, October 1st, 1872, when rich British gentleman Phileas Fogg gets in an argument with a group of friends. He enters a wager that sets him on a race to make it around the world in 80 days. Although the trip begins as planned with his valet Jean Passepartout, he is quickly mistaken as a bank robber by Scotland Yard detective Fix. Now being pursued on his journey, Fogg must quickly travel in order to win the wager, see the world, and avoid being apprehended for a crime he did not commit in the ultimate adventure story.

    Regular price: £33.89

    • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 18 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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 to track down and incapacitate the creature. With him are his loyal servant, Conseil, and redoubtable Canadian harpooner Ned Land. They soon find that their enemy is no sea beast but a brilliantly designed submarine. They are captured and imprisoned by its master, the sinister Captain Nemo.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pure adventure!

    • By Coralie on 14-04-17

    Regular price: £39.39

    • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Noel Gibilaro
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Professor Pierre Aronnax boards an American frigate commissioned to investigate a rash of attacks on international shipping by what is thought to be an amphibious monster. The supposed sea creature, which is actually the submarine Nautilus, sinks Aronnax's vessel and imprisons him along with his devoted servant Conseil and Ned Land, a temperamental harpooner.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Some good lightweight science fiction

    • By Donna on 23-03-11

    Regular price: £14.49

    • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Captain Nemo captures the men on his incredible submarine, the Nautilus. The captain and his unwilling passengers thus embark on a deep-sea odyssey that stretches from the palm-strewn Indian Ocean to the frozen peril of the South Pole. But the enigmatic Nemo has a darker purpose for his voyage...revenge on humanity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A superb classic.

    • By Anonymous User on 11-04-17

    Regular price: £22.39

    • Journey to the Center of the Earth (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    A sixteenth-century cryptogram spurs modern geologist Otto Liedenbrock to embark on the most remarkable human quest ever taken. With his nephew and guide, he leads the descent from a dormant Icelandic volcano into the unexplored realm beneath their feet. There, a vast subterranean ocean, prehistoric creatures, and natural phenomena are but a few of the wonders hidden from all but the boldest eyes.

    Regular price: £6.59

    • Viaggio al centro della Terra

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Moro Silo
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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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 messaggio viene decifrato da Axel, nipote del rinomato professore di mineralogia che insegna in un prestigioso ginnasio di Amburgo, dove vive. Il testo, tradotto in latino, contiene le indicazioni per raggiungere il centro della Terra attraverso il vulcano Snaeffels, in Islanda.

    Regular price: £13.49

    • Around the World in 80 Days

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Brian Hall
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Nowadays, it would not seem an insurmountable task to make it around the world in 80 days. Yet, when Jules Verne published this novel in 1873, this was a phenomenon that many doubted was remotely possible. We are at first introduced to Phileas Fogg, who lives in London and has just fired his valet for silly reasons. Fogg then hires Jean Passepartout who, at the time of hire, has no idea of the adventure that his new boss will take him on. Fogg learns that it is now possible to travel around the world - starting and ending up in London - in only 80 days.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Around the World in Eighty Days (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Pragmatic gambler Phileas Fogg has made a gentlemanly wager to the members of his exclusive club: that he can circle the world in just eighty days, right down to the minute. Fetching his newly appointed French valet, Fogg embarks on a fabulous journey across land and sea - by steamer, rail, and elephant - to win the bet of a lifetime.

    Regular price: £6.59

    • Around the World in 80 Days

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    When an eccentric Englishman named Phileas Fogg makes a daring wager that he can circle the globe in just eighty days, it’s the beginning of a breathlessly-paced world tour. With his devoted servant Passepartout at his side, Fogg sets off on an adventurous journey filled with amazing encounters and wild mishaps. Pursued all the way by the bumbling Detective Fix, who believes the two travelers are bank robbers on the run, Fogg and Passepartout must use every means of transportation known to 19th-century man - including a hot-air balloon, a locomotive, and an elephant - to win the bet.

    Regular price: £20.39

    • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Peter Husmann
    • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    A mysterious sea monster, theorized by some to be a giant narwhal, is sighted by ships of several nations; an ocean liner is also damaged by the creature. The United States government finally assembles an expedition to track down and destroy the menace. Professor Pierre Aronnax, a noted French marine biologist and narrator of the story, master harpoonist Ned Land, and Aronnax's faithful assistant Conseil join the expedition.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • heavy going

    • By Beth on 29-03-16

    Regular price: £14.49

    • A Journey to the Center of the Earth

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Jule's Verne's A Journey to the Center of the Earth is a science fiction classic. Volcanic tubes bring intrepid travelers toward the center of the Earth, where they encounter many adventures, including prehistoric animals.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Serves me right!

    • By Flora Poste on 05-03-17

    Regular price: £3.99

    • The Mysterious Island

    • By: Jules Verne, Jordan Stump - translator
    • Narrated by: Berny Clark
    • Length: 19 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Based on the true story of Alexander Selkirk, who survived alone for almost five years on an uninhabited island off the coast of Chile, The Mysterious Island is considered by many to be Jules Verne’s masterpiece. “Wide-eyed mid-nineteenth-century humanistic optimism in a breezy, blissfully readable translation by Stump” (Kirkus Reviews), here is the enthralling tale of five men and a dog who land in a balloon on a faraway, fantastic island of bewildering goings-on and their struggle to survive....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • in the words of Pencroft, Hoorah!

    • By G. Stewart on 20-07-15

    Regular price: £28.09

    • The Mysterious Island

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Like many Jules Verne classics, The Mysterious Island takes you on an unforgettable journey of adventure and reflection. During the American Civil War, a group of Union soldiers escape their confederate captors when they steal a balloon. What they didn't anticipate is the violent storm that awaits them and leads them into uncharted territory.

    Regular price: £24.19

    • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: David Linski
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    During the year 1866, ships of several nations spot a mysterious sea monster, which some suggest to be a giant narwhal. The United States government assembles an expedition in New York City to find and destroy the monster. Professor Pierre Aronnax, a French marine biologist and narrator of the story, who happens to be in New York at the time, receives a last-minute invitation to join the expedition which he accepts. Canadian whaler and master harpoonist Ned Land and Aronnax's faithful servant Conseil are also brought aboard.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • 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 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    In the midst of examining an ancient Icelandic manuscript, professor and mineralogist Otto Liedenbrock and his nephew Axel make an astonishing discovery.

    Regular price: £9.89

    • Around the World In Eighty Days

    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Jules Verne's incomparable Phileas Fogg races against time to win a sizeable wager. One adventure follows another in this memorable story rife with humor and strange encounters. Commuters Library presents Around the World in Eighty Days read by Shakespearean actor Ralph Cosham.

    Regular price: £16.99

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