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Journey to the Center of the Earth epitomizes the subterranean fiction genre. Author Jules Verne leads listeners deep below the world's surface to the core of his inventive, visionary mind.
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By Andreea Marin on 11-29-17
A Vernian Jouney
I forgot how wonderful Verne was at describing an adventure with so many facts that one could actually have no doubt that it would be possible to accomplish!
Axel (the narrator) a young man, visits his uncle, Professor Otto Lidenbrock, who is an eccentric academic and adventurer. Lidenbrock has recently purchased a manuscript with Runic inscriptions which he and Axel decipher to be a cryptogram indicating how one can reach the centre of the Earth. Axel is in love with Lidenbrock’s goddaughter Gräuben, who promises to wait for him and marry him if he returns. The two leave and find themselves a guide, Hans Bjelke, who helps them reach their goal. The journey leads them from Germany, to Denmark. In Copenhagen they take a boat for several days which gets them to Iceland where “the centre’s” entryway is located. Walking through the inside tunnels of a volcano the explorers find fossils, interesting rock formations, water, and many other wonders.
The audiobook is fantastic and well-narrated. The performer has a wonderful voice, and very suitable for the text. I loved it!
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