The Poison Belt

  • by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by Glen McCready
  • 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The sequel to The Lost World, Arthur Conan Doyle's Poison Belt reunites the ever-popular Professor Challenger, intrepid journalist Edward Malone, dashing Lord John Roxton, and the querulous Professor Summerlee for yet another adventure.
When a sinister poison envelops the earth, the entire human race teeters on the brink of destruction, forcing the comrades to implement a desperate plan for survival.
A cryptic telegram, a mysterious airborne poison, and an eerie journey around post-apocalyptic London - this is vintage Conan Doyle. Glen McCready's exhilarating reading brings all the tension and excitement of this classic tale vividly to life.

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Audible Editor Reviews

In Doyle's short novel featuring Professor Challenger, the earth moves through a poisonous belt of the "ether" - the stuff supposedly filling space - and the protagonists observe what seems to be the end of all life. The novel, though a classic of science fiction, is painfully dated in its science and in its casual racism, which only surfaces occasionally but is off-putting. But Glen McCready's genial narration helps. He supplies appropriate voices for the major characters, including the rumbling, bull-like Professor Challenger, his dainty wife, and the drawling Lord Roxton. Overall, McCready delivers the somewhat talky text with careful expressiveness, helping to bring it to life.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-17-2009
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks