The American Civil War had ended, and the members of the American Gun Club tried to think of something else to interest them. At last they came up with the extraordinary idea of building the greatest cannon the world had ever seen and using it to launch a man-made "bullet" to the moon! When From the Earth to the Moon was published in 1865, it was regarded as pure fantasy. Who could imagine a rocket that would carry men and animals through space? Today, like so many of Jules Verne's prophecies, space travel is a reality.
As in his more famous works, including Around the World in 80 Days and Journey to the Center of the Earth, Jules Verne's fantastical 1865 publication From the Earth to the Moon predicted that mankind would one day make it all the way to the moon, although the methodology he conceived certainly hasn't caught on yet. In this engaging adventure, a group of weapons enthusiasts turn their attention to the creation of a so-called "space gun" which might be capable of shooting humans all the way into outer space.
Jim Killavey's engaging and well-paced performance accentuates the humor in this classic tale of human ingenuity, and the urge to reach for the stars....
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For any classics fan...
Classic story, poorly delivered
- Joel D Offenberg