Round the Moon

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(4.4 stars; 119 reviews)

Around the Moon, Jules Verne's sequel to From the Earth to the Moon, is a science fiction novel continuing the trip to the moon which left the reader in suspense after the previous novel. It was later combined with From the Earth to the Moon to create A Trip to the Moon and Around It. (Summary from Wikipedia) (6 hr 3 min)


Preliminary Chapter 10:14 Read by Laurie Anne Walden
20 Minutes Past Ten to 47 Minutes Past Ten P.M. (p. 108) 13:06 Read by Leonie Rose
The First Half-Hour (p. 112) 26:29 Read by Leonie Rose
Their Place of Shelter (p. 121) 19:42 Read by Lizzie Driver
A Little Algebra (p. 128) 11:47 Read by Esther
The Cold of Space (p. 134) 18:36 Read by Leonie Rose
Question and Answer (p. 141) 15:40 Read by Esther
A Moment of Intoxication (p. 147) 20:01 Read by Lizzie Driver
At Seventy-Eight Thousand Five Hundred and Fourteen Leagues (p. 154) 20:23 Read by Leonie Rose
The Consequences of a Deviation (p. 161) 12:33 Read by Scott Robbins
The Observers of the Moon (p. 166) 7:19 Read by Esther
Fancy and Reality (p. 168) 7:07 Read by Esther
Orographic Details (p. 171) 14:45 Read by Scott Robbins
Lunar Landscapes (p. 176) 17:06 Read by Esther
The Night of Three Hundred and Fifty-Four Hours and a Half (p. 181) 18:58 Read by Esther
Hyperbola or Parabola (p. 188) 22:58 Read by Tammy Sanders
The Southern Hemisphere (p. 195) 4:59 Read by Esther
Tycho (p. 197) 17:46 Read by Esther
Grave Questions (p. 202) 16:29 Read by webslog
A Struggle Against the Impossible (p. 208) 18:48 Read by Scott Robbins
The Soundings of the Susquehanna (p. 216) 10:43 Read by Scott Robbins
J.T. Maston Recalled (p. 220) 14:50 Read by Esther
Recovered From the Sea (p. 226) 15:47 Read by Esther
The End (p. 231) 6:56 Read by Laurie Anne Walden



(4.5 stars)

A fun tale of scifi adventure. Even though it was the work of a noted scifi author, it certainly was filled with the prevailing "scientific" opinions of the day. While some have proved to be fairly accurate, many have been shown to be totally false. This should serve as a warning to us not to blindly accept the current ideas of distance and ages espoused by the current crop of astro physicists; most of these guesses (for guesses they are) will be disproved by the next generation.

I Had To Check Jules in Wikipedia

(5 stars)

That is because I was fascinated about the author's background, just how did he develop such an incredible imagination? The whole story was addictive bedtime reading!

Good Job Readers

(5 stars)

The readers all did great! It is always fun picking out the human encyclopedia in Verne’s books. :)

(5 stars)

Wonderful book. The readers brought it to life. Thank you!

(5 stars)

great readers! and a fun book.

104 years before the NASCAR hoax.

(5 stars)

Light hearted SCI-fy comedy !

(4 stars)

Great fictional story disguising a deep understanding of science behind it's comedic exterior. Great story to listen to! Many Thank You's go out to the hard working narrators that give of their time and talents so that those of us who can no longer read the printed words do not lack access to them !!!

Ending Was Rather Abrupt

(4 stars)

Definitely a good book to listen to, especially if you love Verne. I especially enjoyed listening to the parts about building the cannon. I was sad that the ending was not more conclusive. It felt like the novel was not finished.