An Antarctic Mystery, or The Sphinx of the Ice Fields


Read by Esther

(4.3 stars; 213 reviews)

Edgar Allan Poe's telling of Arthur Pym's narrative is shown to be true as events come together that bring out clues that help Captain Len Guy trace the fate of his brother's ship the Jane; the very ship that Arthur Pym was on board at the time of his disappearance. Through the efforts of Mr. Joerling, the crew of the Halbrane is enticed to make the trip to Antarctica to search for any survivors of the Jane. Summary from Wikipedia.

(8 hr 19 min)

Chapters

The Kerguelen Islands. 13:26 Read by Esther
The Schooner Halbrane 14:55 Read by Esther
Captain Len Guy 16:14 Read by Esther
From the Kerguelen Isles to Prince Edward Island 22:21 Read by Esther
Edgar Poe’s Romance 36:13 Read by Esther
An Ocean Waif 12:58 Read by Esther
Tristan D’Acunha 15:07 Read by Esther
Bound for the Falklands 10:46 Read by Esther
Fitting out the Halbrane 17:34 Read by Esther
The Outset of the Enterprise 12:15 Read by Esther
From the Sandwich Islands to the Polar Circle 15:49 Read by Esther
Between the Polar Circle and the Ice Wall 15:33 Read by Esther
Along the Front of the Icebergs 13:59 Read by Esther
A Voice in a Dream 7:37 Read by Esther
Bennet Islet 10:32 Read by Esther
Tsalal Island 16:37 Read by Esther
And Pym pt 1 18:32 Read by Esther
And Pym pt 2 18:46 Read by Esther
A Revelation pt 1 15:48 Read by Esther
A Revelation pt 2 11:11 Read by Esther
Land? pt 1 17:08 Read by Esther
Land? pt 2 21:56 Read by Esther
“Unmerciful Disaster" pt 1 17:38 Read by Esther
“Unmerciful Disaster" pt 2 25:26 Read by Esther
“Unmerciful Disaster" pt 3 18:30 Read by Esther
Amid the Mists 12:41 Read by Esther
In Camp 16:09 Read by Esther
Found at Last 13:44 Read by Esther
Eleven Years in a Few Pages 16:26 Read by Esther
“We Were the First" 23:21 Read by Esther
A Little Remnant 11:42 Read by Esther

Reviews

My Favorite

(5 stars)

I love this book and the reading. It is so amazing how Verne interlaces Poe's original story into his own---and expands it. Very clever. You really have to listen carefully to get all the details, but it is well worth it. I give this book---and the reader---ten stars.

good book, ok reader

(4 stars)

maybe I am picky but I did not enjoy the narrator as much as others. she did a good job just dull during even some very exciting desturbing parts of the story. very monotonous tone and rhythm. a good story though

Verne is Wonderful

(4.5 stars)

The story was great, complete with twist in the plot. The reader was good but had a pattern that didn't fit at times. All in all, good.

great reader. the book to me wasn't that great.

(5 stars)

The reader did a wonderful job. I just wish the story was better.

Great book:)

(5 stars)

This was a great book(thank you, Jules Verne) and the reading was great:) Both get top marks:P

Antarctic mystery

(5 stars)

Great book. Vern develops his characters like a master. Esther reads like she knows each one.

fantastic story..

(5 stars)

awesome reader..!! thank you for a real story.

An enchanting and fascinating story

(5 stars)

My brain was captivated by all the twists and turns of the story. My perception did an about face when it became clear that the legends of the Jane and Arthur Pym were true. I was so hoping that Peters would find his Pym alive. I was saddened when the remnant crew found Pym dead attached to the sphinx with Peters dying from the shock of seeing him. The reunion of the Guy brothers was unexpected due to all the catastrophes the ships suffered. But when Len Guy found his brother alive, I felt so joyful for him. ----- The narrative voice of Esther made listening a pleasure. She was able to give different characteristics to the several men's voices that she read. I will find other stories she's narrated and listen to them as well.