The Lost World (version 2)
Imagine a strange, tropical place that is almost inaccessible. Time appears to have stood still there. Species of animal and plant life not seen elsewhere on Earth, except in the fossil record, inhabit the place. The lakes heave with the shapes of huge grey bulks moving under the surface. The woods are places where chittering cries move about above your head, as powerful apes move swiftly in the canopy of leaves. Then, a tree splinters nearby, and a dinosaur steps out from his hiding place... and he's eyeing YOU.
Jurassic Park? Not quite. The Lost World was an inspiration for Jurassic Park; in fact, a character in J.P. has the same name as one of the chief characters in The Lost World. It also inspired King Kong. But this is the original! Four adventurers go off to find the place shown in a dead man's sketch book - they find a war between apes and Indians, prowling dinosaurs, a sparkly treasure hidden in the blue clay - they find the Lost World. And because of the treachery of a native guide, their means of escape is destroyed!(8 hr 22 min)
|There Are Heroisms All Round Us||15:05||Read by Mark F. Smith|
|Try Your Luck with Professor Challenger||16:48||Read by Mark F. Smith|
|He is a Perfectly Impossible Person||17:21||Read by Mark F. Smith|
|It's Just the very Biggest Thing in the World||37:53||Read by Mark F. Smith|
|Question!||30:54||Read by Mark F. Smith|
|The Flail of the Lord||22:48||Read by Mark F. Smith|
|To-morrow we Disappear into the Unknown||23:35||Read by Mark F. Smith|
|The Outlying Pickets of the New World||31:05||Read by Mark F. Smith|
|Who could have Foreseen it||52:19||Read by Mark F. Smith|
|The most Wonderful Things have Happened||32:36||Read by Mark F. Smith|
|For once I was the Hero||37:21||Read by Mark F. Smith|
|It Was Dreadful in the Forest||36:49||Read by Mark F. Smith|
|A Sight Which I Shall Never Forget||34:32||Read by Mark F. Smith|
|Those Were the Real Conquests||33:13||Read by Mark F. Smith|
|Our Eyes Have Seen Great Wonders||37:44||Read by Mark F. Smith|
|A Procession! A Procession!||42:45||Read by Mark F. Smith|
Good Narration, Fair Book
I was happy to join Mark Smith for another excellent "listen" to a Doyle book. There is a bit of a buzz as the recording quality isn't super great but other than that the narration was fine! The story is very like a Jules Verne adventure novel. Overall it's a good book, although for a couple chapters it gets a bit corny and the evolutionary theory influence goes a little wild.
The Lost World
Very nice adventure story and well narrated by by Mark F Smith a narrator I have enjoyed hearing in the past. This is a very good adventure and great story.
The story was wonderful, a true gem. The reader was so wonderful to listen to. It is interesting to note that if it wasn't for Libravox, I would have never known that Doyle wrote anything but Holmes stories.
Great reader, awesome story!
Sean J.K. Redmond
Wasn't sure of reader at first, but quickly warmed to him. He does a great job in giving voices and really setting each characters personality with his tone and distinct voices for each. The story was great overall. Professor Challenger is quite a character, but each was truly fascinating in their own unique way. I actually found no flaws in the book and deem it excellent from start to finish. Highly recommended!!
Free Listens review
Although the premise for the book can now be seen as impossible, Challenger's assertion of living dinosaurs is met with extreme skepticism by his colleagues in the novel, effectively removing the reader's ability to criticize it. The story proceeds at a gallop, with new adventures happening every chapter. This book is fast and fun, making it a great light read for the summertime. For full review and other reviews, see http://www.freelistens.blogspot.com
I found Mark to be an excellent reader. The different voices he gave to different characters made it a very enjoyable listen.
Exciting story and fantastic narrator! Sir Arthur Conan Doyle at his best. Top notch narrator! As always, thank you for a great experience.
Great narration, perfect use of animated voice, not over dramatized, just a great job by Mark F Smith. The story itself was a great trip into a place we I think have all at one time wondered about really existing in the here and now. A place where the real wild things are. A place forgotten by evolution and advancement. And a place where we can go and not only visit the past but escape the realities of our modern existence whilst being still smack dab in the rat race of it all on a personal self mission to find the hero within oneself.