The Lost World (version 2)

Read by Mark F. Smith

(4.7 stars; 304 reviews)

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

(3.5 stars)

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.


(5 stars)

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!

(5 stars)

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

(5 stars)

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

high pitched background whine, but good reader

(3 stars)

Lively reader but there's a high background whine on the recording making it impossible to listen to if you still have your full range of hearing.

(5 stars)

Love this story!!! I've listened to it more than once and enjoyed it very much both times! Mark Smith is an incredible reader as well! I always enjoy listening to him narrate! Would highly recommend!

Lost World is a Gem

(5 stars)

Lost World is a great story with great characters. Professor Challenger is a great creation, if not on par with the great Sherlock Holmes, he is surely close to it. The story explores he adventures of Professor Challenger and the narrator of the story E.D Malone,along with their companions in an Amazonian plateau inhabited by prehistoric creatures and semi intelligent ape men. whatever the equivalent is of a page-turner in audio books is, this is it. The story is well read by Mark Smith who does an excellent job of voice characterisation.

Awesome getaway!

(4.5 stars)

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.