The Adventures of Captain Hatteras, Part 1: The English at the North Pole

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(3.7 stars; 44 reviews)

The novel, set in 1861, describes adventures of British expedition led by Captain John Hatteras to the North Pole. Hatteras is convinced that the sea around the pole is not frozen and his obsession is to reach the place no matter what. Mutiny by the crew results in destruction of their ship but Hatteras, with a few men, continues on the expedition. ( Wikipedia) (7 hr 57 min)


The 'Forward' 16:04 Read by Kristine Bekere
An Unexpected Letter 3:51 Read by Kristine Bekere
Dr. Clawbonny 18:25 Read by Kristine Bekere
Dog-captain 15:01 Read by Kristine Bekere
Out at Sea 16:00 Read by Kristine Bekere
The Great Polar Current 15:25 Read by Kristine Bekere
Davis's Strait 16:59 Read by Kristine Bekere
Gossip of the Crew 16:35 Read by Kristine Bekere
News 14:07 Read by Kristine Bekere
Dangerous Navigation 18:35 Read by Kristine Bekere
The Devil's Thumb 18:46 Read by Kristine Bekere
Captain Hatteras 21:20 Read by Kristine Bekere
The Projects of Hatteras 16:22 Read by Kristine Bekere
Expedition in Search of Franklin 17:43 Read by Kristine Bekere
The "Forward" driven back South 16:08 Read by Kristine Bekere
The Magnetic Pole 19:03 Read by Kristine Bekere
The Fate of Sir John Franklin 11:53 Read by Kristine Bekere
The Northern Route 9:58 Read by Kristine Bekere
A Whale in Sight 12:45 Read by Kristine Bekere
Beechey Island 14:48 Read by TriciaG
The Death of Bellot 14:31 Read by TriciaG
Beginning of Revolt 12:26 Read by Malone
Attacked by Icebergs 18:51 Read by Malone
Preparations for Wintering 14:52 Read by Steve C
An Old Fox 18:34 Read by Malone
The Last Lump of Coal 15:04 Read by Steve C
Christmas 13:20 Read by Malone
Preparations for Departure 11:44 Read by Steve C
Across the Ice 16:16 Read by Pam Castille
The Cairn 11:43 Read by Pam Castille
The Death of Simpson 9:42 Read by Pam Castille
The Return 10:40 Read by Pam Castille


good story, had to quit. horrible reader

(0.5 stars)

reader is so bad I couldn't follow the story and had to give up. please have this re-read by a native English speaker.

Half full..

(4 stars)

Thank each and everyone who took the time and effirt to read this great tale.. It is marvelous to have a wide variety of people bringing the story to life.. By your generous efforts you bring great enjoyment and really improve the lives of those of us you will never know.. Thank you again

(4 stars)

yes, the first reader has a very heavy accent. I brought the playback speed to slightly below the midpoint, Maybe around 45%, if you can think of it that way. doing that helped me get through this wonderful novel, but I'm in the EFL /ESL teacher of many years. my final verdict would be that this rare Jules Verne novel is definitely worth a listen if you can accustom yourself to the accent.

Great book

(5 stars)

I liked the first + last reader the best. Kristine has a really nice voice :) the book is great. good for fans who like the (true) story of the Terror and Erebus

(4.5 stars)

I enjoyed part I very much. Has Mr. Smith ever considered narrating this story? I would enjoy his notation of this outstanding book. Joseph G Krestan. Louisville, KY


(2 stars)

I don't believe I should have to concentrate on figuring what the reader is reading rather than the essence of the story.

terrible reading with a thick accent.

(0.5 stars)

I could not make it through the third chapter the reading was so bad

(0.5 stars)

have to agree with others the first reader destroyed my enjoyment so much I gave up