The Lost World


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(4.5 stars; 430 reviews)

The Lost World is a 1912 novel by Arthur Conan Doyle concerning an expedition to a plateau (native name is Tepuyes) in South America (Venezuela) where prehistoric animals (dinosaurs and other extinct creatures) still survive. The character of Professor Challenger was introduced in this book. Interestingly, for a seminal work of dinosaur-related fiction, the reptiles only occupy a small portion of the narrative. Much more time is devoted to a war between early human hominids and a vicious tribe of ape-like creatures. (summary by wikipedia)

(8 hr 0 min)

Chapters

"THERE ARE HEROISMS ALL ROUND US" 14:07 Read by Menno
"TRY YOUR LUCK WITH PROFESSOR CHALLENGER" 15:42 Read by Cori Samuel
"HE IS A PERFECTLY IMPOSSIBLE PERSON" 15:51 Read by Menno
"IT'S JUST THE VERY BIGGEST THING IN THE WORLD" 37:50 Read by Menno
"QUESTION!" 28:27 Read by Scott Mather
"I WAS THE FLAIL OF THE LORD" 20:37 Read by Scott Mather
"TO-MORROW WE DISAPPEAR INTO THE UNKNOWN" 25:10 Read by Robin Cotter
"THE OUTLYING PICKETS OF THE NEW WORLD" 32:47 Read by Robin Cotter
"WHO COULD HAVE FORESEEN IT? 49:37 Read by Scott Mather
"THE MOST WONDERFUL THINGS HAVE HAPPENED" 26:48 Read by Claire Goget
"FOR ONCE I WAS THE HERO" 34:51 Read by Scott Mather
"IT WAS DREADFUL IN THE FOREST" 33:59 Read by Scott Mather
"A SIGHT I SHALL NEVER FORGET" 31:56 Read by Lizzie Driver
"THOSE WERE THE REAL CONQUESTS" 35:41 Read by Reynard T. Fox
"OUR EYES HAVE SEEN GREAT WONDERS" 35:55 Read by Scott Mather
"A PROCESSION! A PROCESSION!" 40:43 Read by Scott Mather

Reviews

nice, but

(4 stars)

I enjoyed listening to this book. With that being said, the only issue that had bothered me was a constant changing of readers. I would like to see the same readers just for consistency.

(4 stars)

Excellent book and well read,only there is a glitch in chapter 13 where the content list describes approximately 30 minutes,however the story stops at a little past 6 minutes which leaves you just wondering at a vital part of the story. Four stars anyway.

Excellent story!!

(5 stars)

As stated above this was very enjoyable! Got into it so much that I listened to the last ten chapters in one a continuous session!! Many of these fine old stories are ageless and seem contemporary to this old 54 yr old. These readers all do a great job! Many thanks to those at LibriVox and espcially Mr Prelinger, who make all of this possible!

outstanding!

(5 stars)

Well worth every minute! I owned this book as a child. Alas, it was sadly 60 years before I finally availed myself of the pleasure of this fine adventure tale via LibriVox. For those who are not addicted to breakneck action on every page, but can appreciate a well-paced story, I encourage you to sit back and enjoy.

great story!

(4 stars)

5/5 for the story, couldnt stop listening i was so enthralled! Scott Mather in particular was an excellent reader with varied character voices. Few mispronounced words in ch10 and an editing miss in ch15. i do like the solo reader books best for continuity though, the other version of the lost world on librivox was good in this regard. still very much enjoyed this read, thank you 😊

Fun glimpse into the past

(3 stars)

I did not know that Doyle had written anything other than his Sherlock Holmes stories, imagine my surprise when I discovered The Lost World. It's a fun glimpse into the past of the beginnings of the popularity of Darwinian thought. Though it differs from my belief in Creation Science, it is a fun story of adventure. Journal entries, dinosaurs, Ape-men, monsters galore. It even has unrequited love. Doyle brings all his genius staples of storytelling to the floor, unforgettable characters, dramatic situations, and even some action. Well, Sir Arthur, well done.

Great Adventure

(5 stars)

Fantastic story with lots of twists and turns. And all through the adventure that subtle vein of humor. Prof. Challenger - you are the man!! Listening to this narrative I realize how much more the author of the inimitable Sherlock Holmes has to offer!! Genius! And to top it all, amazing reading by all the readers with Scott Mather ( I hope I got the name right) standing out. Well done - and heartfelt thanks.

Exciting adventure novel- but massive racism

(3.5 stars)

This book makes you wish that Hollywood could manage a movie that follows it as the author wrote it. Except-The racist language and representation of various non-white people on the story is pretty cringe worthy and I wouldn't blame anyone for dismissing the story entirely on that ground. But it is a great and gripping adventure with wonderful imagery.