Off on a Comet


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(4.3 stars; 43 reviews)

The story starts with a comet that touches the Earth in its flight and collects a few small chunks of it. Some forty people of various nations and ages are condemned to a two-year-long journey on the comet. They form a mini-society and cope with the hostile environment of the comet (mostly the cold). The size of the 'comet' is about 2300 kilometers in diameter - far larger than any comet or asteroid that actually exists. (Summary by Wikipedia)

(11 hr 11 min)

Chapters

Book 1, Chapter 1 10:37 Read by Patrick Wells
Book 1, Chapter 2 10:07 Read by elongman
Book 1, Chapter 3 6:33 Read by elongman
Book 1, Chapter 4 2:11 Read by Diana Majlinger
Book 1, Chapter 5 18:45 Read by elongman
Book 1, Chapter 6 19:05 Read by Richard Kilmer
Book 1, Chapter 7 18:24 Read by Richard Kilmer
Book 1, Chapter 8 17:35 Read by Richard Kilmer
Book 1, Chapter 9 12:36 Read by elongman
Book 1, Chapter 10 13:09 Read by elongman
Book 1, Chapter 11 12:33 Read by KevS
Book 1, Chapter 12 15:49 Read by Ric F
Book 1, Chapter 13 17:15 Read by Elwood Mott
Book 1, Chapter 14 15:25 Read by Elwood Mott
Book 1, Chapter 15 18:58 Read by Ric F
Book 1, Chapter 16 15:51 Read by Dee Wykoff
Book 1, Chapter 17 19:44 Read by Ric F
Book 1, Chapter 18 22:38 Read by Ric F
Book 1, Chapter 19 16:18 Read by Ric F
Book 1, Chapter 20 17:24 Read by Ric F
Book 1, Chapter 21 18:06 Read by CalmDragon
Book 1, Chapter 22 14:10 Read by aphrael
Book 1, Chapter 23 13:13 Read by Ric F
Book 1, Chapter 24 18:54 Read by Ric F
Book 2, Chapter 1 14:55 Read by klbonds
Book 2, Chapter 2 12:44 Read by KevS
Book 2, Chapter 3 21:23 Read by klbonds
Book 2, Chapter 4 21:06 Read by Esther
Book 2, Chapter 5 16:00 Read by klbonds
Book 2, Chapter 6 14:24 Read by Ric F
Book 2, Chapter 7 11:51 Read by Jeanie
Book 2, Chapter 8 18:34 Read by Ric F
Book 2, Chapter 9 14:48 Read by Ric F
Book 2, Chapter 10 14:55 Read by Ric F
Book 2, Chapter 11 14:53 Read by Ric F
Book 2, Chapter 12 17:33 Read by Ric F
Book 2, Chapter 13 15:34 Read by Ric F
Book 2, Chapter 14 18:14 Read by klbonds
Book 2, Chapter 15 20:45 Read by klbonds
Book 2, Chapter 16 21:12 Read by klbonds
Book 2, Chapter 17 17:07 Read by klbonds
Book 2, Chapter 18 11:44 Read by Hollie Sheard
Book 2, Chapter 19 8:20 Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet

Reviews

Victims go home!

(5 stars)

Lock your doors. Stop reading. Stop listening. Stop looking. Shut yourselves in, blindfolded, ears plugged... heck, for future proofing's sake you may as well disconnect your senses of touch, smell, & taste. My particular "group" of ***HUMANS*** labeled as "black" went through an historical & still experiences ongoing GENOCIDES AT A FAR GREATER SCALE THAN ONE MIGHT THINK. More media of every type, within which books still thankfully retain a majority share, of every type (research it if my word is not to be taken at face value) depict Africans "stereotypically" than any other categorized group of human beings in history. And guess what? I'm still alive! Appreciate that fact - that you are also alive & live it as best you can - instead of letting yourself be controlled by & shutting out everything you've been programmed to react to with, dare I say, hatred. Peace.

Antisemitism with a side of childish adventure

(2 stars)

In the grand formulaic scheme of Jules Verne's writing this is a pretty minor work. The all do seem like they'd be best for twelve year olds. This would be perfect for Hitler youth. The gratuitous inclusion of the stereotypical Jew makes for a semi-comical villain. While I understand times were different when this was written, the caricature is so cliched and fatuous it adds nothing to the story. (Think Shylock with out the "If you prick us…" soliloquy.) In fact all this book could do is poison young minds and create hate. Far better off to sticking to some other Verne classic, though I would guess the all probably victimize some group.

Loved it!!

(5 stars)

Once you get past the fact that this could never happen it is an amazing book!! I love how most Jules Verne's books invoke your imagination. Also the readers did an amazing job!! Especially Kirby Bonds and Esther.

(3 stars)

Getting kinda' hard to listen to the characterazations of the "niggers" and the "dirty Jews " but I do realize when it was written and I guess that was par for the course. But the premise is interesting...

ANOTHER UNIQUE ADVENTURE

(3.5 stars)

Verne produces another sci-fi scenario which stands alone. The ending is blah, but the story is intetesting, if not compelling.

(5 stars)

Very well read, thanks. I am so amazed at the genius of Vern.

Jules Verne!

(5 stars)

Nothing like a great classic delivered by the superb readers.

Bravo!

(5 stars)

Great tale from a greater author