The Adventures of Captain Hatteras, Part 2: The Field of Ice


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(4.3 stars; 33 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)

(4 hr 54 min)

Chapters

The Doctor's Inventory 10:50 Read by jciesielski
First Words of Altamont 15:54 Read by jciesielski
A Seventeen Days' March 12:57 Read by jciesielski
The Last Charge of Powder 10:15 Read by jciesielski
The Seal and the Bear 11:59 Read by jciesielski
The 'Porpoise' 11:41 Read by jciesielski
An Important Discussion 12:50 Read by jciesielski
An Excursion to the North of Victoria Bay 12:15 Read by jciesielski
Cold and Heat 9:42 Read by jciesielski
Winter Pleasures 11:10 Read by Pam Castille
Traces of Bears 12:48 Read by Pam Castille
Imprisoned in Doctor's House 12:45 Read by Pam Castille
The Mine 15:46 Read by Pam Castille
An Arctic Spring 12:02 Read by jciesielski
The North West Passage 9:46 Read by jciesielski
Arctic Arcadia 9:49 Read by Mike Pelton
Altamont's Revenge 9:54 Read by Mike Pelton
Final Preparations 6:26 Read by Steve C
March to the North 10:29 Read by Steve C
Footprints in the Snow 8:19 Read by jciesielski
The Open Sea 7:24 Read by jciesielski
Getting Near the Pole 10:33 Read by Mike Pelton
The English Flag 14:12 Read by Mike Pelton
Mount Hatteras 15:18 Read by jciesielski
Return South 12:20 Read by jciesielski
Conclusion 7:06 Read by jciesielski

Reviews

(4 stars)

Another great story by the masterful Verne. The first part of this story, Part One of the Adventures of Captain Hatteras, has been thoroughly ruined by the inclusion of an awful, almost totally incomprehensible reading, which encompasses the initial 20 chapters. It is a mystery why this reading was allowed to remain and be inflicted upon the listening public, and one questions the competence of the coordinator of that volume's volunteer readers. However perhaps this can serve as a reminder of how badly things can go wrong, and thus a warning to others. The second part of the story, which didn't suffer from that same reader's inability to speak English, bowled along engagingly from beginning to end.

great book

(5 stars)

I must say I enjoyed the reader in the first part referred to in the last review very much. I had no trouble to understand her and think she has a great voice.

(3 stars)

I can see how this man was a visionary for the people and a hero for young men

The readers were much easier to understand.

(5 stars)