Skip to main content.

An Antarctic Mystery, or The Sphinx of the Ice Fields

Gelesen von Esther

(4,273 Sterne; 203 Bewertungen)

Edgar Allan Poe's telling of Arthur Pym's narrative is shown to be true as events come together that bring out clues that help Captain Len Guy trace the fate of his brother's ship the Jane; the very ship that Arthur Pym was on board at the time of his disappearance. Through the efforts of Mr. Joerling, the crew of the Halbrane is enticed to make the trip to Antarctica to search for any survivors of the Jane. Summary from Wikipedia.

(8 hr 19 min)

Chapters

The Kerguelen Islands.

13:26

Read by Esther

The Schooner Halbrane

14:55

Read by Esther

Captain Len Guy

16:14

Read by Esther

From the Kerguelen Isles to Prince Edward Island

22:21

Read by Esther

Edgar Poe’s Romance

36:13

Read by Esther

An Ocean Waif

12:58

Read by Esther

Tristan D’Acunha

15:07

Read by Esther

Bound for the Falklands

10:46

Read by Esther

Fitting out the Halbrane

17:34

Read by Esther

The Outset of the Enterprise

12:15

Read by Esther

From the Sandwich Islands to the Polar Circle

15:49

Read by Esther

Between the Polar Circle and the Ice Wall

15:33

Read by Esther

Along the Front of the Icebergs

13:59

Read by Esther

A Voice in a Dream

7:37

Read by Esther

Bennet Islet

10:32

Read by Esther

Tsalal Island

16:37

Read by Esther

And Pym pt 1

18:32

Read by Esther

And Pym pt 2

18:46

Read by Esther

A Revelation pt 1

15:48

Read by Esther

A Revelation pt 2

11:11

Read by Esther

Land? pt 1

17:08

Read by Esther

Land? pt 2

21:56

Read by Esther

“Unmerciful Disaster" pt 1

17:38

Read by Esther

“Unmerciful Disaster" pt 2

25:26

Read by Esther

“Unmerciful Disaster" pt 3

18:30

Read by Esther

Amid the Mists

12:41

Read by Esther

In Camp

16:09

Read by Esther

Found at Last

13:44

Read by Esther

Eleven Years in a Few Pages

16:26

Read by Esther

“We Were the First"

23:21

Read by Esther

A Little Remnant

11:42

Read by Esther

Bewertungen

My Favorite

(5 Sterne)

I love this book and the reading. It is so amazing how Verne interlaces Poe's original story into his own---and expands it. Very clever. You really have to listen carefully to get all the details, but it is well worth it. I give this book---and the reader---ten stars.

good book, ok reader

(4 Sterne)

maybe I am picky but I did not enjoy the narrator as much as others. she did a good job just dull during even some very exciting desturbing parts of the story. very monotonous tone and rhythm. a good story though

Verne is Wonderful

(4,5 Sterne)

The story was great, complete with twist in the plot. The reader was good but had a pattern that didn't fit at times. All in all, good.

great reader. the book to me wasn't that great.

(5 Sterne)

The reader did a wonderful job. I just wish the story was better.

Great book:)

(5 Sterne)

This was a great book(thank you, Jules Verne) and the reading was great:) Both get top marks:P

Antarctic mystery

(5 Sterne)

Great book. Vern develops his characters like a master. Esther reads like she knows each one.

fantastic story..

(5 Sterne)

awesome reader..!! thank you for a real story.

An enchanting and fascinating story

(5 Sterne)

My brain was captivated by all the twists and turns of the story. My perception did an about face when it became clear that the legends of the Jane and Arthur Pym were true. I was so hoping that Peters would find his Pym alive. I was saddened when the remnant crew found Pym dead attached to the sphinx with Peters dying from the shock of seeing him. The reunion of the Guy brothers was unexpected due to all the catastrophes the ships suffered. But when Len Guy found his brother alive, I felt so joyful for him. ----- The narrative voice of Esther made listening a pleasure. She was able to give different characteristics to the several men's voices that she read. I will find other stories she's narrated and listen to them as well.