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An Antarctic Mystery, or The Sphinx of the Ice Fields

Gelesen von Esther

(4,266 Sterne; 216 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)


The Kerguelen Islands.


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The Schooner Halbrane


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Captain Len Guy


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From the Kerguelen Isles to Prince Edward Island


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Edgar Poe’s Romance


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An Ocean Waif


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Tristan D’Acunha


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Bound for the Falklands


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Fitting out the Halbrane


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The Outset of the Enterprise


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From the Sandwich Islands to the Polar Circle


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Between the Polar Circle and the Ice Wall


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Along the Front of the Icebergs


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A Voice in a Dream


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Bennet Islet


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Tsalal Island


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And Pym pt 1


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And Pym pt 2


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A Revelation pt 1


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A Revelation pt 2


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Land? pt 1


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Land? pt 2


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“Unmerciful Disaster" pt 1


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“Unmerciful Disaster" pt 2


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“Unmerciful Disaster" pt 3


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Amid the Mists


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In Camp


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Found at Last


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Eleven Years in a Few Pages


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“We Were the First"


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A Little Remnant


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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:)

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

Antarctic mystery

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

fantastic story..

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

An enchanting and fascinating story

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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.