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The Master of the World

Gelesen von Mark F. Smith

(4,302 Sterne; 328 Bewertungen)

Chief Inspector Strock gets the tough cases. When a volcano suddenly appears to threaten mountain towns of North Carolina amid the non-volcanic Blue Ridge Mountains, Strock is posted to determine the danger. When an automobile race in Wisconsin is interrupted by the unexpected appearance of a vehicle traveling at multiples of the top speed of the entrants, Strock is consulted. When an odd-shaped boat is sighted moving at impossible speeds off the New England coast, Stock and his boss begin to wonder if the incidents are related. And when Strock gets a hand-lettered note warning him to abandon his investigation, on pain of death, he is intrigued rather than deterred.

Set in a period when gasoline engines were in their infancy and automobiles were rare, and when even Chief Inspectors had to engage a carriage and horses to move about, the appearance of a vehicle that can move at astounding speeds on land, on water - and as later revealed, underwater and through the air - marks a technological advance far beyond the reach of nations. It is technology invented by and for the sole benefit of a man who styles himself (with some justification) "The Master of the World."

This book is a sequel to an earlier Verne novel, "Robur the Conqueror", but enough detail is given to fully appreciate this story without having first read the other. (Summary by Mark) (4 hr 54 min)

Chapters

What Happened in the Mountains

15:39

Read by Mark F. Smith

I Reach Morganton

16:31

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The Great Eyrie

23:08

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A Meeting of the Automobile Club

17:05

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Along the Shores of New England

17:10

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The First Letter

11:15

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A Third Machine

17:35

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At Any Cost

19:31

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The Second Letter

2:19

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Outside the Law

14:29

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The Campaign

18:30

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Black Rock Creek

17:59

Read by Mark F. Smith

On Board the Terror

17:58

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Niagra

23:53

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The Eagle's Nest

18:08

Read by Mark F. Smith

Robur, the Conqueror

11:26

Read by Mark F. Smith

In the Name of the Law

25:25

Read by Mark F. Smith

The Old Housekeeper's Last Comment

6:14

Read by Mark F. Smith

Bewertungen

pretty good

(3,5 Sterne)

A very good narrator!Not my new favorite story, but a very good regular Jules Verne story. I am told this story connects with another Jules Verne story. I am sure this would have been more exciting if was familiar with the other story. A very easy story to listen to either way.

(3,5 Sterne)

Great narration but for me the story was good but not great. This man is definitely one of the best readers on LibriVox though!

(5 Sterne)

Good story well read by Mark Smith

My humble opinion of this genius writer

(3,5 Sterne)

The Master of the World’; we can detect a tired master story teller trying his best to hold the imagination of the reader, but by getting vague, repetitive and at times by being dull in his narrative, failing to connect with the reader. This could have been a thrilling story if it was written at the peak of his physical health, but ‘The Master of the World’ in my humble opinion is not a story that will make any impact with a non-Verne fan. Even for a Verne devotee like me it was not an entirely satisfying experience as the story was not at all going any where for the major part of the book.

Bravo from Borneo

(5 Sterne)

Nice novel of its time so very well read by Mark Smith. My only negative observation is that the ending was a tad weak and could have been better resolved to tie up a few loose ends. That said...this was a good novel when taken as a whole.

(5 Sterne)

Outstanding narration by Mr Smith. Is there any way I may be able to obtain a list of the books narrated by Mr Smith? My name is Joseph G Krestan and my email address is jgkrestanjr@outlook.com.

true master

(5 Sterne)

as with all Mr Vernes books thrilling to listen to draws you into the story helped by the brilliant narration by Mr M.F.Smith, well done sir

Master of the world

(4,5 Sterne)

A somewhat disturbing tale of a technological advancement that the government outlaws after the inventor refuses to sell it. great narration - five stars.