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The Underground City or the Child of the Cavern

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(4,413 Sterne; 115 Bewertungen)

Covering a time span of over ten years, this novel follows the fortunes of the mining community of Aberfoyle near Stirling, Scotland. Receiving a letter from an old colleague, mining engineer James Starr sets off for the old Aberfoyle mine, thought to have been mined out ten years earlier. Starr finds mine overman Simon Ford and his family living in a cottage deep inside the mine; he is astonished to find that Ford has made a discovery of the presence of a large vein of coal. Accompanying Simon Ford are his wife, Madge, and adult son, Harry. (Summary by Wikipedia)

(4 hr 30 min)

Chapters

01 - Contradictory Letters

12:04

Read by Patrick Wells

02 - On the Road

13:05

Read by Dillon Stiles

03 - The Dochart Pit

15:26

Read by Sean Michael Hogan

04 - The Ford Family

16:05

Read by Bellona Times

05 - Some Strange Phenomena

8:33

Read by Jacob Alden Miller

06 - Simon Ford's Expirement

16:28

Read by Richard Kilmer

07 - New Aberfoyle

13:00

Read by BrandonM

08 - Exploring

17:02

Read by Richard Kilmer

09 - The Fire Maidens

27:07

Read by Ann Boulais

10 - Coal Town

11:14

Read by Richard Kilmer

11 - Hanging by a Thread

16:43

Read by Ann Boulais

12 - Nell Adopted

21:50

Read by Richard Kilmer

13 - On the Revolving Ladder

10:57

Read by Sean Michael Hogan

14 - A Sunrise

17:57

Read by Sean Michael Hogan

15 - Loch Lomond and Loch Katrine

7:08

Read by Sean Michael Hogan

16 - A Final Threat

16:03

Read by Sean Michael Hogan

17 - The "Monk"

14:18

Read by Sean Michael Hogan

18 - Nell's Wedding

12:09

Read by Richard Kilmer

19 - The Legend of Old Silfax

3:30

Read by Richard Kilmer

Bewertungen

NICE CHANGE OF PACE

(4 Sterne)

Though not as lengthy as most of his books, it was still a good yarn. As usual, Verne gives us some useful and interesting technical info. A very good reading.

classic Verne story.

(5 Sterne)

I actually think all of the readers did a great job! No one with an annoying fake accent or the inability of annunciation

Great book and good readers.

(5 Sterne)

A few readers were tedious but most were very good.

Great Book!

(5 Sterne)

I thought it was very interesting, with a good amount of suspense!

The story is ok. All of the readers seems to do a good job.

(4 Sterne)

good listen

(4 Sterne)

a little slow in the beginning but still a good book

nice short well impressed with detail

(4 Sterne)

not what I expected

(2 Sterne)

Kind of boring story. Not what I'd consider SciFi. I listened to the whole thing, hoping for a change to an interesting tale. I was disappointed... One would do better to search out a more known SciFi classic by the master Verne.