Skip to main content.

Off on a Comet

Gelesen von LibriVox Volunteers

(4,267 Sterne; 43 Bewertungen)

The story starts with a comet that touches the Earth in its flight and collects a few small chunks of it. Some forty people of various nations and ages are condemned to a two-year-long journey on the comet. They form a mini-society and cope with the hostile environment of the comet (mostly the cold). The size of the 'comet' is about 2300 kilometers in diameter - far larger than any comet or asteroid that actually exists. (Summary by Wikipedia)

(11 hr 11 min)

Chapters

Book 1, Chapter 1

10:37

Read by Patrick Wells

Book 1, Chapter 2

10:07

Read by elongman

Book 1, Chapter 3

6:33

Read by elongman

Book 1, Chapter 4

2:11

Read by Diana Majlinger

Book 1, Chapter 5

18:45

Read by elongman

Book 1, Chapter 6

19:05

Read by Richard Kilmer

Book 1, Chapter 7

18:24

Read by Richard Kilmer

Book 1, Chapter 8

17:35

Read by Richard Kilmer

Book 1, Chapter 9

12:36

Read by elongman

Book 1, Chapter 10

13:09

Read by elongman

Book 1, Chapter 11

12:33

Read by KevS

Book 1, Chapter 12

15:49

Read by Ric F

Book 1, Chapter 13

17:15

Read by Elwood Mott

Book 1, Chapter 14

15:25

Read by Elwood Mott

Book 1, Chapter 15

18:58

Read by Ric F

Book 1, Chapter 16

15:51

Read by Dee Wykoff

Book 1, Chapter 17

19:44

Read by Ric F

Book 1, Chapter 18

22:38

Read by Ric F

Book 1, Chapter 19

16:18

Read by Ric F

Book 1, Chapter 20

17:24

Read by Ric F

Book 1, Chapter 21

18:06

Read by CalmDragon

Book 1, Chapter 22

14:10

Read by aphrael

Book 1, Chapter 23

13:13

Read by Ric F

Book 1, Chapter 24

18:54

Read by Ric F

Book 2, Chapter 1

14:55

Read by klbonds

Book 2, Chapter 2

12:44

Read by KevS

Book 2, Chapter 3

21:23

Read by klbonds

Book 2, Chapter 4

21:06

Read by Esther

Book 2, Chapter 5

16:00

Read by klbonds

Book 2, Chapter 6

14:24

Read by Ric F

Book 2, Chapter 7

11:51

Read by Jeanie

Book 2, Chapter 8

18:34

Read by Ric F

Book 2, Chapter 9

14:48

Read by Ric F

Book 2, Chapter 10

14:55

Read by Ric F

Book 2, Chapter 11

14:53

Read by Ric F

Book 2, Chapter 12

17:33

Read by Ric F

Book 2, Chapter 13

15:34

Read by Ric F

Book 2, Chapter 14

18:14

Read by klbonds

Book 2, Chapter 15

20:45

Read by klbonds

Book 2, Chapter 16

21:12

Read by klbonds

Book 2, Chapter 17

17:07

Read by klbonds

Book 2, Chapter 18

11:44

Read by Hollie Sheard

Book 2, Chapter 19

8:20

Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet

Bewertungen

Victims go home!

(5 Sterne)

Lock your doors. Stop reading. Stop listening. Stop looking. Shut yourselves in, blindfolded, ears plugged... heck, for future proofing's sake you may as well disconnect your senses of touch, smell, & taste. My particular "group" of ***HUMANS*** labeled as "black" went through an historical & still experiences ongoing GENOCIDES AT A FAR GREATER SCALE THAN ONE MIGHT THINK. More media of every type, within which books still thankfully retain a majority share, of every type (research it if my word is not to be taken at face value) depict Africans "stereotypically" than any other categorized group of human beings in history. And guess what? I'm still alive! Appreciate that fact - that you are also alive & live it as best you can - instead of letting yourself be controlled by & shutting out everything you've been programmed to react to with, dare I say, hatred. Peace.

Antisemitism with a side of childish adventure

(2 Sterne)

In the grand formulaic scheme of Jules Verne's writing this is a pretty minor work. The all do seem like they'd be best for twelve year olds. This would be perfect for Hitler youth. The gratuitous inclusion of the stereotypical Jew makes for a semi-comical villain. While I understand times were different when this was written, the caricature is so cliched and fatuous it adds nothing to the story. (Think Shylock with out the "If you prick us…" soliloquy.) In fact all this book could do is poison young minds and create hate. Far better off to sticking to some other Verne classic, though I would guess the all probably victimize some group.

Loved it!!

(5 Sterne)

Once you get past the fact that this could never happen it is an amazing book!! I love how most Jules Verne's books invoke your imagination. Also the readers did an amazing job!! Especially Kirby Bonds and Esther.

(3 Sterne)

Getting kinda' hard to listen to the characterazations of the "niggers" and the "dirty Jews " but I do realize when it was written and I guess that was par for the course. But the premise is interesting...

ANOTHER UNIQUE ADVENTURE

(3,5 Sterne)

Verne produces another sci-fi scenario which stands alone. The ending is blah, but the story is intetesting, if not compelling.

(5 Sterne)

Very well read, thanks. I am so amazed at the genius of Vern.

Jules Verne!

(5 Sterne)

Nothing like a great classic delivered by the superb readers.

Bravo!

(5 Sterne)

Great tale from a greater author