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From the Earth to the Moon

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(3,887 Sterne; 168 Bewertungen)

From the Earth to the Moon (French: De la Terre à la Lune) is a humorous science fantasy story written in 1865 by Jules Verne and is one of the earliest entries in that genre. It tells the story of three well-to-do members of a post-American Civil War gun club who build an enormous sky-facing columbiad and ride a spaceship fired from it to the moon. (Summary from Wikipedia)

(4 hr 38 min)


The Gun Club


Read by Alex Patterson

President Barbicane's Communication


Read by Alex Patterson

Effect of the President's Communication


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Reply From the Observatory of Cambridge


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The Romance of the Moon


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The Permissive Limits of Ignorance and Belief in the United States


Read by Alex Patterson

The Hymn of the Cannon-Ball


Read by Alex Patterson

History of the Cannon


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The Question of the Powders


Read by Alex Patterson

One Enemy V. Twenty-Five Millions of Friends


Read by Alex Patterson

Florida and Texas


Read by nielsbohred

Urbi et Orbi


Read by Esther

Stones Hill


Read by Esther

Pickaxe and Trowel


Read by Chris Langston

The Fete of the Casting


Read by Chris Langston

Ch. 16 The Columbiad and Ch. 17 A Telegraphic Dispatch


Read by Laurie Anne Walden

Ch. 18 The Passenger of the Atlanta


Read by Lizzie Driver

Ch. 19 A Monster Meeting


Read by Esther

Ch. 20 Attack and Riposte


Read by Meredith Hughes

Ch. 21 How A Frenchman Manages An Affair


Read by Laurie Anne Walden

Ch. 22 The New Citizen of the United States


Read by Esther

Ch. 23 The Projectile-Vehicle


Read by Esther

Ch. 24 The Telescope of the Rocky Mountains


Read by Esther

Ch. 25 Final Details


Read by Leonie Rose

Ch. 26 Fire!


Read by Esther

Ch. 27 Foul Weather


Read by Leonie Rose

Ch. 28 A New Star


Read by Esther


(4 Sterne)

If you do not know this is part 1 of 2. You need to read Part 2 also. It is called,"Around the Moon"

Great story

(4 Sterne)

Great story. Very well read by the volunteers. However chapter 25 the reader sounds like they are chewing gum, very irritating.

(2 Sterne)

Good reading, but uninspiring book. Jules Verne truly is a master of the anticlimax. His novels rattle on with great pace and then jusy stop. It's as if gets bored, or doesn't know how to end the story, so just stops. Don't get me wrong: some of his novels are great. 20k Leagues and Journey to the Centre of the Earth are wonderful, but they also have very quick and anticlimatic endings.


(4 Sterne)

But not great, either. Verne seems to take more side trips than in most of his novels. The story is, however, interesting in its approach to the launching of a space vehicle. I wonder if any of our space scientists even considered a cannon-like tube to aid in the initial direction of spacecrafts.

reader needs to project his voice

(1 Sterne)

Avid listener but gave up after 2 chapters as the reader sounded like he was trying to read it quietly in a room as not to be heard by someone... greatly annoying as this is the only version.

(3 Sterne)

Great reading! Not a fan as much for Sci Fi so this isn't my favorite Jules Verne book. Dated of course but not necessarily bad knowing what we know today and for a laugh.

(4 Sterne)

Good classic story. A little slow in areas. Some readers need to retire.

(3 Sterne)

Great story, but sometimes my eyes glazed over with the copious detail.