Round the Moon (Version 2)


Read by Mark F. Smith

(4.6 stars; 19 reviews)

Jules Verne’s sequel to his “From the Earth to the Moon” begins with a short chapter to catch you up, if you missed the first book. Then we join our three adventurers in their huge projectile as they gather themselves after the shock of being fired at the Moon from the Columbiad cannon. Perhaps in a nod to Yankee exceptionalism, Verne permits them an extraordinary encounter in space, and better yet – to survive it! But that encounter has a lasting effect: despite all the careful preparations to deposit the projectile on the Moon, it appears the travelers are destined to miss it! (The book is not called “On the Moon”, is it?!) Careful scientists at heart, the former artillerymen in the projectile note every occurrence faithfully in their notebooks, along with the details of their observations of the Moon as they fly past… and round it. That precision might pay off as they try to figure out what happens to them next: will they fly off into space, become an eternal satellite of the Moon, or perhaps, something else? And do they have any way at all to affect that? (6 hr 15 min)

Chapters

Recapitulatory 12:13 Read by Mark F. Smith
From 20 Minutes Past Ten to 47 Minutes Past 10 P.M. 12:51 Read by Mark F. Smith
The First Half-Hour 26:03 Read by Mark F. Smith
Their Place of Shelter 19:59 Read by Mark F. Smith
A Little Algebra 12:56 Read by Mark F. Smith
The Cold of Space 17:54 Read by Mark F. Smith
Question and Answer 16:01 Read by Mark F. Smith
A Moment of Intoxication 20:18 Read by Mark F. Smith
At Seventy-eight Thousand Five Hundred and Fourteen Leagues 19:55 Read by Mark F. Smith
The Consequences of a Deviation 14:05 Read by Mark F. Smith
The Observers of the Moon 7:36 Read by Mark F. Smith
Fancy and Reality 7:38 Read by Mark F. Smith
Orographic Details 15:30 Read by Mark F. Smith
Lunar Landscapes 17:55 Read by Mark F. Smith
The Night of Three Hundred Fifty-Four Hours and a Half 20:21 Read by Mark F. Smith
Hyperbola or Parabola 21:27 Read by Mark F. Smith
The Southern Hemisphere 5:24 Read by Mark F. Smith
Tycho 17:43 Read by Mark F. Smith
Grave Questions 16:58 Read by Mark F. Smith
A Struggle Against the Impossible 20:28 Read by Mark F. Smith
The Soundings of the "Susquehanna" 11:57 Read by Mark F. Smith
J.T. Maston Recalled 15:03 Read by Mark F. Smith
Recovered From the Sea 16:31 Read by Mark F. Smith
The End 8:31 Read by Mark F. Smith

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