A Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.5 stars; 251 reviews)

The story involves a German professor (Otto Lidenbrock in the original French, Professor Von Hardwigg in the most common English translation) who believes there are volcanic tubes going toward the center of the Earth. He, his nephew Axel (Harry), and their guide Hans encounter many adventures, including prehistoric animals and natural hazards, eventually coming to the surface again in southern Italy. (Summary by Wikipedia) (10 hr 35 min)


My Uncle makes a great Discovery 15:24 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
The Mysterious Parchment 10:58 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
An Astounding Discovery 18:53 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
We Start on the Journey 9:37 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
First Lessons in Climbing 9:39 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Our Voyage to Iceland 13:02 Read by badey
Conversation and Discovery 8:24 Read by badey
The Eider-Down Hunter-- Off at Last 13:37 Read by badey
Our Start - We Meet with Adventures by the Way 10:50 Read by badey
Traveling in Iceland 10:50 Read by badey
We Reach Mount Sneffels - The "Reykir" 15:27 Read by Chris Donnelly
The Ascent of Mount Sneffels 19:24 Read by Chris Donnelly
The Shadow of Scartaris 14:27 Read by Kevin Green
The Real Journey Commences 11:18 Read by Kevin Green
We Continue Our Descent 11:06 Read by Kevin Green
The Eastern Tunnel 13:57 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Deeper and Deeper - The Coal Mine 14:36 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
The Wrong Road! 13:13 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
The Western Gallery - A New Route 9:48 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Water, Where is it? A Bitter Disappointment 15:08 Read by dave k
Under the Ocean 10:26 Read by dave k
Sunday Below Ground 15:57 Read by Sundiata
Alone 11:14 Read by Sundiata
Lost! 15:45 Read by Sundiata
The Whispering Gallery 20:41 Read by Sundiata
A Rapid Recovery 10:41 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
The Central Sea 19:07 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Launching the Raft 14:12 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
On the Waters - A Raft Voyage 21:11 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Terrific Saurian Combat 22:53 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
The Sea Monster 14:03 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
The Battle of the Elements 17:08 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Our Route Reversed 18:11 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
A Voyage of Discovery 13:55 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Discovery Upon Discovery 17:06 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
What is it? 11:40 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
The Mysterious Dagger 9:19 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
No Outlet - Blasting the Rock 16:30 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
The Explosion and its Results 16:42 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
The Ape Gigans 16:16 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Hunger 16:51 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
The Volcanic Shaft 22:58 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
Daylight at Last 14:45 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
The Journey Ended 8:50 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)


Lars Rolando your amazing your voice is smooth,clear,perfect

(5 stars)


(5 stars)

An amazing read by all participants, but I love the feeling that Lars Rolander's accent brings to this thrilling and educational tale. No hesitation, no question, no problem. Would dearly love to hear him do a full narration of this.

(4 stars)

libravox again mixing up between different readers. making it hard to get stuck in and visualize due to different styles of reading. please take advice on board and stick to one volunteer reader per novel

I wish there was only one person reading.

(2 stars)


(4 stars)

Absolutely love it. being a truck driver it helps on the long runs. I just wish they had the rest of the Tarzan series on here.

(3 stars)

One of the readers was Bad

Multiple readers killed it

(3 stars)

The text was good (though the weakness of the narrator/main character was annoying). The reason for the lower rating though is completely due to having to endure multiple readers. Differing mic quality, pronunciations, speed, tone, etc. Every time there's a change in reader you are taken completely out of the story. Please Librivox, stop doing this.

too many readers

(2 stars)

too many different people reading, in different styles, and the effect is a story that seems incoherent. also, I won't mention which one, but one reader in particular ruined several chapters for me. he sounded like a substitute teacher trying to recite shakespear and overdoing it.