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Five Weeks in a Balloon

Gelesen von Alex C. Telander

(4,109 Sterne; 87 Bewertungen)

Join three intrepid explorers as they seek to cross and explore the continent of Africa from Indian Ocean to Atlantic Ocean, except they’re doing it by hot air balloon. Scholar and scientist Samuel Ferguson, his manservant Joe, and his friend Richard “Dick” Kennedy engage in this mighty scientific feat, as they face danger after danger, enjoy adventure after adventure, and experience the literal highs and lows of Africa from the view of a hot air balloon. (Summary by Alex C. Telander)

A French version is available / Une version française est disponible : Cinq semaines en ballon.
A Danish version is also available: Fem Uger i Ballon (8 hr 16 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1

14:43

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Chapter 2

6:34

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Chapter 3

12:47

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Chapter 4

9:55

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Chapter 5

9:44

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Chapter 6

8:22

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Chapter 7

8:50

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Chapter 8

10:28

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Chapter 9

7:50

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Chapter 10

8:40

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Chapter 11

10:27

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Chapter 12

13:18

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Chapter 13

11:22

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Chapter 14

13:27

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Chapter 15

17:22

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Chapter 16

14:57

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Chapter 17

14:26

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Chapter 18

15:22

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Chapter 19

8:58

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Chapter 20

9:39

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Chapter 21

12:35

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Chapter 22

13:28

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Chapter 23

12:27

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Chapter 24

12:35

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Chapter 25

9:54

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Chapter 26

10:53

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Chapter 27

10:10

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Chapter 28

10:21

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Chapter 29

11:17

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Chapter 30

13:56

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Chapter 31

8:07

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Chapter 32

9:36

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Chapter 33

12:13

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Chapter 34

9:29

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Chapter 35

17:29

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Chapter 36

9:26

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Chapter 37

10:48

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Chapter 38

15:19

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Chapter 39

9:31

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Chapter 40

7:39

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Chapter 41

12:45

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Chapter 42

9:04

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Chapter 43

14:13

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Chapter 44

6:03

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Bewertungen

A Ripping Yarn.

(3 Sterne)

Once you get past the first few "Mr. Explainer" chapters, this is a pretty good adventure tale with many classic elements that may be a bit too familiar to us now after 80 years of Hollywood movies. Many of the story points depend on African natives behaving badly so it's unlikely this could be transferred intact to a movie today, although one was made in the 60's (with Barbara Eden and Fabian). If you can forgive that and Verne's rather limited knowledge of Africa itself, you'll like it. The reader, Alex C. Telander, is somewhat disappointing. He reads so fast that he is often mumbling. It's certainly not a dramatic reading of the text.

Cool story

(4 Sterne)

This is the first Jules Verne book I ever read, pretty cool story idea, entertaining story, the geography and such is a bit off but its ok- its fiction and nonetheless well-written.... haven't listened to the audiobook, not sure about the reader.

(3 Sterne)

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(4 Sterne)

this was fun to listen to, lots of Adventures. took a couple of chapters to get used to the reader but then it was good.

(5 Sterne)

A great story but not my favorite narrator. Mispronunciations, poor annunciations, occasional slurs, and a general lack of energy.

Not Bad

(3,5 Sterne)

Fun, imaginative story. Read well, if a little on the bland side

my entertainment level rose like a hybrid balloon over the plain

(5 Sterne)

and that's elevating

alex reads fast but good.

(4 Sterne)

this is Verne's first work. I like it.