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The Mysterious Island (version 2)

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(4,346 Sterne; 13 Bewertungen)

The book tells the adventures of five Americans on an uncharted island in the South Pacific. The story begins in the American Civil War, during the siege of Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate States of America. As famine and death ravage the city, five northern prisoners of war decide to escape by the unusual means of hijacking a balloon. The five are Cyrus Smith, a railroad engineer in the Union army (named Cyrus Harding in some English translations); his black manservant Neb (short for Nebuchadnezzar), who Verne repeatedly states is not a slave but an ex-slave who had been freed by Smith; the sailor Bonadventure Pencroff (who is addressed only by his surname, but his "Christian name", Bonadventure, is given to their boat; in other translations, he is also known as Pencroft); his protégé Harbert Brown (called Herbert in some translations), a young boy whom Pencroff raises as his own after the death of his father (Pencroff's former captain); and the journalist Gedéon Spilett (Gideon Spilett in English versions). The company is completed by Cyrus' dog 'Top'.
After flying in stormy weather for several days, the group crash-lands on a cliff-bound, volcanic, unknown (and fictitious) island. They name it "Lincoln Island" in honor of American President Abraham Lincoln. With the knowledge of the brilliant engineer Smith, the five are able to sustain themselves on the island, hoping that they will one day escape. (Summary by Wikipedia) (23 hr 22 min)

Chapters

01 - Volume I Chapter 1

16:36

Read by Alisson Veldhuis

02 - Volume I Chapter 2

23:48

Read by Alisson Veldhuis

03 - Volume I Chapter 3

18:58

Read by Alisson Veldhuis

04 - Volume I Chapter 4

19:49

Read by Alisson Veldhuis

05 - Volume I Chapter 5

15:44

Read by Craig Gulliver

06 - Volume I Chapter 6

17:04

Read by Craig Gulliver

07 - Volume I Chapter 7

19:10

Read by Craig Gulliver

08 - Volume I Chapter 8

20:18

Read by Phil Griffiths

09 - Volume I Chapter 9

21:17

Read by JimD

10 - Volume I Chapter 10

21:44

Read by JimD

11 - Volume I Chapter 11

25:14

Read by Don Halpert

12 - Volume I Chapter 12

22:08

Read by Don Halpert

13 - Volume I Chapter 13

28:53

Read by John Kooz

14 - Volume I Chapter 14

25:19

Read by John Kooz

15 - Volume I Chapter 15

23:56

Read by John Kooz

16 - Volume I Chapter 16

24:24

Read by John Kooz

17 - Volume I Chapter 17

28:29

Read by John Kooz

18 - Volume I Chapter 18

21:57

Read by John Kooz

19 - Volume I Chapter 19

24:23

Read by Chuck Williamson

20 - Volume I Chapter 20

17:17

Read by Patti Cunningham

21 - Volume I Chapter 21

24:43

Read by John Kooz

22 - Volume I Chapter 22

34:59

Read by John Kooz

23 - Volume II Chapter 1

24:38

Read by John Kooz

24 - Volume II Chapter 2

25:24

Read by John Kooz

25 - Volume II Chapter 3

26:48

Read by John Kooz

26 - Volume II Chapter 4

22:36

Read by John Kooz

27 - Volume II Chapter 5

19:42

Read by anjieliu

28 - Volume II Chapter 6

18:11

Read by anjieliu

29 - Volume II Chapter 7

20:41

Read by Tom Crawford

30 - Volume II Chapter 8

21:18

Read by Tom Crawford

31 - Volume II Chapter 9

18:50

Read by Tom Crawford

32 - Volume II Chapter 10

19:18

Read by Tom Crawford

33 - Volume II Chapter 11

24:41

Read by Tom Crawford

34 - Volume II Chapter 12

27:35

Read by Tom Crawford

35 - Volume II Chapter 13

22:26

Read by Theresa Sheridan

36 - Volume II Chapter 14

25:09

Read by Theresa Sheridan

37 - Volume II Chapter 15

14:46

Read by ToddHW

38 - Volume II Chapter 16

18:34

Read by ToddHW

39 - Volume II Chapter 17

18:03

Read by ToddHW

40 - Volume II Chapter 18

25:04

Read by JimD

41 - Volume II Chapter 19

22:51

Read by JimD

42 - Volume II Chapter 20

25:39

Read by JimD

43 - Volume III Chapter 1

23:28

Read by Don Halpert

44 - Volume III Chapter 2

21:46

Read by Don Halpert

45 - Volume III Chapter 3

24:55

Read by Don Halpert

46 - Volume III Chapter 4

22:28

Read by Don Halpert

47 - Volume III Chapter 5

17:34

Read by Fred DeBerardinis

48 - Volume III Chapter 6

18:47

Read by Fred DeBerardinis

49 - Volume III Chapter 7

15:25

Read by Fred DeBerardinis

50 - Volume III Chapter 8

9:13

Read by Anna Simon

51 - Volume III Chapter 9

20:50

Read by JimD

52 - Volume III Chapter 10

17:03

Read by Patti Cunningham

53 - Volume III Chapter 11

26:07

Read by John Kooz

54 - Volume III Chapter 12

25:30

Read by John Kooz

55 - Volume III Chapter 13

29:57

Read by John Kooz

56 - Volume III Chapter 14

28:06

Read by John Kooz

57 - Volume III Chapter 15

31:40

Read by John Kooz

58 - Volume III Chapter 16

27:39

Read by John Kooz

59 - Volume III Chapter 17

22:04

Read by John Kooz

60 - Volume III Chapter 18

33:59

Read by John Kooz

61 - Volume III Chapter 19

32:53

Read by John Kooz

62 - Volume III Chapter 20

15:04

Read by John Kooz

Bewertungen

Too hard to understand

(1 Sterne)

This is hard to understand and listen to, the reader was either too close to the mic or had the recording volume too high because most words are either blown out or muffled.

Great story

(5 Sterne)

love the book, listen too it atleast 5 times while working. and people will always find something to complain about so dont be scared to give this a listen based on bad reviews.

Varying voiceovers

(2 Sterne)

Adequate reading until Kooz, sounding like Professor Elemental off his meds, tainted what little good remained. But that's what makes this free, now, isn't it?

(4 Sterne)

great store and my thanks to the readers, but with different accents of character did make it hard to follow. again my thanks to the reader..

(4,5 Sterne)

I love to listen to this book. Good narrator.