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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea [With 3-D Glasses]
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From the grandp re of science fiction an adventure classic of deep-sea volcanoes, giant squid nd the renegade scientist Captain Nemo

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From the grandpere of science fiction - an adventure classic of deep-sea volcanoes, giant squid and the renegade scientist Captain Nemo

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Jules Verne was born on February 8, 1828, in the city of Nantes, France . He is best known for his novels A Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, The Mysterious Island and Around the World in Eighty Days. Verne is often referred to as the 'Father of science fiction' because he wrote about space, air and underwater travel before aeroplanes, spacecrafts and submarines were invented. He died in 1905.

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Unbearably thrilling and romantic...full of Verne's gentle humour * Daily Mail *
Among the deep-sea volcanoes, shoals of swirling fish, giant squid and sharks, Captain Nemo steers the Nautilus. Nemo is the renegade scientist par excellence, a man madly inventive in his quest for revenge * Sunday Telegraph *
A tale of terror, suspense and wonder * Guardian *
Fabulous...the pace is sharp and the story as dramatic and engaging as ever * Daily Express *
Verne's imagination has given us some of the greatest adventure stories of all time * Daily Mail *

Verne's classic journey into the ocean follows professor Pierre Aronnax and his two companions as they are captured by Capt. Nemo and find themselves trapped aboard the Nautilus, a high-powered submarine that traverses about the world revealing the mysteries of the sea. James Frain provides clear and crisp narration. His intonation and tone are good, but not good enough to overcome the tedious cataloguing of every crustacean, fish, and shell that Verne includes. Equally problematic, Frain stumbles through some of his reading and has trouble maintaining the voices he provides for the different characters, particularly Nemo, whose voice is quite inconsistent. This, at times, can lead to listener confusion. While this audiobook is, on the whole, enjoyable, it doesn't stand up to other Listening Library productions. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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