• 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea [Classic Tales Edition]

  • By: Jules Verne
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 16 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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The year is 1866 and the Pacific Ocean is being terrorized by a deadly sea monster. The US government dispatches marine life expert Professor Aronnax on an extended voyage to investigate this new threat. He discovers not a monster, but a marvelous submarine vessel piloted by a deadly captain with a secret agenda. 

Heralded as the father of modern science fiction, Jules Verne demonstrates his powers of predictive intuition in this classic underwater adventure.

Public Domain (P)2017 B.J. Harrison

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Great classic!

I've finally read this after only seeing different film adaptations. It's an incredible novel, though more of a documentary than an adventure novel. The author must have been an oceanographer or marine biologist; he certainly loved the sea. I would recommend this book because there is a lot to learn from it. Don't let yourself be bored by it. Much of it is fascinating, especially hearing little bit about Jules Verne's original intentions for his novel (ie. Poland and Russia, etc), and reading the book with that knowledge.

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another classic

BJ Harrison delivers another amazing performance of a classic. I love Verne's works, but BJ Harrison makes them even better.