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The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
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The Mysterious Island

22 ratings, 7 reviews

A story of castaways, similar to Robinson Crusoe and The Swiss Family Robinson, this book details the escape from Civil War-era Richmond, Virginia, of five Northern men who dared to go aloft in a balloon in the midst of a hurricane. Deposited on a lonely island in the Pacific, they make do with Yankee ingenuity where Chance has left them nothing. Only later do they find they have a hidden benefactor: Captain Nemo, of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, who resides, alone, secretly on the island. In time, the tiny colony becomes so prosperous that it is able to rescue another castaway from an island a hundred miles away. But all their work will come to naught – their island’s volcano is about to awake!

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22 ratings, 7 reviews
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Rachel Blackwell

January 08, 2014

Love the story & commitment of the speaker! Same throughout the entire adventure which I'm on my 3rd time on.

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John Bobbitt

July 01, 2013

One of my favourite books ever!! Read it as a child , it was filled with adventure and and of course Cpt Nemo ! I loved it 5stars

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Terry Coffman

June 25, 2013

Wonderful story. The characters are very well fleshed by Verne and the reader (Mark Smith) brings them all to life. Great reader. You won't be disapppionted.

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Dustin Godman

May 30, 2013

Amazing Book! I Could Read It A Million Times!

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Ken Kruithoff

December 01, 2012

Great adventure!

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Robert Dumcum

April 13, 2012

Wow! What a story! Adventure, mystery, honor, suspense.... Thanks to the reader.

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Ben Harding

July 26, 2011

Very good book loved it