The Mysterious Island
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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January 08, 2014
Love the story & commitment of the speaker! Same throughout the entire adventure which I'm on my 3rd time on.
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
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.
May 30, 2013
Amazing Book! I Could Read It A Million Times!
December 01, 2012
April 13, 2012
Wow! What a story! Adventure, mystery, honor, suspense.... Thanks to the reader.
July 26, 2011
Very good book loved it