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The Mysterious Island

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17 Hours 50 Minutes

LibriVox

January 2011

Audio Book Summary

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.

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  • Anonymous

    I am sure it’s a great story but recording and narrator totally inaudible, had to abandon.

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  • Anonymous

    Fantastic even though the narrators struggle sometimes with the old translations it was totally enthralling.

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  • Nicholas Berta

    skips since chapters.. poor grade. but what is there is very good..

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  • Lucinda M.

    I can't wait to post this review so I can get back to the book so riveting interesting exciting I just love it

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  • Anonymous

    Great story! Some of the narrators do pretty good… My advice is, Don\'t get discouraged with the chapters that are not so great to listen to, The overall story is worth it. I think it was chapter 14 of volume one that was almost painful to listen to.

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  • Matthew W.

    Chapters missing. Totally unacceptable!

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  • Anonymous

    This is amazing!

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  • Lorna R.

    No story to technical

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  • Doc S.

    This is a masterpiece, continuously undermined and undone by droning, inarticulate narrators. If you do not know how to pronounce a word, then find out, before dictating into a microphone. Some of the narrators were quite good, but were let down by their less able compatriots. The sound quality of the first six chapters is also awful, rendering most of it completely unintelligible.

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  • Sharron B.

    Totally inaudible on any device. The breakthrough parts I could make out before totally giving up sound like it is an amazing book. It’s the free library tho. It’s all on volunteers and no budget. It also skips chapter 2. I couldn’t get passed chapter 3. I tried on 3 different devices with all noise cut out. It’s just the recording.

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