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  • Jules Verne

    Überwinterung im Eis Eine Erzählung von Jules Verne, gelesen von Ingolf Kloss. In der Hafenstadt Dünkirchen wird der Pfarrer davon abgehalten die Messe zu lesen. Der alte Seefahrer Johann Cornbutte erinnert ihn daran eine Abmachung einzuhalten. Cornbuttes Sohn Ludwig ist Kapitän auf der Brigg 'Jeune-Hardie'. Wenn dieses aus dem Nordmeer zurückkommt, soll die Trauung zwischen seinem Sohn und seiner Nichte Marie stattfinden. Während der Pfarrer die Messe durch seinen Vikar halten lässt, eilt Johann Cornbutte mit seiner in Brautkleidern erschienenen Nichte Marie zum Hafen. Das einfahrende Schiff zeigt jedoch die Trauerflagge. Ludwig Cornbutte ist nicht mehr an Bord. Von dem...read more

  • Jules Verne

    Jules Gabriel Verne was born on February 8th, 1828 on Île Feydeau, a small artificial island on the Loire River in Nantes.His father wanted his son to take over the family law practice. Jules started along this course and despite graduating with a licence en droit in January 1851 was soon diverted by the lure of literature and by his own ambitious talents in this direction.He wrote for the theatre and for magazines and soon with the publication of his first novel; Five Weeks in a Balloon on January 31st, 1863 he had begun his career as an admired and popular author.For many, many years the works flowed, usually no less than and often more than two volumes per year. His meticulous...read more

  • Jules Verne

    Jules Gabriel Verne was born on February 8th, 1828 on Île Feydeau, a small artificial island on the Loire River in Nantes.His father wanted his son to take over the family law practice. Jules started along this course and despite graduating with a licence en droit in January 1851 was soon diverted by the lure of literature and by his own ambitious talents in this direction.He wrote for the theatre and for magazines and soon with the publication of his first novel; Five Weeks in a Balloon on January 31st, 1863 he had begun his career as an admired and popular author.For many, many years the works flowed, usually no less than and often more than two volumes per year. His meticulous...read more

  • Jules Verne

    Jules Verne - The Short Stories. The short story is often viewed as an inferior relation to the Novel. But it is an art in itself. To take a story and distil its essence into fewer pages while keeping character and plot rounded and driven is not an easy task. Many try and many fail. In this series we look at short stories from many of our most accomplished writers. Miniature masterpieces with a lot to say. In this volume we examine some of the short stories of Jules Verne. When we think of Jules Verne we think of science fiction and wonderful exploits full of adventure way beyond their time. So we are delighted here to bring you some of Verne's shorter works that will take you on a...read more

  • Jules Verne

    Journey to the Center of the Earth (French: Voyage au centre de la Terre, also translated under the titles A Journey into the Interior of the Earth) is an 1864 science fiction novel by Jules Verne. The story involves German professor Otto Lidenbrock who believes there are volcanic tubes going toward the centre of the Earth. He, his nephew Axel, and their guide Hans descend into the Icelandic volcano Snæfellsjökull, encountering many adventures, including prehistoric animals and natural hazards, before eventually coming to the surface again in southern Italy, at the Stromboli volcano. The genre of subterranean fiction already existed long before Verne. However, Journey considerably added...read more

  • Jules Verne

    Race across the world and explore the depths of the caverns below in this pair of adventure stories: Around the World in 80 Days and Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne. Jules Verne was an early pioneer in the science fiction genre and wrote novels that send readers and listeners exploring the most outer reaches of the world. His books are known for their sense of adventure and action, as well as their adoption of scientific processes and discoveries as the basis for any fantasy technologies within. Around the World in 80 Days – Phileas Fogg has money beyond what he needs, and lives a humble, lonely life. When a railway opens up that claims it is possible to travel...read more

  • Jules Verne

    Witness Jules Verne’s uncanny ability to predict the future possibilities of science.…On their quest to reach the very core of the earth, Professor Lindenbrock and his nephew Axel, gain access to the interior by travelling north to cold and barren Iceland, where they enter the subterranean regions through the cone of the extinct volcano Sneffels.In their descent, they must interpret nature backwards passing through the strata of successively earlier and earlier periods, eventually finding themselves in a marvelous underground world filled with exotic plants and long extinct animals. A journey as fantastic as it is predictive, Journey to the Center of the Earth shows Verne at the...read more

  • Jules Verne

    The Mutineers of the Bounty is a short story by Jules Verne, part of the series The Extraordinary Voyages. It is based on a true story: a mutiny that occured on the Royal Navy vessel HMS Bounty in 1789. The ship had been sent to Tahiti, and the relations between Captain William Bligh and his crew quickly deteriorated, leading to increasingly harsh punishments and abuse. A cabal formed between the men, and one night, they overpowered the captain, seized the ship, and sent him and 18 of his loyalists out at sea to die. Bligh and his fellow sailors had to sail for 4000 miles before finally reaching safety. This audiobook relates the story of the mutiny, their plight and efforts to survive, and...read more

  • Jules Verne

    The Mutineers of the Bounty is a short story by Jules Verne, part of the series The Extraordinary Voyages. It is based on a true story: a mutiny that occured on the Royal Navy vessel HMS Bounty in 1789. The ship had been sent to Tahiti, and the relations between Captain William Bligh and his crew quickly deteriorated, leading to increasingly harsh punishments and abuse. A cabal formed between the men, and one night, they overpowered the captain, seized the ship, and sent him and 18 of his loyalists out at sea to die. Bligh and his fellow sailors had to sail for 4000 miles before finally reaching safety. This audiobook relates the story of the mutiny, their plight and efforts to survive, and...read more

  • Jules Verne

    A thrilling new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Jules Verne's classic novel. ‘Descend, bold traveller into the crater of the Jokul of Snæfell, which the shadow of Scartaris touches before the kalends of July and you will attain the centre of the earth. Which I have done.’ Renowned professor Otto Lidenbrock discovers a mysterious runic cryptogram in a rare manuscript. His nephew, Axel, accidentally cracks the code, which is by a Sixteenth Century alchemist who claims to have found a pathway to the centre of the Earth! Lidenbrock decides he must see for himself if such a journey is possible, and with the reluctant Axel and their guide, Hans, the three venture into the...read more

  • Jules Verne

    Jules Verne - 5 Wochen im Ballon Inhalt: 1862 plant Dr. Fergusson mit seinem Freund Kennedy und Diener Joe eine aufsehenerregende Forschungsreise. Sie wollen in einem Ballon den afrikanischen Kontinent von Osten nach Westen überfliegen, um das Rätsel der Nilquellen zu lösen. Ein schier unmögliches Vorhaben! Dr. Fergusson hört auf keine Warnung - er startet. Unglaubliche Ereignisse stehen ihnen...read more

  • Wolf Brümmel

    'Fünf Wochen im Ballon' war der Roman, der Jules Verne über Nacht weltberühmt machte. Die drei Forscher, Fergusson, Kennedy und der Diener Joe, erleben die spannendsten Abenteuer bei ihrer Ballonfahrt über das unentdeckte Afrika. Trotz wilder Tiere, Hitze, Durst, Stürmen, Regengüssen und Fieber machen sie eine weltbewegende...read more

  • Jules Verne

    Im Jahre 1865 bereiten fünf mutige Nordstaatler ihre Flucht aus Richmond vor. Es gelingt ihnen zwar, sich eines Ballons zu bemächtigen; nach einem Unwetter allerdings finden sich vier von ihnen auf einer kleinen Insel im Pazifik wieder. Werden sie ihren vermissten Kameraden finden? Wird es Rettung für sie geben? Wer ist ihr geheimnisvoller Helfer? All das erfahren wir in dem spannenden Hörspiel nach dem berühmten Roman von Jules Verne...read more

  • Jules Verne

    Hörspiel nach dem berühmten Roman von Jules Verne um den Hamburger Professor Otto Lidenbrock, der gemeinsam mit seinem Neffen Axel eine uralte verschlüsselte Mitteilung enträtselt und sich daraufhin auf eine höchst ungewöhnliche Reise begibt: eine Reise zum Mittelpunkt der Erde...read more

  • Jules Verne

    Pierre Aronnax is a famous marine biologist, who works together with his manservant Conseil and harpoonist Ned Land. The three brave men are tirelessly hunting a mysterious sea monster in the dangerous sea waters. But a great danger loom over them. Why are the three sailors chasing the monster? Why do they want to kill it at any cost? Will they succeed or will the creature attack and kill them? Find out all the answers in Jules Verne’s classic science fiction and adventure novel '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' from 1870. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and...read more

  • Jules Verne

    Quiquendone is a small town in West Flanders, whose citizens are the wisest, most sociable and hospitable people. The town’s mayor, Van Tricasse, claims that the one if a person dies without having decided anything in his life then he has attained perfection. One day, Dr. Ox comes to the mayor with an offer. He wants to build a gas lightning system, at no cost for the city. However, Ox's intentions are completely different and this seemingly noble deed is just a facade. Will Van Tricasse accept the proposal? And what is Dr. Ox’s real plan? Find all the answers in Jules Verne’s humorous science fiction story 'The Mysterious Dr. Ox' from 1872. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales...read more

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    Despite his wealth, the rich British gentleman Phileas Fogg lives a simple and humble life. He is a member of the Reform Club, which is one of London’s best gentleman's club. One day at the club, Fogg gets involved in an argument. The gentlemen disagree whether it is possible to travel all the way around the globe in only 80 days. Fogg bets that 80 days is enough and accepts a wager of pound20,000 to complete the journey himself within 80 days. Will Phileas Fogg prove that he was right? Or will he lose half of his fortune trying? Find all the answers in Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel 'Around the World in 80 Days' from 1873. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast...read more

  • Jules Verne

    Ein spannendes Hörspiel um Michael Strogoff, den berühmten Kurier des Zaren, und seine gefährliche Reise nach Sibirien - nach dem gleichnamigen Klassiker von Jules...read more

  • Jules Vern

    “The sea is everything. It covers seven-tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides. The sea is only the embodiment of supernatural and wonderful existence. It is nothing but love and emotion; it is the Living Infinite.' “We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.” “If there were no thunder, men would have little fear of lightning.” “The human mind delights in grand conceptions of supernatural beings.” ― Jules Verne, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea An American frigate, tracking down a ship-sinking monster, faces not a living...read more

  • Jules Verne

    Originally published in 1864, Journey to the Center of the Earth, written by Jules Verne, is a science fiction adventure novel that follows German professor Otto Lidenbrock. After translating an ancient runic manuscript, he claims to have discovered a route that would allow a man to reach the center of the Earth, by descending into a volcano. Accompanied by his nephew Axel and a guide named Hans, they travel down the Icelandic volcano where they encounter many dangers, including prehistoric animals. Their journey is ultimately cut short when the three are put in a dangerous situation that may result not only in the end of the adventure, but also the end of their...read more