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The Mysterious Island

The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
By: (1828-1905)

The Mysterious Island is another exquisite novel written by the master of adventure writing, Jules Verne. The novel has been seen as the sequel to two other famous novels written by the same author: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and In Search of the Castaway.

The story revolves around five Americans who live in a dark and harsh environment as prisoners of the American Civil War. Depleted by famine and death all around them, the five war prisoners take a big risk and escape by hijacking a hot air balloon. The five fugitives, an engineer, a servant, a former slave, a sailor and a journalist have to face an ugly and destroying storm, crashing on a mysterious volcanic island.

The five men start a new living there, but circumstances soon become mysterious when a message in a bottle turns up on the beach. With pirate attacks and erupting volcanoes these five escapees get more than they bargained for. This book is a fun read for anyone with an adventurous spirit deep inside.

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 26 reviews)

Reviewer: - September 24, 2020
Subject: great
This book keept me inturested in the adic
Reviewer: - August 21, 2019
Subject: Mysterious Island
An excellent book and well read by Mark Smith.
Reviewer: - June 24, 2019
Subject: Great book
Mark Smith is such a fantastic reader. The book itself has a very engaging story but once or twice got a bit too technical. Theres a whole chapter describing chemical reactions. Other than that I highly recommend. Thank you
Reviewer: - November 28, 2017
Subject: GREAT read GREAT reader
Mark Smith is a LibriVox rockstar. This is an all-around amazing story from beginning to end. Jules Verne outdid himself with this timeless treasure.
Reviewer: - January 16, 2017
Subject: the mysterious island
an absolute joy to listen to.
Reviewer: - January 14, 2017
Subject: Great book great app!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The reader did a superb job!!!
Reviewer: - June 15, 2016
Subject: Great website
I would have killed myself if I did not have this fantastic website to keep me company
Reviewer: - December 14, 2015
Subject: Good book
The book was really good. but the sound was bad unto the fourth chapter.
Reviewer: - June 12, 2015
Subject: Review
Mark Smith is one of my favorite narrators and does an outstanding job as always. This would be a great book to have if you ever were lost on a deserted island! So much knowledge is shared and I learned a lot. I highly recommend this book.
Reviewer: - May 13, 2015
Subject: really great syories
The story was good, althuogh the sound of the first 4 chapters was not good. Anyway I like it.
Reviewer: - November 30, 2014
Subject: great story
The story was good, althuogh the sound of the first 4 chapters was not good. Anyway I like it.
Reviewer: - September 2, 2014
Subject: Good books
this was a great book
Reviewer: - August 9, 2014
Interesting story and a wonderful reader.
Reviewer: - June 3, 2014
Subject: Terrible sound
Try to get through the first 4 chapters of terrible sound quality...
Reviewer: - April 7, 2014
Totally awesome all the thought the story
Reviewer: - April 3, 2014
Subject: John T Koos
Classic story, completely ruined by John T Koos who's emphasis on the wrong words, pausing that makes you think the reading is being read by Captain James T Kirk and impressions of an English man, Irish man and Scots man should be left in jokes makes some of the chapters almost impossible to follow along to! A big thank you to all those other readers for their time and excellent work.
Reviewer: - April 3, 2014
As good as, if not better than, Robinson Crusoe
Reviewer: - November 6, 2013
Subject: S
Slow start, but overall great story that I will remember forever and well read!
Reviewer: - November 4, 2013
Great book nearly ruined by the reading of John T Kooz who seems to delight in not only placing strange emphasis on words, but talking in ridiculous voices that mock the characters.
Reviewer: - October 9, 2013
Pretty poor quality recording before chapter 4.
Reviewer: - July 23, 2013
Subject: John T. Coos
Please tell this reader to avoid placing strange emphasis on words. He also randomly switches accents and seems to put so much effort in this that he runs out of air.
Reviewer: - April 27, 2013
Subject: The Mysterious Island
The guy who reads chapters 12-18 has a really annoying voice and switches accents very distractingly. He also put strange emphasis on words and seems like he's basically trying to annoy the listener as much as possible. Other than that, great audiobook!
Reviewer: - April 22, 2013
The quality of the recording made me stop after 30mins. Need a better recording to make it enjoyable.
Reviewer: - December 12, 2012
Subject: The mysterious Island
Thank you Mark Smith, your reading is wonderful!!!
Reviewer: - November 23, 2012
Subject: Thank You!
This book shaped my late childhood and I can surely say, my personality. I remember the long evenings as I read it for my younger brother, and now, almost 20 years later Mark read it to me with his beautiful, calm voice. I was again on Lincoln island. Thank you so much!
Reviewer: - October 28, 2012
Subject: The Mysterious Island
I started listening to it but it somehow bored me due to the fact that nothing exciting happens as the plot progresses. I forced myself to listen to it, for I am a Jules Verne fan, but I couldn't follow it further than the 16th chapter. Up until that part there are only reports of how these castaways struggled to survive in a deserted island. I don't know if the plot gets any better as the story unfolds itself but I couldn't continue listening to it. The reader was excellent,though.His voice was very easy to follow.

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