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The Mysterious Island

Jules Verne (1828-1905)

1. 1-01 The Storm of 1865. Voices in the Air.
2. 1-02 An Incident in the War of Secession
3. 1-03 Five O’Clock in the Evening
4. 1-04 Lithodomes. The River’s Mouth. The Chimneys.
5. 1-05 Arranging the Chimneys. How to Procure Fire.
6. 1-06 The Inventory of the Castaways. Expedition to the Forest.
7. 1-07 Neb Has Not Yet Returned. A Threatening Night.
8. 1-08 Is Cyrus Harding Living? Neb’s Recital.
9. 1-09 Cyrus is Here. Pencroft’s Attempts.
10. 1-10 The Engineer’s Invention. Volcanic Soil.
11. 1-11 At the Summit of the Cone
12. 1-12 Regulating the Watches. Pencroft is Satisfied.
13. 1-13 What is Found Upon Top
14. 1-14 Measuring the Cliff. Latitude of the Island.
15. 1-15 It Is Decided to Winter on the Island
16. 1-16 The Question of a Dwelling is Again Discussed.
17. 1-17 Visit to the Lake. The Indicating Current.
18. 1-18 Pencroft Now Doubts Nothing
19. 1-19 Cyrus Harding’s Project. The Rope Ladder.
20. 1-20 The Rainy Season. The Question of Clothes.
21. 1-21 Some Degrees Below Zero.
22. 1-22 Traps. Foxes. Peccaries.
23. 2-01 Conversation on the Subject of the Bullet
24. 2-02 First Trial of the Canoe. A Wreck on the Coast.
25. 2-03 The Start. The Rising Tide.
26. 2-04 Journey to the Coast. Troops of Monkeys.
27. 2-05 Proposal to Return By the Southern Shore
28. 2-06 Pencroft’s Halloos. A Night in the Chimneys.
29. 2-07 Plans. A Bridge Over the Mercy.
30. 2-08 Linen. Shoes of Seal-Leather.
31. 2-09 Bad Weather. The Hydraulic Lift.
32. 2-10 Boat-Building. Second Crop of Corn.
33. 2-11 Winter. Felling Wood. The Mill.
34. 2-12 The Rigging of the Vessel
35. 2-13 Departure Decided Upon. Conjectures.
36. 2-14 The Inventory. Night. A Few Letters.
37. 2-15 The Return. Discussion.
38. 2-16 A Mystery to be Cleared Up.
39. 2-17 Still Alone. The Stranger’s Request.
40. 2-18 Conversation. Cyrus Harding and Gideon Spilett.
41. 2-19 Recollections of Their Native Land
42. 2-20 A Night at Sea. Shark Gulf. Confidences.
43. 3-01 Lost or Saved? Ayrton Summoned.
44. 3-02 Discussions. Presentiments.
45. 3-03 The Mist Rises. The Engineer’s Preparations.
46. 3-04 The Colonists on the Beach.
47. 3-05 The Engineer’s Declaration.
48. 3-06 Expeditions Planned. Ayrton at the Corral.
49. 3-07 The Reporter and Pencroft in the Corral
50. 3-08 The Convicts in the Neighborhood of the Corral
51. 3-09 No news of Neb. A Proposal.
52. 3-10 Herbert Carried to Granite House
53. 3-11 Inexplicable Mystery. Herbert’s Convalescence.
54. 3-12 Exploration on the Serpentine Peninsula.
55. 3-13 Ayrton’s Story. A Subterranean Volcano.
56. 3-14 Three Years Have Passed. The New Vessel.
57. 3-15 The Awakening of the Volcano. The Fine Season.
58. 3-16 Captain Nemo. His First Words.
59. 3-17 Last Moments of Captain Nemo
60. 3-18 Reflections of the Colonists
61. 3-19 Cyrus Harding’s Account of His Exploration
62. 3-20 An Isolated Rock in the Pacific

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Summary

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.

Reviews

Ann Frank

- great

This book keept me inturested in the adic

Brock

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An excellent book and well read by Mark Smith.

Kris

- 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

Shaun

- 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.

brenda

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an absolute joy to listen to.

Kaci

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The reader did a superb job!!!

Adam

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I would have killed myself if I did not have this fantastic website to keep me company

John

- Good book

The book was really good. but the sound was bad unto the fourth chapter.

Julie

- 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.

delia pineda

- really great syories

The story was good, althuogh the sound of the first 4 chapters was not good. Anyway I like it.