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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.
This book keept me inturested in the adic
An excellent book and well read by Mark Smith.
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
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.
an absolute joy to listen to.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The reader did a superb job!!!
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The book was really good. but the sound was bad unto the fourth chapter.
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.
The story was good, althuogh the sound of the first 4 chapters was not good. Anyway I like it.