Journey to the Centre of the Earth (unabridged)
The story begins in Hamburg, 1863. The brilliant Professor Liedenbrock, inspired by an ancient, encoded manuscript, impetuously decides to take his reluctant nephew Axel on a seemingly insane mission: to travel down volcanic tunnels to the very centre of the earth. With Hans, their intrepid Icelandic guide, they descend deeper and deeper, encountering terrifying prehistoric animals and passing through unimaginably beautiful landscapes. Will Axel ever again see his beloved fianc?e Gra?ben? All is revealed in the incredible d?nouement of this thrilling adventure.
Audiobook Details:Author: Jules Verne
Read by: Bill Homewood
Audiobook Type: unabridged
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Running time (hh:mm:ss): 08:35:09
Download size: 197 MB
About the Reader
Bill Homewood has worked extensively for television and on stage in the West End, major theatres and the RSC. He has also directed theatre on both sides of the Atlantic, and his various writing credits include Theatrical Letters, published by Marginalia, and Under the Blue, a collection of his own poetry, published by Mimosa. His other recordings for Naxos AudioBooks include The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, and The Man in the Iron Mask.
Reviews for this Audiobook:
Narrator Bill Homewood slips easily into the persona of Axel, the nephew of a well-known professor with whom he travels to Iceland to begin a journey to the centre of the earth. It's the 19th century, and Axel is a reluctant adventurer, clearly wanting to please his uncle but feeling nostalgic for home almost from the beginning of the journey. Much of the audiobook is composed of Axel's ruminations in his diaries, and Homewood clearly portrays his insecurities and fears. His tone and attitude leave no doubt about the condescending and pedantic nature of the professor, who is totally absorbed in his opportunity to be a discoverer. In the dialogue between the men, Homewood effectively contrasts their relative degrees of self-confidence and assurance.