Jules Verne – The Mysterious Island (AmazonClassics Edition)


After hijacking a balloon from a Confederate camp, a band of five northern prisoners escape the American Civil War. Seven thousand miles later, they drop from the clouds onto an uncharted volcanic island in the Pacific. Through teamwork, scientific knowledge, engineering, and perseverance, they endeavor to build a colony from scratch. But this island of abundant resources has its secrets. The castaways discover they are not alone. A shadowy, yet familiar, agent of their unfathomable fate is watching.

What unfolds in Jules Vernes imaginative marvel is both an enthralling mystery and the ultimate in survivalist adventures.

Revised edition: Previously published as The Mysterious Island, this edition of The Mysterious Island (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Author: Jules Verne
Narrator: James Langton
Duration: 20 hours 44 minutes
Released: 19 Apr 2006
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Language: English

User Review:

impossibility cracked

This was a good story. I felt like it was a attempt by Verne to captalize on his previous book so the story was “forced” and not as good as his former work. Good reader though and worth the 20+ hours to hear.