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Abandoned

Jules Verne

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Explorers in a hot-air balloon land on an island, figuring that they must be the only inhabitants. However, they discover a bullet inside a wounded animal--one which must have been fired within the previous three months. The men propose to build a canoe so they can survey the island in search of other human life. Many adventures follow, one after another. They find a large chest filled with provisions and tools. Setting off in search of who might have left the chest, the travelers make their way through the Mercy River to the sea. During their trek, the men find remnants of the balloon they arrived in. Back at camp (Granite House) they find their ladder to the house has been removed--by invading orangutans. Soon the animals are defeated, except for one, whom they tame to become a house servant. The men construct a bridge over the river. They protect their abode by surrounding it on all sides with water. They undertake projects to make their colony habitable and comfortable. They create a hydraulic lift to replace the ladder. They build a seagoing boat for further exploration. Eventually they discover another human on Tabor Island, bringing him back to their now-well-stocked colony. (Bill Boerst) In other translations this book is part of "The Mysterious Island"

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

7h 1m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

25:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

26:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

21:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:25