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An Antarctic Mystery

Jules Verne

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Description:

But strange as the journey may be, it's nowhere near as strange as what they will find waiting at its end. One of the lesser known novels by Jules Verne, but certainly a novel that is worth reading, An Antarctic Mystery or The Sphinx of the Ice Fields is a fictional travelogue that describes the narrator's adventures as he travels from Kerguelen Islands, a group of islands in the Indian Ocean, towards the South Pole. The novel is the account of the journey made by Jeorling, a rich American who has been studying the wildlife on Kerguelen Islands and is now looking for a way to return to America. However, the journey cannot be that straight - the ship that Jeorling travels by meets an iceberg with a dead body on it and they find a note indicating that some of the crew of the Jane, Pym's ship might still be alive, so Jeorling and the crew of his ship go to find out if that is true. The journey is, of course, full of adventures and mysteries, some of which get solved by the end of the book, while others remain mysteries for good, to be solved by the reader's imagination. An Antarctic Mystery comes with all features that make Verne so fascinating. The narrative is as detailed as any of the more famous Verne novels, it unfolds in the typical rhythm and there are just as many detailed and scientific descriptions. The book leaves a lot to the reader's fantasy, too - written in an age when not much was known about the South Pole and many scientists still believed in the existence of an open sea beyond the ice barrier, this unknown territory makes the perfect setting for a fictional travel book.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Multiple Narrators

Length:

8h 24m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

36:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:55


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

25:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

18:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

16:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

23:10


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:23