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The Master of the World

Jules Verne

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Description:

Chief Inspector Strock gets the tough cases. When a volcano suddenly appears to threaten mountain towns of North Carolina amid the non-volcanic Blue Ridge Mountains, Strock is posted to determine the danger. When an automobile race in Wisconsin is interrupted by the unexpected appearance of a vehicle traveling at multiples of the top speed of the entrants, Strock is consulted. When an odd-shaped boat is sighted moving at impossible speeds off the New England coast, Stock and his boss begin to wonder if the incidents are related. And when Strock gets a hand-lettered note warning him to abandon his investigation, on pain of death, he is intrigued rather than deterred. Set in a period when gasoline engines were in their infancy and automobiles were rare, and when even Chief Inspectors had to engage a carriage and horses to move about, the appearance of a vehicle that can move at astounding speeds on land, on water - and as later revealed, underwater and through the air - marks a technological advance far beyond the reach of nations. It is technology invented by and for the sole benefit of a man who styles himself (with some justification) "The Master of the World." This book is a sequel to an earlier Verne novel, "Robur the Conqueror", but enough detail is given to fully appreciate this story without having first read the other. (Summary by Mark)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

4h 55m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:42


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:39


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:33


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

23:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:16