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The Mysterious Island (version 2)

Jules Verne

The book tells the adventures of five Americans on an uncharted island in the South Pacific. The story begins in the American Civil War, during the siege of Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate States of America. As famine and death ravage the city, five northern prisoners of war decide to escape by the unusual means of hijacking a balloon. The five are Cyrus Smith, a railroad engineer in the Union army (named Cyrus Harding in some English translations); his black manservant Neb (short for Nebuchadnezzar), who Verne repeatedly states is not a slave but an ex-slave who had been freed by Smith; the sailor Bonadventure Pencroff (who is addressed only by his surname, but his "Christian name", Bonadventure, is given to their boat; in other translations, he is also known as Pencroft); his protégé Harbert Brown (called Herbert in some translations), a young boy whom Pencroff raises as his own after the death of his father (Pencroff's former captain); and the journalist Gedéon Spilett (Gideon Spilett in English versions). The company is completed by Cyrus' dog 'Top'. After flying in stormy weather for several days, the group crash-lands on a cliff-bound, volcanic, unknown (and fictitious) island. They name it "Lincoln Island" in honor of American President Abraham Lincoln. With the knowledge of the brilliant engineer Smith, the five are able to sustain themselves on the island, hoping that they will one day escape. (Summary by Wikipedia)

The book tells the adventures of five Americans on an uncharted island in the South Pacific. The story begins in the American Civil War, during the siege of Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate States of America. As famine and death ravage the city, five northern prisoners of war decide to escape by the unusual means of hijacking a balloon. The five are Cyrus Smith, a railroad engineer in the Union army (named Cyrus Harding in some English translations); his black manservant Neb (short for Nebuchadnezzar), who Verne repeatedly states is not a slave but an ex-slave who had been freed by Smith; the sailor Bonadventure Pencroff (who is addressed only by his surname, but his "Christian name", Bonadventure, is given to their boat; in other translations, he is also known as Pencroft); his protégé Harbert Brown (called Herbert in some translations), a young boy whom Pencroff raises as his own after the death of his father (Pencroff's former captain); and the journalist Gedéon Spilett (Gideon Spilett in English versions). The company is completed by Cyrus' dog 'Top'. After flying in stormy weather for several days, the group crash-lands on a cliff-bound, volcanic, unknown (and fictitious) island. They name it "Lincoln Island" in honor of American President Abraham Lincoln. With the knowledge of the brilliant engineer Smith, the five are able to sustain themselves on the island, hoping that they will one day escape. (Summary by Wikipedia)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The book tells the adventures of five Americans on an uncharted island in the South Pacific. The story begins in the American Civil War, during the siege of Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate States of America. As famine and death ravage the city, five northern prisoners of war decide to escape by the unusual means of hijacking a balloon. The five are Cyrus Smith, a railroad engineer in the Union army (named Cyrus Harding in some English translations); his black manservant Neb (short for Nebuchadnezzar), who Verne repeatedly states is not a slave but an ex-slave who had been freed by Smith; the sailor Bonadventure Pencroff (who is addressed only by his surname, but his "Christian name", Bonadventure, is given to their boat; in other translations, he is also known as Pencroft); his protégé Harbert Brown (called Herbert in some translations), a young boy whom Pencroff raises as his own after the death of his father (Pencroff's former captain); and the journalist Gedéon Spilett (Gideon Spilett in English versions). The company is completed by Cyrus' dog 'Top'. After flying in stormy weather for several days, the group crash-lands on a cliff-bound, volcanic, unknown (and fictitious) island. They name it "Lincoln Island" in honor of American President Abraham Lincoln. With the knowledge of the brilliant engineer Smith, the five are able to sustain themselves on the island, hoping that they will one day escape. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

22h 55m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

28:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:20


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:57


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

24:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

28:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

24:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

35:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

24:39


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

25:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

26:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

22:37


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

19:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

18:12


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

20:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

21:19


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

18:51


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

19:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

24:42


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

27:36


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

22:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

25:10


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

14:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

18:35


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

18:04


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

25:05


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

22:52


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

25:40


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

23:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

21:47


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

24:56


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

22:29


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

17:35


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

18:48


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

15:26


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

20:51


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

17:04


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

26:08


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

25:31


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

29:58


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

00:01


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

31:41


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

27:40


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

22:05


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

34:00


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

32:54


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

15:05