Next up on my reading list is 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, read by David Linski. The audiobook comes in at an 11 hours, 13 minute length.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, titled in French, Vingt mille lieues sous les mers, is a classic science fiction adventure novel, which was originally serialized from March 1869 through June 1870 in Pierre-Jules Hetzel’s fortnightly periodical, the Magasin d’éducation et de récréation. The story’s depiction of Captain Nemo’s underwater ship, the Nautilus, accurately describes many features of today’s submarines, which were quite primitive in the 1860s.
During the year 1866, ships of several nations spot a mysterious sea monster, which some suggest to be a giant narwhal. The United States government assembles an expedition in New York City to find and destroy the monster. Professor Pierre Aronnax, a French marine biologist and narrator of the story, who happens to be in New York at the time, receives a last-minute invitation to join the expedition which he accepts. Canadian whaler and master harpoonist Ned Land and Aronnax’s faithful servant Conseil are also brought aboard.
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Here we go again. One more time, my journey through classical literature takes me to a familiar place.
The summary indicates I will also once again be traveling with a whaler and a harpoonist, in search of a monster. Good times and grand adventure no doubt await.