From the Earth to the Moon

Jules Verne

Bernard Mayes (Narrator)

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5hrs 17min

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Unabridged

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05-01-00

5hrs 17min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Science Fiction

Description

“This marvellous and most entertaining book is one which ought to meet with a great many readers. The grave manner in which the adventures are narrated, the wondrous mathematical calculations, the solid air of truth mixed up with the quiet humor and racy fun, are inimitable.” Vanity Fair

Written more than a century before man landed on the moon, this classic adventure tale has proved to be one of Jules Verne’s most prophetic. It is also a forerunner of today’s science fiction.

At the close of the Civil War, the members of the elite Baltimore Gun Club find themselves unemployed and bored. Finally, their president, Impey Barbicane, proposes a new project: build a gun big enough to launch a rocket to the moon. But when a daring volunteer elevates the mission to a “manned” flight, one man’s dream turns into an international space race.

This is a story of rollicking action, humor, and vibrant imagination, full of both satire and scientific insight.

Praise

“This marvellous and most entertaining book is one which ought to meet with a great many readers. The grave manner in which the adventures are narrated, the wondrous mathematical calculations, the solid air of truth mixed up with the quiet humor and racy fun, are inimitable.” Vanity Fair

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Language English
Release Day Apr 30, 2000
Release Date May 1, 2000
Number in Series 4
Series Display String The Voyages Extraordinaires Series
Release Date Machine 957139200
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure, Literary Fiction, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction, Sci Fi and Fantacy
Author Bio
Jules Verne

Jules Verne (1828–1905) is considered by many the father of science fiction. Born in Nantes, France, he studied law but turned to writing opera libretti until the 1863 publication of Five Weeks in a Balloon, the first of his Extraordinary Voyages series. Its success encouraged him to produce a number of classic and prophetic science fiction novels, including Journey to the Center of the Earth and Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea. His stories foresaw many scientific and technological developments, including the submarine, television, and space travel.

Narrator Bio
Bernard Mayes

Bernard Mayes is a teacher, administrator, corporate executive, broadcaster, actor, dramatist, and former international commentator on US culture. He is best known for his readings of historical classics.

Overview

Written more than a century before man landed on the moon, this classic adventure tale has proved to be one of Jules Verne’s most prophetic. It is also a forerunner of today’s science fiction.

At the close of the Civil War, the members of the elite Baltimore Gun Club find themselves unemployed and bored. Finally, their president, Impey Barbicane, proposes a new project: build a gun big enough to launch a rocket to the moon. But when a daring volunteer elevates the mission to a “manned” flight, one man’s dream turns into an international space race.

This is a story of rollicking action, humor, and vibrant imagination, full of both satire and scientific insight.

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