A Journey to the Center of the Earth
Jules Verne, David McCallion, A.R.N. Publications
(A.R.N. Publications, Jan. 29, 2016)
The classic adventure Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne tells the story of Professor Lidenbrock and his journey to the center of the Earth through a volcano. Alongside his nephew, Axel, Lidenbrock finds a secret message hidden in one of the runic notes of a newly acquired manuscript from Iceland. Once deciphered, the message reveals that a volcano was discovered, which acted as a passage to the center of the Earth. Determined to discover this phenomenon for himself, Lidenbrock, Axel, and their guide, Hans, set off on an adventure full of surprises, which include a deep ocean, giant mushrooms, and lightening-filled gas that lights up the unknown world. The trio encounters numerous pre-historic animals, including dinosaurs and other gigantic beasts. They build a raft out of tree limbs and travel far and wide. They become separated, and must rely on the unique way sound is carried underground in order to communicate and reunite. Although they do eventually escape from their adventure, the imaginative and awe-inspiring world inside the Earth will never be forgotten. The author explores the fantastical possibilities of the undiscovered Earth's center with skill and imaginative detail that is a captivating listen for all ages.