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In Search of the Castaways

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The book tells the story of the quest for Captain Grant of the Britannia. After finding a bottle cast into the ocean by the captain himself after the Britannia is shipwrecked, Lord and Lady Glenarvan of Scotland decide to launch a rescue expedition. The main difficulty is that the coordinates of the wreckage are mostly erased, and only the latitude (37 degrees) is known.
Lord Glenarvan makes it his quest to find Grant; together with his wife, Grant's children and the crew of his yacht the Duncan they set off for South America. An unexpected passenger in the form of French geographer Jacques Paganel joins the search. They explore Patagonia, Tristan da Cunha Island, Amsterdam Island, Australia and New Zealand in their search for the castaways. (summary from Wikipedia) (17 hr 1 min)

Chapters

Introduction

3:24

Read by Sibella Denton

Book One - I - The Shark

9:55

Read by Sibella Denton

Book One - II - The Three Documents

16:45

Read by Eddie Winter

Book One - III - The Captain's Children

8:54

Read by Eddie Winter

Book One - IV - Lady Glenarvan's Proposal

10:17

Read by Sibella Denton

Book One - V - The Departure of the "Duncan"

8:52

Read by Laurie Anne Walden

Book One - VI - An Unexpected Passenger

12:28

Read by Sibella Denton

Book One - VII - Jacques Paganel is undeceived

11:57

Read by cowfoots

Book One - VIII - The Geographer's Resolution

11:31

Read by Sibella Denton

Book One - IX - Through the Straits of Magelan

10:01

Read by Sibella Denton

Book One - X - The Course decided

14:10

Read by Sibella Denton

Book One - XI - Traveling in Chili

11:01

Read by humeangel

Book One - XII - Eleven Thousand Feet aloft

10:48

Read by Sibella Denton

Book One - XIII - A sudden Descent

20:47

Read by humeangel

Book One - XIV - Providentially rescued

16:47

Read by Roger Melin

Book One - XV - Thalcave

13:13

Read by Sibella Denton

Book One - XVI - The News of the lost Captain

13:57

Read by Sibella Denton

Book One - XVII - A serious Necessity

8:50

Read by Helen Elsbeth

Book One - XVIII - In search of Water

16:14

Read by Helen Elsbeth

Book One - XIX - The Red Wolves

19:00

Read by Anna Roberts

Book One - XX - Strange Signs

10:40

Read by Anna Roberts

Book One - XXI - A False Trail

13:06

Read by Roger Melin

Book One - XXII - The Flood

18:50

Read by Erica Sims

Book One - XXIII - A Singular Abode

17:59

Read by Maria Elmvang

Book One - XXIV - Paganel's Disclosure

18:57

Read by Maria Elmvang

Book One - XXV - Between Fire and Water

16:01

Read by Mark F. Smith

Book One - XXVI - The Return on Board

17:53

Read by Mark F. Smith

Book Two - I - A New Destination

16:33

Read by Sibella Denton

Book Two - II - Tristan D'Acunha and the Isle of Amsterdam

9:57

Read by Esther

Book Two - III - Cape Town and M. Viot

10:16

Read by Esther

Book Two - IV - A Wager and how decided

14:52

Read by Eddie Winter

Book Two - V - The Storm on the Indian Ocean

17:01

Read by Eddie Winter

Book Two - VI - A Hospitable Colonist

18:37

Read by Eddie Winter

Book Two - VII - The Quartermaster of the "Britania"

20:30

Read by Eddie Winter

Book Two - VIII - Preparation for the Journey

15:39

Read by Eddie Winter

Book Two - IX - A Country of Paradoxes

12:33

Read by Esther

Book Two - X - An Accident

16:16

Read by Esther

Book Two - XI - Crime or Calamity

14:46

Read by Sibella Denton

Book Two - XII - Toline of the Lachlan

19:54

Read by fourgrays

Book Two - XIII - A Warning

16:09

Read by Esther

Book Two - XIV - Wealth in the Wilderness

21:24

Read by Kristine Bekere

Book Two - XV - Suspicious Occurences

23:05

Read by Kristine Bekere

Book Two - XVI - A startling Discovery

21:21

Read by Kristine Bekere

Book Two - XVII - The Plot Unveiled

21:47

Read by Kristine Bekere

Book Two - XVIII - Four Days of Anguish

22:06

Read by Kristine Bekere

Book Two - XIX - Helpless and Hopeless

20:48

Read by Kristine Bekere

Book Three - I - A Rough Captain

15:47

Read by Kristine Bekere

Book Three - II - Navigators and their Discoveries

7:09

Read by Kristine Bekere

Book Three - III - The Martyr-roll of Navigators

5:46

Read by Kristine Bekere

Book Three - IV - The Wreck of the "Macquarie"

17:20

Read by Peter Yearsley

Book Three - V - Cannibals

10:43

Read by mpetranech

Book Three - VI - The dreaded Country

14:50

Read by Laurie Anne Walden

Book Three - VII - The Maori War

11:46

Read by Esther

Book Three - VIII - On the Road to Auckland

11:24

Read by Sibella Denton

Book Three - IX - Introduction to the Cannibals

15:14

Read by Dirk Weber

Book Three - X - A momentous Interview

16:04

Read by Esther

Book Three - XI - The Chief's Funeral

16:29

Read by mpetranech

Book Three - XII - Strangely liberated

22:18

Read by aquielisunari

Book Three - XIII - The sacred Mountain

27:12

Read by Lucy Lo Faro

Book Three - XIV - A bold Stratagem

18:01

Read by Esther

Book Three - XV - From Peril to Safety

16:25

Read by Sibella Denton

Book Three - XVI - Why the "Duncan" went to New-Zealand

14:51

Read by Maria Elmvang

Book Three - XVII - Airton's Obstinacy

14:49

Read by Maria Elmvang

Book Three - XVIII - A discouraging Confession

18:45

Read by Esther

Book Three - XIX -A Cry in the Night

20:15

Read by Kristine Bekere

Book Three - XX - Captain Grant's Story

22:05

Read by Maria Elmvang

Book Three - XXI - Paganel's last Entanglement

8:35

Read by Kristine Bekere

Bewertungen

Slightly fanciful, varied narration

(3 Sterne)

The story is not too bad although there are parts, like opening a volcano and camping next to it for a day that are a little too "imaginative". The narration is pretty good from just about all the volunteers except for the terrible murder of a number of Australian and New Zealand words like Maori. That's mao-ri as in chairman Mao, not ma-or-i as in "oar". Or perhaps we could start saying Amer - eee - can In - die - ians as in "we" and "dye". While I can accept that the odd place name is mispronounced, the name of a race that appears hundreds of times probably deserves a little research: http://www.forvo.com/word/maori/ But otherwise, thank you for volunteering your time

Good book, some frustrating chapters

(4 Sterne)

The book is great. I highly recommend reading it before The Mysterious Island. Unfortunately a narrator who does not speak very good English reads quite a few chapters in the middle and the final chapter of the book. She is quite hard to understand - even for a listener who speaks to foreign languages besides my native English. It was very frustrating, but I had already invested so much time into listening that I did not want to quit. Do yourself a favor and just read the book unless Libra Vox comes out with a different version.

(4,5 Sterne)

As fun as it is amazing and far fetched. I encourage anyone to enjoy this far flung adventure.

find a different narration! some terrible narrators

(1 Sterne)

I wish you could flag certain chapters to be redone. there is a woman in the middle of book 2 that apparently is still learning English. And later on in book 3 there is a guy who is probably even worse, ch.9 when he started. I would recommend finding a different version so you can enjoy this book.

(4 Sterne)

I’m a truck driver and I listen to many many books. I want to tell you that I appreciate this app and I understand that it is free but some of the readers were almost unintelligible. It was very easy to tell that English is not their first language and it made it very difficult to understand the chapters they were reading.

Wonderful Adventure

(5 Sterne)

This is probably one of my favorite Verne novels yet! There were so many epic happenings and lovable characters. I enjoyed it immensely. *Please note that this book has some racism which is common in older books. If this greatly disturbs/triggers you, you might want to hold off on this read.

(2 Sterne)

While I appreciate the passion for the book by the readers. Please have readers whom English is their first language. There were several volunteers who you could not understand and made it extremely hard to follow.

GREAT ADVENTURE

(4,5 Sterne)

Well worth the listen. Like most of the listeners I dislike the use of multiple readers for a book. The readers of this book, however, were generally good and none detracted from the quality.