Journey to the Center of the Earth is an science fiction novel by Jules Verne . The story .. A thrill ride based on the book, Journey to the Center of the Earth, is open at The Mysterious Island section of Tokyo DisneySea's theme park. It also . Journey to the Center of the Earth book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The intrepid Professor Liedenbrock embarks up. earn your way to a free book! Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the.

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in with Journey to the Centre of the Earth, one or two books duly appeared each year, eventually totalling sixty-three novels and eighteen short stories. It's science fiction from the masters of the genre! Special 3-D cover design PLUS each book comes with 3D glasses!. Journey to the Centre of the Earth is the second book I have reviewed for Jules Verne, the other being Around the World in Eight Days (Review).

Though most adventures and action books these days rely on shoot outs and car chases to keep the reader interested, Jules Verne manages to grip us using old fashioned mystery and suspense.

It is also clear that he did heaps of research before writing this book. The imagination he put into it along with his knowledge of science makes compelling reading.

The epic adventure begins when enthusiastic geologist Professor Otto Liedenbrock discovers old documents, which he believes are instructions on getting to the center of the earth.

Along with his whiz-kid nephew, Axel Liedenbrock he discovers the key to the document, and finds the location of the crater.

They pack any and every survival equipment they can find, but will it be enough for the perilous journey ahead?

Add to that an ending that is perfectly suited for the tale and you have a classic, well done adventure yarn that should be read.

Oh, a final gripe in the interest of full disclosure. Two days after finishing this, I am still mildly annoyed by that snippet of the tale so I thought I would be remiss if I failed to mention it. However, minor nits and compass annoyance aside, this was a great experience.

I need to add a note to the doofus-brained asshats who put together the English translation published by Griffith and Farran. Worse, this version happens to be the one that the geniuses at Easton Press decided, in their unimaginable stupidity, to use in their collection of science fiction classic. The mind boggles.

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When the professor offered to pay in advance he refused. The journey is not a smooth one, and perilous at many stages, and they never would have made it without the assistance of their guide. Axel and Lidenbrock are at opposite poles, one very pessimistic and the other very optimistic. What I liked about the book is that the characters evolved during the story. For instance, when Axel gets separated from his uncle and their guide, the professor never stops looking until he finds his nephew.

Journey to the Centre of the Earth

When he finds Axel he shows so much compassion, which is unusual for him. Along the way, they find signs of Saknussemm so they know they are on the right track.

There are frustrating times as well. In one instance they are sailing on a raft and end up where they started.

In the end, they never get to the centre of the earth, instead they end up in an active volcano, which spits them out in Stromboli, Italy. By the time they return to Hamburg, Germany months after they left, the maid Martha, has told several people about their trip.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Lidenbrock gets the acclaim he was seeking. Science is always improving.

At time in our lives we have to decide which path to take. If you take the wrong path and realize it, do not continue down that road, retrace your steps.

Facts replace theories.

What one man has done another may do.Pin Read more. Still, despite the initial head-meets-desk reaction I had to a forest many leagues below the surface of the earth, not to mention a life-filled ocean and the mastodon-herding giants — still, it was fun.

What hum Now began our real journey.

Lots and lots - humans are not camels. Other books in the series. The story is set in Hamburg, Germany in Axel finds himself lost from his crew with no rations, no light - really no hope.