Journey to the Center of the Earth

    • 4.0 • 349 Ratings

Publisher Description

An Apple Books Classic edition.

Many credit Jules Verne with inventing the genre of science fiction. In this novel, the author of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in 80 Days whisks us back in time and deep into the earth’s core. We follow eccentric scientist Otto Lidenbrock and his team on a dangerous exploration to an Icelandic volcano that he believes is actually a tunnel to the center of the earth. The deeper the group travels, the more treacherous the landscape becomes, littered with the bones of ancient animals and besieged by electrical storms hurling fireballs from above. But the biggest surprise of all may be waiting for them when they finally emerge…

Published in 1864, Journey to the Center of the Earth is riddled with scientific inaccuracies, all of which were based on the accepted theories of Verne’s day. That context only adds to the enjoyment of the story—and doesn’t detract from the amazing fact that Verne accurately predicted a staggering number of future inventions. 

Hannibal Hills
hr min
November 16
Apple Inc.

Customer Reviews

ksearle ,

well researched, exciting, interesting

good read!

BrodyKnox08 ,

Greatest book ever

The reader did so well that
when I listened I felt like I was there behind them on their journey. The boom is my favorite ever and this man the reader, made it even better

Christy mom of 2 1/2 ,

Journey to the Center of the Earth

I don’t even know what to say. I’m sadly disappointed. Supposedly one of the greatest novels of all time, and I thought it was terrible. It was over the top descriptive. Usually all of those details in a novel, transports you as if you were a character in the story. In this novel, it was so extreme, it was annoying and pretentious. Spitting out words like he was showing off his vocabulary. Even with all of the descriptive writing, I found the book to be dreadfully boring. I may have to read it for myself. I chose to download the audio book because I’m always driving for work, and don’t have the time to read for myself. The narrator was also over the top with his enthusiasm. Changing voices for the different characters. I hated it very much. Every single sentence in the story did not have to be so emphatic. I hated all of it so much. More time in the story on the boring journey to get to the center of the earth, than the time actually spent in the center. And that was boring too. I can’t even believe how bad I found it…

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