Based on the true story of Alexander Selkirk, who survived alone for almost five years on an uninhabited island off the coast of Chile, The Mysterious Island is considered by many to be Jules Verne’s masterpiece.
“Wide-eyed mid-nineteenth-century humanistic optimism in a breezy, blissfully readable translation by Stump” (Kirkus Reviews), here is the enthralling tale of five men and a dog who land in a balloon on a faraway, fantastic island of bewildering goings-on and their struggle to survive as they uncover the island’s secret.
Brilliant Piece of Writing
This is one of my all time favorite stories. I've listened to it hundreds of times and never grow tired. Heartily recommend!!
This was an amazing audio book. Worth the ridiculous price. I wanted to listen to it again.... But, since I removed it from my iPhone...... I can't redownload the purchase. Just an FYI