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JULES VERNE: THE BIOGRAPHY

by | Read by Simon Vance

Biography & Memoir • 12.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

Golden Voice Simon Vance recounts the prodigious life and lively times of writer Jules Gabriel Verne (1828-1905), most famous for 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA, JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, AND AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. One of the inventors of science fiction, his numerous books are replete with adventures, science, and engineering. Vance's performance smoothly describes Verne's voracious reading of classics and contemporary nineteenth-century works, authors with whom he rubbed elbows, and his incredible industry at writing, editing, and more writing. Steadily and seamlessly, Vance becomes the biographer, telling of Verne's letters and manuscripts, idiosyncrasies and writing habits, and literary discoveries and criticism. With aplomb, Vance uses his extensive experience to enliven this rather scholarly biography. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2021]

Trade Ed. • Oasis Audio • 2020

CD ISBN 9781640913769 $29.99 • Twelve CDs

DD ISBN 9781645551430 $32.99

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