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Mesg #240 "13. Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne"
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This was my first time with this story, but I couldn't resist the audio book because it was narrated by the inimitable Tim Curry. Who did a superlative job as a narrator.

What a Manventure. This was totally old school type of SF. The men went out and did things, while the woman stayed home. Ouch. What made me sad, was that the main female character the Ward of the Professor and Fiancee of his nephew was built up to seem a competent woman in her own right, certainly an intellectual and knowledgeable person in the same specialty (geology). So I'd thought originally that she would be accompanying them on the journey and was disappointed she did not. Overall, the story itself didn't impress me much, and while there was plenty of science bandied around, there were stretches where I was bored. Had I been reading a book instead of listening to the audiobook, I'd probably have skimmed through some of the tedious "lecturing" that occurred.

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Ed's 2012 Reading [View all] , Temporus, Sat Feb-25-12 07:19 AM
  1. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins, Temporus, Feb 25th 2012, #1
2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, Temporus, Feb 25th 2012, #2
3. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, Temporus, Feb 25th 2012, #3
4. Reign of Lightning by Doru Walker, Temporus, Feb 25th 2012, #4
RE: 4. Reign of Lightning by Doru Walker, Erin_M_H, Feb 25th 2012, #7
5. Star Wars the Radio Drama, by George Lucas, Temporus, Feb 25th 2012, #5
6. Shadow Ops: Control Point by Myke Cole, Temporus, Feb 25th 2012, #6
7. METAtropolis: Cascadia by Jay Lake, Mary Robinette K..., Temporus, Mar 12th 2012, #8
8. METAtropolis by John Scalzi, Jay Lake, Elizabeth Bea..., Temporus, Mar 22nd 2012, #9
9. Queen's Hunt by Beth Bernobich, Temporus, Apr 06th 2012, #10
10. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, Temporus, Apr 06th 2012, #11
11. Kenny and the Dragon, by Tony DiTerlizzi, Temporus, Apr 15th 2012, #12
12. The Empire Strikes Back, the Radio Drama, by George..., Temporus, May 19th 2012, #13
13. Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne, Temporus, May 31st 2012 #14
14. Secret Project, by Author undisclosed., Temporus, Jun 11th 2012, #15
15. All's Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Re..., Temporus, Jun 15th 2012, #16
16. The Hero's 2 Journeys by Michael Hague and Christop..., Temporus, Jun 15th 2012, #17
17. Silently and Very Fast, by Catherynne M. Valente., Temporus, Jul 03rd 2012, #18
18. Jumper, by Steven Gould, Temporus, Jul 03rd 2012, #19
RE: 18. Jumper, by Steven Gould, KatsInCommand, Jul 03rd 2012, #20
RE: 18. Jumper, by Steven Gould, Erin_M_H, Jul 03rd 2012, #21
19. Treason's Shore, by Sherwood Smith, Temporus, Jul 12th 2012, #22
20. The Price of the Stars, by Debra Doyle and James D...., Temporus, Jul 19th 2012, #23
21. Reflex, by Steven Gould, Temporus, Jul 19th 2012, #24
22. Moby-Dick, by Herman Mellville, Temporus, Aug 07th 2012, #25
23. Tiassa, by Steven Brust, Temporus, Aug 15th 2012, #26
24. Libriomancer, by Jim C. Hines, Temporus, Aug 16th 2012, #27
RE: 24. Libriomancer, by Jim C. Hines, RavenCorbie, Aug 16th 2012, #28
RE: 24. Libriomancer, by Jim C. Hines, Erin_M_H, Aug 16th 2012, #29
25. Redshirts, by John Scalzi, Temporus, Aug 23rd 2012, #30

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