Round the Moon: A Sequel to From the Earth to the Moon cover

Round the Moon: A Sequel to From the Earth to the Moon

Jules Verne (1828-1905)

00:00(1/24) 00 – Preliminary Chapter00:00
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1. 00 – Preliminary Chapter
2. 01 – Twenty Minutes Past Ten To Forty-Seven Minutes Past Ten P.M.
3. 02 – The First Half-Hour
4. 03 – Their Place of Shelter
5. 04 – A Little Algebra
6. 05 – The Cold of Space
7. 06 – Question and Answer
8. 07 – A Moment of Intoxication
9. 08 – At Seventy-Eight Thousand Five Hundred and Fourteen Leagues
10. 09 – The Consequences of a Deviation
11. 10 – The Observers of the Moon
12. 11 – Fancy and Reality
13. 12 – Orographic Details
14. 13 – Lunar Landscapes
15. 14 – The Night of Three Hundred and Fifty-four Hours and a Half
16. 15 – Hyperbola or Parabola
17. 16 – The Southern Hemisphere
18. 17 – Tycho
19. 18 – Grave Questions
20. 19 – A Struggle Against the Impossible
21. 20 – The Soundings of the Susquehanna
22. 21 – J.T. Maston Recalled
23. 22 – Recovered From the Sea
24. 23 – The End

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Summary

Part of the Voyages Extraordinaires series by French novelist Jules Verne, and also a sequel to his classic science fiction novel From the Earth to the Moon, Round the Moon presents the continuation of the gripping tale which ended with a cliffhanger and left readers to ponder over endless possibilities. Published in 1870, the novel presents an unprecedented journey into space, while focusing on space navigation, scientific calculations, unforeseen circumstances and dangerous encounters, which in turn mark the novel as prophetic of its time. The novel launches with the reappearance of the distinct trio and first space travelers, Barbicane, Nicholl and Ardan, who have been launched out of a projectile and begin their visionary mission of lunar exploration. Having blacked out after being fired out of a space gun, the three adventurers later regain consciousness, extremely lucky to have escaped serious injury. However, their luck and sense of achievement is short-lived after the journey takes a shaky turn of events as an asteroid just barely misses the projectile. Although they escape near collision, the event marks the beginning of the misfortunes fixated on the journey including the death of Ardan’s dog, deviation, and intoxication by gases. Nevertheless, the valiant group maintains a positive attitude as they proceed with their initial objective to unravel the mysteries of space. Abundant in descriptive language, imagery and fantasy, the novel proves to be a successful sequel while additionally providing a resolution to a gripping story. Verne’s Round the Moon only further strengthens his reputation as a visionary adventure novelist, as the novel proves to be a unique representation of space expedition and man’s curiosity about the unknown. Bearing in mind that the novel was written a century before the first lunar mission, the novel provides an interesting contrast between modern and past views concerning the topic of space travel, and demonstrates the extent of technological progression.

Reviews

martin watvedt

- Re review

I finally understood that these recordings are done by voulenteers. Great job! Awsome book

martin watvedt

- Review

The one reading the first chapter is not that bad. I got used to her and settled in for this book. But the the preliminary chapter was over and a second person starts to read. And she is seriously reading while eating chewing gum. I am amazed and quite angry at this affront

martin watvedt

- Review

The one reading the first chapter is not that bad. I got used to her and settled in for this book. But the the preliminary chapter was over and a second person starts to read. And she is seriously reading while eating chewing gum. I am amazed and quite angry at this affront

Sounds like steam everytime he uses the word "s"..

Julie

- Review

This was an interesting and sometimes fascinating book to listen to. A bit boring because of the stale narration but simply incredible how he knew so much about space 100 years before we actually went to the moon. Now on to the next Jules Vern book.

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