Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne

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I traveled to the beach this weekend with my family. It’s about a 4+ hour car drive, so we always pick an audiobook to listen to. Since we were in the aquatic mood, we chose Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea.

A french scientist is on an expedition to find a sea monster who is known to cause chaos to ships. He runs into troubles and ends up finding himself as a “prisoner” on the Nautilus submarine. The thing is, the submarine is extremely lavish, filled with technology that hasn’t yet been used anywhere else. Together, Captain Nemo of the Nautilus submarine and french scientist Dr. Aronnax emabrk on underwater journeys galore.

What a magical book. I had read this when I was in elementary school, but I don’t think I understood the amazement that this book is. It was published in the 1870s and the scientific predictions are impecable. It amazes me how accurate Verne predicted certain things to come about. I’m a science geek, so this book was just perfect for me. He is a little wordy when he doesn’t need to be, but that is pretty standard for writing during this era. Listening to it as an audiobook was super enjoyable as I felt like we were right there with them. Highly recommend this classic if you haven’t read it already, especially if you enjoy sci-fi novels.

4.5/5 Stars

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