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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.

Round the Moon: A Sequel to From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Vern‪e‬ Loyal Books

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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.

    00 – Preliminary Chapter

    00 – Preliminary Chapter

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    • 10 min
    01 – Twenty Minutes Past Ten To Forty-Seven Minutes Past Ten P.M.

    01 – Twenty Minutes Past Ten To Forty-Seven Minutes Past Ten P.M.

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    • 13 min
    02 – The First Half-Hour

    02 – The First Half-Hour

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    • 26 min
    03 – Their Place of Shelter

    03 – Their Place of Shelter

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    • 19 min
    04 – A Little Algebra

    04 – A Little Algebra

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    • 11 min
    05 – The Cold of Space

    05 – The Cold of Space

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    • 18 min

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Verne1905 ,

Visionary of Possibility!

Jules Verne was a brilliant advocate of science, during the time it was barely gaining notice within the public sphere. This is the sequel of the his previous novel, From the Earth to the Moon, and it is slightly shorter in length, but doesn't lack the creativity as his other more well-known novels (ie. Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea). However, I have the physical copy of this novel (in fact I have his Barnes and Nobels: Seven Novels Edition) and I would like to have this novel read to me, this time. It's a pity that reading is becoming a lost art within my generation, as a young person, despite the fact that technology is far more superior today, compared to Verne's lifetime. In Verne's lifetime, there were fewer distractions, but some people wanted to envision a world outside the domain of their daily lives and ultimately become visionaries of possiblity! Listening to this audiobook, will capture the experience of listeners as of readers when this novel it was first published: The human imagination striving to a new universe of possibility!

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