20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
An American frigate, tracking down a ship-sinking monster, faces not a living creature, but an incredible invention: a fantastic submarine commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo. Suddenly a devastating explosion leaves just three survivors who find themselves prisoners inside Nemo’s death ship on an underwater odyssey around the world, from the pearl-laden waters of Ceylon to the icy dangers of the South Pole… as Captain Nemo, one of the greatest villains ever created, takes his revenge on all society.
Who has not dreamt of a lift on an exotic isle, far away from civilisation? Robinson Crusoe, set ashore on an island after a terrible storm at sea, is forced to make do with only a knife, some tobacco, and a pipe. He learns how to build a canoe, make bread, and endure endless solitude. That is, until twenty-four years later, when he confronts another human being.
Captain Ahab is hell bent on catching the famous gargantuan whale who cost him one of his legs on a previous voyage. With disregard for his safety or that of his crew, he pursues the beast with an obsession tantamount to madness.
These audio books represent some of the greatest works of fiction ever written in the English language. Each expertly abridged novel has been selected for its narrative power, range of characters and its place in our literary heritage. Authors span the full spectrum from the brooding romance of the Bronte sisters and George Elliot to the gothic charms of Charles Dickens and Henry James.
Talking Classics is narrated by assembly of well-known and prolific actors, including Martin Shaw, Hannah Gordon, Jenny Agutter, Martin Jarvis, Joanna Lumley and Robert Powell.