The Mysterious Island
Publish date: September 10th 2010
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Pages no: 562
Edition language: English
Series: Extraordinary Voyages (#12)
Parts of this story were really, really great! Exciting, adventurous, and edge-of-your-seat reading. And with a main character being an engineer (trying not to do spoilers here) I must admit there were several chapters I just skimmed over because the technical hoo-ha on how to make/build/grow/cook...
Five Union prisoners escape from the siege of Richmond in a balloon, are blown off course and crash on an uncharted island. They must learn to rebuild a society for themselves while awaiting rescue. Review: Dear readers, Even after living in the US for two decades, I cannot quite figure out whether ...
Along with Michel Strogoff this is another novel of Jules Verne that I read and reread without being bored and every time I find new things to be amazed about. The amazing and extraordinary adventures of this mix and match crew of people who escape in a hot air balloon a fortified city during the Am...
This was a very entertaining adventure novel, even if Verne's castaways were implausibly gifted with just the right skills and knowledge necessary to survive.