The Lost World

Arthur Conan Doyle, Author, Glen McCready, Read by , read by Glen McCready. Naxos Audio $34.98 (0p) ISBN 978-962-634-852-9

In 1912, Doyle took his Victorian readers deep into the South American jungles where, high atop a treacherous plateau, a small band of British explorers encountered a terrifying world of prehistoric creatures long thought lost to the sands of time. The adventurers included a young newspaper reporter, Ed Malone; the swashbuckling aristocrat, Lord Roxton; the skeptical scientist, Professor Summerlee; and the brilliant and bombastic Professor Challenger, who leads the party. Doyle unfolds high adventure at its best with fantastic encounters with pterodactyls, stegosaurs and cunning ape -men. Glen McCready's performance captures the time and tone of Doyle's material perfectly without straying into melodrama. He nicely balances Malone's sense of youthful wonder with the professors' scientific pragmatism, while fully exploiting the humor spread strategically throughout, planting numerous chuckles among the thrills. McCready's entertaining reading more than fulfills the author's introductory wish to “give one hour of joy to the boy who's half a man, or the man who's half a boy.” (Feb.)

Reviewed on: 03/31/2008
Release date: 02/01/2008
Downloadable Audio - 978-1-4498-8294-5
Ebook - 256 pages - 978-1-4668-0464-7
Paperback - 206 pages - 978-3-8424-3653-4
Paperback - 174 pages - 978-1-4076-1329-1
Paperback - 72 pages - 978-1-153-74700-4
Paperback - 334 pages - 978-1-176-50793-7
Paperback - 348 pages - 978-1-176-81965-8
Paperback - 263 pages - 978-0-14-103129-3
Paperback - 244 pages - 978-0-09-952852-4
Open Ebook - 978-1-4121-6642-3
Paperback - 356 pages - 978-1-142-11079-6
Paperback - 362 pages - 978-1-146-96511-8
Paperback - 288 pages - 978-0-14-036748-5
Mass Market Paperbound - 256 pages - 978-0-8125-6483-9
Paperback - 358 pages - 978-1-142-63485-8
Paperback - 226 pages - 978-1-907727-34-4
Paperback - 128 pages - 978-957-08-3734-6
Open Ebook - 367 pages - 978-1-77541-692-0
Paperback - 64 pages - 978-1-906230-14-2
Paperback - 272 pages - 978-0-8129-6725-8
Show other formats
FORMATS
The Best Books, Emailed Every Week
Tip Sheet!
MORE BOOKS YOU'D LIKE
X