In Search of the Castaways

Jules Verne (1828 - 1905)

The book tells the story of the quest for Captain Grant of the Britannia. After finding a bottle cast into the ocean by the captain himself after the Britannia is shipwrecked, Lord and Lady Glenarvan of Scotland decide to launch a rescue expedition. The main difficulty is that the coordinates of the wreckage are mostly erased, and only the latitude (37 degrees) is known.
Lord Glenarvan makes it his quest to find Grant; together with his wife, Grant's children and the crew of his yacht the Duncan they set off for South America. An unexpected passenger in the form of French geographer Jacques Paganel joins the search. They explore Patagonia, Tristan da Cunha Island, Amsterdam Island, Australia and New Zealand in their search for the castaways. (summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Nautical & Marine Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Sibella Denton
00:03:24
Play 01 Book One - I - The Shark Sibella Denton
00:09:55
Play 02 Book One - II - The Three Documents Eddie Winter
00:16:45
Play 03 Book One - III - The Captain's Children Eddie Winter
00:08:54
Play 04 Book One - IV - Lady Glenarvan's Proposal Sibella Denton
00:10:17
Play 05 Book One - V - The Departure of the "Duncan" Laurie Anne Walden
00:08:52
Play 06 Book One - VI - An Unexpected Passenger Sibella Denton
00:12:28
Play 07 Book One - VII - Jacques Paganel is undeceived cowfoots
00:11:57
Play 08 Book One - VIII - The Geographer's Resolution Sibella Denton
00:11:31
Play 09 Book One - IX - Through the Straits of Magelan Sibella Denton
00:10:01
Play 10 Book One - X - The Course decided Sibella Denton
00:14:10
Play 11 Book One - XI - Traveling in Chili humeangel
00:11:01
Play 12 Book One - XII - Eleven Thousand Feet aloft Sibella Denton
00:10:48
Play 13 Book One - XIII - A sudden Descent humeangel
00:20:47
Play 14 Book One - XIV - Providentially rescued Roger Melin
00:16:47
Play 15 Book One - XV - Thalcave Sibella Denton
00:13:13
Play 16 Book One - XVI - The News of the lost Captain Sibella Denton
00:13:57
Play 17 Book One - XVII - A serious Necessity Helen Elsbeth
00:08:50
Play 18 Book One - XVIII - In search of Water Helen Elsbeth
00:16:14
Play 19 Book One - XIX - The Red Wolves Anna Roberts
00:19:00
Play 20 Book One - XX - Strange Signs Anna Roberts
00:10:40
Play 21 Book One - XXI - A False Trail Roger Melin
00:13:06
Play 22 Book One - XXII - The Flood Erica Sims
00:18:50
Play 23 Book One - XXIII - A Singular Abode Maria Elmvang
00:17:59
Play 24 Book One - XXIV - Paganel's Disclosure Maria Elmvang
00:18:57
Play 25 Book One - XXV - Between Fire and Water Mark F. Smith
00:16:01
Play 26 Book One - XXVI - The Return on Board Mark F. Smith
00:17:53
Play 27 Book Two - I - A New Destination Sibella Denton
00:16:33
Play 28 Book Two - II - Tristan D'Acunha and the Isle of Amsterdam Esther
00:09:57
Play 29 Book Two - III - Cape Town and M. Viot Esther
00:10:16
Play 30 Book Two - IV - A Wager and how decided Eddie Winter
00:14:52
Play 31 Book Two - V - The Storm on the Indian Ocean Eddie Winter
00:17:01
Play 32 Book Two - VI - A Hospitable Colonist Eddie Winter
00:18:37
Play 33 Book Two - VII - The Quartermaster of the "Britania" Eddie Winter
00:20:30
Play 34 Book Two - VIII - Preparation for the Journey Eddie Winter
00:15:39
Play 35 Book Two - IX - A Country of Paradoxes Esther
00:12:33
Play 36 Book Two - X - An Accident Esther
00:16:16
Play 37 Book Two - XI - Crime or Calamity Sibella Denton
00:14:46
Play 38 Book Two - XII - Toline of the Lachlan fourgrays
00:19:54
Play 39 Book Two - XIII - A Warning Esther
00:16:09
Play 40 Book Two - XIV - Wealth in the Wilderness Kristine Bekere
00:21:24
Play 41 Book Two - XV - Suspicious Occurences Kristine Bekere
00:23:05
Play 42 Book Two - XVI - A startling Discovery Kristine Bekere
00:21:21
Play 43 Book Two - XVII - The Plot Unveiled Kristine Bekere
00:21:47
Play 44 Book Two - XVIII - Four Days of Anguish Kristine Bekere
00:22:06
Play 45 Book Two - XIX - Helpless and Hopeless Kristine Bekere
00:20:48
Play 46 Book Three - I - A Rough Captain Kristine Bekere
00:15:47
Play 47 Book Three - II - Navigators and their Discoveries Kristine Bekere
00:07:09
Play 48 Book Three - III - The Martyr-roll of Navigators Kristine Bekere
00:05:46
Play 49 Book Three - IV - The Wreck of the "Macquarie" Peter Yearsley
00:17:20
Play 50 Book Three - V - Cannibals mpetranech
00:10:43
Play 51 Book Three - VI - The dreaded Country Laurie Anne Walden
00:14:50
Play 52 Book Three - VII - The Maori War Esther
00:11:46
Play 53 Book Three - VIII - On the Road to Auckland Sibella Denton
00:11:24
Play 54 Book Three - IX - Introduction to the Cannibals Dirk Weber
00:15:14
Play 55 Book Three - X - A momentous Interview Esther
00:16:04
Play 56 Book Three - XI - The Chief's Funeral mpetranech
00:16:29
Play 57 Book Three - XII - Strangely liberated aquielisunari
00:22:18
Play 58 Book Three - XIII - The sacred Mountain Lucy Lo Faro
00:27:12
Play 59 Book Three - XIV - A bold Stratagem Esther
00:18:01
Play 60 Book Three - XV - From Peril to Safety Sibella Denton
00:16:25
Play 61 Book Three - XVI - Why the "Duncan" went to New-Zealand Maria Elmvang
00:14:51
Play 62 Book Three - XVII - Airton's Obstinacy Maria Elmvang
00:14:49
Play 63 Book Three - XVIII - A discouraging Confession Esther
00:18:45
Play 64 Book Three - XIX -A Cry in the Night Kristine Bekere
00:20:15
Play 65 Book Three - XX - Captain Grant's Story Maria Elmvang
00:22:05
Play 66 Book Three - XXI - Paganel's last Entanglement Kristine Bekere
00:08:35