Jules Verne: Audiobooks in English

compiled by Tad Davis

The following list is selective. Many of Verne’s novels have been recorded, but most audio versions use public domain, Victorian-era translations that are not always noted for their accuracy or completeness. For that reason, the list is divided into two parts: the first includes audiobooks that are based on recent, complete translations; the second includes additional titles that use older translations that are considered “respectable.” In both lists, the books are arranged in chronological order of the French publication.

Audiobooks using New Translations

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The Count of Chanteleine

Translated by Edward Baxter, narrated by Fred Frees. BearManor Media, The Palik Series, 2011.

Available at Audible.

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Five Weeks in a Balloon

Translated by Frederick Paul Walter, narrated by Graham Scott. Voices of Today, 2019.

Available at Audible.

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Translated by Jessie Campbell (1876), updated by Tad Davis (2023), narrated by Tad Davis. Author’s Republic, 2023.

Available at Audible.

Available at Audiobooks.com.

Available at Chirp Books.

Available at Libro.fm.

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From the Earth to the Moon and Around the Moon

Translated by Ron Miller, narrated by Tad Davis. Author’s Republic, 2023.

Available at Audible.

Available at Audiobooks.com.

Available at Chirp Books.

Available at Libro.fm.

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The Adventures of Captain Hatteras

Translated by William Butcher, narrated by Patrick Barker. Voices of Today, 2021.

Available at Audible.

Available at Audiobooks.com.

Available at Chirp Books.

Available at Libro.fm.

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Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea

Translated by Anthony Bonner (1962, revised 2003), narrated by James Frain. Listening Library/Penguin Random House, 2011.

Available at Audiobooks.com.

Available at Chirp Books.

Available at Libro.fm.

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Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea

Translated by David Coward, narrated by Tony Law. Penguin Classics, 2020.

Available at Audible.

Available at Audiobooks.com.

Available at Libro.fm.

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Around the World in Eighty Days

Translated by Michael Glencross, narrated by Jim Dale. Listening Library/Penguin Random House, 2005.

Available at Audiobooks.com.

Available at Chirp Books.

Available at Libro.fm.

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Around the World in Eighty Days

Translated by Michael Glencross, narrated by Tania Rodrigues. Penguin Classics, 2021.

Available at Audible.

Available at Audiobooks.com.

Available at Libro.fm.

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The Mysterious Island

Translated by Sidney Kravitz, narrated by Tad Davis. Wesleyan University Press, 2023.

Available at Audible.

Available at Audiobooks.com.

Available at Chirp Books.

Available at Libro.fm.

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The Purchase of the North Pole

Translated by Ron Miller, narrated by Tad Davis. Author’s Republic, 2023.

Available at Audible.

Available at Audiobooks.com.

Available at Chirp Books.

Available at Libro.fm.
The Lighthouse at the End of the World audiobook cover

The Lighthouse at the End of the World

Translated by William Butcher, narrated by Patrick Barker. Bison Books, University of Nebraska Press, 2022.

Available at Audible.

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Audiobooks using Older Translations

There are dozens if not hundreds of Verne audiobooks using older translations. This is a sampling; others are being evaluated, and the list will be updated if the translations are considered acceptable. (Bibliographies of English translations like the one prepared by Arthur Evans are consulted when evaluating older works.)

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Translated by Jessie Campbell, narrated by Tim Curry. Audible, 2011.

Available at Audible.

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Journey to the Center of the Earth

Translated by Frederick Malleson, narrated by Derek Perkins. Brilliance Audio, 2017, reissued in the Amazon Classics series.

Available at Audible.

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From the Earth to the Moon and Around the Moon

Translated by TH Linklater, narrated by Bill Homewood. Naxos Audiobooks, 2019.

Available at Audible.

Available at Audiobooks.com.

Available at Chirp Books.

Available at Libro.fm.

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The Mysterious Dr. Ox [Dr. Ox’s Experiment]

Translated by George Makepeace Towle, narrated by B.J. Harrison. SAGA Egmont, 2022.

Available at Audible.

Available at Audiobooks.com.

Available at Chirp Books.

Available at Libro.fm.

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Michael Strogoff

Translated by WHG Kingston, narrated by John Bolen. Tantor Audio, 2003.

Available at Audible.

Available at Audiobooks.com.

Available at Chirp Books.

Available at Libro.fm.

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The Underground City

Translated by WHG Kingston, narrated by John Bolen. Tantor Audio, 2009.

Available at Audible.

Available at Audiobooks.com.

Available at Chirp Books.

Available at Libro.fm.

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800 Leagues on the Amazon

Translated by WJ Gordon, narrated by John Bolen. Tantor Audio, 2002.

Available at Audible.

Available at Audiobooks.com.

Available at Chirp Books.

Available at Libro.fm.

Books About Jules Verne

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Jules Verne: The Biography

By William Butcher, narrated by Simon Vance. Oasis Audio, 2020.

Available at Audible.

Available at Audiobooks.com.

Available at Chirp Books.

Available at Libro.fm.