What are the best Jules Verne books?

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    #1Five Weeks in a Balloon

    Five Weeks in a Balloon

    Dr. Samuel Fergusson along with his crew are travelling across the African continent with a hydrogen-powered balloon. The book combines detailed descriptions of the interior of Africa with adventure scenes, like dangerous rescues or the seek of water while flying over Sahara. 


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    Stephen Romero
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "I don't think Five Weeks in a Balloon is the best Jules Verne book out there, but is a decent addition to his collection of works. If you're a fan of Verne, then I'd suggest checking it out. "
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    #2Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea

    Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea
    Pierre Aronnax, the narrator of the story, is a French marine biologist who, along with some members from his crew, joins the expedition in charge of finding and destroying a sea monster. When they finally find the monster, they find out that it really is a huge submarine commanded by Nemo, who holds them hostages in order to keep his secret, and they all start visiting places from all over the planet.


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    Joyce Graham
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is the most well known and famous book by Jules Verne. The way the topic is described is also attention grabbing. Unfortunately it has that reputation as a classic book read throughout high school english classes and seems stuffy. "
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    #3Facing the Flag

    Facing the Flag
    This book written by Jules Verne is a patriotic novel, part of the 'Voyages Extraordinaires' series, in which the entire world is threatened by a weapon of mass destruction. France though, manages to overcome this situation by the force of its citizens patriotism. 

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    Gary Guerrero
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "Facing the Flag is definitely the worst of all of Jules Verne full length stories. The story felt more like a short story stretched to fill enough pages for publication, and the themes are simply uninteresting compared to his better known works."
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    #4The Lighthouse at the End of the World

    The Lighthouse at the End of the World

    Felipe, Moriz and Vasquez are the three lighthouse keepers from the Staten island, in the southernmost tip of Argentina. After two of them are murdered by the pirate band leaded by Kongre, Vasquez and the only survivor of a shipwreck, First Officer John Davis, will try to stop them from leaving into the South Pacific. 


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    Katherine Kelly
    Written on March 20, 2018
    ""The Lighthouse at the End of the World" is one of my favorite Jules Verne novels, second only to "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea". It's a classic adventure story set in the South Pacific, with pirates and naval battles full of heroism and glory. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys the work of Jules Verne or just classic literature and adventure stories in general."
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    #5Captain Nemo Trilogy In Search of the Castaways, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, The Mysterious Island

    Captain Nemo Trilogy In Search of the Castaways, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, The Mysterious Island
    This trilogy by Jules Verne compiles the three books in which appears Captain Nemo, the commander of the Nautilus. These three books are a mix of adventures, science, exploration, steampunk technology, anticipation and classic literature. Jules Verne, the classic French writer is one of the fathers of science and anticipation novels and one of the early examples of steampunk spirit novels.

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    Madison Bowman
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "This is a great trilogy of Jules Verne books. I'm so glad that I found it as a trilogy instead of having to hunt down the books separately. Wonderful set of books!"
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    #6The Master of the World

    The Master of the World

    Sequel to 'Robur the Conqueror', this is one of the last novels by Jules Verne, written while his health was already failing. After some unexplained events occur all over the United States, John Strock discover that all these events are caused by Robur, a genius inventor who has perfected his new machine. 


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    Patricia Turner
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "I recently became a huge fan of Jules Verne after reading 'Robur the Conqueror' so naturally I sat out to find some of his other books. I was surprised and pleased to see that there was a sequel, 'The Master of the World', so I immediately purchased this book. The first book had me hooked and I enjoyed every second of reading it but this sequel is even better! I highly recommend picking up this book if you're a big Jules Verne fan. It's definitely a great read."
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    #7Mathias Sandorf

    Mathias Sandorf

    Sarcany and Zirone are two low-class criminals who one day, intercept a carrier pigeon who had the secret plot for Hungary's liberation attached to its leg. They manage to arrest the three Hungarian conspirators to death in exchange for a reward, but one of them, Mathias Sandorf, manages to escape. 15 years later, Sandorf is ready to avenge them. 


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    Charles Dunn
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "This story belongs in the company of the best classic literature and is very reminiscent in some ways of "The Count of Monte Cristo". Full of international politics and a tale of vengeance, it's sure to excite, despite being one of Jules Verne's lesser-known stories."
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    #8Jules Verne Collection

    Jules Verne Collection

    The Jules Verne Collection contains 15 e-books and 15 audio books of the French novelist, including Around the world in eighty days, Twenty thousand leagues under the sea, Five weeks in a balloon and From the Earth to the Moon, among others.




    Aaron Taylor
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "Most people know who Jules Verne is. If you do not...shame on you. This collects most of his best work. Totally essential for lover of any type of ,literature."
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    #9Off on a Comet

    Off on a Comet

    After a comet named Gallia collided with Earth, thirty-six people from many nationalities suddenly found themselves travelling the solar system on the chunk on Earth that got carried away by the comet. Despite travelling the space together, the inhabitants of this newborn comet cannot forget their territorial disputes, and will try to find a way to fix things.


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    Erika Álvarez
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "It's a Jules Verne book, so it has to be fun - at least a little. And it is! It's not his best one, admittedly, and it doesn't fare too well when you compare it to his greater successes. But it is fun, in an archaic sort of way. I had never read it before, although I read a ton of Verne's books as a kid, and reading it recently was like a little ride in a time machine. First stop being my childhood, during which I spent many hours losing myself in his books and dreaming of space and faraway countries. Second stop was France at the end of the 19th century - a place very different from anything we know now. Needless to say, the scientific information one can glean from the book is pure fantasy at this point - but back then it was pretty solid - which gives us an idea of how far science has progressed since then. To someone with a scientifically inclined mind, those old science details by themselves are worth the read. Otherwise, there is still plenty of action to keep you turning the pages until the end."
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    #10Round the Moon

    Round the Moon
    This book is the sequel to 'From the Earth to the Moon', where Barbicane, Nicholl and Michael Arden decide to take a trip around the moon. During this adventure, they will have to face many problems, including a dangerous deviation of the projectile's course. 


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    Kevin Hudson
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "Wow! This paperback is only 4.99. I love Julie Verne, that said with my tight budget I would grab the kindle version for 0.99."
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    #11Journey to the Centre of the Earth

    Journey to the Centre of the Earth
    Journey to the Center of the Earth is a science fiction novel written by Jules Verne. First published in 1864, this novel centers on the travels of Professor Liedenbrock as he discovered a way to go down the Earth's core. 

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    William Alexander
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "On of the authors more know works, this book is filled with action, humor, suspense and mystery. It is probably not known as his best work, but it's a great read that I have found myself going back to on several occasions. I like the way the story is written and the plot is sci-fi with a very human element to it. I like this book because it takes you on a journey that seems unrealistic yet at the same time I can picture it being real. "
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    #12The Mysterious Island (Modern Library Classics)

    The Mysterious Island (Modern Library Classics)

    The Mysterious Island is a science fiction fantasy novel written by Jules Verne. It was first published in 1874 by Hetzel and containing illustrations from Jules Ferat.


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    Walter Griffin
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "The Mysterious Island is definitely one of the top Jules Verne books because it's a great story about adventure and survival! It's also interesting because it's based on the real life of Alexander Selkirk, who also inspired the novel Robinson Crusoe."


Best What are the best Jules Verne books
1Five Weeks in a BalloonBooks 27 Paid
2Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The SeaBooks 24 Paid
3Facing the FlagBooks 22 Paid
4The Lighthouse at the End of the WorldBooks 21 Paid
5Captain Nemo Trilogy In Search of the Castaways, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, The Mysterious IslandBooks 20 Paid
6The Master of the WorldBooks 17 Paid
7Mathias Sandorf Books 16 Paid
8Jules Verne CollectionApps 14 Free
9Off on a CometBooks 13 Paid
10Round the MoonBooks 12 Paid

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