Editorial Reviews

The creator of Sherlock Holmes delivers a classic adventure fantasy in this tale of a trip by journalists, scientists, and adventurers to investigate rumors of dinosaurs on a mysterious plateau deep in a mythical South American jungle. Much fun and over-the-top adventure ensue. The author is ably supported by Glenn McCready, who delivers a narration very much in the nineteenth-century style. He plays up the characters' big personalities and celebrates the rather orotund style of the writing, which isn't as tight as in the Holmes series. Not for modern-fiction-only readers, this collection will appeal most to lovers of nineteenth-century literature.
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Publisher's Summary

Here is the precursor to Jurassic Park. Victorian explorers have heard there is a remote plateau where dinosaurs still survive, and a group set outs on a dangerous mission to find out more about it.
. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2008 Naxos Rights International (P)2008 Naxos Rights International
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Critic Reviews

"Glen McCready's performance captures the time and tone of Doyle's material perfectly without straying into melodrama." ( Publishers Weekly)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jonathan on 26-04-2018

A Classic adventure of discovery and exploration.

Where does The Lost World rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

While not as 'real' and well loved as ACD Sherlock Homes stories, this is certainly a book I will listen to again, in the same vein as King Solomons Mines.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Narrator/ correspondent Edward Malone, through whose observations, thoughts and insights we experience the whole adventure, not a typical hero, but a passenger carried along in the misguided interest and of love and devotion.

Any additional comments?

To enjoy this book you have to remember and understand the age in which it was written. This version is not edited so if you cannot abide narrative which by todays standards might at times be considered politically incorrect, then don't bother with it , but it would be your loss.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Simon Fraser on 26-07-2009

Wit and Drama

I love this book, it's hugely entertaining with superbly drawn characters and a rip roaring plot. The reader of this edition, Glen McCready, voices the tale into colourful, energetic, life and really brings out the humour in the writing. I expect I'll listen to this one a few times.

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43 of 43 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Steve on 28-05-2010

Excellent

One of the great old adventure stories that still holds up today. Glen McCready's narration is perfect. Highly recommended!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Bren on 06-06-2018

True boys own classic

Still one of the greatest adventure stories ever told and the forerunner for Jurassic park. Delivered with excellent narration, passion and characterisation.

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5 out of 5 stars
By BennySaysRelax on 17-03-2017

Great narration

I'm a stickler for the narration and this is a perfect fit between that and the story. Made me enjoy three story even more.

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