Published: July 20, 2020
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Story Clip: A Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Audiobook clip of Jules Verne's 1864 story with original music and illustration.

Back Story

An excerpt of Jule's Verne story "Voyage au Centre de la Terre," in which Axel, Professor Lidenbrock's nephew, finds himself suddenly lost after getting too far ahead of the expeditionary group, and describes his experience in the depths of the Earth.

Journey to the Center of the Earth - English Narration

Please note: The content of this passage is NOT appropriate for young children.

Multi-language narration

The passage is also available in other languages with follow-along text.

Spanish

Journey to the Center of the Earth - Spanish Narration

French

Journey to the Center of the Earth - French Narration

Italian

Journey to the Center of the Earth - Italian Narration

Original Music

The background music, "Inner Earth," was especially composed for this passage.

Digital drawing

These are the inking and final coloring stage of the background illustration.

Inks

Journey to the Center of the Earth - Ink drawing (Krita)

Color

Journey to the Center of the Earth - Illustration made in Krita

References

The location in the drawing is fictional but it was influenced by the Caves of Nerja in Andalusia, which served as reference to draw the variety of cave formations.

Media (6)

Journey to the Center of the Earth - English Narration
Journey to the Center of the Earth - English Narration
Viaje al Centro de la Tierra - Spanish Narration
Viaje al Centro de la Tierra - Spanish Narration
Voyage au Centre de la Terre - French Narration
Voyage au Centre de la Terre - French Narration
Viaggio al Centro della Terra - Italian Narration
Viaggio al Centro della Terra - Italian Narration
Journey to the Center of the Earth - Ink drawing (Krita) - ThumbnailJourney to the Center of the Earth - Illustration made in Krita - Thumbnail

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