Simply Stories

Simply Stories

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Simply Stories: timeless classics, read to you a chapter at a time.
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Simply Stories: timeless classics, read to you a chapter at a time.

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20k leagues chapter 37: the South Pole
The Nautilus breaks through the ice - but have they reached the South Pole?
19:38
October 4, 2019
20k leagues chapter 36 - The Iceberg
Captain Nemo's ambition reaches new heights, as he embarks on a venture to the uncharted South Pole.
17:03
August 9, 2019
20k leagues chapter 35: Cachalots and whales
A bloody encounter with a pod of whales serves to further raise the tension between Ned Land and Captain Nemo.
15:22
August 2, 2019
20k leagues chapter 34: the Sargasso Sea
As the Nautilus passes through the centre of the Atlantic, just how deep does Captain Nemo dare to dive?
10:18
July 26, 2019
20k leagues chapter 33: The Submarine Coal-Mines
The power source of the Nautilus is replenished in the most outlandish of settings.
15:09
July 19, 2019
20k Leagues chapter 32: a Vanished Continent
Professor Aronnax is privileged to see what none of his contemporaries has ever seen, in a mysterious underwater excursion.
16:15
July 12, 2019
20k leagues chapter 31: Vigo Bay
Ned Land's escape plan coincides with a scheduled stop by Captain Nemo.
17:51
June 28, 2019
20k leagues chapter 30: the Mediterranean in 48 hours
Mainland Europe passes by in a blur of motion, as Captain Nemo avoids land-based civilisation at all costs.
10:23
June 21, 2019
20k leagues chapter 29: the Grecian Archipelago
Professor Aronnax discovers one more piece of the puzzle surrounding Captain Nemo's great wealth.
17:37
June 14, 2019
20k leagues chapter 28: The Arabian Passage
A dugong is the only casualty of the Nautilus's progress from the Red Sea through to the Mediterranean.
12:34
May 24, 2019
20k leagues chapter 27: The Red Sea
Captain Nemo explores the Red Sea in the Nautilus - but how will he progress without the Suez Canal?
18:46
May 17, 2019
20k leagues chapter 26: A Pearl Of Ten Millions
An inestimable treasure, a dangerous aquatic encounter, and an unexpected brush with a land-dweller - all in a day's outing under the sea!
18:14
May 10, 2019
20k leagues chapter 25: A Novel Proposal of Captain Nemo's
Professor Aronnax has a chance to see the pearl fisheries of Ceylon, but what dangers might lurk there?
08:57
May 3, 2019
20k leagues chapter 24: The Indian Ocean
Professor Aronnax muses on what might lie behind troubling recent events, all the while surrounded by the beauty of the Indian Ocean. Note that while in the book, this is the first chapter of Part 2, we will continue numbering from 24 upwards.
14:18
April 26, 2019
20k leagues chapter 23: the Coral Kingdom
Professor Arronax recounts a tragedy on board and a burial at sea.
13:20
April 19, 2019
20k leagues chapter 22: Aegri somnia
Once more afloat, a mystery is concealed by the captain of the Nautilus, at the expense of his guests.
13:00
April 12, 2019
20k leagues chapter 21: Captain Nemo's thunderbolt
How will the enigmatic Captain Nemo handle the imminent onslaught of the native Papuans?
17:13
April 5, 2019
20k leagues chapter 20: A few days on land
Ned, Conseil and Professor Arronax make use of the Nautilus's situation to engage in a hunt on dry land
14:39
March 29, 2019
20k leagues chapter 19: Torres Straits
An incident in the passage between Australia and New Guinea gives rise to an unexpected expedition on land.
11:41
March 22, 2019
20k leagues chapter 18: Vanikoro
A marine mystery is unravelled by Captain Nemo.
15:46
March 15, 2019
20k leagues chapter 17: Four Thousand Leagues Under The Pacific
The wonders of the Pacific are opened to Professor Arronax, as he observes marine flora, fauna and a shipwreck through the panels of the Nautilus.
12:13
March 8, 2019
20k leagues chapter 16: A Submarine Forest
Both hunting and danger await, as Professor Arronax and his companions explore the submarine forest of the Island of Crespo.
13:31
March 1, 2019
20k Leagues chapter 15: A Walk on the Bottom of the Sea
Professor Arronax and his companions gear up for a submarine hunting excursion.
11:04
February 22, 2019
20k Leagues chapter 14: A Note of Innovation
Captain Nemo proposes a hunting party - but how will that be possible underwater?
13:28
February 15, 2019
20k Leagues chapter 13: The Black River
Professor Arronax, Conseil and Ned Land come to terms with their surroundings with a sense of profound astonishment.
12:16
February 8, 2019
20k Leagues chapter 12: Some Figures
Professor Arronax marvels at Captain Nemo's mastery of submarine physics, and questions the origin of the Nautilus.
10:53
February 1, 2019
20k Leagues chapter 11: All by Electricity
Captain Nemo unfolds the wonders of the Nautilus to an astounded Professor Arronax.
09:15
January 25, 2019
20k leagues chapter 10: A man of the Seas
Professor Aronnax is amazed by Captain Nemo and the contents of his collection...
26:58
January 18, 2019
20k leagues chapter 09: Ned Land's Tempers
The characters awaken in prison; what will happen when Ned comes face to face with his captors?
05:31
January 11, 2019
20k leagues chapter 08: Mobiles in Mobili
The narwhal is not everything it seemed: what fate awaits our trio in the eighth chapter of Jules Verne's "Twenty-thousand leagues under the sea"?
12:15
January 3, 2019
20k leagues chapter 07: An Unknown Kind of Whale
Professor Aronnax has fallen overboard: is all hope lost in this seventh chapter of Jules Verne's "Twenty thousand leagues under the sea"
11:32
November 3, 2018
20k leagues chapter 06: At Full Steam
Harpoons and buckshot fly in the sixth chapter of Jules Verne's "Twenty-thousand leagues under the sea"
14:07
October 31, 2018
20k leagues chapter 05: At a Venture
The hunt for the narwhal is well and truly underway - but will they find it? Find out in the fifth chapter of Jules Verne's "Twenty-thousand leagues under the sea"
09:35
October 27, 2018
20k leagues chapter 4: Ned Land
We meet the key character Ned Land in the fourth chapter of Jules Verne's "Twenty-thousand leagues under the sea"
11:26
October 26, 2018
20k leagues chapter 3: I Form My Resolution
The third chapter of Jules Verne's "Twenty-thousand leagues under the sea"
07:54
October 14, 2018
20k leagues chapter 2: Pro and Con
The second chapter of Jules Verne's "Twenty-thousand leagues under the sea"
09:59
October 11, 2018
20k Leagues chapter 1: A Shifting Reef
The first chapter of Jules Verne's "Twenty-thousand leagues under the sea"
12:23
October 8, 2018
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