New from Librivox and the prolific narrator Mark F. Smith, comes the novella sequel to the Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Like Doyle’s other famous creation, Sherlock Holmes, Professor Challenger was based on a real person. Doyle modeled Challenger on a professor of physiology named William Rutherford, who had lectured at the University of Edinburgh while Conan Doyle studied medicine there. The Poison Belt was first published in 1913 in The Strand magazine.
The Poison Belt
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; Read by Mark F. Smith
6 Zipped MP3 Files or Podcast – Approx. 3 Hours 19 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Published: December 04, 2008
Three years after the events that took place in The Lost World, Professor Challenger urgently summons his fellow explorers to a meeting. Oddly, he requires each to bring an oxygen cylinder with him. What he soon informs them is that from astronomical data and just-received telegraphs of strange accidents on the other side of the world, he has deduced that the Earth is starting to move through a region of space containing something poisonous to humankind. Shutting themselves tightly up in Challenger’s house, they start to consider what may be done. But as their countrymen start to drop, will their oxygen last long enough to determine and implement a solution?
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