The Public Domain Podcast

Great works hand picked for you from the Public Domain and read out loud in a weekly podcast. Authors include Mark Twain, Jules Verne, Edgar Allen Poe and many others. The website also includes links to public domain resources & topics of interest to literary and audiobook fans.

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Monday, October 03, 2005

PDP #12 - "The Master of the World" by Jules Verne, Part 6

This week's podcast is Part 6. It is approximately 15 minutes long and only 3.6 Mbs in file size.

The action quickens. Strock is sent to Black Rock Creek with two men to help him.

Chapter 12 is titled Black Rock Creek.

Sorry for only doing one chapter this week but I had issues getting enough quiet time since I was away this weekend.

Manual download link here.

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Blogger Thomas said...


My name is Thomas and I have just discovered the PDP and podcasts in general. In fact I am French, and I was looking for some way to practise English by downloading texts in English and listening them on my way to work. Your PDP project is great for me, and I'm excited at the idea of listening to your recordings. I have just downloaded one for the moment, and will be listening to it tomorrow morning.

On my podcast software, I can't find the 1st part of "The Master of the World", I mean I can't find the link for downloading it : can you help me?

Thanks a lot!! and congratulations for this great work...


1:52 PM  
Blogger e said...

Bonjour Thomas!

Your written English is superb! I'm flattered you've chosen to listen to my podcasts as a learning aid. The first few podcasts were recorded in a noiser environment but they get a little quiter around Part 3 of The Master of the World.

You can find the first part of The Master of the World here:

You can right click on that link and choose "Save As" and put the mp3 file in where your other podcast files are and you should be ready to go.

You must not laugh when I try to pronounce French words though ;) I only had a few quarters of French in school and my accent is not very good.

In fact... how would you pronounce the name Robur? I was thinking it would sound close to (English pronunciation): "row - bear" or do you think it should be "row - burr".

Or maybe the "Ro" sound is not "row" at all but instead is "roo"? As you can see, I need help.

2:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


thanks! i'm new to podcasts but this is just the thing i've been looking for.

i bought my copy of master of the world when i was like fourteen. back then i read a lot of jules verne novels but i never did get around to reading this one. my copy is still sitting on a shelf somewhere. now after so many years (very many), i'm halfway through it--thanks to your reading! looking forward to the final few chapters.


11:07 AM  
Blogger e said...

Thanks for the comment renmin!

Part of what influences my choices on what to podcast is a similar factor... books or authors that I haven't had a chance to read before but have always wanted to.

Welcome to the group :)

5:19 PM  

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