Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Survivors of the Chancellor” as Want to Read:
The Survivors of the Chancellor
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview read book

The Survivors of the Chancellor (Extraordinary Voyages #13)

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  231 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Wrought with struggle between nature and man, this enthralling depiction of the turmoil and thrill of a sea journey is one of Jules Verne's best novels.
138 pages
Published (first published 1875)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Survivors of the Chancellor, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Survivors of the Chancellor

Lord of the Flies by William GoldingOf Mice and Men by John SteinbeckA Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'EngleHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingWatership Down by Richard Adams
LOST Book Club
88th out of 88 books — 108 voters
Lord of the Flies by William GoldingThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark TwainHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. RowlingHeart of Darkness by Joseph ConradThe Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
As seen on "Lost"
67th out of 70 books — 15 voters


More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 853)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Uncle  Dave Avis
Jules Verne, of course, wrote in the mid 19th century, and his style of writing reflects this. Why say in short phrases what can be said in longer flowery phrases.
Once the reader gets beyond the style of writing shock, the story is really a good one. Verne develops the characters very well, builds the story with skill, and narrates in the first person the struggle of being shipwrecked. I have read a great many shipwreck narratives over the years, and find that this fictional work is very much l...more
Juan Carlos Santillán
Éste es, definitivamente, el libro más oscuro que he leído de Verne hasta el momento. En él no existen grandes descubrimientos científicos ni pormenorizadas descripciones geográficas. "El Chancellor" es la historia de un grupo de personas y sus diferentes maneras de hacer frente a un desastre inevitable, que pone a prueba su integridad física y moral. No es de los mejores libros del novelista francés, pero mantiene la tensión, el ritmo y la fluidez en casi toda su extensión.
Carl
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Kimberly Mccrea
Book referenced on "Lost". Regina is reading the book upside down before she wraps herself in chains and leaps off the freighter.
Amber
Jan 03, 2009 Amber marked it as to-read
LOST - 207
dragonhelmuk
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Stuart Taylor
Gave me what I wanted from Moby Dick!

The Survivors of the Chancellor is a book which for the first 40 - 50 pages felt dull and uneventful. Characters were established and the writing style was very fluid and immersive but it hadn't hooked me and I feared that i'd just plod through the book and conclude by giving it a lacklustre 3 stars, feeling that - though well written - it just didn't hook me. It was about this point though in these later pages where I started to realise how necessary this pa...more
Rodrigo
This is supposed to be the journal of one of the passengers. It feels more like journalism than literature. It's well written, but it's little more than an account of facts.
The characters are developed through dialog with the journal's writer and his opinions, this is well done and does not feel forced. He's the kind of person who never misjudges people, which makes the story less interesting. And all the characters act the same way the whole story, which is odd given the situations they go thro...more
Cait
I may have actually liked this book had I been able to read the print copy. Unfortunately I will never know. I was stuck listening to the audiobook narrated by John Bolen, as it was all my library had. What a terrible narrator! He kept slipping in and out of accents, which were god awful anyway. On top of that, I've seen people do the thorazine shuffle with more enthusiasm than Bolen could muster in his narration. At least it was short.

Sin
This is one the first books that I have read in my life.
I can't remember all details now but I know that it made a deep impression on me at that time.
I think I can say it's one the books that got me hooked on reading.
It's hard to give a rating for this book now. I will give it 5 stars rating just because of its special place in my childhood.
AmblingBooks
Wrought with struggle between nature and man, this enthralling depiction of the turmoil and thrill of a sea journey is one of Jules Verne's best novels.

Listen to The Survivors of the Chancellor on your smartphone, notebook or desktop computer.
Robert
I read this book because I kind of have a fantasy of being shipwrecked. It was a quick read, but seemed to lack a plot more enticing than the shipwreck itself. It was still enjoyable for a short story, but it never managed to make me care about the characters, and the conclusion seemed quick and non-resolutiony.
Colin Bartol
A surprisingly dark story. Normally Verne is much more upbeat, but this story practically could be an existentialist novel. Still it kept me engaged.
Rauf
The first real Jules Verne book I've ever read. Picked it 'cause I love that title. Real gnarly.
Gillian
The ultimate shipwreck story, complete with cannibalism.
Christopher
Christopher marked it as to-read
Sep 29, 2014
E.v. Sage
E.v. Sage marked it as to-read
Sep 26, 2014
George
George marked it as to-read
Sep 25, 2014
Katelyn Shaver
Katelyn Shaver marked it as to-read
Sep 24, 2014
Maheshnakka
Maheshnakka marked it as to-read
Sep 23, 2014
Srta. Valerina
Srta. Valerina marked it as to-read
Sep 22, 2014
Carrie
Carrie marked it as to-read
Sep 22, 2014
Lauren
Lauren marked it as to-read
Sep 17, 2014
Deessedivinee
Deessedivinee marked it as to-read
Sep 15, 2014
Michelle D
Michelle D marked it as to-read
Sep 15, 2014
Robinson Recalde
Robinson Recalde marked it as to-read
Sep 11, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 28 29 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Bad Twin
  • After All These Years
  • Caravan of Dreams
  • The Coalwood Way: A Memoir
  • Lancelot
  • The Oath (Dismas Hardy, #8)
  • The Shape of Things to Come
  • The Moon Pool
  • Manservant and Maidservant
  • Dirty Work (Stone Barrington, #9)
  • Laughter in the Dark
  • The Invention of Morel
  • Deep River
  • Bonjour, Babar!: The Six Unabridged Classics by the Creator of Babar
  • Hotel
  • The Third Policeman
  • The Corsican Brothers
  • The Grouchy Grammarian: A How-Not-To Guide to the 47 Most Common Mistakes by Journalists, Broadcasters, and Others Who Should Know Better
696805
Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who pioneered the genre of science-fiction. He is best known for his novels "Journey to the Center of the Earth" (1864), "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" (1870), and "Around the World in Eighty Days" (1873).

Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before navigable aircraft and practical submarines were invented, and before any means of spa...more
More about Jules Verne...
Around the World in Eighty Days Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Extraordinary Voyages, #6) Journey to the Center of the Earth (Extraordinary Voyages, #3) The Mysterious Island  From the Earth to the Moon (Extraordinary Voyages, #4)

Share This Book