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Michael Strogoff: The Courier of the Czar (Extraordinary Voyages #14)

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In this 1876 "Mission Impossible" tale of intrigue set in Russia, a traitor has inspired the fierce Feofar Khan to invade Siberia and foment a rebellion. A sinister plot to assassinate the Czar's brother, the Grand Duke, is discovered but all telegraph lines have been cut.
Only one of the Czar's couriers is qualified to handle the dangerous and arduous mission to warn the
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Hardcover, 416 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by Atheneum Books (first published 1876)
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Yousra
من جديد أنهي كتابا، هو هنا رواية كلاسيكية ، ومن جديد أجد نفسي في حيرة كيف أكتب مراجعتي ومن أين أبدأ وأي النقاط أتناول :))

رواية كلاسيكية ممتعة لجول فيرن ... جول فيرن الفرنسي المولود في 1828 والذي ألهب خيال أبناء جيله برواياته التي تندرج تحت تصنيف الخيال العلمي، وقد تم انجاز العديد من الاختراعات التي ذكرها في كتبه بشكل قريب جدا لما كتبه ... جول فيرن الذي ربما شاهدت روايته "حول العالم في 80 يوم" وقد تحولت إلى فيلم هوليوودي رائع وربما صار الفيلم مفضلا لديك كما صار مفضلا لدي، وربما تكون ممن درس في ال
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Nikos Tsentemeidis
Παραδόξως διαβάζω για πρώτη φορά Ιούλιο Βερν. Διαβάζεται χωρίς ανάσα και ταιριάζει σε όλες τις ηλικίες. Απλά εκπληκτικός
Marts  (Thinker)
Being a fan of Jules Verne, of course I thoroughly enjoyed this one. It definitely wasn't the science fiction genre adventure such as 20,000 Leagues or Journey to the Centre of the Earth, but this was more one of pure adventure, determination, daring, one of those more true to life tales that you just must keep reading since you are constantly left wondering what will happen next.

I'll recommend 'Michael Strogoff' to all Verne fans or anyone just looking for an old fashion adventure...

Enjoy the
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Mike
Jan 02, 2015 Mike rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone

The review from afar – No. 23

Re-revised forward to these overseas reviews:
Since emulating a yo-yo, I continue to rely on the old-style Kindle 3G for any non-technical reading. I tip my hat to the fine folks at Project Gutenberg: virtually every title I have or will be reading in the near future comes from them.


Michael Strogoff Or, the Courier of the Czar is an adventure tale that has no elements of fantastic or scientific fiction. Since my previous familiarity with Jules Verne was almost only th
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Tarannom
May 26, 2016 Tarannom rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
تحسین بر انگیزه ، وقابل ستایش ، کاش میتونستی دوباره دست به قلم شی و زندگی خلق کنی .
Mastaneh youshi
تو دوران نوجوانی خوندم، جزو معدود کتابای ژول ورن هست که تخیلی نیست.. و تو سبک خودش بنظر امتیاز خوبی می تونه بگیره
Jane
Jan 28, 2015 Jane rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, russia
Straight adventure novel, no science fiction. Easily one of Verne's better books, this is an underappreciated gem. Nadya, the 'damsel in distress' is a strong female character. The stalwart Michael must deliver a message from the czar to the governor of Siberia, about treachery afoot. He journeys through hostile Central Asian territory and is tortured. This is what we used to call strictly a "boy's book" and now, would possibly be considered a Young Adult novel. I read this many, many years ago, ...more
Mehdi khani
Jul 26, 2010 Mehdi khani rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
هنوز هم به یاد می آورم نشاط بی حدی که با خواندن این جملۀ فصل پایانی کتاب به من دست داد:میشل استروگف ،در اثر آن حتدثه هرگز نابینا نشده بود،اشگی که بهنگام دیدار مادرش در آخرین لحظه به دور چشمانش حلقه زده بود،در برابر حرارت شمشیر گداخته،تبدیل به بخار شده،و مانع سوختن چشم هایش شده بود
Henry Avila
Jun 29, 2011 Henry Avila rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Michael Strogoff a courier in the Czar's service,is sent as an secret agent to Siberia.He will deliver a vital message to the Emperor's brother. Hopefully the letter will prevent a rebellion from spreading in that province.Along the road he encounters two suspicious journalists (French and British of course). These battling friends are always trying to sabotage each others reports.More enjoyably a young lady in distress appears. Neither cold or heat or mountains or rivers,not to mention the rebe ...more
Travis
Sep 07, 2008 Travis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nice straightforward adventure novel, as Michael on a mission for the Czar has to basically travel from one end of Russia to the other before a traitor can give the enemy armies vital information.

Michael is stoic to the point of having one facial expression, but he is determined, manly and good to his mother. His love interest is treated as a bit of a damsel, but proves to be every bit as tough as her boyfriend.

What keeps this book from sinking under it's own weight is the two bickering report
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Molly
Mar 18, 2014 Molly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, 5-stars
Há alguns tempos que queria ler este livro. Foi com muita alegria que o encontrei na biblioteca.

Este é o terceiro livro de Júlio Verne que leio. Li A Volta ao Mundo em 80 Dias e Da Terra à Lua, e agora, Miguel Strogoff. Habituada ao carácter científico das obras de este autor, foi com grande entusiasmo que me debrucei sobre uma história diferente, sem teor científico, por assim dizer. Apesar de ter gostado bastante dos anteriores, este supera-os, a meu ver. Cada qual tem a sua beleza e era impo
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Tony
Dec 16, 2012 Tony rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thrillers
MICHAEL STROGOFF, or, the Courier of the Czar. (1876). Jules Verne. ***
Jules Verne (1828-1905) wrote a lot more than science fiction, as we now call the genre that he co-invented with H. G. Wells. This novel was an example of his forays into the world of the action/adventure story. It’s a tale of a mission undertaken by its hero to reach an outlying post in Siberia and deliver from the Czar of the Russias. When the telegraph line is cut between Moscow and Irkutz, the Czar looks for another way
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Doha Ahmed
Jan 30, 2012 Doha Ahmed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
استغرقت وقتا كان له علاقة بأنها كانت في البداية ممله إلي حد ما ، الشخصيات كانت تتسم ببرود غربي غريب ، القصة كلها تدور في فترة ما كانت روسيا إمبراطورية محكومة من القيصر ، ميشيل ستروجوف كان شجاعا ، متحملا ، ذكيا ، سريع البديهة لكنه بارد في أوقات كثيرة و له بعض تصرفات لم يكن من بد منها إلا لإظهار مدي قوة احتماله فقط ، نادية صبورة شجاعة لكنها تحمل نفس البرود الروسي و نفس ثقل الدم الذي اتسم به أغلب شخصيات القصة
في النهاية لم أتوقع أبدا أن ميشيل كان مبصرا طوال هذه الرحلة و برغم المعوقات المستمرة علي مد
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Maria Thomarey
Nov 02, 2015 Maria Thomarey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Μια εξαιρετικη περιπέτεια απο έναν μαιτρ του είδους
Yolanda Chapa
Sep 14, 2014 Yolanda Chapa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Verne's lovers
Recommended to Yolanda by: My mom
Shelves: 2014
This is the second time I read this book, and this is the second time I liked it. It has a corageuos hero, a noble heroine, and a cruel villain. The sad part is, I just discovered that my edition is a short one, so I hope to re-read it a third time in a better one, hopefully in French, to grasp entirely Verne's words.
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Who knew that Jules Verne also wrote historical fiction?!? I just found this out when I stumbled over this fabulous book. If you are a Jules Verne fan then you will enjoy this character driven book that gives lots of information on the cultures of people living in Russia during the time of the Tzars.--Judy
Maryam
Feb 13, 2014 Maryam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
این اثر جزو معدود کتابهای غیر علمی تخیلی ژول ورنه و اثری فوق العاده. برای اولین بار با اسم سیبری در این کتاب آشنا شدم و همچنان گاهی وقتها که اسم سیبری رو می شنوم ناخودآگاه از پس سالها صفحههای این کتاب درنظرم میاد. ...more
Stratos
Μια ωραία περιπέτεια του Ιουλίου Βέρν. Αλλά όχι και από τις καλύτερες
Sean O
Mar 12, 2014 Sean O rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Michael Strogoff is not in the "first tier" of Jules Verne novels, and that's a real pity.

It's a strong story, set in Imperial Russia. The Czar (played in my mind by Patrick Stewart) is told rebels are attacking Siberia and his brother the Grand Duke is going to be killed by a spy.

Since the telegraph is down, the Czar sends a courier, Michael Strogoff (played by a younger Liam Neeson or Daniel Craig -- let's go with Channing Tatum) to Irkutsk. Strogoff is a "B.A.M.F" of the highest order and fa
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Benn Allen
The odd thing about reading this book is the feeling that you're reading a rip off, or generously, a novel heavily influenced by the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Much of Burroughs' style and concepts (the description of the heroes and villains, the romance, the epic journey of the hero to reach a goal to foil the plans of the antagonists of the story) are present here. But it reads like a watered down ERB book. What's odd about that is "Michael Strogoff" came first. It was published some 36 pr ...more
John
Jan 28, 2008 John rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the better Verne novels I have read in my current reading of a lot of lessser Verne. It has no sf element, being a straight adventure movel. The hero is a courier sent by the czar (by implication, Alexander II --his more generous policies to Siberian exiles are stressed) to his brother Grand Duke Sergius in Irkutsk during a revolt of
Islamic Central Asia led by the emir of Bokhara and a Russian traitor named Ivan Ogareff. (The Muslim forces seem
much more dangerous than they actuall
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John
Nov 25, 2013 John rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Proof that, even without the sci-, Jules Verne wrote some pretty fine -fi. Although "Michael Strogoff" comes off, perhaps, a bit dated to the modern reader, it's hard to find much at fault in this bracing tale of Czarist Russia. Without giving anything away, Verne should be lauded for his willingness to weave real tragedy, hardship, and ugliness into his story. This uncompromising ethos adds pungent spice to a story which might have been rendered in far more saccharine flavors. Verne keeps us on ...more
Piedra Libro
Una historia muy entretenida. Acompañamos a Miguel Strogoff, un héroe admirable, leal y muy fiel a su causa, en su camino no tan recto a entregar una carta al hermano del zar. Creo que el personaje principal es lo mejor de todo el libro, que nos lleva en este viaje cargado de complicaciones de las que sabe desenvolverse con valor y astucia. Un hombre muy querible en un libro adorable.
Dzhanneta
Nov 05, 2014 Dzhanneta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The most funny thing about the book is the image of a Russian. I can't say that this novel is filled with sophisticated metaphors or other ways to enrich authors language, On the contrary, the whole story is told from the point of view of simple moujik and so, is quite plain, however a bit dramatic and artificial. I loved it. I believe that for children up to 13 it could be interesting to read about adventures of such a loyal, obedient, strong-willed person as Michel Strogoff. Despite the fact t ...more
مـــــــروة
نجمة ونص ممكن

الكثير من الصدف السعيدة والحظ السعيد، وبطولات البطل الشجاع والبطلة الوفية، وقائد التتار المسلم الذي يحمل المصحف (لا أدر كيف)، وآلاف مؤلفة من الفراسخ التي قطعها رسول القيصر من موسكو إلى أركوتسك في سيبيريا الشرقية ليسلم رسالته، يحلو للكاتب ذكر مدى اقتراب الرسول من وجهته في كل صفحة تقريباً ... باقي ألف فرسخ، بضع مئات، فرسخين، وهكذا!
بالإضافة إلى ذكر كل جبل ومدينة وقرية ونهر عبرها الرسول خلال الفراسخ .. أشعر أن الكاتب كان عنده معلومات جغرافية عن روسيا فعمل رواية على مقاسها، مثلما يُعجَب
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Robert Cormican
May 11, 2014 Robert Cormican rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in1876
The 1876 equivalent of an adrenaline-fuelled summer blockbuster super-spy, action-adventure film. Strogoff will have to fight armies, nature and an evil nemesis to try and save mother Russia. All the characters are easy-to-digest caricatures including a comedy double-act of foreign reporters - a Frenchman and a more formal Englishman. It was soon adapted into a play which, when it played in Paris, portrayed the English journalist as a buffoon; and when it transferred to London in March 1881 it w ...more
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Reetta Saine
May 04, 2015 Reetta Saine rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historia, 2015
Ikiajoiksi traumatisoitunut tv-sarja sai tarttumaan uuteen äänikirjaan, jonka lukija ei ihan parasta a-luokkaa edusta. *Vanhanajankirjallisuus* on aika ihanaa. Seikkailua on jonkin verran, mutta suurin osa sadoista sivuista käytetään Venäjän Siperianpuolisen osan maantieteelliseen kuvailuun sekä kansatieteellisiin huomioihin tseremissien päähineiden nauhakoristeista ja semmoisesta. Aaah!!
Azza Tarek
Apr 11, 2013 Azza Tarek rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ترى الكتاب في بدايته مملا وربما تظل لفنرة لا تفهم ما يدور فى لبقصة من أحداث ولكنك ما تلبث بعد 20 صفحة أن تصل الى الفهم والأستمتاع

لا طالما كان جول فيرن مبدعا في وصفحه وخياله وابداعه الذى لا حدود له والرواية بالفعل من الرويايات الثقيلة المجهدة بداية في قراءتها بما تحتويه من معلومات جغرافية وتاريخية ولكن تظل لها متعتها وقيمتها

تتسم الشخصيات بالبرود الروسي وخاصة نادية لدرجة مستفزة

كانت النهاية غير متوقعة ومبالغ فيبها جداااا بكونه مبصرا طوال ذلك الوقت ولكنى أعتقد أنى ربما تغاضيت عنها بعد استمتاعى التا
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LibraryCin
It is the 19th century. Michael Strogoff is a courier for the Czar, and is tasked with bringing a letter to the Czar's brother in Siberia. This is a very long journey, and there is peril, as there have been uprisings along the way. Michael is travelling under a pseudonym.

It was ok. I found sections more interesting that included the women characters in the book: Nadia, who Micheal meets part-way; she is also travelling to Siberia; and his mother, who he is supposed to avoid, so as not to reveal
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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).

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“In the course of time, Michael Strogoff reached a high station in the Empire. But it is not the history of his success, but the history of his trials, which deserves to be related.” 4 likes
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