Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the Earth - Jules Verne Prof Liedenbrock discovers a note pointing the way to journey to the centre of the earth, and drags his nephew Axel along with him.

Axel is the narrator of the whole thing, explaining the science of the time and trying to be the voice of reason as his uncle throws himself into equipping an expedition.

It is a good story, but the characters come across as easily excitable. Verne tends towards over describing some parts, possibly to show the science behind the fiction.