Doctor Ox's Experiment

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jules Verne

Narrated By: Alan Winterrowd

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2011

Duration: 2 hours 13 minutes


An early, light-hearted short story, published in 1872 by Jules Verne. It takes place in the Flemish town of Quiquendone, where life moves at an extraordinarily tranquil pace. Doctor Ox has offered to light the town with a new gas, but actually has other plans in place. (Summary by Alan Winterrowd)


  • johannes h

    The story plays around with citizens of a strange town and how their personality could be altered by scientific means. The story is rich in factual detail as is many other stories by Jules Verne. However the story is not as fantastic as money other by the same author provides neither universal concepts nor intriguing adventure.

  • Robert Hogan

    Dr. Ox's Experiment was a means for Jules Verne to display his cleaverness in the art of story telling; and, to display his vast knowledge of the playing with masters of words.

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