I first encountered Jules Verne about 50 years ago, by way of Classics Illustrated comics. In high school I discovered the Jules Verne "translation" problem: the fact that most of the editions of Verne in English use slapdash translations that truncate, rewrite, or otherwise maul Verne's text. F.P. Walter has been one of many translators working to correct this problem in recent years. His translation of Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas, for example, is included in the "Classics" app that sometimes features in ads for the iPhone.
In Amazing Journeys, he's produced a magnum opus that is an incredibly generous gift to all Verne fans. Beautifully translated, beautifully printed, concisely introduced, including many of the original illustrations from the French editions, this should form the core of anyone's Jules-Verne-in-English library. It includes the four novels usually considered Verne's best: Journey to the Center of the Earth, From the Earth to the Moon, Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas, and Around the World in 80 Days. It also includes Circling the Moon, a sequel to the first moon novel, that is often omitted from Verne collections, but that to me is essential to completing the story. He's gone the extra mile (so to speak) and completely reworked his translation of Twenty Thousand Leagues, making it smoother and richer: even if you already own a copy of his original version, or the collaborative revision he did with Walter James Miller, you owe it to yourself to get this one.
You would never know it from the "standard" English versions, endlessly reprinted (and unfortunately also endlessly recorded in audiobook form), but Verne is a breezy writer, crisply detailed, full of humor and not-so-gentle satire, not above the occasional pun. Get this book and experience aspects of Verne you never suspected were there. To have any one of these books in this form would be a treat. For an old Verne hound like me, to have all five of them in one reasonably-priced volume is bliss.