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3.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 5 3.76 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jules Verne Narrator: Andrew Sachs Publisher: The Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN:
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Jules Verne's career as a novelist began in 1863, when he struck a new vein in fiction - stories that combined popular science and exploration. In Around the World in Eighty Days, Phileas Fogg rashly bets his companions £20,000 that he can travel around the entire globe in just eighty days - and he is determined not to lose. Breaking the well-established routine of his daily life, the reserved Englishman immediately sets off for Dover, accompanied by his hot-blooded French manservant, Passepartout.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Suhani | 2/20/2014

    " it was not that much great as many people said about this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea Aramu | 2/7/2014

    " I have read it in Italian when I was a kid. I would like to re-read it know! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deviant Geek | 2/3/2014

    " i LOVED the book! it was adventurous and exciting.. it got me on my nerves so many times but i loved the thrill.. amazing ! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 2/1/2014

    " The only other Verne I have read is 20, 000 Leagues under the Sea, which I thought was a complex book and fairly difficult to read. I saw a link somewhere to Around the World in Eighty Days and decided to give it a go. What a difference! This book is a very quick read and has no real depth to it but I still liked it very much. Phileas Fogg is actually quite boring as a character, but I adored Passepartout. I enjoyed the descriptions of the areas of the world from the Victorian viewpoint and in fact didn't find them nearly as racist and condescending as expected for a book written in this time period. I liked the twist at the end; it was a bit silly of course, but made for a clever ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Philip | 1/30/2014

    " I remember enjoying the movie with Pierce Brosnan and Eric Idle as a kid so I was inspired to read the free download on the kindle. It was a fun read and timeless like it could have been written yesterday. A fun adventure! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Cloud | 1/29/2014

    " Fun read and much better than the movie "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louise | 1/25/2014

    " I read this in less than twelve hours; it was riveting and brilliant, and at times farcical. Though a bit like Under the Sea, it actually had a story with purpose, on which the various smaller stories hung, so no one spent much time wandering about for no reason (they did do this, but not as much) and there were no lengthy descriptions of fish. I also found the characters more interesting, and fully developed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Reese | 1/22/2014

    " This is a fun adventure story. It would be even more fun if Phileas Fogg wasn't so effing glorified. And if you'd get to know more about the countries they travelled. And if there was a hot air balloon. Oh, well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carlos Hugo Winckler Godinho | 1/19/2014

    " Devia ter lido mais cedo. Fenomenal pra quem leu novo, com certeza. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 12/26/2013

    " The book around the world in 80 days is a very adventureous story. It is a book you just want to read and read. Overall it is very repetitive plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberlee | 11/16/2013

    " hard to get in to at first but has a sweet ending "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seth Kenlon | 11/10/2013

    " Jules Verne is a master storyteller, and this book will keep you turning pages in spite of yourself. The characters are loveable (and often laughable), and the plot is tight and compelling - right up to the end. Heck, most especially at the end. I'd love to read it in the original French some day. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Theresa | 10/9/2013

    " I'd seen the movie version with Jackie Chan a while back, and I always meant to read this book. I bought a 1964 paperback for fifty cents at a book sale this fall, and it smells delicious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fiona Robson | 10/3/2013

    " This was an incredible book, and as with 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, I couldn't see how Verne could have possible written it without actually carrying out the journey himself! An amazing book, very witty throughout and a very clever ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carla | 7/21/2013

    " I'm sad to say that I enjoyed the movie more than the book on this one... the book was good but somehow I didn't get the sense of urgency in the action scenes that I expected. I'll have to try another Verne to see if I have a different reaction to it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richa Jha | 6/11/2013

    " Perhaps a little old to read this book. A light hearted book you can read while commuting daily. Phileas Fogg is a close second to my favourite character Passepartout! :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Banerjee | 1/9/2013

    " I love this book. LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. I cannot wait to read the rest of his books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Les Shigley | 11/11/2012

    " Very entertaining book, though I am certain that the author never visited the Salt Lake valley. I found his explanations of Mormons darn funny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lea C.s | 8/14/2012

    " Fabulous book!!five stars. I love this book so much because it has such an interesting story line and it is so well written, it really takes you in! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 2/27/2012

    " I'm on my Jules Verne kick. I really enjoyed this book. It was fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cat Miglionico | 2/15/2012

    " Oldie but goodie! Laughed through most of it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 1/5/2012

    " Surprised by how much I enjoyed this classic! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bhawesh | 7/18/2011

    " a nice adventure book.....story of the adventure of Phileas Fogg and Passespartout........the only moral i got from here is: a man is incomplete without a woman..!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dean | 7/18/2011

    " A very fun and light read. The characters were all likeable, and the story moved very very quickly "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 7/18/2011

    " Despite some slow spots, this was an enjoyable book. You begin to cheer the characters on, hoping that they make the deadline. Then, you realize that there are more important things then bets and the money that come with them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 7/12/2011

    " **This book is not the same edition that I read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 7/4/2011

    " I don't think I was quite in the mood to read this book when I picked it up. It was a short book and so I thought a quick and exciting read but I ended up finding it a little dry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vianey | 6/20/2011

    " It was amazing!!! I loved it!! I love Jules Verne now! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nadine | 6/19/2011

    " Very enjoyable read! Yes, some parts are dated, but other than that it's an excellent adventure novel. "

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About the Author
Author Jules Verne

Jules Verne (1828–1905) is considered by many the father of science fiction. Born in Nantes, France, he studied law but turned to writing opera libretti until the 1863 publication of Five Weeks in a Balloon, the first of his Extraordinary Voyages series. Its success encouraged him to produce a number of classic and prophetic science fiction novels, including Journey to the Center of the Earth and Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea. His stories foresaw many scientific and technological developments, including the submarine, television, and space travel.

About the Narrator

Andrew Sachs may be best known as Manuel from the BBC show Fawlty Towers, starring John Cleese. His recent roles include guest appearances on Silent Witness, Doctors, and Holby City.