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3.53 out of 53.53 out of 53.53 out of 53.53 out of 53.53 out of 5 3.53 (34 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jules Verne Narrator: Charles Minx Publisher: Hudson Audio Publishing Format: Unspecified Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN:
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Around the World in 80 Days is a classic adventure novel, written by Jules Verne in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet, Passepartout, attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager (equal to £1,324,289 or $2,082,576 today) set by his friends at the Reform Club.

Accompanied by Passepartout, he leaves London by train and travels to Egypt via the Suez Canal. On their way to India, they're being watched by a Scotland Yard detective named Fix who has been dispatched from London in search of a bank robber. Because Fogg matches the description of the bank robber, Fix mistakes Fogg for the criminal and follows them everywhere they go.

Their adventure becomes entangled with various events, including rescuing a young Parsi woman, Aouda, and finding her lost relative.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renato | 2/19/2014

    " As always, Jules Verne does excellent science fiction, albeit small in size. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Russ | 2/2/2014

    " A solid story, as most "classics" are, Verne spins an entertaining tale. While it's a little mild compared to some of today's thrillers, you can imagine how it was pretty ground breaking stuff in the late nineteenth century. Short, easy to read, I recommend it to fans of classics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andargachew | 1/27/2014

    " I love the adventure and risk that this book brings; I love how the descriptions of the places they travel are somewhat brief, as it allows the reader to imagine the rest of the details; and I love the composure that Phileas Fogg (main character) maintains throughout the bewildering voyage, for it brings a sense of security to the reader despite the countless obstacles that the characters face. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie Johnson | 1/26/2014

    " Clever, witty writing. A bit predictable, but an amusing read nevertheless. "

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

    " I read this when I was younger, and though it is a very good story, for some reason I remember thinking that it had been a lot more exciting. Still a good read though, and clever storyline. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeremy Poole | 1/20/2014

    " Better than the other books he wrote. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trevor | 1/18/2014

    " Good fun following Mr. Fogg around the globe! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 1/17/2014

    " True classic! Well written, entertaining, with many plot twists. Take a journey around the world from your Kindle! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Megan Page | 1/3/2014

    " The only thing I thought was worse than the book was the movie adaptation... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dorina Hawkes | 12/13/2013

    " YAY! I'm stingy on giving out 5 stars but this was a great book. I love the happy ending! It was just overall an exciting story of adventure and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. It kept me wondering what IN THE WORLD could happen next! (Pun intended!) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Yelverton | 12/13/2013

    " Fantastic adventure novel with an ending that will leave you in awe of the author's brilliance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yasser | 12/10/2013

    " Good things live ,even after a long time since my childhood its a beautiful novel "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa in Ohio | 11/28/2013

    " I never read this in high school, actually I manage to skim or cliff notes most classics in english class My son asked me to read this with him and after about 30 pages of very descriptive language it settled into a nice action story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Seidel | 11/4/2013

    " LOVED this book! What a fantastic adventure and pretty funny too. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kerry | 8/11/2013

    " Was listening to it on tape and had to stop 7 chapters in. Was so boring I couldn't take it. I'll try reading it, but not anytime soon "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Luís | 8/5/2013

    " Maybe i need to give it a second change. The movies i have seen all my life about this give me a fun idea of this adventure and the problems they would have to be sucessed. The reading was Ok but kinda boring sometimes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nadine | 11/4/2012

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Paul Ryan | 8/16/2012

    " Usually I don't get into classics, but this book was different. Maybe it was the fact that it wasn't for class, or maybe it was just extremely well-written (probably the latter, but I loved every second I was reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas | 4/28/2012

    " Well the science and stereotypes are a bit dated but overall a passable, tale about how transportation was during the second half of the 19th century. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aywen | 10/5/2011

    " It's an old book. Not much happens, the parts that could be really exciting are summarized very shortly. I expected it to be a little boring and I liked the story, so it was okay to read. Oh, and the book had pictures! Very nice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thorsten | 10/4/2011

    " Mit Mister Fogg um die Welt. Packend bis zur letzten Seite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 7/1/2011

    " I should be embarrassed that this thin book took me more than a month to read - especially since I really did like it. I knew the basic story before I ever got into the book. I thought the book would be much more difficult a read (try Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea). An enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alida | 6/27/2011

    " Fun book to read while travelling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Malina | 5/26/2011

    " I have read this in the past and re-read it as an ebook on my phone. Despite adjusting settings to make it more reader friendly, i just do not like reading books electronically. It is not as satisfying. I did enjoy the story again, it is a fabulous read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 5/22/2011

    " bought a kobo loaded with 100 classics...enjoyed this one. I was surprised! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Philip | 5/15/2011

    " 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 F. | 5/14/2011

    " To think what we take for granted now. This was set in a time when we were starting to span the globe. This book would be a good one for a child entering high school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelly | 5/11/2011

    " So great. These books are wasted on the young, before we can really appreciate them. Making them required reading for disinterested students does great books a disservice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Les | 5/9/2011

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 5/5/2011

    " I read this a long time ago and all I remember is that I liked it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jolene | 5/2/2011

    " Not my type of book. The part about Mormons was crazy. I also listened to this book, or I never would have finished it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 4/29/2011

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cameron | 4/28/2011

    " Simple story, simply written, simple characters. A light read, by not Verne´s best by any means. I enjoyed ´Journey to the Center of the Earth´ more than this. Not as fun and as detailed as I expected. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Harmony | 4/27/2011

    " i didnt love it. i took forever to read it. maybe thats why i didnt like it, it seemed to drag on until the end. i liked the ending, a twist. and love too, who doesnt like a fairy tale ending. im wondering if i should watch that movie they made about it. just to compare. "

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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.