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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (176,199 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jules Verne Narrator: Andrew Sachs Publisher: Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781780000138
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Around the World in Eighty Days is one of Jules Verne’s most acclaimed works and Phileas Fogg’s epic race against time retains its power to thrill even today. Fogg experiences the risks and privations of the journey, undertakes dangerous rescue missions, suffers a case of mistaken identity, and falls in love—all the result of a spur-of-the-moment bet that has him traversing the globe as fast as he can!

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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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sassafrass | 1/24/2014

    " I read this as a kid and it's such a hoot reading it now. The language is so much different than those contemporary books I'm usually reading so it's hard to get used to, but this was one of the books that really got me into reading. the world that was imagined and the lands that were visited made my younger self realize that through reading, my travels could be limitless! "

  • 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lori Henrich | 1/17/2014

    " Well... I am glad I read this, but even happier that I am finished. Not sure why but this was a difficult read for me. It started out ok, but then I got kind of bored in parts. I just wanted the stupid trip to be over. I liked the characters, but sometimes they annoyed me. Well at least now I can say I read this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikinicole | 1/16/2014

    " This is not my favorite Verne book, but it's nice to be able to say you have read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ivan | 1/15/2014

    " gets pretty boring at the end "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dominique Dixon | 1/12/2014

    " This isn't just the story of how a guy went around the world in 80 days. I didn't even know there was a mysterious element to it! So exciting. I skipped over the paragraphs about topography and how trains work. I don't care about that. But I was very interested in the actual plot and all the mishaps that happened along the way. Also, the end was awesome. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brittany | 1/11/2014

    " I'm sorry to say but I hated this book. I had to read it for English class and I thought it was terrible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chaitanya Reddy | 1/10/2014

    " Classic. A must read for all the adventure buffs out there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Asp | 1/9/2014

    " Classics are my favorites. A lot of good manners and other things have been lost in modern society so I love to immerse myself back in a time when these things still mattered to people. Phileas Fogg is a wonderful character with many contradictions although I don't think the author intended him to read that way. (We've come a long way when it comes to equality and not seeing half the globe as a bunch of savages) Triumphing against great odds is always fun to read about. If it contained just a little bit more on the romance of Aouda and Fogg I think I could have given it four stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 1/8/2014

    " I really enjoyed it. As the original it's the best and it certainly has something to offer. The book just flowes and it's funny. Just maybe to draw the characters better out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 1/6/2014

    " The kids and I listened to this in the car. It took the kids a few chapters to get used to the language and get into the story, but after that we really enjoyed it! We laughed out loud many times. I loved the language used and the descriptions of the different places. We learned a lot as we listened. Verne wasn't totally accurate in his description of "Mormons" at the time, and he obviously though of us as very strange, but it was fun to hear his perspective. This book had enough adventure to keep the kids interested, and we all learned a lot from his detailed descriptions as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 1/5/2014

    " This book (much to my surprise) rocked my socks. I listened to the audiobook version, read by Jim Dale. It was really fast-pased and Jules Verne's unsavory depiction of 20th-century Americans is hilarious. Passepartout was my fav! Four stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaylene ÏŸ Alarcon | 1/3/2014

    " Brilliant. A very different and interesting story that's packed with tons of adventure and some science. Yes! I loved how time traveling plays a big role at the end. But, I have to admit that if it wasn't for Passepartout, the story would had been very different. He is the funny character that lights up the whole story and takes it to a higher level. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 1/1/2014

    " Absolutely charming. I loved it! "

  • 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clare P | 12/15/2013

    " Enjoyed this - it was funny and well-paced. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bhawesh Chhetri | 12/11/2013

    " 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 Pasquale | 12/5/2013

    " Classicissimo di Giulio Verne da leggere. Sogno ad occhi aperti garantito. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian Borgford | 11/23/2013

    " Only my second Verne book. I liked this far better than 20,000 Leagues. A bit more of a solid story line with some interesting side stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lilly | 11/19/2013

    " its a good book with good humor "

  • 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frank | 10/22/2013

    " It was ok. I like how Jules Verne thought of a story where the character traveled to so many amazing, different places. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Shaver | 10/21/2013

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

  • 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 Roger | 10/5/2013

    " One of the best stories I've ever read. Just a fun, wonderful, fast passed story with awesome characters and a great ending. "

  • 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zafirah Muhammad | 9/18/2013

    " read this book in high school. I love science fiction. And watch this most time when it shows up on tv on tnt. a good read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Duncan Whitehead | 8/23/2013

    " Seriously, I loved this book and though obviously it could be done quicker today I doubt anyone could do it in a balloon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sakshi Bansal | 8/23/2013

    " the most amazing and interesting book ever! "

  • 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 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 6/6/2013

    " Classic, fun story; very enjoyable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Firedge | 2/20/2013

    " this story was superb. the climax is great. the climax is according to geography. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robyn Blaber | 1/21/2013

    " If Phileas Fogg would have known Captain Nemo, he would have had a much easier time. This book was a fun read and you can't help but appreciate what Verne was trying to do, which was educate while entertaining. This book was, of course, very entertaining and worthy of its cult status. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zuzana | 1/20/2013

    " Fun read. Much more entertaining than Hector Servadac. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krystal Hammer | 1/14/2013

    " Really enjoyed reading this novel. I found it riveting and enjoyable. I have liked both the Jules Verne books I've read. "

  • 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 Abby | 12/25/2012

    " Pretty funny, and more entertaining than Journey to the Centre of the Earth. "

  • 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! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisse | 10/31/2012

    " I loved reading this book. I had read it as a teen and loved it and this was a wonderful friend to read again. I loved how Philias Fogg was so calm throughout the book no matter what circumstances fell upon the different characters. I loved the whole train scene during their time in the USA. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Russ | 10/26/2012

    " 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 Grace | 9/22/2012

    " Not at all what I had expected. Because I read this book in adulthood I had an idea of what it was going to be already formed in my head since childhood. However, I was not disappointed. The story moves quickly, and is a very easy read with some great mental visuals. I will definitely read it again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 9/4/2012

    " Very well written, but it had too many statistics for my taste. But what an adventure! I enjoyed reading about Mr. Fogg's journey around the world. "

  • 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! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jojo | 6/5/2012

    " The book took me to exotic locations, England, India, china, north Africa and Japan. I was not really impress with Jules Vern's story telling, I feel it is a little to out dated for my taste. I really doubt I will be reading more of his books. But I do see how this book was famous...in its time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason Casto | 4/13/2012

    " Enjoyed this book but did not love it. Well narrated (love Jim Dale he is fantastic). Fun story. Definitely worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna Gaspar | 4/10/2012

    " I will never get tired rereading this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoAnn | 4/10/2012

    " Jim Dale was fabulous- as always. Book was good- but you had to follow along more than some, because it is detail-rich. Probably better audio than read- our family enjoyed. Ages 8-45. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea Aramu | 3/26/2012

    " 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 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! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin Malone | 12/14/2011

    " Such an exciting and quick-paced novel, and an introduction to one of the most interesting characters of all time. I could have sworn there was going to be a hot air balloon, though! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hoba Shalaby | 11/9/2011

    " a marvelous novel that made me decide that one day I'm going to go on a trip like this :) :), it inspired me especially in insistence,patience and welling to learn new things "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clara | 10/8/2011

    " I enjoyed reading Verne's interpretations of the different cultures. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sherry | 9/28/2011

    " Thought it would be better. And Phileas Fogg had zero personality. Not a terrible read. Just felt 'meh' about it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kyna | 9/18/2011

    " I loved this book and I couldn't help but read it out loud, to myself. Someday when I have kids I plan to read this to them at night and then do adventures based on the places they go in the book. Seriously, fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andalee Mcneely | 8/8/2011

    " I enjoyed it :) couldn't read it again but was good. Had some boring points but I enjoyed the love scenes. "

  • 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. "

  • 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.

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. His audiobook narration has won him seven AudioFile Earphones Awards.