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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (58,807 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jules Verne Narrator: David Colacci Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2015 ISBN: 9781491586860
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Verne’s most outrageous “voyage extraordinaire”—a hasty world tour taken up on a gentlemen’s club wager! Mr. Phileas Fogg, master of precision, enters into the strangest wager ever made over the whist table—that he will circle the globe in eighty days.

The news astounds Jean Passepartout, sometime wandering minstrel, bareback rider, funambulist, gymnast and fireman, now turned valet to Mr. Fogg in the expectancy of a quiet and well-regulated life. For the next eighty days, their lives are anything but quiet or well-regulated.

Jules Verne preferred to call himself an author of “voyages extraordinaires.” An extraordinary voyage it is, from Fogg’s announcement to Passepartout that they are to “leave for Dover in ten minutes,” to his triumphant return to the Reform Club at the last second!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brendan Steinhauser | 1/25/2014

    " I finished this short book on the way back from Spain. It was a great read and I kind of identified with the main character, since I'm always on the go. I am not a huge fan of fiction, but this one was good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 theONEandONLY KEVIN | 1/21/2014

    " This was an instant hit and made Verne famous instantly. Now I see why. I read this book when I was younger, but didn't remember it, and now I admire this piece of fine literature more than ever. Verne used the adventure story format, applied the technology of the time period, and added some obstacles on the way to make a great, and overall interesting story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy Murdock | 1/15/2014

    " Not brilliant writing perhaps, but such an influential book in my childhood - this and The 21 Balloons sparked my interest in travel at an early age. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shay Barry | 1/2/2014

    " A nice short read - a rip-roaring adventure filled with drug abuse, human sacrifice and heavy gambling. Reminded me with nostalgia of the old cartoon with Willy Fogg in it :) And it also mentions a port in Ireland called Queenstown, which I just found out was the old name for Cobh, interestingly enough! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexandria | 12/31/2013

    " Fogg's nature of not wanting to save his money or to carefully distribute and ration his monetary funds irked me. Its length encouraged me to persist with the novel, it is a good portrayal of the world during that period of history. I admired the loyalty of his newly French assistant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dhaval | 12/18/2013

    " A classical adventure book and very entertaining. I read this book pretending that airplanes, jets, and automobiles did not exist. If you limit yourself to the options that Phileas Fogg had, the story truly becomes a great feat (of imagination)! Although Jules Verne stereotypes many of the nations and people of the world, I think he was indicating the prevailing attitudes of the times. Overall, a great adventure book, and adventures worthy of emulation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gevork Salmastyan | 12/9/2013

    " Around the World in Eighty Days is a tale of adventure. The story is about a English man named Fogg who gets in a bet with his friends at a club that he goes to every evening. He bets it is possible to go around the world in eighty days and thats when the whole adventure starts off. Fogg and his servant,Passepartout, go places from all over the world, in determination to accomplish the bet. They go to places like New York and Hong Kong. However, Fogg is followed by a detective who believes Fogg is a robber that stole money from the England's National Bank. During their adventure, Fogg's and his servant's true friendship unfolds making the story much more enjoyable. The writers style in this book is great. The book is written in third person view giving us information of the areas Fogg and his servant go to. Overall, I would recommend this to people in middle school kids. I think its the perfect reading level for them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jshapiro | 12/8/2013

    " Also from project gutenberg. Vivid picture of India/China/London/etc in 1900. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luke Kirkwood | 12/3/2013

    " Read this flying around the world in 80 hours "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Veronica Mickle | 10/27/2013

    " i really liked Paspartout it is a really good book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Skye | 8/29/2013

    " Such a fun read! I actually listened to it (Jim Dale version) - really good! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Littlemama | 7/18/2013

    " I did not like it. It is not my kind of book and so I could not finish it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Derek | 7/3/2013

    " My favorite action adventure story. Non-stop action and adventure. A delight every time I have read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samhruth Ananthanarayanan | 3/29/2013

    " The adventure is very nice "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Theresa | 2/3/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lianne | 1/26/2013

    " Funnier than I expected! It is quite a short novel in which many things happen. Therefor it felt rushed at times, but the ending was unexpected and I really enjoyed this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chaitanya Tanti | 1/10/2013

    " Awesome book!!!Loved it a lot...This was the book which get me started towards reading...Childhood classic!!Just loved it how Jules Verne described various nations and this book is a classic which never get outdated. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ahmed | 7/12/2012

    " One of my all time raves, can never get bored from reading this book, will always have a special place. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 5/23/2012

    " Cute and light read....good to know what all the hubbub was about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sergio Flores Niklitschek | 4/27/2012

    " Una historia muy bonita con muy buenos personajes "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Olivierco | 3/14/2012

    " I hadn't read it for years. In my memories the book was longer (and somewhat livelier but maybe it is only an impression due to the fact I recently watched the Jackie Chan movie). A very clever ending even if there isn't any element of surprise anymore. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kiwijapan | 8/24/2011

    " I was amazed to learn that a particular mode of transport that I always was used had not been after all. To say what it was though, would be to give away a large part of the plot. Marvelous adventure from one of my favourite authors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jimmy Two Sandwiches | 8/5/2011

    " less racist than other posters would lead you to believe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Firedge | 6/12/2011

    " 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 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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