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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (58,590 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jules Verne Narrator: Jim Dale Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Voyages Extraordinaires Series Release Date: April 2005 ISBN: 9780307206299
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One ill-fated evening at the Reform Club, 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-establised routine of his daily life, the reserved Englishman immediately sets off for Dover, accompanied by his hot-blooded French manservant Passepartout. Travelling by train, steamship, sailing boat, sledge, and even elephant, they must overcome storms, kidnappings, natural disasters, Sioux attacks, and the dogged Inspector Fix of Scotland Yard, who believes Fogg has robbed the Bank of England, to win the extraordinary wager.

Around the World in 80 Days gripped audiences on its publication and remains hugely popular, combining exploration, adventure and a thrilling race against time.

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  • The reason Verne is still read by millions today is simply that he was one of the best storytellers who ever lived. Arthur C. Clarke

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorna | 2/18/2014

    " Wasn't sure if I could make through phrases such 'crusty Jew' but found myself getting sucked into the adventure :) read it with view to reading to class, but the language/references to opium might not be too suitable... Not as much seeing the world as I would have liked but a fun period book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rita Jean | 2/18/2014

    " I love this book. Interesting to see all the different ways he travels around the world. It also goes to show in the end...even the simplest things compound the wise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 2/11/2014

    " The audio version read by Jim Dale is entertaining. My 12- and 9-year old daughters loved it too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Russ | 2/10/2014

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 2/6/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Blossom | 2/2/2014

    " Great book! Wonderful for geography and history. Amusing as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aditya Sural | 1/23/2014

    " No words to describe this novel. One of my initial novels, I will never forget the story. I imagined the time the story is set and the imagination Jules Verne had. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill Keck | 1/16/2014

    " 5 stars not enough. I've been re-reading some of the classics lately via downloads from Google books. This is a true classic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 1/5/2014

    " This was my very first Jules Verne book and I liked it a lot. Very funny and at times, touching. I'm definitely gonna read more of his Voyages Extraordinaire. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brett | 11/20/2013

    " This is a great book! It is a fun quirky ride around the world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna Rademacher | 11/13/2013

    " Loved it - a fun, easy read, book - I recommend following their route on a map. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve O. | 11/12/2013

    " Every time I read this book I think that it is an even better read than the others. I noticed this time that it is quite the accomplishment considering that Jules Verne did not travel the route that Philieas Fogg traveled and was able to do all the research for not being able to access google etc... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pasquale | 10/22/2013

    " 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 T.E. | 10/12/2013

    " Wonderful, wonderful book! Fast paced and at some points quite funny, and every bit as enjoyable as the Abridged Children's Classics version I used to read repeatedly. Thumping good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennis | 4/17/2013

    " Eine spannende Abenteuergeschichte, trotz mancher Logikfehler. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Harmony Brownfield | 11/23/2012

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie Mcsweeney | 11/5/2012

    " Loved it when I was younger, I don't think i@d enjoy it so much now but I was amazed! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Signoranimal | 10/30/2012

    " Lovely book, never dull, always kept me at the edge of my seat "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maura | 7/11/2012

    " not bad, tho not really what i would deem a classic. the writing feels like a children's book, but i feel like the story itself would not have appealed to me as a kid. I wouldn't say you should avoid it, but it's nothing to put at the top of your list either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Shaver | 6/27/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Millie | 5/19/2012

    " I love this book - it's such a good read. Everyone should read it. It's a fun, simple read and a good bit of a escapism. A perfect Sunday afternoon story! "

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