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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,227 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Palin Narrator: Michael Palin Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the autumn of 1988, Michael Palin set out from the Reform Club with an ambitious plan: to circumnavigate the world, following the route taken by Jules Verne's fictional hero Phileas Fogg 115 years earlier.

The rules were simple. He had to make the journey in 80 days using only forms of transport that would have been available to Fogg. And so, complete with visas, running shoes, an inflatable globe, and sound advice from Alan Whicker, Michael Palin began his incredible journey.

Crossing 17 borders and meeting innumerable challenges, he saw Venice from the back of a rubbish barge, rode around the Pyramids on a camel called Michael, and was attacked by a cockatoo in Hong Kong, amongst many other adventures.

Phileas Fogg may have brought a Princess back from his travels, but Michael Palin brought back a fascinating and frequently humorous account of the journey of a lifetime.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by ERNEST MORE | 2/18/2014

    " BBC Radio Star-Cast Adventure. Dramatised in four parts of 30 minutes each by Terry James. Included are all 56 illustrations by Geoffrey Towle from the 1873 American edition of the book published by J. R. Osgood & Co. of Boston. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bonnie | 2/12/2014

    " Great humorous eye-opener of the world's quacks and qualms "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Tresuiri | 1/29/2014

    " It was tolerable mostly, good in a few spots. I would avoid this book unless you don't have better alternatives at that time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kate Millin | 1/23/2014

    " An amusing story of the trials and tribulations trying to emulate the fictional journey. More interesting to me because of the use of merchant shipping and coming into Felixstowe at the end "

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About the Author
Author Michael Palin

Michael Palin established his reputation with Monty Pythonˆs Flying Circus and Ripping Yarns. His work also includes several films with Monty Python as well as The Missionary, A Private Function, an award-winning performance as Ken in A Fish Called Wanda, and Fierce Creatures. He has also written books to accompany his very successful travel series, Around the World in 80 Days, Pole to Pole, Full Circle, and Hemingway Adventure.