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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (58,665 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jules Verne Narrator: Harry Burton Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2000 ISBN:
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To take on the bet - to go around the world in eighty days, faster than anyone had gone before - was madness. If Phileas Fogg missed a single connection, he would lose 20,000 pounds. Phileas Fogg was an eccentric Englishmen who lived a quiet ordered life and believed that with technology and planning, nothing was unforeseeable. But he could not plan for the ebullient nature of his French servant, Passepartout, for the adventures that crop up on their journey and for the totally unexpected collision with romance. The humor and freshness of Verne's writing - vivid dispatches from a newly accessible world - make Around the World in Eighty Days an ideal subject for an audiobook. Jules Verne would have approved. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krystal Hammer | 2/16/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A.R. Voss | 2/15/2014

    " I grew up reading Verne, and although this is not one of my favorites by his, it is still a fantastic journey to take. Still a great page turner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deviant Geek | 2/10/2014

    " i LOVED the book! it was adventurous and exciting.. it got me on my nerves so many times but i loved the thrill.. amazing ! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn Mancini | 2/10/2014

    " I realized last month that I had never read this book, and I'm so glad I finally did. Witty, hilarious and a classic by all definitions. The last few lines put a huge smile on my face. "

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

    " I read this version in French class and plan on reading it in English so that I understand it better...haha :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mahesh Narayahamurthi | 2/1/2014

    " Very descriptive and smooth flowing. "

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

    " *contained within Barnes & Noble anthology* "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/23/2014

    " This was one of the first books I read (by myself) when I was around 10 years old. It's still one of my favorites 20 years later. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 1/8/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 12/15/2013

    " This was the first book I read on my new e-reader! I found it absolutely gripping! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Veksler | 12/4/2013

    " I remember reading this in Russian when I was 8. 23 years later, it's even better. Having been to many of the places described in the book makes one long for the more civilized era of British empire when there were no border, no passports, no violent fundamentalists to worry about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin | 11/29/2013

    " In a word, charming. Having read the children's version over some years ago, I was interested in re-reading this classic. And indeed it is a classic, with it's own style and characters which enhance the story greatly. I'm glad I revisited this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Cloud | 11/8/2013

    " Fun read and much better than the movie "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andalee Mcneely | 10/30/2013

    " 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 Chris | 10/22/2013

    " Listened to the book on tape years ago. I've had the e-version since I've owned a Palm Zire, so about time I got around to reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jshapiro | 9/7/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bobby | 5/3/2013

    " Been meaning to read this for a while. Not quite what I expected, but I really enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vera | 2/27/2013

    " It was good to actually read the book because I've always heard about the story. This seemed nearly like steampunk because it used some unorthodox methods of travel when needed, but it was written in the 1800's. A good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rose | 8/13/2012

    " It was okay. I read it for school, and it was one of the better ones. Wouldn't mind reading it again some time, actually. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wes | 9/7/2011

    " Fun little book that is a quick read. Nothing important or really exceptional about it. Just a mildly entertaining read about a guy who makes a bet and tries to go around the world in 80 days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eaguerrant | 7/4/2011

    " What a fun read! I thoroughly enjoyed it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa in Ohio | 6/19/2011

    " 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. "

  • 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.