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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,224 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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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Tresuiri | 1/30/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Christine | 1/29/2014

    " A good thing to read if you are thinking you would ever want to try to go around the world in 80 days, because then you will already know you will not get to see much! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nick | 1/25/2014

    " Not having ever seen the TV series (this or his other journeys) I didn't come to this with any pre-conceived ideas. Enjoyably written, more about the people and the travel than the places. It did make me rather nostalgic for some of my travel memories, and look forward to reading his other books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by William | 1/25/2014

    " A fun and informative travelogue; an early outing for the comedian who's made a second career out of this kind of thing. "

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