Around the World in 80 Days

Written by:
Jules Verne
Narrated by:
Michael Scott

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
262
Narrator
95
Release Date
January 2006
Duration
6 hours 36 minutes
Summary
This is an entertaining and light story about Phileas Fogg, a wealthy bachelor who makes a wager with a friend at his club regarding how long it would take for a person to circum navigate the globe. Not wanting to lose his bet, he immediately embarks on a trip around the world with his valet Passepartout. Follow along on their extravagant adventure on a number of fascinating transportation modes that must be fully completed within 80 days or the bet is lost.
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Anonymous

Interesting

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Anonymous

This is a classic story that tells a very entertaining story in a light hearted art.

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Heidi B

great story and narration.

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Rosemary C.

Enjoyed the book. The narrator was good

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Anonymous

Fine classic story. Entertaining way to catch up on some classics I should have read 50 years ago. Good narration although his pronunciation of the Platte River as Plate bothered this son of the Great Plains.

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Walter McCartney

A true classic.

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Anonymous

I enjoyed listening to this. It keeps one interested. The narrator's voice is wonderfully calm.

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Rebecca E.

Great adventure!

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FeliciaFinesse

Book was good for a short read. Lots of possibilities for having been expanded on but overall very good. Narrator was great. Nice & full bodied voice.

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Anonymous

Very enjoyable

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Anonymous

I think it must be a cultural thing, because American readers so frequently a real challenge for me to listen to. The exact same beat of highs and lows, emphasis and decay, is repeated for every single sentence. It's like listening to Siri. After an hour I realise I've taken nothing in. It's soporific and impossible for me to focus on. Off to find an English reader for this book...

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Anonymous

Great story, very entertaining. I read it after watching the tv series and did not find it lacking. The narrator was brilliant. I quibble a bit aboutthe pronunciation of “quays” but it was beautifully read..

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Laurie R.

I enjoyed this story.

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Debbie POTTER

Dull if I am honest. Moves too slowly at some bits and then appears to rush over others. I did not even get half way. This is not usual for me but I got further this time than on the time before. Its a classic I know but nevertheless I will give it its 3rd go one day and then give it up.

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Carol V.

The Narrator was excellent except he pronounces a lot of things incorrectly. I got over it though because he is such a great reader. Really professional sounding.

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Anonymous

Great story and whilst the reader's voice was pleasant to hear, why on earth can they not learn to pronounce well-known words. Quay is pronounced key and not kwey. Edinburgh is pronounced edinbrough.

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Tiger Rose

excellent

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Nichole Murphy

Great adventure! Fun read!

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Anonymous

A really fun adventure story. Very well read. I couldn’t put it down. Wonderfully well written and read.

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Anonymous

A truly captivating classic that encompasses travel, action, suspence, humour and romance, with a healthy dose of adventure. There was narration too! A Hugh recommendation.

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Anonymous

It kept my attention beginning to end!

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Dan B.

Classic story. I can see why this has stood the test of time. Charming, amusing, and exciting. Also very well narrated. Enjoyed this book very much!

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Anonymous

Reader did not pronounce Kearney, NE, or the Platte River correctly. Was very distracting. Otherwise did excellent job.

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Susie J.

Annoying how the narrator pronounces quay! Not the British pronunciation nor American

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Anonymous

I am going through all the classic stories at the moment and I saw the movie in my youth, David Niven was the star and played the part of Phileas Fogg so I decided to listen to the story as it was originally told. It was an excellent story and to be honest I was there for him all the way. I genuinely looked forward to each time I listened to the story and was desperately hoping he would make it which is quite funny as I already knew the story but again that is also down to good narration by Michael Scott. Again it is beautiful story well narrated and definitely worth listening too.

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Anonymous

Great story and an excellent narrator.

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Anonymous

Awesome story.

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Randal T

Loved it!

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Nikki Larter

Reasonably entertaining but not a lot of character development. The narrator was reasonably pleasant but he annoyingly mispronounced some words like monsieur

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Nathan Licciardo

Great classic tale. Yes there are some mispronunciations throughout, but they are minor in comparison to the overall quality of the narration!

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Elizabeth Pedersen

are commenters referring to mispronounced Indian words such as Tooele? which no one could pronounce unless they lived there... I thought it was well read and a good story!

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Diana Franklin

Enjoyed listening to this version! The English accent helped to remind me that this was not an American view point, and that Disney had nothing to do with this????

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Rowdy Nelson

Some mis pronounced words but I assume it's based on a British pronunciation .

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Lauren Hudson

What's the deal with all the mispronunciations? The narrator regularly mispronounces words.

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