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  • Around the World in Eighty Days

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (25)

    Jules Verne's incomparable Phileas Fogg races against time to win a sizeable wager. One adventure follows another in this memorable story rife with humor and strange encounters.

    Craig says: "Classic Victorian Novel"
    "A Terrific and Somewhat Misunderstood Classic"
    Overall

    I greatly enjoyed this book, the first I've actually "read" by Jules Verne, and highly recommend both the book and this narrator. I think I've now purchased 5 or 6 audiobooks narrated by Mr. Cosham, whose reading style is gentle, but always effective. I was surprised to discover that Around the World in 80 Days is not a silly slap-stick comedy, as portrayed in all the film versions thus far. There is plenty of humor, but it is subtle and emerges from the situations and the relationships among the characters. (And the characters in the book never travel in any sort of flying machine, a favorite device in the movies.) I long for someone to do a really good film adaptation that captures the personalities of the characters and the atmosphere of the story as written by Verne, not as imagined by Hollywood!

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