Combining exploration, adventure, and a thrilling race against time, Around the World in 80 Days gripped audiences upon its original publication and remains hugely popular to this day.
This recording includes an afterword written by Starr LaTronica, the Youth Services Manager of the Four Country Library System in Vestal, NY, and Tim Ditlow, Publisher of Listening Library, that explains the context of Jules Verne's cultural references since his story was crafted using the predominant opinions and biases of his time.
(P)2005 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
Definitely, Jim Dale and Jules Verne are an amazing team. I thought that Dale's performance brought Verne's story up to a magnificant performance.
The ending with a twist was so incredible !
I greatly appreciated the narrator's ability to use different voices for the various characters
It's a toss-up between Filious Fogg and his french servant Passpatoo. (Don't know correct spelling) They were both extremely honourable and loyal to each other. Mr. Fogg could have abandoned his servant on a number of occasions, but chose to rescue him at considerable cost. Passpatoo, with obvious talents was impulsive and rash but absolutely loyal to his master and saved the day for Fogg in the end. A great combination of characters.
No. This is the first audio book I have listened to.
Not sure what a tag line is.
I liked the inclusion of appropriate music and sound effects during the commencement of each chapter. It added to the impression of actually being there.
A school administrator and avid reader and listener of books. At least an hour of every day is spent in the car, and that's where the bulk of my listening is done. I tend to listen to books on "faster" mode so I can get through more books!
I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed this book. Verne sets up a great scenario as Fogg ventures off to make it around the world in 80 days to win a bet. He is cool as troubles come his way, showing patience and ingenuity to solve problems. The story shows the power of perseverence, how to handle others in crisis, and the calmness with which to deal with disappointment. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend to all readers.
Who would have thought that this classic would have all of the elements of a Hollywood action thriller? It's a great story and a perfect way to liven up your commute.
Jim Dale's narration is spellbinding. I will listen to anything that he narrates just to hear what he brings to the table.
It definitely leaves you hanging and wanting more.
Fun story and I LOVE listening to Jim Dale.
As gifted and incredible as Jim Dale is...I started my love of audio books with the Harry Potter series. If you have listened to all of them, you will swear Harry Potter characters are suddenly in this book.
But it is still Jim Dale and a great book. I say go for it!
Well this was downloaded for my 13 yr old son. He just love the old BBC radio style of live acting and narration with the sounds and different voices. He is hooked. As a family we thoroughly enjoyed it.
Were Fillies Fogg and Passpartwo saves the Indian girl from being burned alive.
Changing characters so easily and making them believable and alive.
Travel trough a mazing countries with Fillies Fogg and Passpartwo
I work. I ski. I play. I write. I have a family. I garden. I coach. I volunteer. I sketch. I run. I read.
I don't know but it sure is better than the movie.
My favorite scene is when Fogg and his crew dismantle the steam ship to burn all the wood once they run out of coal.
This book and production is highly entertaining and a pleasure to listen to. I would listen to it again.
This is one of my favorites. Our 11 year old son gave it a 10/10.
Phileus - he is so mysterious, graceful, patient. Our son compared him to Buddha.
Great characters, pace.
I work in IT, I love reading, I love Writing and for those daily travels too and fro I love to listen to Audible books too
Fantasy, excitement, pace
All of them, I know a cop out but it's true Jim s very good, a listeners narrator
Just loved very minute
This translation is better than any print version I've found, and was a joy to listen to. It now holds a permanent place on my iPod.
Passepartout carried the day, the trip, the story.
My favorite line: Jim Dale as Passeparout exclaiming, "That takes the biscuit!"
I very much appreciated the comments at the end from Tim Ditlow of Listening Library, putting the book in context of the time in which it was written and also giving listeners a history of his company.
I strongly reccomend it. I have listened to the audiobook at least 4 or 5 times.
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