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Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days | [Michael Palin]

Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days

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.
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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.

©1989 Michael Palin (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Jim
    7/12/14
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    "An excellent tale of adventure"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days?

    Chapter after chapter of adventure from around the globe


    What does Michael Palin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Narrative spoken by the author himself


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    An excellent tale of adventure. As relevant today as the day it was experienced.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Southport, United Kingdom
    6/21/13
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    "Great story from a "nice man"."
    What did you like most about Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days?

    Michael Palin writes the book as if seeing the world through young eyes. Everything is new and interesting, but it is the people who he meets that adds to the story. I don't know if he likes to be know as a nice man, but he is. I like that he narrates his own book so you feel you get more of the insight into the journey.


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  • Mr
    United Kingdom
    4/8/13
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    "The Best Of The Best"

    Back when I was young and impressionable the TV series was (and still is) a wonder. Listening to it is a pleasure, yes things have changed in the world some for the better, some for the worst. bust listening to this you forget, you are dragged into Palin's life on the road. For anyone with even a passing interest in the world its a good choice!

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    BILLINGSHURST, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "A traveller's pleasure!"

    Michael Palin's voice is the perfect accompaniment to his travel story. I got a real feel for the people involved and it certainly fulfills the quote: 'It's not the destination, it's the journey'. Made me want to visit some of the places mentioned.

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