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"Around the World in Eighty Days" (French: "Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours") is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager (equal to about £2 million in 2016) set by his friends at the Reform Club. It is one of Verne's most acclaimed works.

©2018 Jules Verne (P)2018 Oregan Publishing

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Great story, bland narrator

I have always loved this story, so I was going to enjoy myself regardless. The narrator, however, managed to challenge my listen to it. Oh boy was he bland. Eventually my love won out, and I accepted his emotionless, bulldozing narration, and just let the story roll over me. I admit to picturing Pierce Brosnan and the 1989 TV miniseries the entire time, and I fell in love with Phileas Fogg all over again.

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very jovial, light natured & clever story

I thoroughly enjoyed the readers narrative and of course the story speaks for itself. highly recommended