Around the World in 80 Days

Narrated by: Michael Scott
Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
4 out of 5 stars (129 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"Around the World in 80 Days" 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 circumnavigate 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.

©2018 Jules Verne (P)2018 AB Books

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The most terrible narration I’ve heard

This narration sounds as though it is computer generated. The voice was mechanical, unmeasured, and inflection-less. Just awful. I am so disappointed to have wasted my money on this audio book.

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Can't stand the narrator

American accent a mild detraction, but the frequent mispronunciation of words was a deal breaker. Which is a pity, because I really like this book.

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This man should never read aloud!

He pauses after every sentence and with earphones it is extremely annoying. You can hear him inhale and smack his lips. There is even a crackling sound in the recording that forced me to stop listening after only a few minutes. This was a total waste of money and time for the download.

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Mispronunciations were distracting.

pretty good job of narration except for the continued mispronunciation of several words (propitious and similar words).

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Awesome it was awesome!how poor baby girl who has worked out well k 👌you you have any other ideas?what i What if She turns into a fairy princess riding a unicorn and gives us all pet unicorns

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Inadvertent Comedy

We listened with the kids on a road trip. Classic, enjoyable story for the family. However, as others have noted, the performance leaves a lot to be desired. He must narrate movie trailers, as that's exactly how this book is delivered. The tone and cadence are especially awkward for a Victorian novel. And the many mispronunciations throughout eventually had us laughing out loud. I downloaded this because it was so cheap. Don't make the same mistake.

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DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME

If there were zero stars, I would give this narrator ZERO STARS! A total waste of time. Don't blame Jules Verne. He wrote a fine story. But the narration is so mechanical and awful, I think it's actually an AI reader. Trust me, don't waste your time or money. There are over a dozen classic novels read by this fake-name narrator. Avoid them. They're awful.

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Did not enjoy the pronunciation

I just did not enjoy the very strong Midwestern American accent. And the way in which foreign words were butchered was quite upsetting.

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incorrect history

the author gave biased and incorrect information about the "mormon" religion. It makes me wonder how much of the information about other groups, was incorrect.

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Was this a computer voice?

The pronunciation was embarrassing, the command of foreign words atrocious and the reading was flat.

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  • "sajm422"
  • 12-09-19

Not worth 78p

I don’t want to sound harsh but this is the worst reading I’ve ever come across on Audible. It sound like a bad television advert. No pronunciation, sounds like a Robot.

Such an awesome story but I couldn’t even listen through Chapter 2. Will have a look for a better version.

Don’t waste your money on this. Buy cheap, buy twice!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-10-19

Great story terrible voice actor

A classic Englisb novel like this should not be read in the dramatic fashion of an American sports presenter. "Two men; travelling around the world, who knows what they'll encounter". I loved reading this book and wanted to love listening to it, alas I could not.

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  • James Vince
  • 05-23-20

This is by far one of the finest literary arts.

Around the world in 80 days is known throughout the world (and since its creation) as a classic. It's and adventure you ont forget with nail biting action and twists and turns at every chapter's end. Romance, fear suspense and human sacrifice line the pages of this remarkable story.

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  • Christine Lillywhite
  • 05-20-20

English story american voice

why oh why would you take a classic Emglish author's story and narate it in a strong American accent! he hasn't even pronounced the first English road name Saville Road correctly. That is lack of preparation and complete bias towards an American audience that I don't appreciate. I bought this book. it's not a freebie!

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  • D M
  • 05-15-20

hard to listen to

A mixture of a breathy finish to each sentence and incorrectly pronounced words took away from what is a great story. Quay for example is pronounced kway by the narrator. 🤦‍♂️

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  • Steve Griffin
  • 04-28-20

Spoiled by bad reading.

I had to stop listening. They couldn't even pronounce the name of one of the main characters properly.

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  • Leslie Read
  • 04-10-20

classic story poorly read.

the story is great but the reader mispronounces an endless number of people and place names that it makes my head hurt to try to translate them. This hugely destroys the story.

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  • Gavin S. Bailey
  • 02-01-19

BUY ANOTHER VERSION - Narrators constant mispronunciation spoils Jules Verne’s work

The narrator mispronounces words more often than not. His pronunciation of the word quay as kway, and taciturn as taki-turn serve as a couple examples of the lack of understanding the English language. Living in a port city the former mispronunciation continues to haunt me. It is honestly hard to believe that this audiobook made it past copy. Don’t waste your money on this version!!!

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