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Around the World in Eighty Days (AmazonClassics Edition)

Narrated by: David Colacci
Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
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Pragmatic gambler Phileas Fogg has made a gentlemanly wager to the members of his exclusive club: that he can circle the world in just eighty days, right down to the minute. Fetching his newly appointed French valet, Fogg embarks on a fabulous journey across land and sea - by steamer, rail, and elephant - to win the bet of a lifetime.

Inspired by Jules Verne's own sea travels and his fascination with circumnavigating the globe, the avid dreamer's picaresque voyage inspired generations of adventurers who were eager to best Verne's challenge - from nineteenth-century journalist Nellie Bly to Monty Python's Michael Palin.

AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to listen to a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature's most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.

Revised edition: Previously published as Around the World in Eighty Days, this edition of Around the World in Eighty Days (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Excellent narration

Clear and concise, great for someone who wants control of the speed of reading books

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Great accents! Narrator uses American accent.

While the narration is with an American accent, each character is given a distinct accent, be it British, French, calm, or excitable.
As my first “reading” of this classic, I didn’t know how it would end. May be sappy, but I didn’t expect it until almost the last chapter. The story of an unemotional, un-moveable Englishman who hides away his feelings is not a new theme, but it is still captivating. And the narration certainly brings life to the story!

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Re-read at age 50!

I loved & was surprised by the turning of events; a most enjoyable listening experience!