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Around the World in 80 Days Audiobook

Around the World in 80 Days

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Publisher's Summary

Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager set by his friends at the Reform Club. One of Verne's most acclaimed works.

Public Domain (P)2012 Trout Lake Media

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    S. K. Conaghan Toronto 02-25-17
    S. K. Conaghan Toronto 02-25-17 Member Since 2015

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    "Cannot listen to this..."

    Why is this narrator so choppy? Always breaking in the wrong spots... No flow to the reading... I cannot finish such a great book read to me like this...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michele C. Dodge-laviano 06-13-12

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    "Garbled Audio"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator has a great voice, but his repeated and terrible mispronunciation of "monsieur" made me wince every time.


    Any additional comments?

    I know that this audio book was bargain-priced, but it ended up being worthless, because the audio is completely garbled/unintelligible beginning in Chapter 5.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Richard S. Swol Lindstrom, MN USA 06-12-17
    Richard S. Swol Lindstrom, MN USA 06-12-17 Member Since 2015

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    "A Great Story - A Terrible Narration"
    What disappointed you about Around the World in 80 Days?

    The performance was very choppy and extremely distracting. I could not continue with this volume.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story itself is excellent and rightly considered a classic.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Alan Munro?

    Someone who can read a sentence without pausing in inappropriate spots.


    What character would you cut from Around the World in 80 Days?

    none. The characters work perfectly.


    Any additional comments?

    Get another version of this classic story. One that you can actually sit through listening to. I could not do that with this performance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kurtis K. Karr 04-10-17

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    "Atrocious narration."

    Great story. Terrible narration. He sounds like a one-lunged marathoner. It was very annoying to listen to.

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    Iain 03-14-17
    Iain 03-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "awful narrator. like a robot."

    Almost impossible to listen to. Narrator is robotic. The flow of sentences is really hard to follow.

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    D M BOYCE 01-20-17
    D M BOYCE 01-20-17 Member Since 2015
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    "What A Treat"

    Very good story telling. A journey indeed. Very lively rendition. Get your passport and carpetbag ready.

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    Joe 12-15-16
    Joe 12-15-16 Member Since 2013
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    "great book, mediocre reader"

    i enjoyed the book very much, but the reading was unpolished and awkward. i would suggest reading the book before your attempt at recording it.

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    Stephen C. Greeley 11-06-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent"

    I am very glad I read this classic book. The narration was excellent and it was a fun adventure.

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    David SPRINGFIELD, VA, United States 10-11-16
    David SPRINGFIELD, VA, United States 10-11-16

    Torah-following family man, Multi-disciplined engineer, self-styled philologist and harsh critic of humanist Progressive religion.

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    "Wonderful story! But... commas!!!"

    The story is a classic for all the right reasons, and should be on all reading lists. Alan Munro does good service in voice tone and character voices, but his ad-hoc insertion and/or ignorance of comma pauses is a sad distraction.

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    Dawn J Allen 03-06-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Very poor fluency by reader."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Spend the extra few dollars on another production of this book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Such a great story is worthy of a better performance.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Alan Munro’s performances?

    I would avoid purchasing another auditioned performed by Mr. Monroe.


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    5/12/12
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    "Beware; badly narrated"

    The narrator has an extraordinary technique of narrating half the sentence, then pausing, then finishing the sentence. This he does for EVERY SINGLE SENTENCE. I still haven't decided if this is due to a poorly taught (or poorly understood) narration technique, or if he's not just not very good at, y'know...reading.
    Either way avoid, there are much better unabridged options for this book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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