• Around the World in 80 Days

  • By: Jules Verne
  • Narrated by: Corbett Woodall
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 30-09-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: RNIB
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.9 (59 ratings)

Summary

From the pioneer of the Science Fiction genre, French author Jules Verne has created a masterpiece of adventure fiction.
Set in 1872, Around the World in 80 Days tells the extraordinary and wonderful adventures of Phileas Fogg and his servant Passepartout, who set out to win a £20,000 bet to circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.
Jules Gabriel Verne (1828-1905) is the second most translated author of all time.
Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.
(P)2004 RNIB
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5 out of 5 stars
By Tim on 21-10-08

In the style of its time

The read is precise, dry, dusty, and very much in keeping with the original book... loved every minute!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Dai Griffiths on 02-11-08

Around the World in 8hrs 20 mins

Not only is this a thoroughly enjoyable listen but it works on another level too. Phileas Fogg as the archetypical Englishman comes over initially as a self-centered prig; then you remember that you are getting a view of the English Gentleman through French eyes. Having realised this, I found my interest in the story was that much the greater for it. Poor Detective Fix provides the comic counterpoint to the story (and not Passepartout as is shown in the Mike Todd film). Passepartout himself is treated very sympathetically and in many ways provides the 'glue' that binds the main characters together. The reader adopts just the right tone and pace for the characters and if you are able to forget the film (and in particular, that non-existant balloon flight), this book deserves its eight hours in your audio player.

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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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