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.
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I LOVE this book!
How on earth have I missed reading this book during my life to date?
I devoured each and every word which was brilliantly narrated and I was on the edge of my seat throughout, which was a bit hairy at times as I was driving for most of it. The sound is a little tinny at times and the volume fluctuated but I can honestly say that I was too absorbed in the story for this to matter.
One of the best adventure stories I have ever read (along with The Count of Monte Cristo) with a fascinating insight into different cultures, a journey around the world which was only made possible in the year this was set. There are many obstacles in the way, some of which are very comical and there are a few laugh out loud moments.
I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone - a fantastic read!
Gripping to the end
Even though I knew this story from the dozens of adaptations, films and stories etc, I still found it a thrilling story. Fast paced and entertaining. I was on the edge of my seat at the end, even thought I knew what happened !!! A good adaptation which was easy to listen to.
I can thoroughly recommend this audiobook to anyone looking to be captivated by fantastic and classic story. Not only a great book, but beautifully told too - and for this price it is no less than an absolute bargain!