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
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.
The narrator has a great voice, but his repeated and terrible mispronunciation of "monsieur" made me wince every time.
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.
"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.
"Very poor fluency by reader."
Spend the extra few dollars on another production of this book.
Such a great story is worthy of a better performance.
I would avoid purchasing another auditioned performed by Mr. Monroe.
"narration is BAD"
I have loved this story since childhood and looked forward to listening to it - unfortunately, the experience is rather painful.
I love the nonchalance of the whole and the subtle humor.
The voice itself is pleasant but the manner - it is quite bad. Stilted, broken, pompous, with strange accents and even more strange pauses - it seems the narrator just learned to read about 25 minutes ago and this is the very first book he ever reads aloud.
I'd change the narrator.
"Jules Verne's best!"
If you like adventure books, you will love this one. In my opinion, this is by far the best book Jules Verne ever wrote. You will LOVE the twist at the end!
After about an hour, the audio begins to skip and is not understandable.
Need to be fixed.
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