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Around the World in 80 Days

Narrated by: Michael Scott
Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Summary

"Around the World in 80 Days" is an entertaining and light story about Phileas Fogg, a wealthy bachelor who makes a wager with a friend at his club regarding how long it would take for a person to circumnavigate the globe. Not wanting to lose his bet, he immediately embarks on a trip around the world with his valet Passepartout. Follow along on their extravagant adventure on a number of fascinating transportation modes that must be fully completed within 80 days or the bet is lost.

©2018 Jules Verne (P)2018 AB Books

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BUY ANOTHER VERSION - Narrators constant mispronunciation spoils Jules Verne’s work

The narrator mispronounces words more often than not. His pronunciation of the word quay as kway, and taciturn as taki-turn serve as a couple examples of the lack of understanding the English language. Living in a port city the former mispronunciation continues to haunt me. It is honestly hard to believe that this audiobook made it past copy. Don’t waste your money on this version!!!

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Great story terrible voice actor

A classic Englisb novel like this should not be read in the dramatic fashion of an American sports presenter. "Two men; travelling around the world, who knows what they'll encounter". I loved reading this book and wanted to love listening to it, alas I could not.

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  • R MORGAN
  • 13-11-18

The most terrible narration I’ve heard

This narration sounds as though it is computer generated. The voice was mechanical, unmeasured, and inflection-less. Just awful. I am so disappointed to have wasted my money on this audio book.

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  • Kelly H
  • 29-01-19

Can't stand the narrator

American accent a mild detraction, but the frequent mispronunciation of words was a deal breaker. Which is a pity, because I really like this book.

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  • Taisha
  • 13-05-19

Amazing

Great but cursed 3 times nodding at first but 10th chapter really picks up action

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  • BigDogDad
  • 16-11-18

Fast read

This audio book was read quite fast. It felt like the reader was being timed.Ottherwise pretty good.

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  • William Burk
  • 20-12-18

Hard to read

It’s a good book but very hard to read. It’s only hard to read because if the time

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