Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

Around the World in 80 DaysBlurb: Shocking his stodgy colleagues at the exclusive Reform Club, enigmatic Englishman Phileas Fogg wagers his fortune, undertaking an extraordinary and daring enterprise to circumnavigate the globe in eighty days. With his French valet Passepartout in tow, Verne’s hero traverses the far reaches of the earth, all the while tracked by the intrepid Detective Fix, a bounty hunter certain he is on the trail of a notorious bank robber.

3 stars

Listened to Via: Audibook (library)

My Thoughts: This novel turned out some what different than I expected. I love to travel and see new things, so I was hoping this book would allow me to see some of the amazing things around the world. That did not happen. Phileas is super composed and was rush right through his travels. There was little sightseeing. However, the adventure was interesting. I really took a liking to Passepartout. The ending a nice little shock at the end, which I kind of liked.

Something that is making me mad is that a lot of the covers for this book have a hot air balloon on it. The gang never got in one! It was mentioned once, but it was quickly disregarded. That’s why I choose the cover above.

Jim Dale did an excellent job in this recording too. He had unique voices and quite good accents for the characters.

Listened To: April 15, 2014 — April 20, 2014


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