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Published January 21st 1977 by HarperCollins Publishers
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I was a little disappointed with this book. It contained mostly facts about the route Mr. Fogg took during his journey; mileage travelled, lists of cities passed through, times and amounts ahead or behind in their pursuit of the ultimate goal. This isn’t to say there wasn’t a story. Occasionally, Mr. Fogg would have enough time in one place to have a bit of an adventure, but more likely it was Passepartout who found himself in trouble and in a big need to get out of it. Aouda and Detective Fix w...more
It is very interesting that I would like a book so much where not a whole lot happens and the characters are incredibly thinly written. Needless to say, I really enjoyed listening to this book. I may have been affected by Jim Dale's storytelling, and that is fine. My son loved it as well. I think the the idea of the book is exciting in and of itself. Even though there isn't much to Phileas Fogg, I really was drawn to his constancy and ability to always remain calm and under control. I found myse...more
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Ryan Williams
Jules Verne proved to be a fantastic writer in his book, Around The World in 80 days. It was an adventure from the first page to the last page. I never found myself bored from a long conversation or a redundant story line because it never happened. Whenever the story got to a point where the characters seemed to be in the clear from a problem, another obstacle was put in their way and it kept the reader on their toes. Verne has a unique writing style that makes it extremely difficult for the rea...more
I'm not sure which translation I read (it was the free English one on the Gutenberg Project) but I wasn't really engaged by this. I didn't like the characters, save for Passepartout, and the trip didn't have the suspense or creativity I've come to expect from Verne.
This is a fun book to listen too. When it talked about going though the western US and the Mormons, I saw the great misunderstandings that people have about our religion. They don't know what we believe, but think they do.
I really liked this book. Originally written in French, then translated to English sometime in the mid 1800's I think, so the type of writing is as such. Great story though. Good character development. Would recommend.
It's a light reading book and I enjoyed it very much.
The story is simple enough about a journey around the world in 80 days based on a bet.
But I can already guess how the end would turned out.
I'll give 3.5 but don't go on my review . I think you should read this book and keep it with you for re-reading like reminder of good experience..:)
Hadil Zawahreh ∞
a little bit boring :/
the mocie was kinda better i was disappointed bcuz jules vern writes so much better than this !!
I loved the book and would recomend it to anyone who loves an unlikey hero.
Sёkoya♪♫ Dixon
-151+ years old: 15 points (1859 and older)
excellent; a classic must read.
Delightful and fun to read!
How he did it.
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Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer, CC.

In 1968, he was invested as a Companion of the Order of Canada (CC). In 2001, he received the Canadian Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement.

Recipient of two Tony Awards (1974, 1997), two Emmy Awards (1976, 1974), and the Golden Globe Award and Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (2012).

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