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3.64  ·  Rating Details ·  304 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Unknown Binding, Abridged
Published January 21st 1977 by HarperCollins Publishers
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May 30, 2011 Sarah rated it it was ok
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
Jun 02, 2010 Jonathan rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010, db-2010
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
Jun 05, 2011 Lilli rated it really liked it
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Sep 05, 2011 Ryan Williams rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 22, 2011 Diana rated it liked it
Shelves: audio-book
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.
Apr 21, 2011 Amanda rated it really liked it
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.
Nov 14, 2011 Kate rated it liked it
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.
Jun 05, 2011 Bianda rated it really liked it
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.
Nov 26, 2011 Kathy rated it really liked it
Shelves: haveread
Delightful and fun to read!
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Jan 20, 2012 Hadil Zawahreh rated it it was ok
a little bit boring :/
the mocie was kinda better i was disappointed bcuz jules vern writes so much better than this !!
Jun 22, 2011 Pathik rated it liked it
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..:)
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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).

Awarded honourary doctora
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