Crystal Puckett's Reviews > Five Weeks In A Balloon: Journeys And Discoveries In Africa By Three Englishmen

Five Weeks In A Balloon by Jules Verne
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May 17, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: classic-lit, audiobook, librivox, fiction
Read from May 02 to 12, 2010

I can't believe I haven't read a Jules Verne novel before, and I guess it was appropriate that I started with his first work. I really enjoyed the story, although I was taken aback by the extremely politically incorrect stereotypes used... I tried to keep in mind at all times the time period in which this book was written. Aside from those stereotypes, I thought the book was great. The characters were fun and there was plenty of adventure. "Excelsior!"

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