Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne (Free Audio Book)
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne – A free audiobook
Narrated by Librivox Group
Around the World in Eight Days is one of the most beloved adventure novels by French author Jules Verne. It was first published in 1873 and has since adapted into numerous mediums even up to this day. The story focuses on Phileas Fogg, an Englishman and his French valet Passerpartout as they attempt a nearly impossible task: to circle the globe in 80 days. What pushed them to attempt this insane task? Well, a £20,000 wager set by his colleagues at the Reform Club can make men do such things. This is one of Jules Vernes well-known and acclaimed works.
Phileas Fogg is in fact the most unlikely person to attempt such a feat. He is known as dull by most of those who know him personally. He has a daily repetitive and punctual habit with no taste for adventure. However, wishing to prove his detractors wrong, he hurriedly sets out with his excitable valet to circumvent the world within 80 days. However, things will only get more complicated as the British police desperately track him down for a crime committed by someone who resembles Fogg. And so, an already impossible race turns into a game of cat and mouse as well as Fogg and Passerpartout tries to elude the police while trying desperately to finish the imposed time limit race as they embark on an exciting journey around the world in 80 days.
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Book versions to buy from Amazon:
School & Library Binding – May, 1990
Paperback – September 24, 2014
Audible Audio Edition – Unabridged
Mass Market Paperback – Deluxe Edition, May 1, 2007
Audio CD – Unabridged, May, 2004
Multimedia CD – July, 2008