Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne

Around the world in Eighty Days – Jules Verne

I listened to a dramatised (the one with Toby Jones) version of this on a road trip. We selected it because it was the right length for both parts of the journey (there and back again).

Here’s the blurb

One night in the reform club, Phileas Fogg bets his companions that he can travel across the globe in just eighty days. Breaking the well-established routine of his daily life, he immediately sets off for Dover with his astonished valet Passepartout. Passing through exotic lands and dangerous locations, they seize whatever transportation is at hand—whether train or elephant—overcoming set-backs and always racing against the clock.

I didn’t know what to expect, but I really enjoyed it. Phileas Fogg is a true gentleman (and possibly on the autism spectrum).

I did watch the TV series last year (the one with David Tennant), which I also really enjoyed.

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