Around the World in Eighty Days (version 2)


Read by Mark F. Smith

(4.8 stars; 463 reviews)

Mysterious Phileas Fogg is a cool customer. A man of the most repetitious and punctual habit - with no apparent sense of adventure whatsoever - he gambles his considerable fortune that he can complete a journey around the world in just 80 days... immediately after a newspaper calculates the feat as just barely possible.

With his excitable French manservant in tow, Fogg undertakes the exercise immediately, with no preparations, trusting that his traveling funds will make up for delays along the way. But unbeknownst to him, British police are desperately seeking to arrest him for the theft of a huge sum by someone who resembles him, and they will track him around the world, if necessary, to apprehend him.

This is an adventure novel of the first water, with wholly unexpected perils, hair-breadth escapes, brilliant solutions to insoluble problems, and even a love story. And can this be? - That he returns to London just five minutes too late to win his wager and retain his fortune? (Summary by Mark F. Smith) (7 hr 35 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 11:08 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 2 8:44 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 3 15:16 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 4 7:49 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 5 7:12 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 6 9:30 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 7 6:11 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 8 8:25 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 9 11:39 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 10 11:48 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 11 18:55 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 12 15:18 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 13 14:04 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 14 13:52 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 15 13:29 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 16 11:31 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 17 12:38 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 18 9:27 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 19 15:04 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 20 12:41 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 21 17:23 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 22 14:50 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 23 13:52 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 24 13:55 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 25 14:33 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 26 11:35 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 27 13:47 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 28 17:08 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 29 14:56 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 30 15:02 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 31 12:34 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 32 8:05 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 33 17:33 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 34 7:19 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 35 11:56 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 36 8:12 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 37 7:49 Read by Mark F. Smith

Reviews

A great Audiobook to get caught up in

(5 stars)

Jules Verne writes a delightful Adventure novel that is a good mix of loveable characters fantastical adventures with a noticable background of sciences and research(though fantastical). Mark reads his works with great enthusiasm. I will be continuing to favor Mark's readings, they are typically of great quality, clear, and very engaging.

Great story and always great listening to Mark F Smith.

(5 stars)

The story was very good, exciting, suspenseful. Mark F Smith is my favorite reader and he did another marvelous job reading this story too. Would recommend

a fantastic tale read by a fantastic gentleman

(5 stars)

I have always been a fan of the old authors and stories but am a very slow reader so listening to these audio books has opened an entire fascinating world for me! Jules Verne has to be one of the best of those authors and this tale is right up there at the top of the pile. I have listened to this version probably around 6 or 7 times and it always delights and entertains me to the last. Every time I listen I hear something I missed the times before and I find this a lot with Jules Verne as all his novels have a vast depth of detail and colour. I would highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone who enjoy a fantastical adventure in all corners of the globe. I would also like to say a thank you to Mark Smith for the reading, I think he does an amazing job and I actively search for books he has read as I know he will help bring them alive for me to enjoy! Thank you!!

great book, great story

(5 stars)

well read funny voice impressions, if not exact to the accent of the characters' origins the story, while containing imperialist views and expressions, does so with a certain dignity that make them almost pallatable, if dated the narrative itself is, in an old-fashioned way, meticulously and specifically told, while avoiding the indulgences of action which modern movies and books are so prone to that being said, the excitement is not so softened that I did not still anxiously root for the protagonist, Mr Fogg, while being amused and touched by his companions this book has in fact convinced me that Jules Verne's must have been, as would seem appropriate to the times, a perfect gentleman

Bravo from Borneo

(5 stars)

To repeat an often used observation...the book is significantly better than the films. I'm so pleased I decided to listen to it...prompted by the fact that it was read by Mark Smith...no better endorsement. I particularly enjoyed the use of language and the insight into travel so long ago.

Excellent! Excellent!!

(5 stars)

Now here's one classic that deserves the title. What a well crafted tale. Excitement, adventure, missed connections, local color...and at the heart of it all is the quietly confident Mr Fogg, with £20,000 at stake. Excellent story and excellently read by Mr Mark Smith, Librivox volunteer extraordinaire.

Greatest ending ever

(5 stars)

What an amazing story! I've always avoided reading it because in all honesty, the title didn't make it sound that great. It was however an amazing story, read by an amazing reader, and it did indeed have the best ending I have ever encountered.

Beautiful adventure and great reader

(5 stars)

Listening to this book brought me so much joy and excitement that I will recommend it to anyone looking for an adventure, or for those who are afraid of adventures, so they know what they miss out. :)