Around the World in Eighty Days (version 2)


Read by Mark F. Smith

(4.8 stars; 421 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.

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!!

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.

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. :)

(5 stars)

The reader does an excellent job. I really enjoyed this book. Jules Verne takes his readers on a tour of the world through his narrative of the stoic and generous Mr. Phileas Fogg, graceful Aouda, courageous Passepartout, and unwavering Mr. Fix.

PERFECT READ

(5 stars)

Even though we know how it will end, it is always a pleasure to revisit this skillfully woven story. Phipps knew himself best when he observed in chapter 30, "Decidedly, I am an ass."

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

(5 stars)

Loved it! The reader, Mark Smith is great as always, and the plotline of the book kept me entertained and anxious to see what came next. I highly recommend this book!