Around the World in Eighty Days

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Around the World in Eighty Days

by Jules Verne (Pierre-Jules Hetzel, 1873); audiobook read by David Colacci (Brilliance, 1994)

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The narrative is patchy—some sections are filler, more stultifying travelogue than adventure—yet overall there emerges a genuine build-up of tension, culminating in a splendid denouement (albeit that Verne takes up Phileas Fogg’s woodenness and has a cringeworthy stab at romance).

 

 

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