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Length: 154 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • File Size: 537 KB
  • Print Length: 154 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: May 16, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0083Z6ESG
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This has been a favorite story of mine since childhood. In addition to liking the book, I'm also a fan of both the David Niven movie and the Piers Brosnan mini-series. This story is great stuff.

However, this translation is dry as dust. The edition I read decades ago was interesting and lively. This translation is devoid of excitement, and there is very little dialogue. As other reviewers have mentioned, it is also abridged, which would make sense for a cheap version of a printed book, but makes no sense at all in an ebook.

I cannot recommend this edition of this book whatsoever. I consider it to have been a waste of time. I may do some research on various translations and see if I can find a better one. If Verne's original writing had been as bad as this translation, we'd never know his name. LOL
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My twelve year old son and I read this book concurrently, and we both enjoyed it very much. Fogg's travels provide a wonderful world geography lesson, especially if locations of his travels are mapped during the reading. Not only did we learn about geography, Fogg models a superb example of many virtuous characteristics not found in any form of media today. He exhibits self-control, patience, love and self-sacrifice, generosity, gentleness, determination, and even grit! I wish there were authors around today such as Jules Verne. Although this book was read primarily for academic reasons, we gained so much more from it than expected!
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I read Around the World in 80 Days in 2 days and could not stop reading for hours on end. The story kept me exulted the whole time and I liked the way it went into the very different personalities of Passepartout, Mr. Fogg and Fix. The book had an excellent plot with the most unexpected twists and the descriptions of the different cultures and other things of interest were great. I would highly recommend this book as well as 20,000 Leagues Leagues Under the Sea and Journey to the Center of the Earth.
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I see now why this is a classic! This was my first time reading this spectacular novel, and having not seen the film, I was thrilled with Mr. Doug's journey around the world.
Verne gives painstakingly historically and geographically accurate details throughout the novel, which gives the reader the sense that they are making this famous journey around the world within the hours it takes them to read about it.
If you are one for adventure, travel, history, or simply a good read, you will be more than satisfied to procure a copy of Around the World in Eighty Days.
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Around the World in 80 Days is definitely among the list of amazing books. Around the World in 80 Days is about a man named Phileas Fogg, that makes a bet with his friends, that he can travel around the world in 80 days. This incredible classic commences with introducing the characters in a very descriptive way, especially the main character, from the way he looks, to the way he walks. Perhaps one of most helpful parts of the introduction is describing the character’s professions, and personalities.

I really appreciated Jule Verne’s approach to the dialogue. He definitely made sure to make the characters conversations obvious who was talking. It was surely not confusing, or random people talking in space. Each statement would have a great follow up with the speaker’s name. I especially enjoyed the humor that the author weaved into the small conversations between the main character and others.

I acknowledged the plot as extremely creative, because it wasn’t like most books, where a dog has to survive in the wilderness, or a monster shark engulfs a ship. It was obvious that the author spent time coming up with this idea, and I highly enjoyed the book because of it. Perhaps one of the most creative areas of the book is when Phileas misses a steamer, or almost gets arrested. Again, the plot was of the utmost quality, and I really enjoyed the conflict that Jules Verne built into this wonderful classic.

The description assembled into the book was especially admirable. The author described everything perfectly, but made sure not to be too descriptive, or add too many adjectives into a sentence to make it teeming with detail. I especially enjoyed that the author added just a bit of wit into the description.
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This book really holds up from my youth. When it was written, circumnavigation of the globe was a HUGE endeavor at any speed. Doing it in 80 days was a ridiculous notion. So the book was a pure action novel in it's time.

Today I can completely circle the Earth in 24 hours if really wanted to for the cost of a few plane tickets that are publicly available. (Or I could join the space program and circle the entire planet in a little under 90 minutes) So in today's society, Around The World in 80 Days isn't exactly an action story.

But it's still a GREAT adventure story! As a kid I read this book and thought it was an amazing adventure. Of course back then just going around the world at any speed sounded amazing. As a kid I barely knew what other States were, much less the other side of the world. When I re-read this recently as an adult, I was worried that I'd destroy my memory of the novel by seeing it in a less interesting light now that I've actually been all over the world.

I didn't. It was just an amazing as the first time I read it as a child.

Some of Jules Verne's books hold up like that over the years. Some don't. He was one of the most creative futurists of his day. But now the things he saw as existing in the distant future are things that we read about in history books. Sadly, the passage of time dulls some of Verne's amazing works. But Around The World in 80 Days absolutely stands the test of time!
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