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- Print Length: 154 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: May 16, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0083Z6ESG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,019 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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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
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.
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.Read more ›
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
You do need to get through some old style of writing, but the story is well told.Published 13 days ago by JAR
If you like Jules Verne you will love this book. Phileas Fogg is one of the great characters in literature. Read morePublished 16 days ago by stephen d. durgan
It is Jules Verne. This story will keep you on the edge of your seat all the way to the end. I can understand why it's been made into a movie so many times. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Deborah
One of the most interesting and adventures book.What i like the most is the relation between master and servent. The understanding between them is marvellous .Published 2 months ago by manisha singh
It’s a classic; something I think I was supposed to read in high school -- better late than never. Enjoyed the book quite a bit.Published 3 months ago by KK
Exiting and well written. A classic. I recommend it to those with a sense of humor. Enjoy enjoy enjoy enjoyPublished 4 months ago by Celestina