Shocking his stodgy colleagues at the exclusive Reform Club, enigmatic Englishman Phileas Fogg wagers his fortune, undertaking an extraordinary and daring enterprise to circumnavigate the globe in eighty days. With his French valet Passepartout in tow, Verne's hero traverses the far reaches of the earth, all the while tracked by the intrepid Detective Fix, a bounty hunter certain he is on the trail of a notorious bank robber.
Combining exploration, adventure, and a thrilling race against time, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS gripped audiences upon its original publication and remains hugely popular to this day.
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About the Author
Often labeled the "father of science fiction," Jules Verne was less concerned with the gadgets of science than with its effect of people. His fantasies explored the possibilities in a way that excited the imaginations of generations of readers and paved the way for the host of writers that followed in his footsteps.
As "Best Children's Narrator," Jim Dale has won a record seven Audie Awards, including "Audio Book of the Year 2004," a Grammy(R) Award and four Grammy(R) nominations. As an actor he has won a Tony(R) Award, five Tony(R) nominations, four Drama Desk Awards, and four Outer Critics Awards. As a lyric writer, he received an Oscar(R) nomination for writing the song "Georgy Girl."
“The reason Verne is still read by millions today is simply that he was one of the best storytellers who ever lived.”—Arthur C. Clarke