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In the autumn of 1988, Michael Palin set out from the Reform Club with an ambitious plan: to circumnavigate the world, following the route taken by Jules Verne's fictional hero Phileas Fogg 115 years earlier. The rules were simple. He had to make the journey in 80 days using only forms of transport that would have been available to Fogg. And so, complete with visas, running shoes, an inflatable globe and sound advice from Alan Whicker, Michael Palin began his incredible journey.

Crossing 17 borders and meeting innumerable challenges, he saw Venice from the back of a rubbish barge, rode around the Pyramids on a camel called Michael, and was attacked by a cockatoo in Hong Kong - amongst many other adventures. Phileas Fogg may have brought a Princess back from his travels, but Michael Palin brought back a fascinating and frequently humorous account of the journey of a lifetime.

©1989 Michael Palin (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Kevin
  • 14 07 2017

Michael Palin brings humour & humanity together

I've listened to all of Mr Palin's travel audio books and I recall watching the television series when I was a boy. it's as good a story now as it was then.

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  • Simon Powell
  • 03 07 2017

I wish I was Passepartout

A highly enjoyable re-visit to Michael's 80 day journey around the world, beautifully narrated by the man himself. Unfortunately, the incidental music and especially the ticking clock become increasingly annoying, so a star off for that. Check out his web site so you can follow along with some photographs, too.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20 07 2015

Classic boys own adventure

I saw the original TV series of Michael's adventure when I was a teenager - and enjoyed it from start to finish.

This audio book is a carbon copy of the TV series, and is an excellent listen - Michael Palin's genuine interest in the world, coupled with a strong sense of British reserve and sarcasm make for an enjoyable experience.


Highlights for me where the Dow adventure and his train travel across China; for different reasons. The Dow experience was very much about the strong relationship he built with the crew and the China train trip because it is a time stamp for a China that is fast changing.

Great boys own adventure.

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  • D. Wilkins
  • 13 03 2015

Very interesting indeed

Very good, interesting story and well told. Nice pace to the performance, more than enough to keep you coming back for the next instalment. Made me want to buy the DVD of the TV series too.

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  • SteveL
  • 16 02 2015

Excellent

Well written, well read. Totally absorbing.
Would love to travel like this.
Nothing else to say minimum word reviews irritate me

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  • G. Huntley
  • 24 01 2015

Most enjoyable.

I watched the Programmes when they first came out about 25 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed re-living it all now.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21 06 2013

Great story from a "nice man".

What did you like most about Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days?

Michael Palin writes the book as if seeing the world through young eyes. Everything is new and interesting, but it is the people who he meets that adds to the story. I don't know if he likes to be know as a nice man, but he is. I like that he narrates his own book so you feel you get more of the insight into the journey.

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  • Jim
  • 12 07 2014

An excellent tale of adventure

Would you consider the audio edition of Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days to be better than the print version?

Yes

What was one of the most memorable moments of Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days?

Chapter after chapter of adventure from around the globe

What does Michael Palin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Narrative spoken by the author himself

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

Any additional comments?

An excellent tale of adventure. As relevant today as the day it was experienced.

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  • Mr
  • 08 04 2013

The Best Of The Best

Back when I was young and impressionable the TV series was (and still is) a wonder. Listening to it is a pleasure, yes things have changed in the world some for the better, some for the worst. bust listening to this you forget, you are dragged into Palin's life on the road. For anyone with even a passing interest in the world its a good choice!

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  • june
  • 05 12 2015

Great trip down memory lane

If you could sum up Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days in three words, what would they be?

Adventure, humour, exciting

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the TV series and the book in the 80's so it was great to take a trip down memory lane and relive the excitement and pressure of the trip

What about Michael Palin’s performance did you like?

As he lived the words he writes it made for a very authentic performance

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Join the adventure

Any additional comments?

Just a great book (still, despite being almost 30 years since it was written) and thoroughly enjoyable. I am sure I will go back to this again and listen in the future. I've also just bought full circle, which I also enjoyed when first available, in the print and TV forms.

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  • Mr
  • 07 04 2013

A traveller's pleasure!

Michael Palin's voice is the perfect accompaniment to his travel story. I got a real feel for the people involved and it certainly fulfills the quote: 'It's not the destination, it's the journey'. Made me want to visit some of the places mentioned.

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  • Lulu
  • 04 06 2016

Great story and well read. Shame about the music

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The music is annoying and frequently drowns out the spoken word. There is no need for it after the opening.

What did you like best about this story?

It was all fascinating

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Narrator didn't detract from the book, only the annoying music

Did Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days inspire you to do anything?

No

Any additional comments?

Get rid of the music!

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