Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days : Travelling with Michael Palin

  • by Michael Palin
  • Narrated by Michael Palin
  • Series: Travelling with Michael Palin
  • 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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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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- Kevin

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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- Simon Powell

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-11-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios