18 episodes

This is a true account by American woman journalist who, in 1889, set out to see whether she could beat the fictional journey in Jules Verne’s 1873 novel, Around the World in Eighty Days. Wearing one dress and carrying one handbag, Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman (pen name “Nellie Bly”), reported her travels back to avid readers in America. (Summary by Mary Reagan)

Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by BLY, Nellie LibriVox

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This is a true account by American woman journalist who, in 1889, set out to see whether she could beat the fictional journey in Jules Verne’s 1873 novel, Around the World in Eighty Days. Wearing one dress and carrying one handbag, Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman (pen name “Nellie Bly”), reported her travels back to avid readers in America. (Summary by Mary Reagan)

    A Proposal to Girdle the Earth

    A Proposal to Girdle the Earth

    • 15 min
    The Start

    The Start

    • 20 min
    Southampton to Jules Verne's

    Southampton to Jules Verne's

    • 16 min
    Jules Verne at Home

    Jules Verne at Home

    • 16 min
    On to Brindisi

    On to Brindisi

    • 23 min
    An American Heiress

    An American Heiress

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

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Chapters are out of order

I'd like to give it 5 stars, but the chapters are presented out of order in iTunes. You are much better off going directly to the Librivox web site and listening from there. Reagan does a wonderful job reading it.

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