I love the depth of this story. In today's world of media capability, we are used to seeing details, rather than reading or listening to them. The book is a wealth of wise admonitions and insight into human nature.
hard to say, liked the male characters better than the female characters as performed by him
no, but I was familiar with the story before listening to it
If you are not one to love details, go for the shorter version of this book, but if you love detail and want to boast you covered the whole book as written, this is a great listen!
The narration is excellent and dividing it into parts make the download managable.
The climactic moment of the trial and the death of Fantine
Jean Val Jean
It made me do both.
loved this book when I read it in high school 50 years ago, hated listening to it, could only stand about 30 minutes at a stretch.
everytime I turned it off
still waiting to get to the end so I can delete it, which will be my most moving moment
narrator's sarcasm was as irratating as finger nails on a Chalk board, am still kicking myself for not getting the George Guidall version.
Hearing Hugo's marvelous prose come to life.
Jean Valjean's inner battle as he debates whether he should free the man how stands to be condemned in his place.
Great jobs bringing these characters to life.
It it were possible.
Beautiful, encouraging, enthralling
War and Peace -- such tremendous characters, facing such human issues...
This is a book for every lover of literature. One of my favorite books, ever!
I must confess, I did enjoy the main storyline of Les Miserables. I picked the unabridged book so that I would have many hours of listening enjoyment. However, dashed throughout the book Victor Hugo talks about french society, french politics, and french history in general. Each of these sections were used to reinforce the main storyline as it progressed. However, I found myself lost trying to understand the french history.
I would not recommend the unabridged book to anyone who isn't familiar with french history. I assume that the abridged book has a much more concise storyline and I would recommend the main storyline.
I would listen to Les Miserables again! This story is a classic for a reason. It has everything in it. Love, war, romance, triumph of good over evil.
Most definatly. An all time classic.
The best audiobook reader I have listened to. It is very easy to listen to, while working, running, or anything really.
This is one of my all time favorite books. A classic in literature. Very, complicated story, with many twists and turns, and in the end, all the characters are tied together in a magnificent way.
No. Good story line, but seemingly endless cul de sacs.
Jon val Jon
Victor Hugo's Magnificent Novel, brought to Life, with out the endless detours
I read the first half of this book and just couldn't find the time to finish reading it. I got the audio book, wanting to finish the story, but I couldn't get beyond 4 hours. I love the melody of this book and Hugo's command over words and sentence structure (strange since it is a translation). Unfortunately, the reader never grasped the beauty of the words he was reading. His voice is largely monotone and uninteresting; he sounds disdainful and as if the story was causing a bad smell under his nose. Perhaps it's like Shakespeare -- difficult to read but amazing if performed by someone who both understands and loves it. It's very sad, and I hate to say it, but I don't think this reader does either. Disappointing.