History, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy
A couple of reasons why this is fantastic listening.
George Guidall takes this performance to the highest level of oration. His adaptation of characters, relaying of emotion whether sorrow or elation are absolutely masterful.
Victor Hugo as a writer.
This man turned a 55+ hour story into an exciting and meaningful one all the way through.
You feel invested, like you are part of it.
The story of Les Misérables is rich, it's sad, it's happy, it's philosophical, it's funny, it's an absolute masterpiece and you'll be a more intelligent person after the experience.
Bravo Victor Hugo
Bravo George Guidall!
and Bravo to Audible for a quality performance!
Anna Karenina because it is another edifying book with timeless characters. Both ramble a bit, but you can choose to skip the parts that you find endless.
My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.
IN ALL THAT WE JUST OUTLINED
Hidden in the lectures, research papers, and off the record is a good story according to others. It amazes me this is so popular. If written today, I doubt it would sell ten copies. This is like a lesson in how to not write a novel. Long passages of the most boring material. Lots of telling, very little showing. Like in the sitcoms Modern Family and The Office are asides were the author steps out of the story to talk to the reader.
My wife talked me into buying this, she really loves it. Which amazes me, I liked Moby Dick, but she hated it, due to all the talk about whales. Years ago, along with two other couples we paid $80.00 a seat to see this musical. All three of the men walked out into the lobby in the middle of the show to talk about how boring it was. I watched the movie and did see that it did have a story, all though the best part was when Russell Crowe jumped off the bridge. I enjoyed that cause it meant I would not have to listen to him sing anymore.
Guidall is one of the best narrators ever and if I ever give him less then a five rating, I give you permission to slap me across the face.
This presentation is both engaging and entertaining. It is so absorbing that I was genuinely sad that it ended. Like a great romantic place, I must come back!
The translation and narration were simply spectacular. I can't imagine a better experience. Powerful and moving. The essay at the end was also really nicely done and insightful.
I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity of experiencing this book. It was a great look at the psychology of human beings. And the conflicts of society.this is the book to which I will now judge all other books in the future. Do yourself a favor and listen to this book. You will not be disappointed.
Les Miserables, is a engaging book full of excitement and history. Other than the amazing plot line. Les Miserables tells the history of France, and the French Revolution. I suggest this book to everyone.
This was a great translation and reading of such an amazing story! I am truly sorrow to be done with it. The characters are so spectacularly written you miss them instantly when they are gone.
I own a small business and love to listen to books while tinkering in the garage, back yard, and on my road bike.
Just finished by second listen of this great book. So many hidden treasures were found this time through. Thanks Victor! Thanks Julie!
The story was addictive and due to its length, one can get caught up for hours, before they realize the time. The writer gives the reader details on the history & political forms of the day, that help to clarify the situations the characters find themselves involved. Much more involved than the 'opera' based on part of the book!