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  • Les Misérables: Translated by Julie Rose

    • UNABRIDGED (60 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo, Julie Rose (translator)
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (900)
    Performance
    (771)
    Story
    (778)

    One of the great classics of world literature and the inspiration for the most beloved stage musical of all time, Les Misérables is legendary author Victor Hugo’s masterpiece. This extraordinary English version by renowned translator Julie Rose captures all the majesty and brilliance of Hugo’s work. Here is the timeless story of the quintessential hunted man—Jean Valjean—and the injustices, violence, and social inequalities that torment him.

    Darwin8u says: "!"
    "Great Translation for English Speakers"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I tried to listen to Les Miserables Unabridged Narrated by Frederick Davidson - countless times and due to the translation it was slow going and I could never finish it. This translation by Julie Rose is wonderful and flows as you would expect an native English story to. As anyone with a thesaurus can attest there are countless ways to say the same thing in English. Julie Rose has a knack of choosing the right words!


    What other book might you compare Les Misérables: Translated by Julie Rose to and why?

    As mentioned above the other version on audible is not translated into English as fluently.


    What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He's wonderful. He has a wonderful aged voice - he's a master story teller!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Fantine's death and plea for the care of her daughter Cosette - always a tear jerker!


    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Kristen Johnston
    • Narrated By Kristen Johnston
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (445)
    Performance
    (425)
    Story
    (425)

    The two-time Emmy Award-winning actress has written her first book, a surprisingly raw and triumphant memoir that is outrageous, moving, sweet, tragic, and heartbreakingly honest. Guts is a true triumph - a memoir that manages to be as frank and revealing as Augusten Burroughs, yet as hilarious and witty as David Sedaris.

    John Campbell says: "Whiskey and cigarettes have never sounded so good."
    "Performance of a Life Time!"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, there’s never a dull moment. In 3rd Rock, I always found Kristen's voice a bit manly but surely there has never been a better voice for audio books! This is a flawless performance. She has a knack for making the destruction of her guts and her life sound very sexy. She’s real and raw about her ordeal of living on the brink of death in a foreign country suffering, isolated, lonely and cold turkey from all her demons. Call me an enabler, but never has there been one more deserving of a cigarette and stiff drink!


    Why over all a 3 star rating? A biography should leave you feeling like you know the person you've read so much about. I know she had a hard time in the hospital, drinking, drugs & poor self esteem but I don't really know much more about her then when I started and the book ended rather adruptly.


    Have you listened to any of Kristen Johnston’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    As far as I know this is her first audio performance, which I hope she develops into a career.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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