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Les Misérables: Translated by Julie Rose Audiobook

Les Misérables: Translated by Julie Rose

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2008 Random House (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

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“Rich and gorgeous. This is the [translation] to read.” (Times (London))

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    Mark In Arizona 06-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Astounding!"

    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!

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    R. Bohlen Pittsburgh, PA, USA 06-23-15
    R. Bohlen Pittsburgh, PA, USA 06-23-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Spectacular"

    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.

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    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.

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    Becca 05-09-15
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    "One of the best books you will ever read."

    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.

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    Anna 04-27-15
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    "I give this story all of my love!"

    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.

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    Geoffrey 04-07-15
    Geoffrey 04-07-15 Member Since 2014

    I own a small business and love to listen to books while tinkering in the garage, back yard, and on my road bike.

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    "By far my most favorite book."

    Just finished by second listen of this great book. So many hidden treasures were found this time through. Thanks Victor! Thanks Julie!

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    Martin 03-14-15
    Martin 03-14-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Fantastic Read!"

    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!

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    MIGHTYA Northeast USA 02-24-15
    MIGHTYA Northeast USA 02-24-15 Member Since 2014

    Love a well told story (all genres) with a flavor of romance.

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    "Great Translation + Great Narration"

    A must read epic classical literature. Thanks to all the raving reviews of this translation, I am very happy I went with this version. On top of great writing and engrossing storyline, the great performance from George Guidall helped me to stay interested with this huge book to the end (something I would not have accomplished in print). Well worth the time, highly recommended. My next stop is Les Miserables on Broadway.

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    sld Iowa 02-21-15
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    "An epic novel that I'm glad I've made it through!"

    A captivating story but be prepared for long editorial comments by Hugo that have very little to do with the story that most of us are familiar with from theatrical renditions of it!

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    susan 01-01-15
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    "Always a classic."
    If you could sum up Les Misérables: Translated by Julie Rose in three words, what would they be?

    Les Mis: Love. Dreams. Freedom.


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

    Valjean and Javert continually teach the lessons of love, grace, and the pursuit of what is good and noble. The characters are vast and complex; I love that Javert is an antagonist who is simply following his fixed philosophies of Good and Evil. Javert's insights before his downfall are awe-inspiring and get me every time.


    Any additional comments?

    Victor Hugo is wordy, but it's part of the charm. I've read an abridged version, an unabridged "brick" of a novel, and now I have listened to it here. This is my favorite classic novel, my favorite musical - it has so many lessons to teach readers.

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