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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

What the Critics Say

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

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    MR JAMES BENSON PARKER Merrimack, NH, USA 04-11-16
    MR JAMES BENSON PARKER Merrimack, NH, USA 04-11-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Beautiful Story; Wonderful Reader; Bad Paper"

    Who can contest Victor Hugo as being anything but an exceptional and gifted writer? This story is a monument to his genius. The reader did an excellent job of portraying the emotion and characters. Well done! However, at the end there is an attached "paper" on Hugo and the book that was entirely out of place and completely ruined the awe of Hugo's story and concluding lines. All 60 hours were an amazing journey which then ended in 30 minutes of some man's views of the whole thing. Story--brilliant. Ending--detrimental.

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    Bruce 04-09-16
    Bruce 04-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Les Miserables, the greatest classic of all time!"
    Would you listen to Les Misérables: Translated by Julie Rose again? Why?

    Julie Rose's translation of Les Mis is inspiring!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Les Misérables: Translated by Julie Rose?

    The purchase of Jean Val Jean's soul by the Bishop with his silver candlesticks; and, the revelation of what Jean Val Jean did for Marius and Cosette at the very end of the book is inspiring.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    George Guidall did a great job of portraying the various characters throughout the book.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Les Miserable's, an epic story of intense joy, pain, happiness, sadness, justice, mercy - - - LOVE!


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    T.Stick 03-21-16
    T.Stick 03-21-16 Member Since 2014

    History, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy

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    "What joy is this masterpiece!"

    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!

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    Rose 02-15-16
    Rose 02-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "There is nothing like the classics"
    If you could sum up Les Misérables: Translated by Julie Rose in three words, what would they be?

    Timelessly beautiful


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

    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.


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

    not sure


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Edifying


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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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    Carmen Blank 06-10-15
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    "More than amazing."

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Becca 05-09-15
    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
    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!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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