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Ninety-Three | [Victor Hugo]

Ninety-Three

It is 1793 in France, the year of the guillotine. Already, Louis XVI has been sentenced to the scaffold, and Terror reigns. The architects of the Revolution (Marat, Danton, and Robespierre) have set up the Convention, an embryo parliament, designed to stem social chaos. But ideals topple in the face of political necessity, alliances founder, and intrigue is a way of life.
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Publisher's Summary

It is 1793 in France, the year of the guillotine. Already, Louis XVI has been sentenced to the scaffold, and Terror reigns. The architects of the Revolution (Marat, Danton, and Robespierre) have set up the Convention, an embryo parliament, designed to stem social chaos. But ideals topple in the face of political necessity, alliances founder, and intrigue is a way of life.

In Ninety-Three, Victor Hugo's inspired last novel, that tumultuous year's events are woven into an epic masterpiece that brilliantly captures the moment that shaped the destiny not only of France but of all European monarchies.

(P)2000 Blackstone Audio Inc.

What the Critics Say

"The book is full of pregnant and splendid sayings. There are scenes of inimitable workmanship. Ninety-Three is equal to anything that Hugo has ever written." (Robert Louis Stevenson)
"One of the loftiest achievements of Hugo's genius." (Saturday Review)

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    Steven Tempe, AZ, USA 10-03-08
    Steven Tempe, AZ, USA 10-03-08 Member Since 2008
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    "My Favorite Audiobook so far!"

    This is a great book and well narrated. I'm almost finished listening to it for the second time and am enjoying it even more this time than I did the first time. FIVE STARS!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Julie 04-08-13
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    What would have made Ninety-Three better?

    This is a great book. Narrator.... well.... ruined it.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Blah, blah, blah. Monotone. Where did you get this guy?


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jonathan United States 03-17-12
    Jonathan United States 03-17-12
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    "This is a brilliantly written novel"
    What made the experience of listening to Ninety-Three the most enjoyable?

    This is my first introduction to Victor Hugo. I had no idea what a brilliant author he was. The characters are really captivating, and the plot tense and exciting. I was listening to this book on my iPod while fishing with tears running down my face. It has been weeks since I finished this book, and I still think about it. I really like this book.


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    Ugo Oak Park, CA, United States 11-16-10
    Ugo Oak Park, CA, United States 11-16-10
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    "Hugo's 93"

    Written a century after the events described, each character is modern and fascinating, while the author rivets the attention of the reader on each of them. Hugo is master.

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    Robert Vlach 03-03-11 Member Since 2010

    Books play an important role in my life, as well as web and other text media. I also write my reader's blog in Czech at Coctu.cz

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    "Terrible narrator"

    This is by far the worst title I have ever purchased on Audible. Frederick Davidson is terrible narrator, so painful to listen to. Buy this audiobook and suffer.

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    Vickey Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada 02-02-09
    Vickey Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada 02-02-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Nice story... wish there was more of it."

    I loved Le Misserables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame so I was psyched to find 93 with the same narrator but what a disapointment. In the other books Hugo peppers the story with historical sidenotes here and there. Ninety-Three is a historical sidenote peppered with story. Even the narator sounds bored for most of the middle. It's like Hugo was so concerned about it that he forgot to develop the characters until he finished getting the history right and by the time you care the book's over.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    LisburnUnited Kingdom
    12/28/09
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    "reading a shopping list"

    This could have been a good book, but I did not download this title as the excerpt was so dreadful. The narrator reads the novel as if reading a shopping list. I will read the book myself!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Grainne
    County dublinIreland
    4/30/08
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    "Five stars for Hugo's work 3 for the recording!"

    Ok I'll be quick and simple this is a great story

    Victor Hugo wrote this book to show how people act in battle (the novel is set in the year 1793 in the French Revolution). And he shows how familys faught against each other in the fight e.g. the Villian in this novel is an uncle and the Hero is a nephew of that uncle and they are on different sides. Fighting for different reason's so if you like 'Notre dame de Paris' and 'Les Mis?rables' his other two great novels you'll like this.

    Now for the down side the recording it's self....

    It says it's 'unabridged' but it's not it keeps skiping chapters like in one book (the story is split into differnt books and chapters) it gose from chapter 1 to 3 and skips two and in the same book gose from chapter 4 to 6 skiping 5.

    This is either a mistake with 'Blackstone audiobooks' which is the company which released this recording or Audible it's self.

    And I might add that when I bought 'Notre dame de Paris' it had the same problem it even skiped a complete book so I had to get another rendition of 'Notre dame de Paris' to read the full thing and now there is no other copy of Ninety-Three' so I can't get the full book just warning you.

    But beside that it is a very, very good book the characters are wonderful and moving but it would help if you knew some history of the year 1793 in France and the whole revolt sense Hugo acts like his readers already know the historical fact's he put's down.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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