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Sentimental Education Audiobook

Sentimental Education

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Publisher's Summary

Frederic Moreau is a law student returning home to Normandy from Paris when he first notices Mme Arnoux, a slender, dark woman several years older than himself. It is the beginning of an infatuation that will last a lifetime. He befriends her husband, an influential businessman, and their paths cross and re-cross over the years. Through financial upheaval, political turmoil, and countless affairs, Mme Arnoux remains the constant, unattainable love of Moreau’s life.

Based on Flaubert’s own youthful passion for an older woman, Sentimental Education blends love story, historical authenticity, and satire to create one of the greatest French novels of the 19th century.

Public Domain ©2012 AudioGO

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    Stephen Port Ludlow, WA, USA 07-18-15
    Stephen Port Ludlow, WA, USA 07-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Tedious"

    Normally I like to get my teeth into a 'big' book, but not this time. Far too much rather boring detail of the pathetic emotional career of one of life's losers

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  • Andrea Zuvich
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    12/11/14
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    "Superb"
    What about Michael Maloney’s performance did you like?

    Michael Maloney - a brilliant actor - gives an excellent performance in everything he does, and his reading of this maintains the standard awesomeness we have come to expect from him.


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

    The final scene between Frédéric Moreau and his long-time love Madame Arnoux was tender and brought a tear to my eyes. I love the story because it's like a slice of life - nothing contrived or fantastical, but real and all-too-human.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Jw Perks
    Lincolnshire United Kingdom
    4/14/16
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    "Romantic classic - a tale of frustrated love"

    Michael Maloney manages to capture in his reading a necessary clarity. He matches Flaubert's transparent prose perfectly with an unmannered reading giving space to consider the story and enjoy the unfolding tale of frustrated love.

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