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  • Les Misérables: Translated by Julie Rose | Victor Hugo,Julie Rose (translator)

    Les Misérables: Translated by Julie Rose

    • UNABRIDGED (60 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo, Julie Rose (translator)
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    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: "!"
  • Les Misérables | Victor Hugo

    Les Misérables

    • UNABRIDGED (67 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo
    • Narrated By Bill Homewood
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    (8)
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    (7)
    Story
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    Les Misérables is set in Paris after the French Revolution. In the sewers and backstreets, we encounter "the wolf-like tread of crime", and assassination for a few sous is all in a day's work. We weep with the unlucky and heart-broken Fantine, and we exult with the heroic revolutionaries of the barricades; but above all we thrill to the steadfast courage and nobility of soul of ex-convict Jean Valjean, always in danger from the relentless pursuit of the diabolical Inspector Javert.

    kotter says: "Anazing!"
  • Les Misérables | Victor Hugo,Lee Fahnestock,Norman MacAfee

    Les Misérables

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo, Lee Fahnestock, Norman MacAfee
    • Narrated By Mark McKerracher
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
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    Les Misérables has long been recognized as one of the finest novels of all time, a brilliant fusion of unforgettable characters and universal themes.

    Its hero is Jean Valjean, the noble peasant imprisoned. A sweeping story of love and honor in the depths of the Parisian underworld, immerses us in an epic struggle between good and evil, and carries us onto the barricades during the uprising of 1832 with a realism that is unsurpassed in modern literature.

    Elizabeth says: "too short"
  • Les Miserables | Victor Hugo

    Les Miserables

    • ABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo
    • Narrated By David Case
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    (44)
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    (24)
    Story
    (26)

    Les Misérables emphasizes the three major predicaments of the 19th century, each symbolized by a major character: Jean Valjean represents the degradation of man in the proletariat, Fantine represents the subjection of women through hunger, and Cosette represents the atrophy of the child by darkness.

    Amazon Customer says: "TOO Abridged, Read Only if You Won't Read More"
  • Les Miserables | Victor Hugo

    Les Miserables

    • UNABRIDGED (57 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    Set in the Parisian underworld and plotted like a detective story, Les Miserables follows Jean Valjean, originally an honest peasant, who has been imprisoned for 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister's starving family. A hardened criminal upon his release, he eventually reforms, becoming a successful industrialist and town mayor. Despite this, he is haunted by an impulsive former crime and is pursued relentlessly by the police inspector Javert.

    Sher from Provo says: "I love this book - one of the best of all time"
  • Les Miserables | Victor Hugo

    Les Miserables

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo
    • Narrated By Bill Homewood
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (12)

    Les Miserables is set in Paris after the French Revolution. In the sewers and back streets we encounter "the wolf-like tread of crime," and assassination for a few sous is all in a day's work. We weep with the unlucky and heartbroken Fantine, and exult with the heroic revolutionaries of the barricades; but above all we thrill to the steadfast courage and nobility of soul of ex-convict Jean Valjean, always in danger from the relentless pursuit of the diabolical Inspector Javert.

    Barak Zadok says: "Hugo's love still shines..."
  • Les Miserables | Victor Hugo

    Les Miserables

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo
    • Narrated By Michael Jayston
    Overall
    (12)
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    (6)
    Story
    (5)

    Hugo's vibrant portrait of the characters in late 18th century Paris is a world-famous story, which has also been made into an award-winning musical. Jean Valjean, an ex-convict, tries to turn his life around for the sake of his adopted daughter, Cosette. Set in turbulent times, this reding by Michael Jayston of this classic tale is a bustling and thrilling trip for a listener through the streets and cafes of a Paris finding its feet and losing its head.

    mj says: "A must listen before you enjoy the play or movie"
  • Les Miserables: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation | Victor Hugo

    Les Miserables: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo
    • Narrated By Joss Ackland, Roger Allam, full cast
    Overall
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    (7)
    Story
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    Joss Ackland, Roger Allam, and Leslie Phillips star in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel. When poverty drives Jean Valjean to steal a loaf of bread from a baker’s window, it is an action that will haunt him for the rest of his life. A citizen of postrevolutionary France, he is sentenced to nineteen years’ hard labour.

  • Orson Welles: Les Miserables, Episode 1, The Bishop | Orson Welles

    Orson Welles: Les Miserables, Episode 1, The Bishop

    • ORIGINAL (28 mins)
    • By Orson Welles
    • Narrated By Orson Welles
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    Les Miserables (1937) was Orson Welles' first radio series. He served as actor, director, producer, and adaptor, developing narrative and audio techniques that would later be used for The Mercury Theatre on the Air.

  • Les Miserables | Victor Hugo

    Les Miserables

    • UNABRIDGED (69 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo
    • Narrated By Alan Munro
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    (1)
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    One of the greatest novels of the 19th century. Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.

  • Les Miserables | Victor Hugo

    Les Miserables

    • ABRIDGED (33 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo
    • Narrated By Walter Covell
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    (128)
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    Les Miserables is set in the Parisian underworld. The protagonist, Jean Valjean, is sentenced to prison for 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread. After his release, Valjean plans to rob monseigneur Myriel, a saint-like bishop, but cancels his plan. However, he forfeits his parole by committing a minor crime, and for this crime Valjean is haunted by the police inspector Javert. Valjean eventually reforms and becomes a successful businessman, benefactor, and mayor of a northern town.

    Leslie says: "astounding"
  • Les Misérables | Victor Hugo

    Les Misérables

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo
    • Narrated By Christopher Cazenove
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    Set in the Parisian underworld and plotted like a detective story, Les Misérables follows Jean Valjean, originally an honest peasant, who has been imprisoned for 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister's starving family. A hardened criminal upon his release, he eventually reforms, becoming a successful industrialist and town mayor. Despite this, he is haunted by an impulsive former crime and is pursued relentlessly by the police inspector, Javert.

  • Les Miserables | Victor Hugo

    Les Miserables

    • ABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (10)

    Set in the Parisian underworld and plotted like a detective story, Les Misérables follows the adventures of Jean Valjean, originally an honest peasant, who has been imprisoned for 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister's starving family. A hardened criminal upon his release, he eventually reforms, becoming a successful industrialist and town mayor.

  • I Miserabili [Les Miserables] | Victor Hugo

    I Miserabili [Les Miserables]

    • UNABRIDGED (51 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo
    • Narrated By Silvia Cecchini
    Overall
    (4)
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    (3)
    Story
    (4)

    Questa colossale opera fu pubblicata nel 1862. Considerata uno dei romanzi più importanti del XIX secolo, narra la storia di vari personaggi nell’arco di 20 anni, intrecciando la loro vita alle vicende storiche della Parigi post Restaurazione.

    Roberto says: "Meraviglioso"
  • Los Miserables | Victor Hugo

    Los Miserables

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo
    • Narrated By Full Cast
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (11)

    Audiolibro dramatizado en español basado en la historia original de Víctor Hugo. Catalogada como la primera novela social de su época, Los Miserables, es una de obras literarias las más famosas de todos los tiempos. Es la historia de Jean Valjean, un convicto que estuvo injustamente encarcelado por 19 años por haberse robado una rebanada de pan. Al ser liberado de su injusta condena, Valjean trata de escapar de su pasado, lleno de maldad y depravación, para vivir una vida digna y honesta.

    A User says: "?Excelente novela!"
  • Die Elenden / Les Misérables | Victor Hugo

    Die Elenden / Les Misérables

    • UNABRIDGED (57 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo
    • Narrated By Gert Westphal
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    Paris, 19. Jahrhundert: Die französische Revolution ist lange vorbei, doch die Menschen leben noch immer in Elend und Unterdrückung. Der ehemalige Häftling Jean Valjean hat seine unrühmliche Vergangenheit als Dieb hinter sich gelassen und sich bis zum Bürgermeister und Fabrikanten hochgearbeitet. Als nun vermögender Mann versucht er, den Ärmsten zu helfen. Auch seiner Arbeiterin Fantine. Als sie stirbt, nimmt er ihre Tochter Cosette zu sich und zieht sie wie sein eigenes Kind auf.

  • Les Misérables | Victor Hugo

    Les Misérables

    • ORIGINAL (54 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo
    • Narrated By Georges Wilson, Sylvie Favre, Roger Coggio, and others
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    "Les Misérables", c'est l'histoire d'un homme qui fut très malheureux. Durant toute sa vie, il tenta de soulager le malheur des autres. Il peut être donné en exemple, car ce forçat était un homme de bien. Mais tendons l'oreille et écoutons son histoire.

  • Les Miserables | Victor Hugo

    Les Miserables

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo
    • Narrated By Christopher Cazenove
    Overall
    (7)
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    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Jean Valjean, the central character of Hugo's sweeping novel, is one of society's victims. A poor but honest peasant, he stole a loaf of bread to feed his sister's starving family and ended up in prison. By the time of his eventual release, he has become a hardened criminal, but his friendship with the saintly Monseigneur Bienvenu gives him another chance at life. This new, respectable life is precarious, for Valjean is still sought by the law, in the person of the implacable Inspector Javert.

  • Los Miserables [Les Miserables] | Victor Hugo

    Los Miserables [Les Miserables]

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo
    • Narrated By Fabio Camero
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    Jan Valjean, que despues de ir a la carcel por robar un pedazo de pan, es inmisericordemente perseguido por un agente de la autoridad, Valjean, que trata de mostrar que el pasado ha convertido al hombre en un criminal.

    SAMUEL says: "Una grandiosa historia"
  • Orson Welles: Les Miserables, Episode 2, Javert | Orson Welles

    Orson Welles: Les Miserables, Episode 2, Javert

    • ORIGINAL (28 mins)
    • By Orson Welles
    • Narrated By Orson Welles
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    Les Miserables (1937) was Orson Welles' first radio series. He served as actor, director, producer, and adaptor, developing narrative and audio techniques that would later be used for The Mercury Theatre on the Air.

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