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  • Madame Bovary | Gustave Flaubert

    Madame Bovary

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated By Kate Petrie
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    Madame Bovary is a lurid tale of unremorseful adultery and violent emotions set against the background of the stupefying, boring provincial town of Yonville in Normandy. The book is a biting criticism of entitlement and living beyond one's means.

    Ivan says: "Spectacular Narration of a Great Classic"
  • Madame Bovary | Gustave Flaubert

    Madame Bovary

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
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    In Madame Bovary, one of the great novels of 19th-century France, Flaubert draws a deeply felt and sympathetic portrait of a woman who, having married a country doctor and found herself unhappy with a rural, genteel existence, longs for love and excitement. However, her aspirations and her desires to escape only bring her further disappointment and eventually lead to unexpected, painful consequences. Flaubert’s critical portrait of bourgeois provincial life remains as powerful as ever

    DHW says: "Excellent narrator, beautiful writing"
  • Madame Bovary | Gustave Flaubert,Lydia Davis (translator)

    Madame Bovary

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Gustave Flaubert, Lydia Davis (translator)
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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    Set amid the stifling atmosphere of nineteenth-century bourgeois France, Madame Bovary is at once an unsparing depiction of a woman’s gradual corruption and a savagely ironic study of human shallowness and stupidity. Neither Emma, nor her lovers, nor Homais, the man of science, escapes the author’s searing castigation, and it is the book’s final profound irony that only Charles, Emma’s oxlike, eternally deceived husband, emerges with a measure of human grace.

    Esther says: "Ironic, humorous, and restrained"
  • Sentimental Education | Gustave Flaubert

    Sentimental Education

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated By Michael Maloney
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    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.

    W Perry Hall says: "When Crimes of Passion Were All the Fashion"
  • Madame Bovary | Gustave Flaubert

    Madame Bovary

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated By Alain Lawrence
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    Issue de la bourgeoisie, Emma Bovary est élevée dans un couvent, où elle fera son "éducation sentimentale" en lisant les œuvres romantiques à la mode. Son mari, Charles Bovary, ne ressemble en rien aux amants mystérieux et délicats de ses lectures : c'est un officier de santé qui exerce dans un village normand où Emma, confrontée à la réalité de la vie quotidienne, va peu à peu perdre pied.

    Matt H. says: "Excellent book"
  • Madame Bovary: A Signature Performance by Leelee Sobieski | Gustave Flaubert

    Madame Bovary: A Signature Performance by Leelee Sobieski

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated By Leelee Sobieski
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    A Signature Performance: Leelee Sobieski’s Emma is sultry but vulnerable, offering a sympathetic rendering of the heroine and her plight, allowing the listener to draw his own conclusions about Madame Bovary in this cautionary tale of love, passion, and desperation.

    lasvegaslisa says: "Very tough to get through!"
  • Madame Bovary: Classic Collection | Gustave Flaubert,Eleanor Marx-Aveling (translator)

    Madame Bovary: Classic Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Gustave Flaubert, Eleanor Marx-Aveling (translator)
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    A brilliant psychological portrait, Madame Bovary searingly depicts the human mind in search of transcendence. Acclaimed as a masterpiece upon its publication in 1857, it catapulted Flaubert to the ranks of the world's greatest novelists and ushered in a new age of realism in literature.

    I says: "A masterpiece. The narrator does it justice."
  • Madame Bovary | Gustave Flaubert

    Madame Bovary

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated By Bobbie Frohman
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    Emma Bovary lived in a world of romantic dreams. Her selfish and demanding ways led to a gradual corruption that showed her to be an utterly shallow and quite stupid woman, but her escapades and caprices draw us into her story until the tragic end.

    James says: "Audio Quality and Narrator Distracting"
  • Madame Bovary | Gustave Flaubert,Gerard Hopkins (translator)

    Madame Bovary

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Gustave Flaubert, Gerard Hopkins (translator)
    • Narrated By Ronald Pickup
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    Emma Bovary, a doctor's wife, seeks an escape from her dull life through having extra-marital affairs. Flaubert's novel scandalized its readers when it was first published in 1857, and it remains unsurpassed in its unveiling of character and society.

    A. Laprade-velasco says: "Fantastic Narrator"
  • Madame Bovary | Gustave Flaubert

    Madame Bovary

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated By Claude Cyriaque
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    Ce roman n'est pas seulement un drame, c'est un virulent réquisitoire contre la société bourgeoise, contre la médiocrité, contre les conventions, les formules toutes faites et les pensées sur mesure. Si "Madame Bovary" a conservé un immense succès auprès d'un très vaste public, c'est à son caractère profond d'humanité qu'elle le doit. Flaubert a réussi à rendre grand le banal et à donner à ce "cas" un caractère universel.

  • Madame Bovary | Gustave Flaubert

    Madame Bovary

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated By Elaine Wise
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    Though he embodies neither wealth nor a lavish persona, Charles Bovary - a somewhat established doctor - takes a chance in marrying the young, vibrant, and ambitious farm girl Emma Rouault. At first, Emma is delighted to be married and away from her father's farm, but her thirst for the rich and ornate lifestyle that she witnesses other people living soon drives her away from her husband and into the arms of various suitors.

    Arlene Olsen says: "Madame Bovary doesn't disappoint"
  • Madame Bovary | Gustave Flaubert

    Madame Bovary

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated By Julie Christie
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    The refusal to settle for what life has dealt you and the consequences of trying to change it is a theme which hasn’t altered much in the last 150 years, and the astonishing beauty and challenge of Madame Bovary is as electric today as it was then. Very few books have created this much outrage and adoration.

  • Madame Bovary [Spanish Edition] | Gustave Flaubert

    Madame Bovary [Spanish Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated By Elisabet Egea
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    Madame Bovary narra la oscura tragedia de Emma Bovary, una mujer infelizmente casada, cuyos sueños chocan cruelmente con la realidad. Al hechizo que ejerce la figura de la protagonista hay que añadir la sabía combinación argumental de rebeldía, violencia, melodrama y sexo.

  • Madame Bovary | Gustave Flaubert

    Madame Bovary

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
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    Emma Bovary is not content to be the mere dutiful wife of a French country doctor. She yearns for excitement and a sense of romance that pulls at her so strongly she is powerless to resist, even though pursuing her dreams will exact a terrible price. Learn why Gustave Flaubert's compelling heroine has enchanted and puzzled readers for centuries.

    Cynthia K says: "Good narrator, terrible recording"
  • Madame Bovary | Gustave Flaubert

    Madame Bovary

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated By John Richmond
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    Madame Bovary is the first novel by French novelist Gustave Flaubert. The story focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, a bored provincial housewife, who abandons her husband to pursue the libertine Rodolphe in a desperate love affair.

    Hans-Georg says: "A decent bargain"
  • Les 9 plus belles lettres d'amour | Denis Diderot,Victor Hugo,Gustave Flaubert, Henri IV,Alfred de Musset

    Les 9 plus belles lettres d'amour

    • UNABRIDGED (30 mins)
    • By Denis Diderot, Victor Hugo, Gustave Flaubert, and others
    • Narrated By Juliette Lancrenon
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    Auteurs classiques utilisant leur plume pour vivre, personnages historiques entrés dans la légende, tous sont des hommes et femmes qui se sont un jour laissés éprendre... Derrière leur vie sociale, publique et parfois mondaine se cachent des êtres qui ont correspondu avec amour et passion avec l'élu de leur cœur.

  • Madame Bovary: Adapted by Pat Menegatti | Gustave Flaubert

    Madame Bovary: Adapted by Pat Menegatti

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated By Audioscape Players
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    Hoping to escape from a future without horizon, Emma marries the good and kind Charles Bovary, a doctor.Finding herslf in another sort of prison however, she seeks comfort in the arms of lovers, and plays into the hands of opportunists.She has not, after all, moved upwards, but rather sideways, into an even more claustrophobic existence. Trapped in a net of her own making, she becomes desperate. The more she struggles, the more she entangles herself.

  • Salammbô | Gustave Flaubert

    Salammbô

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated By Éric Herson-Macarel
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    Voici l'histoire d'un amour impossible dans un océan de haine, l'histoire de l'innocence manipulée par la ruse, l'histoire de la barbarie humaine, de la guerre, de la vengeance : une histoire si belle et terrible à la fois, une histoire de trahisons. C'est aussi une ode épique, pleine de lumières et de ténèbres, de joies et de souffrances, de richesses et de misères où luisent les diamants, les lapis-lazuli, l'or et le marbre. C'est aussi l'abomination de la guerre, où les chairs éclatent sous les coups, où les combattants imaginent les ruses les plus folles pour anéantir leurs ennemis.

  • Un Cœur simple | Gustave Flaubert

    Un Cœur simple

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 23 mins)
    • By Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated By Alain Couchot
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    "Un Coeur simple" est une nouvelle de Gustave Flaubert, parue dans le recueil "Trois Contes" en 1877. L'auteur y dépeint la vie d'une domestique de campagne dans la Normandie du dix-neuvième siècle. Gustave Flaubert s'inspire en fait de la vie de la servante de ses parents, qui l'éleva, et fut ensuite sa domestique pendant plus de 50 ans.

  • L'educazione sentimentale | Gustave Flaubert

    L'educazione sentimentale

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated By Silvia Cecchini
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    Questo romanzo di Gustave Flaubert, fu scritto dal 1864 al 1869. Il progetto del romanzo prevedeva un lavoro a metà strada fra il romanzo sentimentale e quello dei costumi parigini, per fornire al lettore un quadro sulla storia morale della sua generazione.[1] La critica moderna inserisce questo romanzo tra gli esempi più convincenti del romanzo ottocentesco,[1] sottolineando lo stile fluido, le novità tecniche e grammaticali che lo hanno contraddistinto.Cornice musicale: Funerale di una marionetta, di Gounod.

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