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  • 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.

    W Perry Hall says: "Prose exquisitely mines a range of emotions"
  • 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: 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."
  • 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.

    Stephen says: "Tedious"
  • 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 (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.

  • 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.

  • Madame Bovary | Gustave Flaubert

    Madame Bovary

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated By Glenda Jackson
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    Acclaimed British actress Glenda Jackson narrates what has been called the most important novel of its era. The character of Emma Bovary, a beautiful young woman longing to escape from her dull husband and the constrictions of bourgeois life in France is one of the most compelling figures in all literature. The story of her adulteries and financial ruin was so shocking to mid-19th-century readers that Flaubert was charged with "offenses against public morals and religion".

  • 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.

    Julien Chastang says: "Classic Tale"
  • 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.

    Mare says: "Different than the book"
  • Great French and Russian Short Stories, Volume 2 | Leo Tolstoy,Alexander Poushkin,Gustave Flaubert

    Great French and Russian Short Stories, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Leo Tolstoy, Alexander Poushkin, Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated By Walter Zimmerman
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    No one plumbs deeper depths of the psyche than French and Russian authors. This second wide-ranging collection of 19th-century literary masterworks, presented in their entirety, not only entertains, but provides insight into 19th-century mores and the mysteries of human nature.

    andrew says: "Great stories, read adequately, usually"
  • 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!"
  • 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.

  • 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"
  • Bouvard et Pécuchet | Gustave Flaubert

    Bouvard et Pécuchet

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated By Daniel Mesguich
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    Les aventures inachevées de ces deux copistes sont composées de dix chapitres : Rencontre, Agriculture, Sciences, Histoire, Littérature, Politique, Amour, Philosophie, Religion, Éducation. Toutes leurs tentatives d'éruditions seront toutefois vouées à l'échec. Bouvard et Pécuchet, à travers ces insuccès permanents, témoigne de l'histoire de la faiblesse de l'intelligence humaine où tout savoir est systématiquement détruit par un autre savoir.

  • Un cœur simple | Gustave Flaubert

    Un cœur simple

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 15 mins)
    • By Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated By Marie-Christine Barrault
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    "L'histoire d'un cœur simple est le récit d'une vie obscure, celle d'une pauvre fille de campagne, dévote mais mystique, dévouée sans exaltation et tendre comme le pain frais. Elle aime successivement un homme, les enfants de sa maîtresse, un neveu, un vieillard qu'elle soigne, puis son perroquet ; quand son perroquet est mort, elle le fait empailler et, en mourant à son tour, elle confond le perroquet avec le Saint-Esprit."

  • Madame Bovary | Gustave Flaubert

    Madame Bovary

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 46 mins)
    • By Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated By FonoLibro
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    FonoLibro se enorgullece en presentar el audiolibro en español de una de las obras más controversiales e importantes de la literatura universal, Madame Bovary de Gustavo Flaubert, quién fue llevado a juicio, acusado de inmoralidad, al lanzarse este libro.

    Yami says: "Buen libro"
  • A Sentimental Education | Gustave Flaubert

    A Sentimental Education

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated By Jonathan Fried
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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.

  • Gospozha Bovari | Gustave Flaubert

    Gospozha Bovari

    • ABRIDGED (13 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated By Stepan Starchikov
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    Gospozha BovariOna mechtala byt' ljubimoj, zhit' v okruzhenii krasoty i blestjashhego obshhestva. No vzamen sud'ba prepodnesla ej brak s sel'skim vrachom i prozjabanie v kroshechnom gorodishke sredi obyvatelej. Odnako nahoditsja chelovek, kotoryj kazhetsja Jemme Bovari voploshheniem ee byloj mechty. Kuda zhe privedet ee pogonja za prizrakom ljubvi: k schast'ju ili k mogile?

    Anatoly says: "Great story"
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