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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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    (1415)
    Story
    (1426)

    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
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (86)

    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.

    ccoco says: "Anazing!"
  • Les Misérables : L'intégrale | Victor Hugo

    Les Misérables : L'intégrale

    • UNABRIDGED (56 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo
    • Narrated By Michel Vuillermoz, Élodie Huber, Pierre-François Garel, and others
    Overall
    (4)
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    (4)
    Story
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    Un enregistrement exceptionnel : les cinq volumes des "Misérables", un des plus grands romans de la littérature française, enfin disponibles en livre audio. Jean Valjean, Cosette, les Thénardier, Gavroche, ou encore Javert sont autant de noms qui résonnent au-delà de l'histoire qui les a fait naître. Ces misérables sont décrits à la fois comme des archétypes du genre humain, mais aussi comme les produits d'une société génératrice de pauvreté, d'ignorance et de désespoir.

  • Despierta tu Heroe Interior: 7 Pasos para una vida de Éxito y Significado [Awaken Your Inner Hero: 7 Steps to a Successful Life and Meaning] | Victor Hugo Manzanilla

    Despierta tu Heroe Interior: 7 Pasos para una vida de Éxito y Significado [Awaken Your Inner Hero: 7 Steps to a Successful Life and Meaning]

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo Manzanilla
    • Narrated By Horacio Mancilla
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    Si recibieras una llamada inesperada para hacer una película sobre tu vida, ¿sería una película cautivadora, llena de riesgo, batalla y victoria? ¿O sería una de esas películas en las que las personas salen del cine antes de que acabe? Todos hemos escuchado sobre grandes historias de héroes famosos, hombres y mujeres que han dejado huella y han marcado la diferencia. Pero....

    Silvana says: "Me ha encantado lo recomiendo"
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame | Victor Hugo

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo
    • Narrated By Bill Homewood
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (125)
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    (117)
    Story
    (117)

    In the grotesque bell-ringer Quasimodo, Victor Hugo created one of the most vivid characters in classic fiction. Quasimodo's doomed love for the beautiful gypsy girl Esmeralda is an example of the traditional love theme of beauty and the beast. Yet, set against the massive background of Notre Dame de Paris and interwoven with the sacred and secular life of medieval France, it takes on a larger perspective.

    1DrummingAddict says: "More than I bargained for..."
  • 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
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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.

    DARBY KERN says: "Possibly the best audio version of Les Miserables?"
  • Les Miserables | Victor Hugo

    Les Miserables

    • UNABRIDGED (57 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    (1323)
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    (720)
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    (731)

    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

    • UNABRIDGED (69 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo
    • Narrated By Alan Munro
    Overall
    (7)
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    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    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.

  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame | Victor Hugo

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (140)
    Story
    (144)

    Quasimodo was born disfigured, hunchbacked and lame, and years spent ringing the bells of the Cathedral of Notre Dame have left him deaf, but also spared him the taunts of the cruel mobs of Paris. Now Quasimodo has fallen in love with the lovely Gypsy girl Esmeralda, the only person who ever showed pity on him - but she faces a death sentence, and only Quasimodo's pure spirit can save her. Or can he?

    Tad Davis says: "Overwhelmingly sad"
  • Los Miserables | Victor Hugo

    Los Miserables

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo
    • Narrated By Full Cast
    Overall
    (54)
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    (22)
    Story
    (20)

    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.

    Amazon Customer says: "?Excelente novela!"
  • Les Miserables | Victor Hugo

    Les Miserables

    • ABRIDGED (33 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo
    • Narrated By Walter Covell
    Overall
    (142)
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    (62)
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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 Miserables | Victor Hugo

    Les Miserables

    • ABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo
    • Narrated By David Case
    Overall
    (54)
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    (32)
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    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.

    SydSavvy says: "TOO Abridged, Read Only if You Won't Read More"
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame | Victor Hugo

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (132)
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    (73)
    Story
    (70)

    Set amid the riot, intrigue, and pageantry of medieval Paris, Victor Hugo's masterful tale of heroism and adventure has been a perennial favorite since its first publication in 1831. It is the story of Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer of the Notre Dame Cathedral, who falls in love with the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda. When Esmeralda is condemned as a witch by Claude Frollo, the tormented archdeacon who lusts after her, Quasimodo attempts to save her; but his intentions are misunderstood.

    A User says: "Davidson was miscast"
  • Les Miserables | Victor Hugo

    Les Miserables

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo
    • Narrated By Christopher Cazenove
    Overall
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    (6)
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    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.

  • Notre-Dame de Paris | Victor Hugo

    Notre-Dame de Paris

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo
    • Narrated By Mathurin Voltz
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    (2)
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    Esmeralda, Quasimodo, Fleur de Lys, Frolo, autant de noms qui résonnent au-delà des siècles. Sans cesse incarnés sous toutes les formes possibles, les personnages de Victor Hugo appartiennent au patrimoine littéraire mondial.

  • Les Miserables | Victor Hugo

    Les Miserables

    • ABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    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.

  • The Best French Short Stories | Guy de Maupassant,Victor Hugo,Anatole France,Charles Baudelaire,Emile Zolà,Théophile Gautier,Alphonse Daudet

    The Best French Short Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Guy de Maupassant, Victor Hugo, Anatole France, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
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    An enchanting collection of some of the greatest short stories ever written by notable French authors.

  • Les Miserables | Victor Hugo

    Les Miserables

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo
    • Narrated By Bill Homewood
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    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..."
  • 100 Quotes by Victor Hugo (Great Writers and Their Inspiring Thoughts) | Victor Hugo

    100 Quotes by Victor Hugo (Great Writers and Their Inspiring Thoughts)

    • UNABRIDGED (31 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo
    • Narrated By Katie Haigh
    Overall
    (1)
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    Victor Hugo is one of the best-known French writers, and is part of the greatest literary figures of all time. His poetry made him famous very early, cementing his reputation as one of the greatest lyric poets when he was only 20 years old. He was also a novelist and a dramatist, and furthered the cause of Romanticism, this exalted artistic movement, which toyed with Sublime and soared on the winds of emotion. The high-achieving poet was also actively involved in politics, defending the poor until his last breath; he was even forced into exile, from which he kept on writing, beloved by the masses he stood up for. When he died, it was an intense day of mourning in France, and more than two million people joined his funeral procession to the Panthéon. Today, most large towns in France have at least a street named after him.

  • Les misérables | Victor Hugo

    Les misérables

    • ORIGINAL (27 mins)
    • By Victor Hugo
    • Narrated By Roger Coggio, Sylvie Fabre, Georges Wilson, and others
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    "Les misérables" est un roman de Victor Hugo paru en 1862. L'action se déroule en France au début du XIXe siècle. On suit la vie de Jean Valjean, du retour du bagne jusqu'à sa mort. Autour de lui gravitent les personnages témoins de la misère de ce siècle, misérables eux-mêmes ou proches de la misère : Fantine, Cosette, Marius, mais aussi les Thénardier ainsi que le représentant de la loi Javert.

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