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- By: Victor Hugo
- Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
- Length: 57 hrs and 48 mins
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.
I love this book - one of the best of all time
- By Sher from Provo on 06-30-10
Tour de Force Reading of a Masterpiece
This is a superb reading in every respect. Davidson brings to full life the myriad voices and social textures of the novel with aplomb and creativity. Engaging and entertaining throughout.
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