L'Étranger

Narrated by: Michael Lonsdale
Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (189 ratings)

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"18 juillet. Hier à midi, sur la plage de Tipaza, un employé de bureau dénommé Meursault, demeurant rue Bab-Azoun à Alger, a tué de cinq balles de revolver un Arabe non encore identifié. Les motifs du crime restent inconnus. Arrêté, Meursault a été transféré à la prison d'Alger." Jugé, reconnu coupable de meurtre avec préméditation, condamné à mort et exécuté, on ne saura jamais pourquoi Meursault a tué. Il assiste à son procès comme si c'était un autre qu'on jugeait. Une profonde réflexion sur l'être et la vie.
©1942 Éditions Gallimard (P)1986/ 2007 Enregistrement Audivis/ Éditions Gallimard

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Wonderful interpretation

The narrator's Meursault is queerly monotonous and chillingly calm throughout. The pathological character is thus brilliantly brought to life.

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Nice story but boringly read and too much music

The story is good but the narrator seems to be sleeping while reading. Also far too much music playing. We buy the book to have the story read to us, not to have so much bad music at the end of every chapter (30 seconds every time, very irritating)

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A riveting story with a perfect end

A journey of a man looking for a face to find one at the end...Camus is brilliant.

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"Aujourd'hui maman est morte!"

Um livro sensacional. É o retrato da impossibilidade da vida no absurdo. Uma implosão a cada frase dita pelo "herói do absurdo". Leitura mais do que recomendada.

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  • Tommi Jokela
  • 12-24-19

French modern classic

Short French modern classic that is reflective and atmospheric, suitable for French learners (at least intermediate level though).

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  • Charly781
  • 12-02-17

something wrong?

What would have made L'Étranger better?

it starts with something unintelligible , then weird music for a while and then it appears to start randomly, so first time it started halfway through and since it goes back to the start which is pretty annoying, normally when you log back in the next day it carries on where you eft of

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