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L'élégance du hérisson  By  cover art

L'élégance du hérisson

By: Muriel Barbery
Narrated by: Myriam Boyer, Salomé Lelouch
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"Je m'appelle Renée, j'ai cinquante-quatre ans et je suis la concierge du 7 rue de Grenelle, un immeuble bourgeois. Je suis veuve, petite, laide, grassouillette, j'ai des oignons aux pieds et, à en croire certains matins auto-incommodants, une haleine de mammouth. Mais surtout, je suis si conforme à l'image que l'on se fait des concierges qu'il ne viendrait à l'idée de personne que je suis plus lettrée que tous ces riches suffisants.

Je m'appelle Paloma, j'ai douze ans, j'habite au 7 rue de Grenelle dans un appartement de riches. Mais depuis très longtemps, je sais que la destination finale, c'est le bocal à poissons, la vacuité et l'ineptie de l'existence adulte. Comment est-ce que je le sais ? Il se trouve que je suis très intelligente. Exceptionnellement intelligente, même. C'est pour ça que j'ai pris ma décision : à la fin de cette année scolaire, le jour de mes treize ans, je me suiciderai."

Myriam Boyer et Salomé Lelouch incarnent avec piquant Renée-la-concierge et Paloma-la-surdouée. À travers elles, l'auditeur goûte à l'érudition et aux sarcasmes de l'improbable duo et au bonheur d'un style drôle et tendre !

©2006 Éditions Gallimard (P)2010 Éditions Gallimard

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Je déteste la musique dans l'histoire

A chaque change Il y a de la musique, plus c'est très ennuyant d'attendre que ça termine.

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Very insightful

This story made me think. Loved it, but the musical additions were too long at times and distracted from the story. They felt random and unnecessary a lot of the time. The performance is great, story read with feeling.

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This is abridged!!

I did not want to purchase an abridged audio version of this title! How is it possible that this is not made clear to the buyer? I’m super disappointed. My goal is to practice French by reading while listening to the audiobook. This defeats the purpose of my purchase.

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Horrible

Il y a plusieurs paragraphes et plusieurs chapitres coupés, donc on ne peut pas l'écouter en lisant le livre.

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Não é lido integralmente

A leitura não é feita integralmente. Ao acompanhar a leitura pelo livro vemos que há frases inteiras e até parágrafos não lidos. Isso deceria ser mencionado na descrição de tal áudio.

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