Madame Bovary [French Version]

Narrated by: Alain Lawrence
Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

L'interprétation magistrale d'Alain Lawrence magnifie cette œuvre intemporelle.
©Domaine public (P)2011 Sixtrid SAS

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Excellent book

As a French native, I found the performance outstanding. The reader can pass all the emotions of the book through his voice acting. Great job!

As for the book, it is a classic of French litterature. About boredom and dissatisfaction. Madame Bovary's character feels incredibly real.

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Classic Tale

This audiobook version of Madame Bovary is a classic tale expertly narrated by Alain Lawrence. I highly recommend it.

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Superbe interprétation.

Cette excellente narration rend justice à l'infini realisme que ce texte apporte. Il est ainsi facile de laisser transporter dans la vie des habitants de Yonville, et d'observer les troubles d' Emma bovary à travers ses escapades sinueuses.

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Madame Bovary {French Version}

Excellent pronunciation; very clear and pleasant to hear. I already knew the story and I bought the audio book to keep up with the French Language, which is my second out my three languages. .

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  • Gregory Mackin
  • 06-21-20

Beautiful French Classic - good reader

The book is a great French classic; the story is very strong, although it may have aged a bit as it is difficult to really empathise with Emma, the main protagonist, and it is really worth knowing about the historical period in which the story is set.
The beautiful rhythm of the Flaubert's prose is very well served by the very pleasant narration of Alain Lawrence.
One slight issue: the female voices rendered in the falsetto voice sound childish and are distracting..