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    • Madame Bovary

    • By: Gustave Flaubert, Lydia Davis (translator)
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 259
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 215

    Set amid the stifling atmosphere of nineteenth-century bourgeois France, Madame Bovary is at once an unsparing depiction of a woman’s gradual corruption and a savagely ironic study of human shallowness and stupidity. Neither Emma, nor her lovers, nor Homais, the man of science, escapes the author’s searing castigation, and it is the book’s final profound irony that only Charles, Emma’s oxlike, eternally deceived husband, emerges with a measure of human grace.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ironic, humorous, and restrained

    • By Esther on 05-13-13

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Madame Bovary

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 379
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 344
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 341

    In Madame Bovary, one of the great novels of 19th-century France, Flaubert draws a deeply felt and sympathetic portrait of a woman who, having married a country doctor and found herself unhappy with a rural, genteel existence, longs for love and excitement. However, her aspirations and her desires to escape only bring her further disappointment and eventually lead to unexpected, painful consequences. Flaubert’s critical portrait of bourgeois provincial life remains as powerful as ever

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's such a 19th century classic.

    • By inbar on 03-28-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Madame Bovary (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Emma Bovary, daughter of an uneducated farmer and wife of a dull doctor in northern France, harbors a passion for everything beyond her grasp - sophistication, romance, love, and deliverance from her banal provincial life. Motivated by the primal, idealized, and vain, she seeks adventure. And with each new endeavor, Emma sets for herself an inevitable and inescapable trap.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Madame Bovary [French Version]

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Alain Lawrence
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book

    • By Matt H. on 02-17-17

    Regular price: $18.13

    • Madame Bovary

    • By: Gustave Flaubert, Gerard Hopkins (translator)
    • Narrated by: Ronald Pickup
    • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 141

    Before marrying, Emma Bovary believed she would enter a life of luxury and passion like the sentimental stories she'd read in her novels and magazines. Now married to an ordinary country doctor her life is not the romantic ideal she imagined and seeks an escape through having extra-marital affairs. This devastating spiral into deceit and despair leads to catastrophic consequences. Emma Bovary continues to be enjoyed to this day because of its profound humanity, still as fresh today as when it was first written.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Narrator

    • By A. Laprade-velasco on 07-18-10

    Regular price: $24.51

    • Madame Bovary

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Elaine Wise
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Though he embodies neither wealth nor a lavish persona, Charles Bovary - a somewhat established doctor - takes a chance in marrying the young, vibrant, and ambitious farm girl Emma Rouault. At first, Emma is delighted to be married and away from her father's farm, but her thirst for the rich and ornate lifestyle that she witnesses other people living soon drives her away from her husband and into the arms of various suitors.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Madame Bovary doesn't disappoint

    • By Arlene Olsen on 12-11-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Madame Bovary [Spanish Edition]

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Elisabet Egea
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Madame Bovary narra la oscura tragedia de Emma Bovary, una mujer infelizmente casada, cuyos sueños chocan cruelmente con la realidad. Al hechizo que ejerce la figura de la protagonista hay que añadir la sabía combinación argumental de rebeldía, violencia, melodrama y sexo.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story and performance

    • By Oscar Fraxedas on 06-07-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Madame Bovary

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: FonoLibro
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    FonoLibro se enorgullece en presentar el audiolibro en español de una de las obras más controversiales e importantes de la literatura universal, Madame Bovary de Gustavo Flaubert, quién fue llevado a juicio, acusado de inmoralidad, al lanzarse este libro.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Buen libro

    • By Jami on 09-27-15

    Regular price: $11.86

    • Sentimental Education

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    Frederic Moreau is a law student returning home to Normandy from Paris when he first notices Mme Arnoux, a slender, dark woman several years older than himself. It is the beginning of an infatuation that will last a lifetime. He befriends her husband, an influential businessman, and their paths cross and re-cross over the years. Through financial upheaval, political turmoil, and countless affairs, Mme Arnoux remains the constant, unattainable love of Moreau’s life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • When Crimes of Passion Were All the Fashion

    • By W Perry Hall on 03-12-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Madame Bovary

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Julie Christie
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The refusal to settle for what life has dealt you and the consequences of trying to change it is a theme which hasn’t altered much in the last 150 years, and the astonishing beauty and challenge of Madame Bovary is as electric today as it was then. Very few books have created this much outrage and adoration.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Madame Bovary

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Kate Petrie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    Madame Bovary is a lurid tale of unremorseful adultery and violent emotions set against the background of the stupefying, boring provincial town of Yonville in Normandy. The book is a biting criticism of entitlement and living beyond one's means.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spectacular Narration of a Great Classic

    • By Ivan on 06-02-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Simple Soul

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Paul Edwards
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Gustave Flaubert is one of the major figures of French literature. He was known for his scrupulous devotion to his style, sometimes working for a whole week to achieve a single page; he was made famous by his first novel, Madame Bovary. "A Simple Soul", sometimes translated as "A Simple Heart", is a short story containing a lifetime of human emotions. After her one and only love purportedly marries a well-to-do woman to avoid conscription, the simple servant Félicité picks up work in a widow's house.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disliked the narration

    • By Sharey on 07-06-16

    Regular price: $10.05

    • A Sentimental Education

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Fried
    • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Frederic Moreau is a law student returning home to Normandy from Paris when he first notices Mme. Arnoux, a slender, dark woman several years older than himself. It is the beginning of an infatuation that will last a lifetime. He befriends her husband, an influential businessman, and their paths cross and re-cross over the years. Through financial upheaval, political turmoil, and countless affairs, Mme. Arnoux remains the constant, unattainable love of Moreau's life.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Madame Bovary

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Emma Bovary is not content to be the mere dutiful wife of a French country doctor. She yearns for excitement and a sense of romance that pulls at her so strongly she is powerless to resist, even though pursuing her dreams will exact a terrible price. Learn why Gustave Flaubert's compelling heroine has enchanted and puzzled readers for centuries.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good narrator, terrible recording

    • By Cynthia K on 08-11-06

    Regular price: $31.49

    • 700 citations des grands écrivains français du XIXème siècle

    • By: Victor Hugo, Honoré de Balzac, Stendhal, and others
    • Narrated by: Nicolas Planchais, Élodie Huber
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Le XIXe siècle en France est un âge d'or littéraire, marqué par des courants très affirmés comme le romantisme, le réalisme, le naturalisme ou le symbolisme, et une évolution moderne de la poésie et du roman qui donna naissance à des chefs-d’œuvre en nombre inégalé. Cette collection de citations présente la pensée de sept figures incontournables du XIXe siècle sous forme concise et accessible.

    Regular price: $10.38

    • Great French and Russian Short Stories, Volume 2

    • By: Leo Tolstoy, Alexander Poushkin, Gustave Flaubert, and others
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    No one plumbs deeper depths of the psyche than French and Russian authors. This second wide-ranging collection of 19th-century literary masterworks, presented in their entirety, not only entertains, but provides insight into 19th-century mores and the mysteries of human nature.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great stories, read adequately, usually

    • By andrew on 07-14-12

    Regular price: $24.01

    • Madame Bovary

    • Classic Collection
    • By: Gustave Flaubert, Eleanor Marx-Aveling (translator)
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 96

    A brilliant psychological portrait, Madame Bovary searingly depicts the human mind in search of transcendence. Acclaimed as a masterpiece upon its publication in 1857, it catapulted Flaubert to the ranks of the world's greatest novelists and ushered in a new age of realism in literature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A masterpiece. The narrator does it justice.

    • By I on 08-24-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Madame Bovary: A Signature Performance by Leelee Sobieski

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Leelee Sobieski
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    A Signature Performance: Leelee Sobieski’s Emma is sultry but vulnerable, offering a sympathetic rendering of the heroine and her plight, allowing the listener to draw his own conclusions about Madame Bovary in this cautionary tale of love, passion, and desperation.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Very tough to get through!

    • By lasvegaslisa on 01-31-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Un Cœur simple

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Alain Couchot
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    "Un Coeur simple" est une nouvelle de Gustave Flaubert, parue dans le recueil "Trois Contes" en 1877. L'auteur y dépeint la vie d'une domestique de campagne dans la Normandie du dix-neuvième siècle. Gustave Flaubert s'inspire en fait de la vie de la servante de ses parents, qui l'éleva, et fut ensuite sa domestique pendant plus de 50 ans.

    Regular price: $2.02

    • Madame Bovary [French Version]

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Claude Cyriaque
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Ce roman n'est pas seulement un drame, c'est un virulent réquisitoire contre la société bourgeoise, contre la médiocrité, contre les conventions, les formules toutes faites et les pensées sur mesure. Si "Madame Bovary" a conservé un immense succès auprès d'un très vaste public, c'est à son caractère profond d'humanité qu'elle le doit. Flaubert a réussi à rendre grand le banal et à donner à ce "cas" un caractère universel.

    Regular price: $15.05

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