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    • Madame Bovary

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 363
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 328
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 325

    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 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    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

    • By: Gustave Flaubert, Lydia Davis (translator)
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 252
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 209

    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: Alain Lawrence
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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
    • Narrated by: Elaine Wise
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    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

    • By: Gustave Flaubert, Gerard Hopkins (translator)
    • Narrated by: Ronald Pickup
    • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 138

    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

    • Sentimental Education

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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: Kate Petrie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    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

    • Madame Bovary

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Julie Christie
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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 [Spanish Edition]

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Elisabet Egea
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    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 Yami Mendoza on 09-27-15

    Regular price: $11.86

    • Madame Bovary

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Claude Cyriaque
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    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

    • A Simple Soul

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Anne Hancock
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    "A Simple Soul" is the perfect Gustave Flaubert short story: a tale told in spare, straightforward language full of richly observed details. The "soul" is Felicite, the exemplary servant of the austere Madame Aubin. Orphaned and illiterate, Felicite devotes her life to her mistress and Madame's two children. Her kindheartedness extends to her nephew and a local beggar, but it is seldom reciprocated.

    Regular price: $8.55

    • Madame Bovary

    • Classic Collection
    • By: Gustave Flaubert, Eleanor Marx-Aveling (translator)
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 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

    • The Legend of Saint Julian the Hospitalier

    • French Short Stories
    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    "The Legend of Saint Julian the Hospitalier" is a short story by French writer Gustave Flaubert, one of the great masters of literary style and aesthetics. Saint Julian is predicted at birth to do great things, but a growing hatred takes root in him, leading him to seek a way to escape a destiny which seems more and more likely to be terrible. "The Legend of Saint Julian the Hospitalier" is an inspiring tale of perseverance and humility, one of Flaubert's most touching short stories with a religious theme.

    Regular price: $5.51

    • Gospozha Bovari

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Stepan Starchikov
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Gospozha BovariOna mechtala byt' ljubimoj, zhit' v okruzhenii krasoty i blestjashhego obshhestva. No vzamen sud'ba prepodnesla ej brak s sel'skim vrachom i prozjabanie v kroshechnom gorodishke sredi obyvatelej. Odnako nahoditsja chelovek, kotoryj kazhetsja Jemme Bovari voploshheniem ee byloj mechty. Kuda zhe privedet ee pogonja za prizrakom ljubvi: k schast'ju ili k mogile?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By Anatoly on 09-21-16

    Regular price: $3.15

    • Madame Bovary

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39

    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

    • 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

    • The Dance of Death

    • French Short Stories
    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Dance of Death" is a prose poem in which Death laments over the cruel task God has given him. Engaging in a dialogue with Satan, and later Nero as one of Satan's first minions, Death suggests that of the two of them, Satan has the more enviable lot, as his work will one day be done and he will have rest. "Dance of Death" is impregnated with the spirit of romanticism, which had a powerful hold on the mind of Flaubert at the time of its writing. Its florid prose makes it a very interesting curiosity for the reader wishing to know a younger Flaubert, who would only later become the famous author of Madame Bovary.

    Regular price: $2.17

    • Salambo

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Fred Williams
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    When Salambo, the exquisite daughter of Hamilcar, rode into the Roman camp, into Matho's tent, to exchange her beauty for the veil of Carthage - he would throw away victory and forsake his army, his nation, and his soul for the price of her body. Set during the historical struggle between Rome and Carthage, Flaubert's novel offers a richly detailed portrait of the lives and rites of two ancient kingdoms moved by their allegiances to very different gods.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Exotic Melodrama

    • By Joshua on 07-11-15

    Regular price: $23.07

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