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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 418
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 380
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 377

    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: $29.95

    • 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 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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: Kate Petrie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    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, Lydia Davis (translator)
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 272
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 225

    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: $31.95

    • Madame Bovary (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    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: $29.95

    • Madame Bovary [Spanish Edition]

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Elisabet Egea
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Defective audiobook!

    • By Silvia Gerszkowicz on 12-09-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 103

    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: $24.95

    • Madame Bovary [French Version]

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Clémentine Célarié
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Chef-d'œuvre de la littérature mondiale et du mouvement réaliste français, "Madame Bovary" parut en 1857. En dépit d'une réception houleuse, les écrivains perçurent très vite la profonde portée de l'œuvre et Maupassant, le premier, qualifia le roman de révolutionnaire. "C'est la vie elle-même apparue", écrivit-il. Puis Proust de surenchérir un peu plus tard, allant jusqu'à estimer que l'œuvre de Flaubert était à la littérature ce que celle de Kant était à la philosophie : une nouvelle saisie du monde.

    Regular price: $24.98

    • 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 137
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 67

    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: $29.95

    • The Legend of Saint Julian the Hospitalier

    • French Short Stories
    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "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

    • Sentimental Education

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    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, Gerard Hopkins (translator)
    • Narrated by: Ronald Pickup
    • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 147

    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: Aline Pruvot
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Charles Bovary, médecin de campagne, veuf d'une mégère, fait lors d'une tournée la rencontre du père Rouault et de sa fille, Emma. Après leur mariage, Emma reste insatisfaite et rêve d'une nouvelle vie. Son premier amant lui donne le goût du luxe et fait miroiter un avenir à deux avant de l'abandonner. Une fois remise, Emma continue à faire de folles dépenses, qui peu à peu la mènent à la ruine et au déshonneur.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • BAD NARRATION CAN RUIN A GREAT BOOK

    • By Lightning on 04-13-19

    Regular price: $0.94

    • 10 Meisterwerke musst du dir anhören, bevor du stirbst

    • By: Mary Shelley, Franz Kafka, Charles Dickens, and others
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Koop, Hendrik Kühn, Marc Zimmermann, and others
    • Length: 75 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Das Hörbuch erhält die folgenden Titel: Don Quijote von der Mancha [Miguel de Cervantes], Alice's Abenteuer im Wunderland [Lewis Carroll], Frankenstein [Mary Shelley], Der Glöckner von Notre-Dame [Victor Hugo ], Die Verwandlung [Franz Kafka], Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray [Oscar Wilde], Der Antichrist [Friedrich Nietzsche], Die Abenteuer Tom Sawyers [Mark twain ], Der Weihnachtsabend [Charles Dickens ], Frau Bovary [Gustave Flaubert].

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Madame Bovary

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Silvia Cecchini
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Madame Bovary è il primo romanzo di Gustave Flaubert. Appena pubblicato, nelm 1856, fu messo sotto inchiesta per "oltraggio alla morale". In seguito, divenne un bestseller sotto forma di libro nell'aprile del medesimo anno, ed oggi è considerato uno dei primi esempi di romanzo realista. Del realismo ha l’accurata descrizione degli ambienti, la descrizione approfondita dei personaggi, che devono essere verosimili (Falubert ebbe occasione di dire “Madame Bovary sono io”).

    Regular price: $6.09

    • A Simple Soul

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

    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

    • Un cœur simple

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Nicolas Planchais
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Félicité, une jeune paysanne que son fiancé a trahie, se place comme servante chez une bourgeoise de Pont-Lévêque, Madame Aubain, chez qui elle passera toute sa vie.

    Regular price: $7.25

    • Madame Bovary

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41

    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 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • 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

    • Frau Bovary

    • By: Gustave Flaubert
    • Narrated by: Marc Zimmermann
    • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Emma Bovary ist unglücklich: sie ist mit einem rechtschaffenen Arzt verheiratet, der sie gut behandelt, jedoch nicht die Erfüllung ihrer Wünsche und Sehnsüchte ermöglichen kann. Um dem für sie banalen, langweiligen Landleben zu entfliehen, lebt sie über ihre Verhältnisse, und begibt sich in ein Netz von Abhängigkeiten. Dadurch wird ihre eheliche Treue auf eine harte Probe gestellt - und sie beginnt, gegen die moralischen Vorstellungen ihrer Zeit, ihre unglückliche Heirat und die Schicksalsergebenheit, die man von ihr erwartet, zu rebellieren.

    Regular price: $0.94

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