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    • Father Goriot

    • By: Honoré de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Sean Murphy
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    "Father Goriot" is the tragic story of a father whose obsessive love for his two daughters leads to his financial and personal ruin. Interwoven with this theme is that of the impoverished young aristocrat, Rastignac, come to Paris from the provinces to make his fortune, who befriends Goriot and becomes involved with the daughters. The story is set against the background of a whole society driven by social ambition and lust for money.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • La peau de chagrin

    • By: Honoré de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roland
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Dans "La Peau de chagrin", un de ses premiers romans à coloration fantastique, Balzac nous dévoile le mythe sans doute le plus central dans "La Comédie Humaine"...

    Regular price: $15.05

    • Sarrasine

    • By: Honoré de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Sean Murphy
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    "Sarrasine" is a novella written by Honoré de Balzac. It was published in 1830, and is part of his Human Comedy . Around midnight during a ball the narrator is sitting at a window, out of sight, admiring the garden. He overhears the conversations of passers-by regarding the origins of the wealth of the mansion's owner, Monsieur de Lanty.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to hear, hard to listen to.

    • By Marbeth Skwarczynski on 07-20-18

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Le Père Goriot

    • La Comédie Humaine
    • By: Honoré de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Bruno Bardin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "Le Père Goriot" est un roman d'Honoré de Balzac, écrit en 1834, dont la publication débute dans la Revue de Paris et qui paraît en 1835 en librairie. Il fait partie des Scènes de la vie privée de la Comédie humaine. Le Père Goriot établit les bases de ce qui deviendra un véritable édifice : la Comédie humaine, construction littéraire unique en son genre, avec des liens entre les volumes, des passerelles, des renvois.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Cousin Bette

    • By: Honore de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    The Bette referred to in this magnificent novel's title is Lisbeth Fischer, an excruciatingly cunning poor relation who both depends upon and nurses a terrible grudge against the family of her beautiful cousin, Adeline. That family is slowly being ruined by the uncontrollable sexual appetites of Adeline's husband, Baron Hulot - appetites that will, in time, give Cousin Bette opportunity to exact her vengeance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator!

    • By Tambi on 12-03-06

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Eugenia Grandet

    • By: Honoré de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Silvia Cecchini
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Eugenia Grandet fu pubblicato nel 1833, e tradotto in italiano da Grazia Deledda. Il personaggio di papà Grandet è l’archetipo dell’avaro, e la figlia, Eugenia, cresciuta sotto il suo regime monastico, riscatta la sua eredità genetica diventando un fiore purissimo e immacolato nel cuore della provincia Francese, forse proprio perché lontana dall’influenza della “morale parigina”. Un capolavoro della letteratura del maestro della letteratura francese del 1800. Cornice musicale di Fryderyk Chopin.

    Regular price: $4.05

    • Le Pere Goriot

    • By: Honoré de Balzac
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Honoré de Balzac uses his classic style of detail to describe a most controversial setting in his novel Le Pere Goriot. The story takes place in Paris just after the fall of Napoleon in 1819. The story focuses on three characters, Rastignac, a student who wants to try and make it big in the capital, Vautrin, an interesting and funny character who is also quite mysterious, and the main character, Goriot, that carries a heavy burden that only a loving parent would endure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A minor masterpiece

    • By Indi Rock on 03-04-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Black Sheep (Classic Serial)

    • By: Honore de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Whitehead
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Chris Dolan's dramatisation of Honore de Balzac's entertaining tale of family rivalry and fortunes lost and won, set in 19th-century France. Episode 1:After Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo, Philippe Bridau becomes a reckless gambler who steals from his mother to finance his obsession. She foolishly continues to idolise him, and it is left to his more dependable brother Joseph to rescue the family from destitution. Episode 2: Philippe's gambling has left his family destitute and his political activities have landed him in jail.

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Father Goriot

    • By: Honore de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Impoverished young aristocrat Eugene de Rastignac is determined to climb the social ladder and impress himself on Parisian high society. While staying at the Maison Vauquer, a boarding house in Paris's rue Neuve-Sainte-Genevieve, he encounters Jean-Joachim Goriot, a retired vermicelli maker who has spent his entire fortune supporting his two daughters. The boarders strike up a friendship and Goriot learns of Rastignac's feelings for his daughter Delphine. He begins to see Rastignac as the ideal son-in-law, and the perfect substitute for Delphine's domineering husband. But Rastignac has other opportunities too....

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Sarrasine

    • By: Honoré de Balzac, Golden Deer Classics
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Koop
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Auf den Festen der märchenhaften reichen Familie Lauty taucht immer wieder ein rätselhafter uralter Mann auf, bei dessen Anblick es den Gästen kalt über den Rücken läuft. Niemand weiß, in welcher Verbindung der Greis zu der geheimnisumwittereten Familie steht. Die Wurzeln des Geheimnisses liegen in der tragischen Lebensgeschichte des genialen Bildhauers Sarrasine, einer Geschichte voller Kunst und Musik, Liebe und Leidenschaft.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes

    • By: Honoré de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Pierre-François Garel
    • Length: 20 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Par cette fresque aux allures de roman policier, Balzac dépeint et fustige les incohérences sociales, politiques et judiciaires de son époque. Paru sous forme de feuilleton entre 1838 et 1847, "Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes" est un roman foisonnant de personnages hauts en couleur mêlant intrigues amoureuses et policières dans le Paris interlope du XIXème siècle. Le jeune et beau Lucien, monté à la capitale avec des ambitions littéraires sera confronté aux milieux du crime et de la prostitution, tombera sous l'emprise d'un ancien bagnard.

    Regular price: $30.03

    • The Mysterious Mansion

    • By: Honore de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    In this Poe-like tale, set in "an old gray house", a man exacts a bizarre revenge on his unfaithful wife and her lover. This chilling story is one of Balzac's most popular.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • The Elixir of Life

    • By: Honoré de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The spoiled son of a Spanish nobleman, Don Juan Belvidero cannot wait for the moment to claim the family wealth and title for himself. His father calls to his death-bed to inform him that he is in possession of a magic, death-defying potion. If the son will only rub the liquid on his dead body, the father will come back to life. Don Juan assures his father that he will resurrect him, but will he keep his promise or betray the old man?

    Regular price: $4.40

    • Le père Goriot

    • By: Honoré de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Éric Herson-Macarel
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Voici donc l'histoire de ce père Goriot, vermicellien ayant fait fortune et qui, tel l'Albatros de Baudelaire, se déchirera les entrailles pour élever ses enfants. Mais, malgré le titre du roman, en est-ce vraiment le héros où est-ce Eugène de Rastignac, jeune homme issu d'une noble mais pauvre famille, venu faire des études de droit à Paris et qui va essayer par tous les moyens de se hisser dans l'échelle sociale parisienne ?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • comedienarfait pour une histoire sans interet

    • By Arthur MILCHIOR on 10-07-18

    Regular price: $15.10

    • Le Pere Goriot

    • By: Honore de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 103

    At the shabby boarding house in the rue Neuve-Sainte-Geneviève, petty Madame Vauquer and her tenants wonder at the plight of the aging resident Goriot. Once a well-heeled merchant, Goriot was, at first, afforded special treatment from the Madame. But now something is clearly amiss in his financial affairs, and his increasingly tawdry appearance makes him a subject of ridicule in the household.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • balzac rocks

    • By beatrice on 03-12-10

    Regular price: $34.97

    • Die Klassiker-Hörbibliothek (Silber-Edition)

    • Meisterwerke der Weltliteratur
    • By: Honoré de Balzac, Fjodor Michailowitsch Dostojewski, Theodor Fontane
    • Narrated by: Wilhelm Götze, Rolf Günther, Klaus-Dieter König
    • Length: 32 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Von Balzac über Dostojewskij bis zu Poe. Diese Box hat sie alle! Wer sich dieses Hörbuch, gele­sen von exzellenten Sprechern, gönnt, braucht erst einmal kein Buch mehr in die Hand zu nehmen. Ausgewählte Klassiker ganz geballt. Nach dem Hören können Sie mitre­den!

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The last book is not complete

    • By Alberto on 04-02-19

    Regular price: $25.02

    • The Magic Skin

    • By: Honore de Balzac
    • Narrated by: John Bolen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    "The possession of power, no matter how enormous, does not bring the knowledge how to use it." Raphael, a failed writer, deep in debt, and unrequited in love, is about to take a suicidal plunge into the Seine River. Just in time, he discovers the "Magic Skin" in an antiquity shop. Its supernatural powers grant every wish but it extracts a terrible toll! This parable depicts the malaise of 19th century France.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • poor reading

    • By Maria on 02-04-04

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Eugénie Grandet

    • By: Honoré de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Françoise Gillard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Le père d'Eugénie Grandet a été tonnelier. Grâce à un sens aigu des affaires et une grande avarice, il a réussi à faire fortune en profitant des événements de cette époque instable. Autrefois maire de Saumur, il fait maintenant fructifier sa grande fortune tout en faisant croire à sa femme et à sa fille qu'ils ne sont pas bien riches. Les habitants de Saumur, plus au courant de la fortune du père Grandet, voient en sa fille Eugénie le plus beau parti de la ville et la courtisent donc ardemment.

    Regular price: $19.76

    • Eugenie Grandet

    • By: Honore de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    At the beginning of the story the heroine lives an unfulfilled life in rural France, her nature crushed by a domineering and miserly father. Gallant cousin Charles arrives and acts as a catalyst on Eugénie's personality and emotions. Will her love survive the strong self-opinion of the young man and the selfishness of her father or is Eugénie's reward destined to be in heaven?

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Eugénie Grandet

    • By: Honoré de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Fried
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Hailed as the father of the naturalist novel, French author and playwright Honoré de Balzac left a legacy of treasured literary works that include Père Goriot and Cousin Bette. The daughter of a wealthy but miserly man, Eugénie Grandet falls in love with her penniless cousin, Charles. The two plan to marry, but at the behest of her father, Charles must first go overseas to make his fortune. Returning years later, Charles calls off the engagement, leaving Eugénie heartbroken and vengeful.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Unpleasant people

    • By Tad Davis on 06-08-14

    Regular price: $20.99

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