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  • Suite française | Irène Némirovsky

    Suite française

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Irène Némirovsky
    • Narrated By Dominique Reymond
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    "Tempête en juin" décrit par le menu l'Exode, et ce traumatisme qui arracha le masque social de bien des gens, dévoilant veulerie ou courage, égoïsme ou générosité. Dans "Dolce", l'auteur dissèque le calme apparent régnant dans la petite ville de Bussy, l'ambigüité des liens qui lient sa population et les occupants, puis les tensions nées des premières actions de la Résistance.

  • Suite Francaise | Irene Nemirovsky

    Suite Francaise

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Irene Nemirovsky
    • Narrated By Daniel Oreskes, Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    By the early 1940s, when Ukrainian-born Irène Némirovsky began working on what would become Suite Française - the first two parts of a planned five-part novel - she was already a highly successful writer living in Paris. But she was also a Jew, and in 1942 she was arrested and deported to Auschwitz: a month later she was dead at the age of 39. Two years earlier, living in a small village in central France - where she, her husband, and their two small daughters had fled in a vain attempt to elude the Nazis - she'd begun her novel, a luminous portrayal of a human drama.

    Erin says: "One word: Epic"
  • Suite francese | Irène Némirovsky

    Suite francese

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Irène Némirovsky
    • Narrated By Anna Bonaiuto
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    Giugno 1940. I nazisti occupano Parigi e gli abitanti fuggono verso le campagne. Irène Némirovsky era tra loro e in questo romanzo incompiuto ha saputo raccontare la gioia nascosta sotto la tragedia della vita: le famiglie Pèricand e Michaud, Lucile Angellier e Bruno von Falk, sono alcuni dei memorabili personaggi di una delle più belle sinfonie che la letteratura abbia composto.

  • A Very French Christmas: The Greatest French Holiday Stories of All Time | Guy de Maupassant,Alphonse Daudet,Irène Némirovsky,Dominique Fabre,Jean-Philippe Blondel

    A Very French Christmas: The Greatest French Holiday Stories of All Time

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Guy de Maupassant, Alphonse Daudet, Irène Némirovsky, and others
    • Narrated By Jean Brassard
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    A continuation of the popular Very Christmas Series, this collection brings together the best French Christmas stories of all time in an elegant and vibrant collection featuring classics by Guy de Maupassant and Alphonse Daudet, plus stories by the esteemed 20th-century author Irène Némirovsky and contemporary writers Dominique Fabre and Jean-Philippe Blondel.

  • All Our Worldly Goods | Irene Nemirovsky

    All Our Worldly Goods

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Irene Nemirovsky
    • Narrated By Eleanor Bron
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    Pierre and Agnès marry for love against the wishes of his parents and the family patriarch, the tyrannical industrialist Julien Hardelot, provoking a family feud which cascades down the generations. This is Balzac or The Forsyte Saga on a smaller, more intimate scale, the bourgeoisie observed close-up with Némirovsky's characteristically sly humour and clear-eyed compassion.

  • Le Bal | Irène Némirovsky

    Le Bal

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Irène Némirovsky
    • Narrated By Irène Jacob
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    Récemment passés de la gêne à l'opulence, M. et Mme Kampf décident de donner un bal. Leur fille Antoinette, qui vient d'avoir quatorze ans, rêverait d'y assister. Mais Mme Kampf, peu soucieuse de présenter à ses admirateurs une fille déjà si grande, oppose un refus formel. Antoinette ne préméditera pas sa vengeance : elle l'accomplira d'un geste, dans un état second... Elle sera terrible.

  • The Fires of Autumn | Irène Némirovsky

    The Fires of Autumn

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Irène Némirovsky
    • Narrated By Veronika Hyks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    With elegant simplicity and unswerving honesty, Irene Nemirovsky chronicles the brutalizing effects of war on three ordinary Parisian families whose lives intertwine, spanning the years between 1912 and 1941. What starts out as a glorious campaign in 1914, full of optimistic declarations of France's greatness, soon turns to shame and cynicism as the conflict drags on. Parisians, suffering from cold and hunger, seem unable or unwilling to comprehend the horrors of the trenches.

  • Fire in the Blood | Irene Nemirovsky

    Fire in the Blood

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Irene Nemirovsky
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
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    At the center of the tale is Silvio: in his younger years he fled the boredom of the village and made a life of travel and adventure. Now he's returned, living in a farmer's hovel in the middle of the woods, and, much to his family's chagrin, perfectly content with his solitude.

    Jessica says: "Well Written & Enjoyable"
  • Dimanche and Other Stories | Irène Némirovsky

    Dimanche and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Irène Némirovsky
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
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    A collection of never-before-translated stories by the best-selling author of Suite Française, this is a gorgeous, gemlike volume with the same attention to detail that won Irène Némirovsky so many fans. Written between 1934 and 1942, these 10 stories mine the same terrain as her best-selling novels.

    Sher from Provo says: "Just couldn't get into it"
  • Die Familie Hardelot | Irène Némirovsky

    Die Familie Hardelot

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Irène Némirovsky
    • Narrated By Iris Berben
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Satt, selbstzufrieden und in der wohligen Gewissheit, dass sich nie etwas ändern wird: Die Fabrikantenfamilie Hardelot...

  • Suite Francaise: A Novel | Irene Nemirovsky

    Suite Francaise: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Irene Nemirovsky
    • Narrated By Daniel Oreskes, Barbara Rosenblat
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    Irene Nemirovsky was arrested soon after completing the second part of Suite Francaise. Ten days later, on August 17, 1942, she died of typhus in Auschwitz-Birkenau. Her husband, Michel, perished in a gas chamber on November 6. Their daughters, Denise and Elizabeth, survived, hidden in safe houses and convents, carrying a suitcase packed with clothes, photographs, and their mother's manuscript written in tiny letters to save paper.

    Robert says: "The best book I've read all year"
  • Fire in the Blood | Irene Nemirovsky

    Fire in the Blood

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Irene Nemirovsky
    • Narrated By Jim Norton
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    An old man looks back on a chequered life, concealing truths he will not reveal until the end. Fire in the Blood starts quietly, lyrically, but then races away with narrative twists and surprise revelations. A young man, newly married, is found drowned in the mill stream; an old man is more concerned about the repayment of a debt than with his young wife; a young woman asks Silvio to plead her case; no-one is quite as they seem.

  • Suite française | Irène Némirovsky

    Suite française

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Irène Némirovsky
    • Narrated By Regina Lemnitz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Eine der größten literarischen Wiederentdeckungen der letzten Jahre. Sommer 1940: Die deutsche Armee steht vor Paris. Voller Panik packen die Menschen ihre letzten Habseligkeiten zusammen und fliehen. Angesichts der existentiellen Bedrohung zeigen sie ihren wahren Charakter.

  • Suite Francaise | Irene Nemirovsky

    Suite Francaise

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Irene Nemirovsky
    • Narrated By Carole Boyd
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    In June 1940 France fell to the Nazis. The effects of this momentous event on the lives of ordinary Parisians and the inhabitants of a small rural community under occupation are brilliantly explored in Irène Némirovsky’s gripping and heartbreaking novel. Némirovsky herself was a tragic victim of the Nazi regime but she left behind her this exceptional masterpiece. In Suite Française she conjures up a vivid cast of wonderful characters who find themselves thrown together in ways they never expected.

  • David Golder | Irene Nemirovsky

    David Golder

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Irene Nemirovsky
    • Narrated By Silvia Cecchini
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    Nel 1929, il manoscritto fu presentato anonimo, e, letto dall’editore tutto d’un fiato, ne fu rintracciato l’autore, che sorprendentmente, si rivelò essere una giovane donna, elegante, figlia dell’alta borghesia russa rifugiatasi a Parigi dopo la rivoluzione. David Golder fu elogiato all’unanimità dalla critica, sia per il tema difficile che per la prosa pura e elegante. Golder è l’archetipo dell’ebreo povero che fa fortuna, e, dopo aver accumulato denaro e simboli di benessere sociale si trova, alla fine della vita “'soli come cani, così come si è vissuti'".

  • Il malinteso [The Misunderstanding] | Irene Nemirovsky

    Il malinteso [The Misunderstanding]

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Irene Nemirovsky
    • Narrated By Silvia Cecchini
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    Le malentendu fu pubblicato nel 1926. Romanzo breve, è la storia di una relazione sentimentale che nasce in un luogo di villeggiatura e continua poi a Parigi. Che l’”eccesso di amore” possa soffocare, è una verità che Denise, la protagonista, scopre dalla sua esperienza, ma anche aiutata dal buon senso pratico e borghese della madre. Ma la soluzione che Denise trova a questo “eccesso” potrebbe portarla in una direzione diversa dalla felicità…. Traduzione di Maria Letizia Pica Alfieri. Cornice musicale di Chopin.

  • Un enfant prodige | Irène Némirovsky

    Un enfant prodige

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 15 mins)
    • By Irène Némirovsky
    • Narrated By Jeanne Balibar
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    Dans la taverne d'un port de la mer Noire, Ismaël, un petit garçon juif doté d'une voix et d'un sens de la poésie hors du commun, chante les douleurs et les joies des truands, des prostituées, de tous les misérables qui se retrouvent dans le bouge. Un soir, un poète déchu et ivrogne, qui fait couler à flots l'or et la vodka, écoute le gamin et en est subjugué. Il l'offre à sa maîtresse, riche veuve désœuvrée, qui s'entiche de l'enfant.

  • Il ballo | Irène Némirovsky

    Il ballo

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 29 mins)
    • By Irène Némirovsky
    • Narrated By Sonia Bergamasco
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    Antoinette Kampf ha quindici anni e una madre nevrotica e indifferente, preoccupata più di conquistarsi un posto nella società dorata della Parigi della Belle Époque - da vera parvenue - piuttosto che dei malesseri esistenziali della figlia adolescente. Antoinette vendicherà il suo amore filiale respinto con una decisione improvvisa e fatale. Un romanzo breve semplicemente perfetto!

  • L'affare Kurilov [The Deal Kurilov] | Irene Nemirovsky

    L'affare Kurilov [The Deal Kurilov]

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Irene Nemirovsky
    • Narrated By Silvia Cecchini
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    Nel 1933, quando Hitler sale al potere, nel mese di gennaio, Irène dice alla sua infermiera: "Mia povera cara, entro poco saremo tutti morti"[11]. Nello stesso anno pubblica L'affare Kurilov, ambientato nella Russia dei primi anni del novecento in cui il regime zarista cominciava a crollare sotto le istanze delle nuove generazioni. Il racconto è in gran parte narrato in prima persona da un terrorista che sta preparando un attentato al ministro della Pubblica Istruzione.

  • Suite Francaise | Irene Nemirovsky

    Suite Francaise

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Irene Nemirovsky
    • Narrated By Eleanor Bron
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    In 1941, Irène Némirovsky sat down to write a book that would convey the magnitude of what she was living through, not in terms of battles and politicians, but by evoking the domestic lives and personal trials of the ordinary citizens of France. She did not live to see her ambition fulfilled, or to know that 65 years later, Suite Française would be published for the first time, and hailed as a masterpiece.

    Richard says: "A bit disappointing"
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