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A malicious spectre haunts the Parisian Opera house. This murderous fiend speaks through walls, abducts innocents through mirrors, and holds the opera management in a cruel state of hostage. But when this monster falls for the beautiful Christine Daae, his powers of attractive enticement and malevolent mayhem all come to the surface. Who can put an end to this reign of terror? Discover the wonders of Gaston Leroux's gothic thriller in a way that will tantalize the senses. The actual unabridged novel is by far the best way to experience the story of the haunting yet humanistic Phantom of the Opera.

Public Domain (P)2012 B.J. Harrison

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At the edge of my seat! Brilliant!!

Amazing story, amazingly read! Went from a state of horror to a state of tears! Would highly recommend!

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  • Briella
  • 10-01-18

AMAZING

I now understand why Andrew Lloyd Webber devoted his life's work to bringing this to the stage. It is SO theatrical!

The musical is a nice adaption of the book, but is still by far behind it!

I bought this particular reading, because I listened to BJ narrate "The Count Of Monte Cristo" I have to say he does just as well of job at it. I love how into it he gets, it's as if he were actually there.

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  • T Cyr
  • 21-07-15

An Unexpected Pleasure!

I have seen most of the movie versions, and was fascinated with this story as a kid. Saw the broadway musical and was probably the only person who didn't love it. Recently found this version and translation after searching and testing all the others. So many choices! Was blown away by finally hearing it read. This is truly a classic novel and suspenseful story telling. I now understand why it has become the source of so many adaptations. None of them doing this little masterpiece justice. A total unexpected pleasure read by a master reader who slowly takes you to the depth and unravels the mysteries that lie hidden within. Savor this little gem every moment you listen.

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  • Scott Young
  • 08-07-20

Gothic classic

Brilliant performance of Gaston Leroux's timeless tale. Many character voices. All hail Don Juan, Triumphant!

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  • Joshua Studley
  • 09-02-21

I love the movie, I love the book

This book is certainly a thrilling read. Even though there is no music, you can still hear the echos of it in the writing. The plot line is quite different than the movie and I like both the same. excellent book. I recommend reading it.

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  • Neko Lumina
  • 14-09-20

Favorite Story

Amazing narrator and kept the story engaging! The Phantom of the Opera is my favorite story.

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  • Telondra Reynolds
  • 20-08-20

Narrator was AMAZING!!

The narrator did an excellent job conveying the depth of emotion, pain, and passion in this story as well as the humor at the appropriate moments. Though I was not a fan of the horror in the story, I would listen again just to hear the imaginative narration. I hope one day I can retell a story so we'll!

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  • Raven999?
  • 01-06-20

A great story well deserving of many adaptations.

I was not sure if I would like this tory when I began. But as I kept listening it got better and better. There is amazing chemistry between these characters and there is a good amount of detective elements in the story (which I highly approve of). I have never seen the musical and was curious as to how good the source material was. I was not disappointed and was quite happy with the price. I would recommend it for all who are fans of old literature and of the musical.

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  • Brent
  • 12-02-20

Cool story well presented

I was familiar with the narrator from The Count of Monte Cristo and he does a terrific job of separating characters through voices. Having seen the Broadway show many times I wanted a better look at this classic story. What a beautiful dark and haunting story! Definitely recommend to anyone interested in a classic thriller mystery style read.

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  • Kara
  • 04-02-20

Wonderful retelling of my favorite novel

I very much enjoyed this audiobook! BJ Harrison narrated this beautifully. Looking forward to listening again!

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  • Linda Layne
  • 04-12-19

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Great book. A must read before you attend the Broadway Play. Great to read the book while listening to the audio book.