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    • Suite Francaise

    • By: Irene Nemirovsky
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A story of the people left behind

    • By Amazon Customer on 24-12-12

    Regular price: £24.09

    • Suite française

    • By: Irène Némirovsky
    • Narrated by: Dominique Reymond
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: £20.19

    • The Fires of Autumn

    • By: Irène Némirovsky
    • Narrated by: Veronika Hyks
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Suite Francaise

    • By: Irene Nemirovsky
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Abridged
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    Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Book of the Year, 2007.
    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent book spoilt by flat narration

    • By Christine Caluori on 06-01-15

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Fire in the Blood

    • By: Irene Nemirovsky
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 5
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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.

    Regular price: £18.00

    • David Golder

    • By: Irene Nemirovsky
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 6
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    Translated by Sandra Smith, with an introduction by Patrick Marnham.In 1929, 26-year-old Irène Némirovsky shot to fame in France with the publication of her second novel David Golder. At the time, only the most prescient would have predicted the events that led to her extraordinary final novel Suite Française and her death at Auschwitz. Yet the clues are there in this astonishingly mature story of an elderly Jewish businessman who has sold his soul.Golder is a superb creation.

    Regular price: £18.39

    • All Our Worldly Goods

    • By: Irene Nemirovsky
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A different view of war, told in the quiet moments

    • By Mia on 13-12-13

    Regular price: £20.00

    • A Very French Christmas

    • The Greatest French Holiday Stories of All Time
    • By: Guy de Maupassant, Alphonse Daudet, Irène Némirovsky, and others
    • Narrated by: Jean Brassard
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: £16.39

    • Le Bal

    • By: Irène Némirovsky
    • Narrated by: Irène Jacob
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: £13.29

    • Suite française

    • By: Irène Némirovsky
    • Narrated by: Regina Lemnitz
    • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: £22.49

    • Suite francese

    • By: Irène Némirovsky
    • Narrated by: Anna Bonaiuto
    • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: £12.89

    • Un enfant prodige

    • By: Irène Némirovsky
    • Narrated by: Jeanne Balibar
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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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.

    Regular price: £10.79

    • Rausch

    • By: Irène Némirovsky
    • Narrated by: Iris Berben
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hungrig nach dem Leben: Finnland, im Winter 1917/18. Aino versteckt auf dem Dachboden ihren Bruder Yvar, ohne dass ihr Ehemann davon weiß...

    Regular price: £9.49

    • Il ballo

    • By: Irène Némirovsky
    • Narrated by: Sonia Bergamasco
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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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!

    Regular price: £9.89

    • Die Familie Hardelot

    • By: Irène Némirovsky
    • Narrated by: Iris Berben
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Satt, selbstzufrieden und in der wohligen Gewissheit, dass sich nie etwas ändern wird: Die Fabrikantenfamilie Hardelot...

    Regular price: £15.59

    • David Golder

    • By: Irene Nemirovsky
    • Narrated by: Silvia Cecchini
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
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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'".

    Regular price: £2.99

    • Il malinteso [The Misunderstanding]

    • By: Irene Nemirovsky
    • Narrated by: Silvia Cecchini
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: £2.99

    • L'affare Kurilov [The Deal Kurilov]

    • By: Irene Nemirovsky
    • Narrated by: Silvia Cecchini
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: £3.99

    • Il bambino prodigio [A Child Prodigy]

    • By: Irene Nemirovsky
    • Narrated by: Silvia Cecchini
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
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    L enfant genial, una delle prime opere di Irene nemirovsky, pubblicato nel 1927, è una novella che ha lo spessore di un romanzo corto. Se c’è una morale, in questa storia di Ismaele, ragazzo del ghetto dotato di genio, è quella della grazia violata e snaturata, e che l’arte, il genio, possono nascere solo nella spontaneità.

    Regular price: £3.09