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    • Les Misérables

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 67 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Les Misérables is set in Paris after the French Revolution. In the sewers and backstreets, we encounter "the wolf-like tread of crime", and assassination for a few sous is all in a day's work. We weep with the unlucky and heart-broken Fantine, and we exult with the heroic revolutionaries of the barricades; but above all we thrill to the steadfast courage and nobility of soul of ex-convict Jean Valjean, always in danger from the relentless pursuit of the diabolical Inspector Javert.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Milton on 03-09-17

    Regular price: £56.29

    • Les Miserables

    • A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Joss Ackland, Roger Allam, full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 41

    Joss Ackland, Roger Allam, and Leslie Phillips star in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel. When poverty drives Jean Valjean to steal a loaf of bread from a baker’s window, it is an action that will haunt him for the rest of his life. A citizen of postrevolutionary France, he is sentenced to nineteen years’ hard labour.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • C’est magnifique!

    • By Nigel on 03-03-18

    Regular price: £18.00

    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    When it comes to 19th-century French literature, few can compare to Victor Hugo. In 1831, Victor Hugo wrote one of the most memorial gothic stories of all time, Notre Dame de Paris, later changed to The Hunchback of Notre Dame in 1833. This amazing story is set in medieval Paris and is centered on the famed Notre Dame cathedral as well as the three main characters: Esmeralda (the gypsy dancer); Quasimodo (the hunchback); and the priest, Claude Frollo.

    Regular price: £23.49

    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 22 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    In the grotesque bell-ringer Quasimodo, Victor Hugo created one of the most vivid characters in classic fiction. Quasimodo's doomed love for the beautiful gypsy girl Esmeralda is an example of the traditional love theme of beauty and the beast. Yet, set against the massive background of Notre Dame de Paris and interwoven with the sacred and secular life of medieval France, it takes on a larger perspective.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A masterpiece

    • By Johanna Hockmann on 04-04-15

    Regular price: £47.49

    • Les Misérables : L'intégrale

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Michel Vuillermoz, Élodie Huber, Pierre-François Garel, and others
    • Length: 56 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Un enregistrement exceptionnel : les cinq volumes des "Misérables", un des plus grands romans de la littérature française, enfin disponibles en livre audio. Jean Valjean, Cosette, les Thénardier, Gavroche, ou encore Javert sont autant de noms qui résonnent au-delà de l'histoire qui les a fait naître. Ces misérables sont décrits à la fois comme des archétypes du genre humain, mais aussi comme les produits d'une société génératrice de pauvreté, d'ignorance et de désespoir.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely exquisite!

    • By Gabriel Jianu on 30-03-17

    Regular price: £57.69

    • Les Miserables

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Set in the Parisian underworld and plotted like a detective story, Les Misérables follows the adventures of Jean Valjean, originally an honest peasant, who has been imprisoned for 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister's starving family. A hardened criminal upon his release, he eventually reforms, becoming a successful industrialist and town mayor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Classic

    • By joanna green on 24-12-12

    Regular price: £22.39

    • Les Miserables

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 57 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 245
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 157

    Set in the Parisian underworld and plotted like a detective story, Les Miserables follows Jean Valjean, originally an honest peasant, who has been imprisoned for 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister's starving family. A hardened criminal upon his release, he eventually reforms, becoming a successful industrialist and town mayor. Despite this, he is haunted by an impulsive former crime and is pursued relentlessly by the police inspector Javert.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Epic journey through life.

    • By Nick on 20-02-09

    Regular price: £32.89

    • Notre Dame di Parigi: Il gobbo di Notre Dame [The Hunchback of Notre Dame]

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Silvia Cecchini
    • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Notre Dame de Paris, pubblicato nel 1831, fu il primo grande successo di Victor Hugo. Il romanzo storico, in cui la trama sembra a volte solo un pretesto per accurate descrizioni della Parigi della fine del XV secolo, avvolge il lettore nelle sue prosa immaginifica, ironica,danzante. Dalla storia sono state tratte moltissimi adattamenti di musical, cartoni animati, e film. Il gobbo di Notre Dame è un archetipo del mostro che si annulla nell’amore.Cornice musicale: sinfonia n.7 di Beethowen.

    Regular price: £5.99

    • Trop stylée la poésie

    • Les 50 plus beaux poèmes de la langue française
    • By: Charles Baudelaire, Paul Verlaine, Victor Hugo, and others
    • Narrated by: Serge Reggiani, Gérard Philipe, Pierre Brasseur, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Ce livre audio est composé des 50 plus beaux poèmes de la langue française.

    Regular price: £4.79

    • Notre-Dame de Paris

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: André Dussollier
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    L'action de "Notre-Dame de Paris", qui comprend onze livres, débute le 6 janvier 1482. Elle s'étend sur six mois et se termine en juillet. En ce jour de l'épiphanie, dans la grande salle du palais de justice, se joue le "Bon jugement de madame la Vierge", un mystère dont l'auteur n'est autre que le poète Pierre Gringoire. Mais la représentation est interrompue afin de permettre l'élection du pape des fous à la manière flamande, c'est-à-dire au moyen d'un concours de grimaces.

    Regular price: £35.79

    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Julie Christie
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    This tale of a man with no comfortable place in scandalous medieval Europe has become the story of a poignant hero. When Quasimodo, the hunchback of Notre Dame, appears before the masses as the "Pope of Fools", the crowd beholds an enormous cyclops-like creature. His whole body seems a twisted grimace. Yet, with all his deformity, there is a certain grace and agility in him and he possesses an endearing passion...and when the gypsy Esmerelda stands between his two executioners, Quasimodo makes the ultimate sacrifice.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 22 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Quasimodo was born disfigured, hunchbacked and lame, and years spent ringing the bells of the Cathedral of Notre Dame have left him deaf, but also spared him the taunts of the cruel mobs of Paris. Now Quasimodo has fallen in love with the lovely Gypsy girl Esmeralda, the only person who ever showed pity on him - but she faces a death sentence, and only Quasimodo's pure spirit can save her. Or can he?

    Regular price: £40.69

    • The Toilers of the Sea

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Patrick Dickson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Victor Hugo wrote this wonderful story while living in exile on the island of Guernsey, which is where the adventure unfolds. Set in the early 1800s, The Toilers of the Sea tells off a young reclusive fisherman who falls dangerously in love with a beautiful island girl. Her uncle, himself an intrepid seafarer, is the owner of a paddle-steamer, which plies its trade to and from St. Malo on the coast of Brittany.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic listening on sea side holiday

    • By Jack Lilley on 07-01-16

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Set amid the riot, intrigue, and pageantry of medieval Paris, Victor Hugo's masterful tale of heroism and adventure has been a perennial favorite since its first publication in 1831. It is the story of Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer of the Notre Dame Cathedral, who falls in love with the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda. When Esmeralda is condemned as a witch by Claude Frollo, the tormented archdeacon who lusts after her, Quasimodo attempts to save her; but his intentions are misunderstood.

    Regular price: £23.69

    • Les Miserables

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Alan Munro
    • Length: 67 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    One of the greatest novels of the 19th century. Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Dramatised)

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: David Bower, Full Cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    An adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic tale set in 15th-century Paris, dramatised in a collaboration between the BBC and Graeae, the disabled-led theatre company. Starring deaf actor David Bower, artistic director of Signdance Collective. Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer, hides away in the bell tower of Notre Dame Cathedral, friendless and ashamed of his appearance. When the bewitching gypsy Esmeralda arrives in Paris, Quasimodo falls in love with her from afar. Starring David Bower and full cast.

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Les Misérables

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Christopher Cazenove
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Set in the Parisian underworld and plotted like a detective story, Les Misérables follows Jean Valjean, originally an honest peasant, who has been imprisoned for 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister's starving family. A hardened criminal upon his release, he eventually reforms, becoming a successful industrialist and town mayor. Despite this, he is haunted by an impulsive former crime and is pursued relentlessly by the police inspector, Javert.

    Regular price: £11.09

    • Ninety-Three

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    It is 1793 in France, the year of the guillotine. Already, Louis XVI has been sentenced to the scaffold, and Terror reigns. The architects of the Revolution (Marat, Danton, and Robespierre) have set up the Convention, an embryo parliament, designed to stem social chaos. But ideals topple in the face of political necessity, alliances founder, and intrigue is a way of life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Five stars for Hugo's work 3 for the recording!

    • By Grainne on 30-04-08

    Regular price: £22.39

    • The Best French Short Stories

    • By: Guy de Maupassant, Victor Hugo, Anatole France, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    An enchanting collection of some of the greatest short stories ever written by notable French authors.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Le dernier jour d'un condamné

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Bernard Métraux
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Victor Hugo nous fait entrer dans la tête d'un condamné à mort qui attend son exécution. On ignore qui il est, quel crime il a commis. Car l'auteur ne veut pas débattre mais montrer l'horreur et l'absurdité de la situation. Son texte a une telle puissance de suggestion que l'auditeur, s'identifiant au narrateur, partage avec lui l'angoisse et les vaines espérances. Réquisitoire le plus véhément jamais prononcé contre la peine de mort, ce roman est aussi une admirable leçon d'écriture et d'humanité.

    Regular price: £14.69

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