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    • Les Misérables

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 67 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    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 50
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 47

    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
    • Radio doing what it does best

    • By Markie on 22-11-15

    Regular price: £18.00

    • 100 Greatest Poems: Paul Verlaine, Victor Hugo, Baudelaire

    • By: Paul Verlaine, Victor Hugo, Charles Baudelaire
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh, Paul Edwards
    • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The greatest poems from the greatest masters of French literature have been put together in a brilliant English adaptation in the form of an audiobook. Dive deep into Victor Hugo's superb style, with excerpts from his "Contemplations" or "Autumn Leaves"; enjoy the ephemeral poetry of Verlaine and the darkness of Charles Baudelaire's "Flowers of Evil", narrated with precision and subtlety by Katie Haigh and Paul Edwards.

    Regular price: £12.69

    • 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 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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

    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 22 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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

    • 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 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    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 Misérables

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
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    Victor Hugo's tale of injustice, heroism and love follows the fortunes of Jean Valjean, an escaped convict determined to put his criminal past behind him. But his attempts to become a respected member of the community are constantly put under threat: by his own conscience, when, owing to a case of mistaken identity, another man is arrested in his place; and by the relentless investigations of the dogged policeman Javert.

    Regular price: £7.99

    • Les Miserables

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Les Miserables is set in Paris after the French Revolution. In the sewers and back streets 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 heartbroken Fantine, and 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.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Les Miserables

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Hugo's vibrant portrait of the characters in late 18th century Paris is a world-famous story, which has also been made into an award-winning musical. Jean Valjean, an ex-convict, tries to turn his life around for the sake of his adopted daughter, Cosette. Set in turbulent times, this reding by Michael Jayston of this classic tale is a bustling and thrilling trip for a listener through the streets and cafes of a Paris finding its feet and losing its head.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A testament to the power of the human spirit

    • By Amazon Customer on 30-11-11

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Les Miserables

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    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 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 249
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 161

    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 de Paris

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Mathurin Voltz
    • Length: 20 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Esmeralda, Quasimodo, Fleur de Lys, Frolo, autant de noms qui résonnent au-delà des siècles. Sans cesse incarnés sous toutes les formes possibles, les personnages de Victor Hugo appartiennent au patrimoine littéraire mondial.

    Regular price: £20.49

    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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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

    • I Miserabili

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Moro Silo
    • Length: 60 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Ne "I Miserabili" Victor Hugo narra con assoluta sensibilità ed estrema modernità la solitudine dell'uomo, il contrasto tra ceti sociali, ma anche la redenzione attraverso la rivolta e l'amore. Il romanzo, dal ritmo incalzante, magistrale e irripetibile per l'autenticità delle emozioni e per la complessità della trama narrativa, viene qui tradotto ad alta voce da un unico narratore, Moro Silo, che con la sua più che trentennale esperienza di lettore, riesce a cogliere l'enorme quantità di significati presenti nel libro nel massimo rispetto dello stile unico e originale dell'autore, del suo contesto storico-culturale e filologico.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Straordinario classico, interpretazione magistrale

    • By Alessandro Petrini on 10-12-17

    Regular price: £26.69

    • 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

    • Der Glöckner von Notre Dame

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Oliver Rohrbeck
    • Length: 21 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Der Roman "Der Glöckner von Notre-Dame" von Victor Hugo ist einer der letzten großen historischen Romane der Romantik in Frankreich. Im Mittelpunkt der Handlung stehen die junge Esmeralda, eine Bettlerin und Tänzerin, sowie der verwachsene und taube Quasimodo, der das Amt des Glöckners ausübt.

    Regular price: £4.29

    • Le dernier jour d'un condamné

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Bernard Métraux
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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

    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    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 gipsy 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.

    Regular price: £10.89

    • Die Elenden / Les Misérables

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Gert Westphal
    • Length: 57 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Paris, 19. Jahrhundert: Die französische Revolution ist lange vorbei, doch die Menschen leben noch immer in Elend und Unterdrückung. Der ehemalige Häftling Jean Valjean hat seine unrühmliche Vergangenheit als Dieb hinter sich gelassen und sich bis zum Bürgermeister und Fabrikanten hochgearbeitet. Als nun vermögender Mann versucht er, den Ärmsten zu helfen. Auch seiner Arbeiterin Fantine. Als sie stirbt, nimmt er ihre Tochter Cosette zu sich und zieht sie wie sein eigenes Kind auf.

    Regular price: £30.29

    • 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

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