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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 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    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 45
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 42

    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

    • 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

    • 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 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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 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

    • 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: 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

    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Demain dès l'aube (Easy French Poetry)

    • Reading & Analysis
    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Camille Chevalier-Karfis
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    In this audiobook, I first read the poem in slow enunciated French then use simple, everyday French language to explain each individual verse. I then talk about the life of the author, give a full analysis of the poem and finally re-read the poem at a faster speed with a more personal interpretation. Not only is it a great cultural subject but it's a fantastic way to learn new vocabulary, verb tenses and improve your understanding of deeper conversations.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • Great French Poems

    • 35 Favourites from Villon to Baudelaire in French with English Translation
    • By: François Villon, Victor Hugo, Charles Baudelaire
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Here are 35 of the greatest poems in the French language, carefully selected and read in French by Bill Homewood, the bilingual English classical actor who has spent half his life in France. To help those English speakers with just a little French to appreciate the glories of these poems, he provides his own clear English translations.

    Regular price: £5.99

    • Tu Momento Es Ahora [Your Moment Is Now]

    • 3 Pasos para que el Éxito Te Suceda a Ti [3 Steps for Success to Happen to You]
    • By: Victor Hugo Manzanilla
    • Narrated by: Alejandro Vargas-Lugo
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    El éxito es una ciencia y un arte a la vez. Por un lado, son principios que invariablemente te llevarán a acercarte a tus sueños. Por otro, es un arte, un proceso de descubrirte a ti mismo, y encontrar plenitud y significado para tu vida. Necesitas aprender ambos: el arte y la ciencia del éxito.

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Elle était déchaussée, elle était décoiffée (Easy French Poetry)

    • Reading & Analysis
    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Camille Chevalier-Karfis
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    In this audiobook, I first read the poem in slow enunciated French then use simple, everyday French language to explain each individual verse. I then talk about the life of the author, give a full analysis of the poem and finally re-read the poem at a faster speed with a more personal interpretation. Not only is it a great cultural subject but it's a fantastic way to learn new vocabulary, verb tenses and improve your understanding of deeper conversations.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • 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

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