Les Miserables

  • by Victor Hugo
  • Narrated by Frederick Davidson
  • 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. Despite this, Valjean is haunted by an impulsive former crime and is pursued relentlessly by the police inspector Javert. Hugo describes early 19th-century France with a sweeping power that gives his novel epic stature. Among the most famous chapters are an account of the battle of Waterloo and a description of Valjean's flight through the Paris sewers.
Translated by Charles E. Curtis.


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Wonderful Classic

Absolutely wonderfully engaging telling of this classic. I had been put off originally from trying to read this because of the length of the original book, but this abridge version tells the story without leaving you feeling cheated. I am very glad I did listen to this - one of the best stories written, and told well by the narrator.
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- joanna green

les miserables abridged

this is my first audio book and i loved it, i now want to listen to the unabidged version.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-05-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.