Les Misérables

  • by Victor Hugo
  • Narrated by Bill Homewood
  • 67 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
Translated by Isabel F. Hapgood


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Wonderful though sound quality poor

There are some very slow chapters of pontification in Hugo's unabridged novel and this is the first time I have wondered whether abridged might have been shoos idea. However, I might have missed hearing some fascinating background about Paris, the Republic, and the labyrinthine Parisian sewers. A powerful story, the more so because the recording is so long. Great and skilful reading.

The files appear to lose quality by being over compressed - no problem through headphones but not great through a car stereo.
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- Sally P


Beautifully written epic story. Brilliant, stunning, thought provoking and sad. Wonderful characters. Historically illuminating and intellectually challenging. What more could you want? Fantastically read.
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- Milton

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-04-2015
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks