Les Misérables

  • by Victor Hugo
  • Narrated by Christopher Cazenove
  • 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
Hugo describes early 19th-century France with a sweeping power that gives his novel epic stature. Among the most famous chapters are the account of the battle of Waterloo and Valjean's flight through the Paris sewers.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-07-2015
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.