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...unfortunately I hated the story.
The production values are evidently a little low on this title but the narrator is engaging. Sadly the characters are not. I will certainly look for other titles by the same company, but definitely don't feel after hours of listening that I have just listened to a classic. Flaubert is talented and there are many moments of flair and great insight into human nature and relationships (as well as many, many skilled descriptive passages) - unfortunately there is only a single character in the whole book I cared about, and even they had an unhappy ending. It is a shame in a world so vividly realised (the attention to detail is astonishing - unfortunately after so many hours this bloats the book too).
I should have been warned having previously seen the television adaptation how depressing the book would be, however in hindsight I was not at all prepared.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
This audiobook offers good value for money, but for those who want a production with better sound quality and fewer slips of the tongue I'd recommend one of the pricier choices.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
This was a rather casual reading of Madame Bovary, with page turning and occasional sips of water evident on the narrator's end. This did not detract from the enjoyment of this classic book.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful