The Red and the Black

  • by Stendhal
  • Narrated by Bill Homewood
  • 22 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Young Julien Sorel, the son of a country timber merchant, carries a portrait of his hero, Napoleon Bonaparte, and dreams of military glory. A brilliant career in the Church leads him into Parisian high society, where, "mounted upon the finest horse in Alsace", he gains high military office and wins the heart of the aristocratic Mlle Mathilde de la Mole. Julien's cunning and ambition lead him into all sorts of scrapes, but it is the struggle between his passion for two beautiful women - the quixotic Mathilde and the loyal Mme de Rênal - which ultimately decides his destiny.
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Wonderful reading....

What made the experience of listening to The Red and the Black the most enjoyable?

Bill Homewood's reading....

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Red and the Black?

The protagonist's experience in the seminary.

Have you listened to any of Bill Homewood’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I listened to "The count of Monte Cristo". I just wish this one was as long so I could keep listening.

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Please convince Mr. Homewood to do more readings of classics.

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- Jyoti

Great Audiobook of a French Classic

A timeless classic whose themes continue to resonate in the XXI century. Wonderfully narrated by Bill Homewood. Highly recommended.
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- James

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-02-2011
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks