• Les Miserables

  • By: Victor Hugo
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-05-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (15 ratings)

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.
(P)1995 Blackstone Audio, Inc,
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5 out of 5 stars
By joanna green on 24-12-12

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 25-03-13

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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4 out of 5 stars
By Todd Jay Waltman on 26-03-18

great book

I loved it the classic story! I was not crazy about the reader until the end.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Katie Maynard on 14-09-17

Good reader, but no Fantine back story at all.

Fantine's back story, her story ENTIRELY IS LEFT OUT! boooooo
otherwise, good reader. his character voices seem a little strange at first, but he gets better.

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