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    • Les Misérables

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 67 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By Clara Paganin on 16-11-2017

    Non-member price: $87.88

    • Les Misérables

    • By: Victor Hugo, Isabel F. Hapgood - translator
    • Narrated by: Pete Cross
    • Length: 62 hrs and 45 mins
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    Considered to be French novelist Victor Hugo's masterpiece, Les Miserables, which was published in 1862, is a sprawling historical and philosophical epic that covers from 1815 through the Paris Uprising in 1832. Notable for its many subplots and digressions from the main storyline, the novel's stated aim is a progress from evil to good, from injustice to justice, from falsehood to truth, which can be seen most clearly in the story of the central character Jean Valjean, an ex-convict who struggles to shake the sins of his past and become a good man. 

    Non-member price: $32.17

    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 22 hrs and 28 mins
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    In the grotesque bell-ringer Quasimodo, Victor Hugo created one of the most vivid characters in classic fiction. Quasimodo's doomed love for the beautiful gypsy girl Esmeralda is an example of the traditional love theme of beauty and the beast. Yet, set against the massive background of Notre Dame de Paris and interwoven with the sacred and secular life of medieval France, it takes on a larger perspective.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Literary Masterpiece

    • By Bake. on 10-01-2018

    Non-member price: $71.08

    • Les Miserables

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 57 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Set in the Parisian underworld and plotted like a detective story, Les Miserables 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's a Classic for a Reason

    • By Amazon Customer on 17-09-2018

    Non-member price: $51.21

    • Les Miserables

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Alan Munro
    • Length: 67 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of the greatest novels of the 19th century. Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.

    Non-member price: $30.74

    • Les Misérables

    • Radio Drama of the Classic Victor Hugo Masterpiece
    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
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    This 1937 radio dramatization was written, produced, and performed by none other than the incomparable Orson Welles of War of the Worlds fame. The story of the book is faithfully retold (with questionable subjects carefully camouflaged) and is suitable for students aged 10 and older. This live recording, masterfully performed by an incredible professional cast, includes sound effects, music, and an unforgettable story.

    Non-member price: $20.45

    • Les Misérables

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Christopher Cazenove
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
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    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.

    Non-member price: $20.45

    • Les Miserables

    • A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Joss Ackland, Roger Allam, full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    Joss Ackland, Roger Allam, and Leslie Phillips star in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel. When poverty drives Jean Valjean to steal a loaf of bread from a baker’s window, it is an action that will haunt him for the rest of his life. A citizen of postrevolutionary France, he is sentenced to nineteen years’ hard labour.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant Adaptation!

    • By Dean Spilias on 14-05-2017

    Non-member price: $26.97

    • 100 Greatest Poems: Paul Verlaine, Victor Hugo, Baudelaire

    • By: Paul Verlaine, Victor Hugo, Charles Baudelaire
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh, Paul Edwards
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
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    The greatest poems from the greatest masters of French literature have been put together in a brilliant English adaptation in the form of an audiobook. Dive deep into Victor Hugo's superb style, with excerpts from his "Contemplations" or "Autumn Leaves"; enjoy the ephemeral poetry of Verlaine and the darkness of Charles Baudelaire's "Flowers of Evil", narrated with precision and subtlety by Katie Haigh and Paul Edwards.

    Non-member price: $19.78

    • Ninety-Three

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
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    It is 1793 in France, the year of the guillotine. Already, Louis XVI has been sentenced to the scaffold, and Terror reigns. The architects of the Revolution (Marat, Danton, and Robespierre) have set up the Convention, an embryo parliament, designed to stem social chaos. But ideals topple in the face of political necessity, alliances founder, and intrigue is a way of life.

    Non-member price: $33.47

    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 22 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Quasimodo was born disfigured, hunchbacked and lame, and years spent ringing the bells of the Cathedral of Notre Dame have left him deaf, but also spared him the taunts of the cruel mobs of Paris. Now Quasimodo has fallen in love with the lovely Gypsy girl Esmeralda, the only person who ever showed pity on him - but she faces a death sentence, and only Quasimodo's pure spirit can save her. Or can he?

    Non-member price: $60.92

    • The Best French Short Stories

    • By: Guy de Maupassant, Victor Hugo, Anatole France, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
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    An enchanting collection of some of the greatest short stories ever written by notable French authors.

    Non-member price: $29.96

    • Les Misérables : L'intégrale

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Michel Vuillermoz, Élodie Huber, Pierre-François Garel, and others
    • Length: 56 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Un enregistrement exceptionnel : les cinq volumes des "Misérables", un des plus grands romans de la littérature française, enfin disponibles en livre audio. Jean Valjean, Cosette, les Thénardier, Gavroche, ou encore Javert sont autant de noms qui résonnent au-delà de l'histoire qui les a fait naître. Ces misérables sont décrits à la fois comme des archétypes du genre humain, mais aussi comme les produits d'une société génératrice de pauvreté, d'ignorance et de désespoir.

    Non-member price: $90.05

    • The Toilers of the Sea

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Patrick Dickson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
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    Victor Hugo wrote this wonderful story while living in exile on the island of Guernsey, which is where the adventure unfolds. Set in the early 1800s, The Toilers of the Sea tells off a young reclusive fisherman who falls dangerously in love with a beautiful island girl. Her uncle, himself an intrepid seafarer, is the owner of a paddle-steamer, which plies its trade to and from St. Malo on the coast of Brittany.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life with all its raw drama

    • By Geoffrey on 06-05-2018

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
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    When it comes to 19th-century French literature, few can compare to Victor Hugo. In 1831, Victor Hugo wrote one of the most memorial gothic stories of all time, Notre Dame de Paris, later changed to The Hunchback of Notre Dame in 1833. This amazing story is set in medieval Paris and is centered on the famed Notre Dame cathedral as well as the three main characters: Esmeralda (the gypsy dancer); Quasimodo (the hunchback); and the priest, Claude Frollo.

    Non-member price: $36.54

    • Proust, Hugo et Madame de Lafayette lus et commentés par Guillaume Gallienne

    • Ça peut pas faire de mal 1
    • By: Guillaume Gallienne, Victor Hugo, Marcel Proust, and others
    • Narrated by: Guillaume Gallienne
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ce livre audio issu de la célèbre émission de France Inter "Ça peut pas faire de mal" de Guillaume Gallienne fait la part belle au roman. Qu'il s'agisse de Marcel Proust et des extraits de la "Recherche du temps perdu", des "Misérables" de Victor Hugo ou bien de la "Princesse de Clèves" de Madame de Lafayette, retrouvez la lecture comme aux premiers émois, quand la voix propose une nouvelle intelligence du texte.

    Non-member price: $19.84

    • Notre-Dame de Paris

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Mathurin Voltz
    • Length: 20 hrs and 38 mins
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    Esmeralda, Quasimodo, Fleur de Lys, Frolo, autant de noms qui résonnent au-delà des siècles. Sans cesse incarnés sous toutes les formes possibles, les personnages de Victor Hugo appartiennent au patrimoine littéraire mondial.

    Non-member price: $30.69

    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Set amid the riot, intrigue, and pageantry of medieval Paris, Victor Hugo's masterful tale of heroism and adventure has been a perennial favorite since its first publication in 1831. It is the story of Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer of the Notre Dame Cathedral, who falls in love with the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda. When Esmeralda is condemned as a witch by Claude Frollo, the tormented archdeacon who lusts after her, Quasimodo attempts to save her; but his intentions are misunderstood.

    Non-member price: $35.50

    • Tu Momento Es Ahora [Your Time is Now]

    • 3 Pasos para que el Éxito Te Suceda a Ti [3 Steps for Success to Happen to You]
    • By: Victor Hugo Manzanilla
    • Narrated by: Alejandro Vargas-Lugo
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
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    El éxito es una ciencia y un arte a la vez. Por un lado, son principios que invariablemente te llevarán a acercarte a tus sueños. Por otro, es un arte, un proceso de descubrirte a ti mismo, y encontrar plenitud y significado para tu vida. Necesitas aprender ambos: el arte y la ciencia del éxito.

    Non-member price: $31.44

    • Awaken Your Inner Hero

    • 7 Steps to a Successful and Meaningful Life
    • By: Victor Hugo Manzanilla, Todd Henry - foreword
    • Narrated by: Van Tracy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
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    Awaken Your Inner Hero is a call to adventure, to get out of your comfort zone and take the kind of risks that will lead you to radically change the way you are living your life. Based on the hero's journey and on universal principles that have been used by poets, writers, and directors to create great stories, the author unveils seven steps that will help you make your deepest desires come true and develop a story worth telling. You will discover life has great things waiting for you if you are bold enough to go after them.

    Non-member price: $31.74

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