Les Misérables

Written by:
Victor Hugo
Narrated by:
David Case

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
November 2008
12 hours 30 minutes
This is an Abridged Edition

Victor Hugo began writing Les Miserables twenty years before its eventual publication in 1862. Les Miserables is primarily a great humanitarian work that encourages compassion and hope in the face of adversity and injustice. It is also a historical novel of great scope, and provides a detailed vision of nineteenth-century French politics and society. Hugo hoped Les Miserables would encourage a more progressive and democratic future. Hugo wrote Les Miserables with a literary and political revolution in mind.

Les Miserables emphasizes the three major predicaments of the nineteenth century. Each of the three major characters in the novel symbolizes one of these predicaments: Jean Valjean represents the degradation of man in the proletariat, Fantine represents the subjection of women through hunger, and Cosette represents the atrophy of the child by darkness.
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Elizabeth H.

Beautiful loved every minute of this classic. Didn’t take to kindly to the narrator.

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Henry M

Fantastic, gripping and beautiful. Just wonderful. A must read.

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The story is interesting and worth the listen. The narrator drove me nuts. I think I would have enjoyed the book more but for him.

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Daniel V.

This read was well done. Enjoyable.

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Gokhan C.

I couldn't survive the narrator. I just couldn't. Sorry

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