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Bel Ami Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Bel Ami (Unabridged), by Guy de Maupassant
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Guy de Maupassant is revered for his naturalistic fiction, which brilliantly captures flesh-and-blood characters as it evokes the most telling details of everyday life. Considered one of the finest French novels ever written, Bel Ami follows journalist Georges Duroy and his increasing stature among the Paris elite. With an immense thirst for power, Georges is not above an almost gleeful use of wealthy mistresses to achieve his ends.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Elizabeth | 6/16/2011

    " If you ever build a time machine and decide to go to 19th century France and become a money-grubbing douchebag, this is your guide!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Susan | 6/13/2011

    " Why haven't I read any novels of de Maupassant? This was great...as good as his famous short stories. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Jason | 6/1/2011

    " I tried to read this one in French and I'm a little unskilled for that. Regardless, I followed the plot fairly well. The problem was, I just wasn't that into it; I gave up about 1 third of the way through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Elizabeth | 5/5/2011

    " I read this as research for my novel My Phantom: The Memoir of Christine Daaé. I needed to get a feel for the time and place -- 1880 Paris -- and the fiction of Guy de Maupassant was a wonderful way to start. "

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About the Author
Author Guy de Maupassant

Guy de Maupassant (1850–1893) was a popular nineteenth-century French writer, considered one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of the form’s finest exponents. A protégé of Flaubert, his stories are characterized by their economy of style and efficient, effortless dénouement. Many of the stories are set during the Franco-Prussian War of the 1870s, and several describe the futility of war and the innocent civilians who, caught in the conflict, emerge changed. He authored some three hundred short stories, six novels, three travel books, and one volume of verse.

About the Narrator

John McDonough, one of AudioFile magazine’s Golden Voices, has narrated dozens of audio books. He is known for his narrations of children’s books, including Robert McCloskey’s Centerburg Tales and Albert Marrin’s Commander-In-Chief Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Outside of his audiobook work, he has starred in a revival of Captain Kangaroo on the Fox Network.