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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (14,276 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Choderlos de Laclos Narrator: Sarah Woodward, Michael Sheen Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2000 ISBN:
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Dangerous Liaisons is a gripping, unforgettable tale of passion, treachery, and cruelty whose leading protagonists remain in the memory long after the story has been told. In their secret letters to each other, the unscrupulous yet seductive Valmont, his clever, manipulative accomplice, the Marquise de Merteuil, and their various innocent victims, involve us in the machinations of a sadistic plot which ends in tragedy and misery for all. An enduring success since its first publication in 1782, and more recently through adaptation for the stage and film, the epistolary nature of the original makes this tale equally powerful as an audiobook. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roxana | 2/14/2014

    " Way better than I expected, and I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 only because I thought the ending was abrupt and too moralising. I loved its epistolary writing technique and sympathized with de Valmont more than I should have. I really need to see the movies now! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marita Hanscamp | 2/8/2014

    " Quite enjoyed despite the task it was to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 2/6/2014

    " A fantastic novel of deceit, intrigue, misfortune, and morality. Both thought provoking and highly enjoyable, Laclos has mastered the epistolary genre, seducing the reader into a the world of pre-revolution France. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gingerbiscuits | 2/5/2014

    " Choderlos de Laclos once said that he "resolved to write...a book which would continue to cause a stir and echo through the world after I have left it." I think he has succeeded with this one - it was regarded as scandalous at the time and there are parts of it that would raise a few eyebrows even now. A big, juicy masterpiece full of intrigue and scheming. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tony | 2/4/2014

    " This book held my interest,but I still find books like this, with all the florid language, a bit of a plod.The various people writing letters to one-another seemed to start sentences with "Ah....!" quite a lot,which I wasn't keen on. Did people EVER write letters like that, even in the old days before the X-Factor? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanne Brooker | 1/30/2014

    " I am amazed at how well DeLaclos changes "voices" and perfectly captures the personalities of his characters, male and female. I was halfway through the book before I realized it was written by a man! A timeless classic sotry of man's inhumanity to man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dennis | 1/23/2014

    " What a fantastic book! Sure, it's a French epistolary novel from the 18th Century. I had my doubts for this very reason. But after the first few letters, I found myself mesmerized. How so? For long stretches, I didn't even look at the clock -- which is very rare for a restless guy like me. Even at 406 pages (and 175 letters), there's no wasted effort, no long drawn out descriptions of scenery and furniture. It's all strategy from start to finish: manipulation, seduction, deception, espionage, theft, and lots and lots of warfare metaphors. I've always thought about pulling something like this in my real life, but alas, I have no willing sociopathic partner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jellie Ann Castañeda | 1/12/2014

    " Twisted but annoyingly superb plot! The novel portrays that women, no matter how strong her defenses are,how cunning she can be, at the end, will let her emotions rule her, thus, making it her downfall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angelina | 1/11/2014

    " Very dry, and I recall getting lost in who was who more than once. The plot is as interesting as ever, but the writing style has not fared so well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellie | 12/18/2013

    " Terrifically evil-better than the movie; the play came close. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 10/14/2013

    " My interest for this novel was piqued after I watched the 1988 film starring Glenn Close and the brilliant John Malkovich. Sex, intrigue, heartache, wealth, are all encompassed in this tightly wound, beautiful piece of prose, all amongst the backdrop of 1800's France. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mick | 10/4/2013

    " I would have given it more than three stars if not for the ending, which I find greatly disappointing. But most of the book is very enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessie | 9/24/2013

    " Loved it so so much. I read this for a philsophy paper that looked at moralty and amorality in literature, history and philosophy, called 'The Fragility of Goodness'. What a reading list that course had! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaclyn | 8/18/2013

    " One of the few books that I read over and over again after needing to read it for a class. How devilishly fun!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 8/3/2013

    " I need to re-read this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina Wilder | 5/4/2013

    " John Malkovich, you're awesome, but oh GOD, to have seen Alan Rickman play Valmont... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina El-Mofty | 1/11/2013

    " This was a great read! Very scandalous indeed. The two main characters were such deviants for the time and so malicious. It seems like they were punished enough for their "crimes" in the end, which was a bit abrupt, but good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Franchesca | 9/6/2012

    " Beware: epistolary novel. Meaning the story is told through correspondences between characters. If you are the sort of person who dislikes Bram Stoker's Dracula then don't even bother unless you really want to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristina Stefanova | 5/2/2012

    " This is the book that influenced the popular movie "Cruel Intentions" (although it is very innovated it still has something in common). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven Salaita | 9/26/2011

    " I've nothing against libertinism--which sort of makes me a libertine, heh--and this novel is a brilliant exploration of the rejection of moral restraints. But, damn, it ain't easy to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Myriam | 6/20/2011

    " Best 18th century romance book ever... I don't usually love epistolary litterature but this book was better than the other ones, probably thanks to Laclos' incredible writing style. I personnally loved it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shams | 6/1/2011

    " The decadence of the French aristocracy knows no bounds, oh they are so much more interesting than the English. So much! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 5/27/2011

    " Brilliant. To think this book was one of many catalysts of the French Revolution. I must also read the novels it references... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 5/16/2011

    " Cold, calculated, devious and deviant. Made me wonder if de Sade enjoyed this one or if he would have. This is right up his alley as far as control goes. Laclos brings together in a shorter form the good elements of an epistolary novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Contrarywise | 4/7/2011

    " I read this because it was the favorite book of a favorite writer (Anthony Powell). Found it impossble to care for any of the characters, though it was certainly a brilliant depiction of the corrupt French aristocracy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 otherSphere | 3/29/2011

    " A fascinating book showing two hopelessly rotten characters destroying other people's lives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wick | 3/9/2011

    " È praticamente un noir senza la parte investigativa: è un libro crudele e duro, con personaggi freddi, calcolatori e corruttori.
    Bellissimo. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 2/16/2011

    " This book is amazing! The translation I found to be the best for me was the Oxford Edition. I loved that it was an epistolary novel. A great piece of literature that is a must read. Feel bad for anyone who loves literature who has not read this classic. "

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