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Author: Victor Hugo Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9781461804116
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One of the great classics of world literature and the inspiration for the most beloved stage musical of all time, Les MisErables is legendary author Victor Hugo's masterpiece. This extraordinary English version by renowned translator Julie Rose captures all the majesty and brilliance of Hugo's work. Here is the timeless story of the quintessential hunted man-Jean Valjean-and the injustices, violence, and social inequalities that torment him. "Rich and gorgeous. This is the [translation] to read."-Times (London) Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenessa | 2/15/2014

    " I was forced to read this... but I ended up LOVING it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cherrie | 2/13/2014

    " Beautiful tale of love and compassion. Wordy at times; but worth every second of my reading time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marla | 2/7/2014

    " This is going to take forever to read, but that's OK because it's a remarkable novel in so many ways. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sjbeale | 2/3/2014

    " Fantastic story - it would have been the best book I've ever read without question were it not for some of the rambling chapters about classical history. That said, it's still an absolute work of art, even in translation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carri | 1/30/2014

    " I loved this book! Such a beautiful story of grace and love! Would highly recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gavin | 1/24/2014

    " I really enjoyed this. The prose in it can be fantastic once it gets going. It's worth reading for the description of Waterloo alone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 1/24/2014

    " A heavy read, tough going and slow at times, but I love the story. Having now seen the film I appreciate why it is so popular. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 1/22/2014

    " Astonishingly good. Although its a classic I had not expected it to be as good as it is. There are few superlatives to do it justice. The themes of grace, hope and love throughout the narrative awakened and refreshed my soul at virtually every turn of a page. Breathtaking. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 J.M. | 1/20/2014

    " I've been reading this for a week now and Kindle still says I'm only 3% done. WTF? So far all it's about is the bishop and how wonderful a person he is. I don't really care. I'll stick with the musical. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna | 1/18/2014

    " It took a while, but was well worth it. The story plot had many twists, turns and tangles - enough to entertain, grip and surprise me even though I knew the MAIN story, having watched the film (which did a great job of bringing this to life). At times, it was difficult to concentrate - the detail of the Battle of Waterloo where I felt I was suddenly in the midst of reading a totally different book, for one thing! He did well to stick to his liberal convictions and assert his opinions throughout though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kasey | 1/17/2014

    " LOVED IT!! Next time I read it though, I want to get the cliff notes so that the historical, political, and cultural details won't be so overwhelming. Absolutely, a life changing experience! Well worth reading it all!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rom | 1/7/2014

    " Probably the best book I have ever read, compelling characters, a fast paced plot (if with some diversions) and even in the slower parts Hugo's prose makes you want to read more. Some of the lines in this book made me stop and just appreciate how "true" or beautiful they were. I will be re-reading as soon as time allows "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sjbeale | 1/7/2014

    " Fantastic story - it would have been the best book I've ever read without question were it not for some of the rambling chapters about classical history. That said, it's still an absolute work of art, even in translation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judi | 1/6/2014

    " Multiple reads over the years and I still get dragged to a dead stop by Marous and Cosette's love story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 رعد | 12/20/2013

    " I really enjoyed reading this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 José | 11/29/2013

    " Novela ardua pero excelente, Obra musical corta pero inspiradora, Pelicula casi . . casi . - . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isaac | 11/26/2013

    " Excellent book and excellent translation! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 11/22/2013

    " I liked the story but he digressed so much. The book could have been half the size. As example he talks about the main character going into the sewer in Paris and then spends 30 pages on the history of Paris sewers! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 10/16/2013

    " Read for the first time when I was 12. Hugo masterfully opened my eyes to love, war, parenthood, honor and faith. This story and its' characters changed my life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abby | 9/21/2013

    " Amazing even though I read the much much shorter abridged version! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Watergirl | 9/20/2013

    " Beautiful story and a gem of a book - my life is richer for having read it. Merci, Mr. Hugo. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robyn | 8/23/2013

    " One of my all time favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eliza | 6/29/2013

    " Great book, ending made me cry. I hate you Marcus. Read the book first, then go see the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharie | 5/29/2013

    " Re reading after seeing the 2013 movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabriel | 5/1/2013

    " A Christ of a novel. Epic in canvas and scale. The novel is the Tarot of novels. The Transfigured Man, Jean Valjean, passes from despair through the Stations of Agony to arrive at Grace. The movies and the plays move, but the novel annihilates. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Princess | 4/27/2013

    " one of my fav. book ever <3 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 4/17/2013

    " Maybe the best book I read during college. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dania | 2/8/2013

    " Just saw the movie but it's well-known how great the book is, of course authored by the legendary Victor Hugo. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia | 12/12/2012

    " This unedited audio version is wonderful. I had previously listened to the abridged version and it had too much cut out in my opinion. The full version is long but so well worth it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amort | 8/19/2012

    " I have moved from Rand to Hugo as my philosopher de jure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 8/7/2012

    " Outstanding novel that is long but extremely well written and translated. I even like the ~100 pages on Waterloo and the 60+ pages on the construction of the Parisian sewers! Hard not to cry, hard, at the end of this one... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 7/31/2012

    " Maybe the best book I read during college. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanee | 5/30/2012

    " Must have interest in commitment, minute details, major and minor character analysis, and French history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 4/5/2012

    " First big book I read in sixth grade. Sooooo goooood "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Austin | 3/27/2012

    " Best book on my shelf. Deep and poetic in a way anyone can relate to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn | 2/12/2012

    " I loved this book! Not only is the story captivating and intricately woven, but the writing is so superbly poetic, it draws your heart in even more! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 1/24/2012

    " Extremely well written but there is a need to plow through chapters of background material that is tedious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhoda | 1/22/2012

    " It's a masterpiece, set in a troubled yet beautiful period (made beautiful by its trouble). The characters are well developed and Hugo has a subtle, not-laugh-out-loud humor which is golden. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alec | 1/6/2012

    " Every bit the masterpiece it is publicized to be on the human as well as the historical level. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 12/21/2011

    " Great read but extremely enjoyable as a live production/movie "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 12/9/2011

    " Pretty good, enjoyed how Hugo wrote. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rihab | 11/21/2011

    " always loved THE BOOKS, NOW LOVED THE MOVIE "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leata | 10/23/2011

    " To be honest, I read this in eighth grade. I don't remember many specifics about it, but I made it through the WHOLE DAMN THING. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chip | 10/9/2011

    " Best novel ever written - bar none! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 6/22/2011

    " The single most important work in the history of literature. A masterpiece expose on the human condition. Victor Hugo's magnum opus should be a prerequisite to being a part of the human race. In these pages, we find the soul of mankind. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kayla | 6/20/2011

    " I love the first book; Cosette. The rest of the book was terrible! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johnny | 6/17/2011

    " Not for the faint-hearted, or the impatient. A fantastic, rewarding read. I'll take Hugo's sprawling epic over fast-paced modern fiction like Dan Brown. Hugo does big books the way Stephen King wished he could. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jarkko | 6/13/2011

    " It's a very long time since I read the book in high school but I still remember it vividly. I guess that means it is a great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 6/12/2011

    " There's a reason why this book is a classic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 6/10/2011

    " I had to read this in 10th grade for school, so I don't appreciate it as much as I probably should...I'll definitely try reading it again soon though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 6/10/2011

    " I loved this book. I've read it twice and am bound to read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Giovanni | 5/24/2011

    " Wordless. For sure one of my favorite books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 5/21/2011

    " I started to read the unabridged novel, than found an abridged reading at the library. Both are fabulous, I still need to finish the unabridged novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renata | 5/20/2011

    " I understood it alot better than the play which was good. But that might have something to do with all of my classmates talking above the show so I couldn't really understand it. But yep it was a good book about a war and two people that fall in love and all that good stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 5/17/2011

    " This may be my favorite book of all time. Very moving story that has everything: drama, action, romance, tragedy, set in historic places and times and covering decades. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 5/17/2011

    " The unabridged took me forever to read, but it really was quite interesting. Not only was the plot enhanced, but I learned a lot of strange yet interesting things about convents, sewers, and little French children who live on the street. Would definitely recommend to anyone who likes thick books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carrie | 5/16/2011

    " "classic" but boring to read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 O_susannah | 5/16/2011

    " I have only read this abridged before and I loved that, and so far I really like it unabridged too, lengthy Waterloo scenes and all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 5/14/2011

    " buku para pemberontak yang menyentil ssecara terang2an keadaan di paris pada jammannya..gw suka banget sama Mr.Jean Valjeannya "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/14/2011

    " I read the abridged version. It's language, world, narration, characters, and themes did not capture my attention. I finished it barely. I will say that all my friends thoroughly loved and enjoyed the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Willeke | 5/12/2011

    " A must-read! Nothing more, nothing less! Victor Hugo captures France and the life of its people in a captivating way... to re-read, and re-read over and over again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arjen | 5/11/2011

    " Not bad. Has fabulous parts, intensely boring parts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittany | 5/10/2011

    " This is my favorite book. I am not sure why I like it so much, but I like the style of writing as well as the story. Grew up listening to the musical on cd, and have seen the play. Book is still the favorite of all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelley | 5/9/2011

    " Read the abridged version. Love this book. Such a great story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Qursheedali | 5/9/2011

    " Bonjour, Monsieur et Madame. Les Misérables is one of the best history books because the telling of how many french men or women were going through the french revolution. It is really long, but history is still alive because it makes want to learn more about that event or place.

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About the Author

Victor Hugo (1802–1885) was a poet, novelist, dramatist, and leader of the romantic movement in France. He also played an active part in political life. His literary works best known in English include Les Misérables, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Ninety-Three.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of more than eighty AudioFile Earphones Awards, has won three of the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for lifetime achievement/ During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,700 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. His forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.