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3.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 5 3.73 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Victor Hugo Narrator: Frederick Davidso Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Ideals topple in the face of political necessity, alliances founder, and intrigue is a way of life.

The architects of the Revolution—Marat, Danton, and Robespierre—have set up an embryo parliament called the Convention, designed to stem social chaos. As Republican troops engage in bloody battle with counter-revolutionaries, a peasant woman strives simply to protect her three children.

The characters of Ninety-Three define the French Revolution, and history hangs on their actions. As they battle for their own future, the future of a large part of the world can be seen to sway in the balance. Hugo’s epic masterpiece captures brilliantly the moment that shaped the destiny not only of France but of all European monarchy.

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  • “The book is full of pregnant and splendid sayings. There are scenes of inimitable workmanship. Ninety-Three is equal to anything that Hugo has ever written.”

    Robert Louis Stevenson

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Leila | 1/10/2011

    " serieusly maybe the second best book ever, ive almost cryed on the end, i liked the most that it was not soo long like almost all hugo's book, it was perfect and the ending was a perfection "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Lauren | 9/14/2010

    " After reading Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, I read this and was dissappointed. It isn't nearly as good as the other two by Hugo. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alice | 1/9/2010

    " Another entry for Basil Guy's class senior year. I should probably re-read it, since the details are fuzzy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Eleanor Mary | 12/6/2009

    " This would probably be a favorite were it not for the clunky translation. Hence the missing star. Pity. "

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