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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (56,681 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Victor Hugo Narrator: Christopher Lee Publisher: The Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN:
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Victor Hugo's first great novel sets the classic character of Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer with his hopeless devotion to the beautiful gypsy girl Esmeralda, in the magnificent Gothic setting of the great cathedral of Notre Dame. The tragedy that follows is once again beautifully told by Christopher Lee. 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 Sue | 2/19/2014

    " I completely appreciated this book, although it wasn't a "nice" story. I only wish I would have read it before we went to Paris last fall. Hugo includes a lot of history and describes Paris as it was in 1680 and earlier. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stanislava | 2/16/2014

    " Great book although Victor Hugo kind of went crazy on this one and spend tens of pages describing every little tiny detail of Paris and church and nature etc. etc. so if you skip that part the story is very well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theresa Macphail | 2/9/2014

    " Hugo is one of the best purveyors of prose that ever lived. Sure, he depicts scenes in excruciating detail. Alright, so he overtly politicizes. But he is able to create a vivid and complicated world. None of the characters in this book are particularly 'likable.' And yet, I was drawn to them. I appreciate the skill of authors who can make the reader identify with even the most unsavory characters or actions. In addition, this book makes characters out of the cathedral and Paris itself. Genius. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah M | 1/31/2014

    " I wanted to give this 5 stars, as I did really enjoy it, but unfortunately I don't feel that I can due to the fact that it just takes a while to get into and the long, ardous passages about the history of Paris and of Notre-Dame. While very interesting, it just felt out of place and took me a while to get through. Once I hit the actual story though, then I was completely engrossed and loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick John | 1/18/2014

    " A great book to teach about labeling people. It had a similar feel to crime and punishment but wasn't as oppressive. I definitely prefer Les Miserables to The Hunchback of Notre Dame. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jaime | 1/13/2014

    " I have never been a huge fano this book because of two main reasons: there are no characters that I really feel for and the book tends to pontificate about social and religious ills. I guess I like parts of it but overall cannot say it stands up well. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Grace | 12/27/2013

    " like a bad mexican telenovela "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raleighhunter | 11/20/2013

    " Hugo creates wonderful characters that reflects aspects of human interaction and inner turmoil. Plus, Hugo gives you an insight to history in a fun way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janette | 11/16/2013

    " This book is fairly depressing and does not have a happy ending, but I loved it in spite of that. The characters are fascinating, the plot was well-developed and I loved the way it was written. I didn't have high expectations but I really enjoyed this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Taylor | 10/16/2013

    " cannot. bring. myself. to. finish. this. book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Forleissa | 10/9/2013

    " I enjoyed this book. Victor Hugo is an excellent author and is very good at describing things so that you can actually picture them in your mind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pasquale | 3/13/2013

    " Gloriosa opera d'arte in prosa. Dettagliatissimo e coloratissimo romanzo d'amore e mistero. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamunjii | 2/5/2013

    " WHOAAAAAA it is one of the best books that I have ever read........... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arun | 9/25/2012

    " Is there anything to say? Almost everyone knew this thanks for cartoons and films. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauri | 9/7/2012

    " Mmmm...definitely not my favorite classic to date. Terrible balance betweeen the plot and waxing philosophical about all things Parisian, and then some... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sam Bright | 7/18/2012

    " Pretty cool, but I didn't enjoy the fact that everyone was trying to take advantage of poor Esmerelda. Every character was a tragic figure, destined to be unhappy in one way or another. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mercedes | 5/15/2011

    " Heartbreaking. I'm sad Disney butchered this story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jefferson | 5/4/2011

    " Tied as one of the three best books ever written! "

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About the Author
Author Victor Hugo

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

Christopher Lee is the author and editor of over twenty books and has written more than fifty radio dramas for BBC Radio 4, including The House and Colvil and Soames. Lee was the first Quartercentary Fellow in Contemporary History at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. While holding this post he researched the historical origins of post–World War II foreign and military policy making.