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Extended Audio Sample The Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (56,648 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Victor Hugo Narrator: Bill Homewood Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the grotesque bell-ringer Quasimodo, Victor Hugo created one of the most vivid characters in classic fiction. Quasimodo's doomed love for the beautiful gipsy girl Esmeralda is an example of the traditional love theme of beauty and the beast. Yet, set against the massive background of Notre Dame de Paris and interwoven with the sacred and secular life of medieval France, it takes on a larger perspective. The characters come to life; the poet Gringoire, the tormented priest Claude Frollo, the upright, fun-loving captain Phoebus and above all Quasimodo and Esmeralda themselves. It is a tale peppered with humor but fuelled by the anguish which unfolds beneath the bells of the great cathedral of Paris. 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 by Anna | 2/6/2014

    " Sigh. So tragic. Very Hugo. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michelle | 1/24/2014

    " Was a slow going start, but does turn into a good read. Can see why it is a classic that endures, even if not high on most peoples list. Reading on my Kindle, so 88% read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Adrienne | 1/2/2014

    " This book is truly an amazing piece of classic french literature. I usually don't read tragedies, even if they're classics, but this is so good partially because of the beautiful tragedy. It couldn't have been as beautiful if it had a happy ending, and it just wouldn't seem right if it did. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone. It's just that good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Yeva | 12/28/2013

    " I choose this book because my mom had read it and she recommended for me to read it so i did and i thought it was wonderful.The plot is about Quasimodo the hunchback who is ugliest in Paris and he causes harm to to beautiful gypsy Esmeralda so he has two hours of torture so then he asked for water and they don't bring him any. Then Esmeralda brings him water and from that moment he is in love with her. She is forced to love someone else but she doesn't so that man hanged her. Then the hunchback sees and then many years later they find there skeletons and they hunch back is curled around Esmeralda. My favorite quote from the book is " Do not fear," she heard Quasimodo cry through the door. " I shall protect you!".I really like that quote because the hunch back was deaf but he said all that he he was willing to save her and that shows his love for her. I think the authors style is well thought out and how he shows the true meaning of love in this book. I would recommend this book to someone who likes reading about how people go to the far depths for there true love. "

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