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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (67,666 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gaston Leroux Narrator: Christopher Lee Publisher: The Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN:
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Deep witihn the dark passageways and chambers of the Paris Opera House lurks one of literature's greatest creations; the mysterious masked figure now known as the Phantom of the Opera. Gaston Leorux's novel is undoubtedly one of the best suspense stories of all time, and here it is superbly unfolded by Christopher Lee in all its gripping tension. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy (NE) | 2/17/2014

    " Gothic romance, published a hundred years ago - for me very different than the stage version. From a techie standpoint, the scenery and costumes were magnificent. But otherwise, I am not fond of the story. So I found this much better than I expected. While a horror story is basically plot driven, I still would have enjoyed having more character development or perhaps exploration of motivations for some behavior. Half the fun was investigating the real Paris Opera construction information and how Laroux incorporated that into his novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma Schonell | 2/1/2014

    " it was a wonderful book. i was in love with the movie but absolutely loved the book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abee Magallona | 12/22/2013

    " Genius. Better than the play/musical. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Irene | 12/21/2013

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this classic of Russian literature. Tolstoy gives us complex characters, invites us to grapple with the large issues of life and gives us a glimpse into the sources of contentment and despair in an ordinary life. For a thousand pages, this writing kept me engaged to such an extent that it never felt long. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rain Paw | 12/20/2013

    " This story is much more interesting than the play. It really shows how evil The Phantom really is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 12/6/2013

    " I read this book before I saw the play for the first time. It was a challenging read but I did enjoy it. Reading the book first gives me a depth to the story I wouldn't get from seeing the play or a movie alone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amyya | 12/1/2013

    " good classic book. must read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katharine Chisolm | 11/28/2013

    " I loved both the show and the film, and the book was interesting. The show/film are different than the book, but I did like it. After reading the book, more parts of the show and film make sense, so it was nice have all three pieces put together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharah | 11/19/2013

    " A book that we used for English Literature during lower form in secondary school. The usage of mesmerizing words captured me so much back then. And still loving it ;D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luckhawkins | 10/7/2013

    " My dirty, shameful, love. The musical is not accurate to the story, most accurate movie version is silent Lon Cheney. Old Frenchman is deformed and ugly. Stalks and steals girl. Girl meets young handsome hero, who saves girl from old deformed stalker. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Rose | 9/23/2013

    " The book was a lot different to what I expected after only knowing the Andrew Lloydd Webber musical. I was so suprised to find a very typical sort of 'fin de siecle' tale which was very gothic, much darker than I expected. If you like Poe, or Jekyll and Hyde, or Dracula then this is worth a read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Aubrey | 8/7/2013

    " So hard to read, I had to stop. Stick with the musical. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendra | 7/11/2013

    " I absolutey LOOOOVEEEE this book. So much. Way better than even the many fantastic musical incarnations! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenna Fresco | 5/18/2013

    " Far more detailed and holds such depth that the movie/musical does not have. It has extra characters and really fills in the blanks that the movie fails to do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Riadiani Marcelita | 3/22/2013

    " spooky and creative. Really want to watch the musical! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 12/26/2012

    " This is really a kind of twisted story. More like an Edgar Allen Poe story than the sweet love story from the musical. It makes me want to get hold of the architectural plans for the Paris Opera House. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy Green | 8/20/2012

    " Slow moving, but beautiful story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiramisu | 4/11/2012

    " THE BOOK IS WAY SCARIER THAN THE MOVIE TBH. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alvin | 3/7/2012

    " A little laborious at some parts but very good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Raelynn | 12/10/2011

    " I was not expecting this to be such a suspenseful book, but I couldn't put it down. Very good book, but don't expect to read just what is in the musical, the book is much deeper than that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neni Marlina | 12/9/2011

    " The Phantom of the Opera...love the book, the movie, the songs! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 K-dawg | 7/21/2011

    " It was such a good book!! It was suspenseful and enjoyable. I want to travel to France just to see this opera house!! I recommend to everyone!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle | 5/22/2011

    " Very interesting, I love the play and movie, but the book is very different. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 5/22/2011

    " I liked this one! It's a little different from the movie/musical. But I do like that the Phantom has a name in the book; it makes him more human I think. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mel | 5/20/2011

    " I grew up listening to the musical, but reading Leroux's original work adds a depth to Erik(the Phantom). Wonderfully written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cami | 5/18/2011

    " Phenomenal! This book was so amazing! It was so packed with emotion, it made me cry. You have to pity the Phantom... he just wants to be loved. This book actually deserves to be a classic unlike a lot of the others... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 5/18/2011

    " I was surprised by the similarities and differences between this book and the musical, which is how I was introduced to the story. I think that, if you liked the musical you should read the book but don't be surprised when the story is very different "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jblackwell | 5/17/2011

    " That was fun. On a whim, I picked up the book at the library and…well…it was enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Missy | 5/7/2011

    " I am loving this book so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leigh | 5/4/2011

    " very different from the movie/musical adaptation- but a classic, tragic love story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 5/3/2011

    " It's a wonderful show, with beautiful music. It was very strange, knowing the musical so well, to read this story and have no music involved. I had a hard time separating the book from the musical. While a good read, be prepared to not be immersed in Andrew Lloyd Webber's melody and lyrics. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Simona | 4/24/2011

    " «Ci sono molti imbecilli in questa vicenda!» [testuali parole di Moncharmin].
    Di una noia estenuante. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 4/21/2011

    " If you love the musical/movies, you'll love this novel! Captivating, mysterious, definitely one those books that when you read it, you just can't put it down. "

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About the Author
Author Gaston Leroux

Gaston Leroux (1868–1927), French novelist, was born in Paris. He earned a law degree in 1889 but turned to journalism in his mid twenties and later sailed the world as a correspondent, reporting on the Russian Revolution of 1905. In the early 1900s, he began writing novels and became best known for The Phantom of the Opera (1910). His novel The Mystery in the Yellow Room sparked the development of detective fiction as a genre.

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.