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3.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 5 3.64 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gaston Leroux Narrator: Jeremy Nicholas and Peter Yapp Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2000 ISBN:
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This 19th century French thriller tells of the mysterious Erik, grotesque and elusive phantom, who hides himself from the world in the labyrinthine bowels of the Paris Opera and entices with his angelic voice the beautiful opera singer Christine. Her abduction prompts a dramatic search not only for her, but also for the truth about her strange captor. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Riham | 2/11/2014

    " The film is much more intriguing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 P.M. | 2/1/2014

    " Not what I was expecting. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 1/31/2014

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 1/25/2014

    " This book was fun to read, as I have always adored the play. My grandma took me to it when I was ten years old, and I have loved it ever since. As fun as it was to get more of the original back story on everyone, I found this book to be a bit ridiculous. I liked that it had a description of the author at the beginning; I could definitely hear his voice through it all and found it funny. However, I think Andrew Loyd Webber did a fantastic job cleaning the story up. Maybe I am just clinging to my first memory of the story, but I definitely preferred his version to the actual original story that all sorts of versions came from. Worth a read, but didn't steal my heart. "

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

    " For those who've watched the movies, and seen the musical, not only will you receive more in-depth accounts of the Phantom, or Erik, from those involved, but you will gain a greater insight into his mindset. I loved this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catie | 1/5/2014

    " Quite possibly my favorite book of all time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pareira | 12/2/2013

    " Nasib baik aku tidak disuruh untuk menyebut "Leroux". "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pamela | 8/29/2013

    " This is one of the cases in which the musical is far, far better than the source material. Silly, melodramatic, and did I mention silly? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Go | 8/13/2013

    " Ever since I saw the play in Los Angeles CA during High School I have loved the music and the story of "The Phantom of the Opera." It's a gripping dark mystery...and oh so seductive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 7/31/2013

    " I read the Leonard Wolf translation, which I highly recommend. More complete and accurate in translation than the "popular," most widely-cirulated translation based on the first edition produced in 1911. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheyenne | 6/14/2013

    " If I could I would give this a 10! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kelsey | 10/28/2012

    " I didn't like it. I know I have a few friends who would string me up by my toenails for this but I had to say it. The musical far surpasses the novel (GASP). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elisha French | 7/14/2012

    " This book is very different from the play by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Webber keeps some of the events and backstory but changes a large amount of it. It was interesting only to see the changes and to see the ending of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 5/24/2011

    " What a difficult read. I am already familiar with the story from the stage and movie versions and was so excited to read the book. It took me an unusually long time to get through. I would reccomend it, but only if you are a patient reader with time to spare. "

  • 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.