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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,939 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Emile Zola Narrator: Paul Freeman Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN:
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Set in the claustrophobic atmosphere of a dingy haberdasher's shop in the passage du Pont-Neuf in Paris, this novel tells how the heroine and her lover, Laurent, kill her husband, Camille, but are subsequently haunted by visions of the dead man. 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 Elodie Guillaumond | 2/19/2014

    " As usual with Zola, you discover the darkest side of people. This book brought my morale down, feeling that i had been in the same room as the characters for 3 days. However, very well written like Zola knows how to do it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 2/17/2014

    " This was the novel that first made Emile Zola famous and no wonder - it is savage and shocking, even today. A short, intimate piece, but with all the grit and dramatic power that he would use to such great effect in his later work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 1/28/2014

    " Therese, a woman who has been emotionally kept since a child, has an affair. She and her lover decide murder her dolt of a husband and the consequences of that action. I love Zola's naturalism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donella | 1/17/2014

    " This is my number 1 favourite Emile Zola book. Definately a must read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shari | 12/28/2013

    " A dark read. Reminiscent of Flaubert's Madame Bovary. Rather too long for the story, but captivating in many parts. Must have created a stir in Zola's time. Created a good discussion in my reading list. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodie | 12/23/2013

    " I liked it, granted the ending did not surprise me and I felt that the truly honorable person was killed off but, I liked the dynamics of the various relationships, the psychological guilt and how it affected the lovers, and those around them. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gwyn Winfield | 12/15/2013

    " Snore. Useful only for seeing Zola develop his style and themes "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mischelle | 11/14/2013

    " Intriguing and well written. Great story. Held my attention from the start. Kate Winslet is an excellent narrator. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 11/5/2013

    " This was really good, but I'm knocking a star off for animal cruelty. A short and dark morality tale best enjoyed with a glass of wine in these cold winter months. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Orla Barry | 9/21/2013

    " Great read one of my all time favourites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 9/5/2013

    " This book is perfect reading for Halloween. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cristiana | 9/1/2013

    " Id read the novel when I was 17 and loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Véronique | 2/21/2013

    " J'aime Zola quand il raconte des femmes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauretta | 2/2/2013

    " Zola's insight into the human psyche is incredible "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maxfield | 11/3/2012

    " A little hyperbolic, but highly influential and quite satisfying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frances | 5/16/2012

    " Dark, very dark... A tale of adultry and murder in the lower classes of Paris. The first book of Zola's that I've read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 2/23/2012

    " A good story and beautifully written. Poverty, passion, murder. If you like Charles Dickens, this will be up your street! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mack | 12/18/2011

    " Credited in some circles with being the novel to inspire the "film noir" genre, this book is a fascinating look into the grotesque. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zillah | 11/30/2011

    " Though his Germinal way too slow and l couldn't force myself to finish it, Therese Raqin was exactly the opposite. The descriptions are excellent and you can read it in one sitting. Enjoyed every minute of it, regardless of the fact that the subject was a morbid one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace | 9/20/2011

    " I'm finished with Therese Raquin: This story is tragic and horrific. The characters are awful people who after committing adultery and murder drive each other insane. But, revenge can be sweet. Although this novel is grim, it has a great plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Manny Napoli | 7/12/2011

    " More people need to read Zola. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 6/22/2011

    " I remember seeing a TV adaptation of this when I was at school and it was very powerful. I enjoyed the book very much and the descent into mightmarish guilt is powerfully written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 6/21/2011

    " I bet this book was scandalous and shocking in its day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/17/2011

    " his is a psychological study of the minds of two murderers. This is my third Emile Zola book, and I am amazed at his diversity. He is a fine writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ida | 4/12/2011

    " Must be the best book we've read in English so far. I really liked it, after having read Tha Father and A Doll's House were nothing really happens, this was a positive surprise. Things happened all the time in this book.
    Thumbs up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Xiao | 4/11/2011

    " way more bearable this time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ke | 4/10/2011

    " The story stretches for too long. The main characters aren't sympathetic. It can be moralistic, but it is quite visual and I like the suspense with the mother-in-law. In some ways, the character seems to be saying something about the son. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Zahraa | 3/1/2011

    " After an elaborate psychological description allover the novel the end was very abrupt and less developed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ema | 1/5/2011

    " Awesome book!! Looooved the end of it... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suelen | 12/30/2010

    " First third of the story is wee bit slow, transition-wise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 11/28/2010

    " This was the novel that first made Emile Zola famous and no wonder - it is savage and shocking, even today. A short, intimate piece, but with all the grit and dramatic power that he would use to such great effect in his later work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonfaith | 11/17/2010

    " Zola was exhaustive in his efforts to establish his thesis of debilitating compunction. Unofrtunately the reader is left bruised and likewise knackered. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 7/30/2010

    " I'm more of a middle 3-4 stars on this, but I opted for higher. I quite enjoyed this more the third time I read it through. "

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