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Download Therese Raquin Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Therese Raquin (Unabridged), by Emile Zola
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: Traci Svendsgaard Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In a dingy apartment on the Passage du Pont-Neuf in Paris, Thérèse Raquin is trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille. The numbing tedium of her life is suddenly shattered when she embarks on a turbulent affair with her husband's earthy friend, Laurent. But their passion for each other soon compels the lovers to commit a crime that will haunt them forever.

Thérèse Raquin caused a scandal when it appeared in 1867 and brought its 27-year-old author a notoriety that followed him throughout his life. Zola's novel is not only an uninhibited portrayal of adultery, madness, and ghostly revenge but also a devastating exploration of the darkest aspects of human existence. 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 by Leslie Seaton | 2/15/2014

    " Their nerves had a shock. Their nerves had a shock. Their nerves had a shock. Just repeat that for about twelve chapters and you have had the experience of reading this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Richard Donne | 1/24/2014

    " Pretty noirish, and really seems to have influenced Chan-Wook Park's Thirst. Well worth a look, although there are no nice characters in this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gwen | 1/16/2014

    " It's almost like Dostoevsky with a liberal helping of Poe. Except for that one part at the end that was supposed to be all serious but wasn't, at least for me. (view spoiler)[Therese and Laurent decide to kill each other, but on the night it's supposed to happen, they do a lousy job of hiding it, and that discovery scene I could see happening on stage in a madcap British comedy. (hide spoiler)] But the rest of it's good reading, especially for dark, cold fall weather. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Anitra | 12/29/2013

    " Good for when you're in the mood for a dark story of consequences. "

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