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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,955 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Emile Zola Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 ISBN:
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When Thérèse Raquin marries her sickly cousin, Camille, her future looks as if it will be both dull and loveless. This all changes, however, with the arrival of Camille's friend, Laurent. Laurent and Thérèse soon begin a love affair, an affair so passionate it can only result in tragedy.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elaine | 2/14/2014

    " I wasn't sure what to expect when I started this as i've not read any Emile Zola before. I picked this one because it was short & I like the sound of it. Sadly I don't feel it has been as enjoyable a read as expected. I failed to feel any sympathy for any of the characters not only Laurent or Therese but neither their aunt or Camille. The continued torment of the main characters became tiresome by the end. I would not recommend this one to others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mischelle | 2/6/2014

    " 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 Maxfield | 1/29/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gabrielle | 1/27/2014

    " My first Zola and I loved it! Classic french literature but who cares about that, it's all about drama, a very dark drama. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laras Astuti | 1/27/2014

    " The book is boring for me. The story development is so slow and there are too many repetitions. Maybe the aim is to show the great conflicts inside the characters, but reading the same thing over and over is boring. The book could be much shorter without the repetitive narratives. And none of the characters is sympathetic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonfaith | 1/23/2014

    " Zola was exhaustive in his efforts to establish his thesis of debilitating compunction. Unfortunately the reader is left bruised and likewise knackered as well. Old morality raises its invisible hand and thwarts the adulterers. It isn't that simple, but such is the thrust. The details of the waterborne episode are especially chilling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jasmine Tucker | 1/20/2014

    " Read this for my course and thoroughly enjoyed it, although it is quite depressing and repetitive at times. The translation means that you feel like you are missing out to a certain extent. But chilling at times. Zola studies how human nature is influenced by environment and circumstance, driving us to do unthinkable things. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheila | 1/18/2014

    " Morale of the story for me can be summed up as, "Beware what you wish, for you might just get it." It dragged on, but had a good final ending. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kim | 1/2/2014

    " I did not like this book at all. Supposed to be a classic. We did have a good discussion of it at our book group. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trish | 12/28/2013

    " This book was very depressing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sondra | 12/26/2013

    " This book was written in the late 1800's. But it was just as current now. I listened to the book. The reader used a French accent, which made it more authentic for me. Lesson to be learned, think long and hard before you decide to kill your lover's husband/your husband! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 12/19/2013

    " It was like a nineteenth-century "Postman Always Rings Twice"--not much happens, ultimately, but the psychologizing is acute and gripping. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 12/19/2013

    " wow. good story. complexity drawn out and engaging. i listened to kate winslet read this zola book and she brought a nuanced grace to an already excellent writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate Beatty | 10/14/2013

    " The audiobook read by Kate Winslet is wonderful! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Gastulo | 11/19/2012

    " I enjoyed this A LOT. Very well-written, full of intrigue. Zola never fails to entertain and stir up the mind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Werebot | 10/2/2012

    " Brilliant and harrowing, this early work by Zola is as frightening as anything I've ever read. This book is Punk Rock. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Telford Mills | 8/15/2012

    " Dark, disturbing, claustrophobic. I squirmed and shivered and loved every page. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina | 1/12/2012

    " Dark and disturbing story of taboo sexual attraction. Zola's first "scientific study" of racial psychology. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anastassiya | 10/25/2011

    " too gloomy, down to earth "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geoffrey | 2/21/2011

    " Illicit lust, betrayal, murder, and other parlor tricks. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Edith | 10/9/2009

    " I'm trying to work my way through this book. It's been painful. It reminds me a lot of Crime & Punishment. It just drags on depressingly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cristiana | 2/12/2009

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shari | 12/23/2008

    " 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 Staci | 12/16/2008

    " I read this in email format through dailylit.com. I really enjoyed this book. The story was not a happy one, but I really liked Zola's style and what he did with the characters. And I thought the ending was great. I would eventually love to read this in the original French. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aramis | 11/17/2008

    " I read this in French. It seemed melodramatic and I could not feel anything for the main character. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leonora | 3/26/2008

    " This book is rather slow-moving. The plot in essense is interesting, but the presentation is quite droll. "

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