Manon Lescaut


Read by Mary Bard

(4.1 stars; 11 reviews)

Published in 1731, Manon Lescaut (on which the Puccini opera is based) takes as its themes passionate, tragic love, and redemption through suffering. It is the story of the Chevalier des Grieux, a student, who sees Manon as she is being taken to a convent, and instantly falls in love with her. He offers to save her from the convent, and the two young lovers run away to Paris. There follow many adventures and tribulations, throughout which the Chevalier remains steadfastly loyal to his love. summary by Mary Bard (7 hr 7 min)

Chapters

I 14:50 Read by Mary Bard
II 28:56 Read by Mary Bard
III 16:36 Read by Mary Bard
IV 1:09:14 Read by Mary Bard
V 38:16 Read by Mary Bard
VI 42:29 Read by Mary Bard
VII 19:57 Read by Mary Bard
VIII 17:05 Read by Mary Bard
IX 1:00:01 Read by Mary Bard
X 35:15 Read by Mary Bard
XI 26:20 Read by Mary Bard
XII 14:13 Read by Mary Bard
XIII part 1 36:53 Read by Mary Bard
XIII part 2 7:44 Read by Mary Bard

Reviews

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(1 stars)

This story was too stupid for me to continue. The main characters were given no common sense, values, or morals. Everything (up to the point I read) they did was for self pleasure. They had no honor or respect for others, themselves, or work. It does not motivate me to care what else happens to them.

Twists & Turns!

(5 stars)

Expertly read this tale will delight all and keep you guessing anxiously til the end