Camille


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(4.4 stars; 34 reviews)

The Lady of the Camellias (French: La Dame aux camélias) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils, first published in 1848, that was subsequently adapted for the stage. The Lady of the Camellias premiered at the Theatre de Vaudeville in Paris, France on February 2, 1852. An instant success, Giuseppe Verdi immediately set about to put the story to music. His work became the 1853 opera La Traviata with the female protagonist "Marguerite Gautier" renamed "Violetta Valéry".

In the English-speaking world, The Lady of the Camellias became known as Camille and sixteen versions have been performed at Broadway theatres alone. The "lady of the camellias" is Marguerite Gautier, who is based on Marie Duplessis, the real life lover of author Dumas, fils. (Summary from Wikipedia)

(7 hr 12 min)

Chapters

01 - Chapter 1 12:51 Read by Bellona Times
02 - Chapter 2 13:20 Read by Bellona Times
03 - Chapter 3 16:26 Read by Rachel Lintern
04 - Chapter 4 18:43 Read by Rachel Lintern
05 - Chapter 5 14:03 Read by icyjumbo (1964-2010)
06 - Chapter 6 15:01 Read by Neeru Iyer
07 - Chapter 7 15:10 Read by Linda
08 - Chapter 8 12:33 Read by icyjumbo (1964-2010)
09 - Chapter 9 18:52 Read by kumarei
10 - Chapter 10 19:19 Read by Beecher
11 - Chapter 11 20:14 Read by Bellona Times
12 - Chapter 12 16:40 Read by Sophia Choi
13 - Chapter 13 20:16 Read by Julie VW
14 - Chapter 14 19:19 Read by Julie VW
15 - Chapter 15 13:21 Read by Sophia Choi
16 - Chapter 16 18:45 Read by kumarei
17 - Chapter 17 14:02 Read by kumarei
18 - Chapter 18 15:21 Read by Channe
19 - Chapter 19 12:55 Read by Bellona Times
20 - Chapter 20 12:34 Read by Bellona Times
21 - Chapter 21 14:47 Read by Bellona Times
22 - Chapter 22 14:23 Read by Bellona Times
23 - Chapter 23 17:29 Read by Bellona Times
24 - Chapter 24 21:46 Read by Neeru Iyer
25 - Chapter 25 12:26 Read by Linda
26 - Chapter 26 27:14 Read by Bellona Times
27 - Chapter 27 4:14 Read by David Lawrence

Reviews

uhg boring & rough reading

(0.5 stars)

i am sure that MAYBE if you can get a few chapters into this book there are the makings of a good story. but the reader for chapter 1 & 2, while he was clear and understandable, was terribly choppy in his reading and lacked natural flow. but i held on until the end of chapter 3, which was a new reader. she read clear and flowing, but so soft and monotonous that she honestly put me to sleep - but to be fair what she was reading was all philosophy and thoughts and nothing really on the characters & events.

Good reading of one of my favourite books

(3 stars)

Overall a good reading, some chapters had background noise which was somewhat annoying. I like listening to all the different dialects of the readers, but I have to point out an error, namely the pronounciation of the word "fils". It is this that really lowers the score, nevertheless it was fun to listen to.

(5 stars)

Thoughtfully written to reminds us that shedding ones clothes to make a living does not mean one needs to shed their dignity.

Excellent But Sad Story

(5 stars)

Great work by Dumas and well narrated by the volunteers.

Great story

(4 stars)

Very moving tale of vice and redemption.

cool story

(5 stars)

love sacrifice and pride