Les Misérables Vol. 5


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.7 stars; 148 reviews)

This is book 5 of 5. -- An ex-convict breaks parole and starts a new life as a righteous man, but is pursued by a police inspector. Along the way, the ex-convict joins a revolution, adopts a daughter, and beats people up. Hooray. (Summary by smileyman457)

(13 hr 15 min)

Chapters

Bk 1 Ch 1 22:19 Read by Karen Mason
Bk 1 Ch 2-3 16:31 Read by Karen Mason
Bk 1 Ch 4 18:12 Read by Karen Mason
Bk 1 Ch 5-6 17:25 Read by Karen Mason
Bk 1 Ch 7-8 19:45 Read by Karen Mason
Bk 1 Ch 9-11 19:46 Read by Karen Mason
Bk 1 Ch 12-13 12:09 Read by Ella Jane Quentin
Bk 1 Ch 14-15 11:40 Read by Ella Jane Quentin
Bk 1 Ch 16 22:17 Read by Karen
Bk 1 Ch 17-19 18:51 Read by Alisson Veldhuis
Bk 1 Ch 20 24:06 Read by Alisson Veldhuis
Bk 1 Ch 21 12:14 Read by Vsilverlining
Bk 1 Ch 22 8:48 Read by Vsilverlining
Bk 1 Ch 23-24 15:53 Read by Elizabeth Barr
Bk 2 Ch 1-2 22:28 Read by Bruce Pirie
Bk 2 Ch 3-4 16:32 Read by Peter Kelley
Bk 2 Ch 5-6 17:52 Read by Bruce Pirie
Bk 3 Ch 1 18:08 Read by Bruce Pirie
Bk 3 Ch 2-3 17:57 Read by Bruce Pirie
Bk 3 Ch 4 9:47 Read by Joyce Martin
Bk 3 Ch 5-6 19:01 Read by Kathryn Lois
Bk 3 Ch 7-8 18:09 Read by Kathryn Lois
Bk 3 Ch 9-11 22:32 Read by Bryan Reid
Bk 3 Ch 12 17:17 Read by Bryan Reid
Bk 4 Ch 1 36:41 Read by Clarke Bell
Bk 5 Ch 1 8:41 Read by Vsilverlining
Bk 5 Ch 2 12:18 Read by Anka
Bk 5 Ch 3 7:27 Read by Vsilverlining
Bk 5 Ch 4-5 15:05 Read by Roseanne Schmidt
Bk 5 Ch 6 23:10 Read by amicrazy2u
Bk 5 Ch 7 6:27 Read by Vsilverlining
Bk 5 Ch 8 10:49 Read by Joyce Martin
Bk 6 Ch 1 20:24 Read by Amy Hengst
Bk 6 Ch 2 23:33 Read by Amy Hengst
Bk 6 Ch 3-4 17:33 Read by Anka
Bk 7 Ch 1 48:08 Read by Joyce Martin
Bk 7 Ch 2 21:28 Read by Karen
Bk 8 Ch 1-2 18:02 Read by Joyce Martin
Bk 8 Ch 3-4 15:40 Read by Joyce Martin
Bk 9 Ch 1-3 17:30 Read by Joyce Martin
Bk 9 Ch 4 44:46 Read by Joyce Martin
Bk 9 Ch 5-6 27:58 Read by Joyce Martin

Reviews

wonderful

(4 stars)

The book is very exciting at the beginning, its many moments of despair, victory, and anguish are quite entertaining. The later chapters wrap up nicely, but are much slower than the first half of the volume. Many of the readers were great. Their pronunciation was on key, and their voices brought the characters to life. However, a handful of the readers were monotonous, and hard to understand. Their prononciation of French words were bad, but there was nothing that kept me from fully misunderstanding them. Overall, the book is great, I'm glad I have read it. But there is very little continuity from reader to reader.

A Remarkable Story

(5 stars)

I first saw the 2012 movie and was interested in reading/listening to the book. Never (NEVER) through the whole book, was I confused, or lost. I will admit that the French pronunciation was a little off at times. But hey, nothing's going to be perfect! The movie was not far off from the book. And the singing defiantly adds...something extra to the story and meaning of the characters. But the book is defiantly just as good.

awesome awesome awesome

(5 stars)

volume 5 was excellent. the readers did great, except one whose volume went up & down & microphone would squeal. the writer did not go off track much so it kept the story flowing in good detail. very emotion conclusion of anger and sadness happiness. very good story. differs n minor details from musical, but the book is better & makes u appreciate the musical more.

Roy Thomas

(3.5 stars)

We'll read by the volunteers. Kudos! Two suggestions however; 1) some French text was never translated into English by the readers. 2) variations in pronunciation of French words made it difficult to keep up without having the text before me. Thank you volunteers for your time and efforts.

(5 stars)

At first, I was not sure about this book with so much history written...however, after listening to all 5 volumes..I can now say that I am a fan of this book! I will look for more books written by Hugo now. AWESOME

(3.5 stars)

This book was good, but required much persistence to wade through. Many of the readers had horrible French accents, difficult to understand. But continue on listeners, you will learn much of French history, and enjoy a long and exciting story!

(4.5 stars)

Excellent Book, really worth reading/listening- the movie will not deliver all of the deep thoughts. There were moments of volunteer reading which were hard to understand, because of the recorders, and over expression reading

great story, mostly well read

(4 stars)

a few poor quality recordings (feedback, digital interference and the likes) in a few key chapters (book 1 ch 23-24 particularly) ruin the experience somewhat.