The Man Who Laughs


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(4.9 stars; 18 reviews)

The Man Who Laughs is a novel by Victor Hugo, originally published in April 1869 under the French title L'Homme qui rit. Also published under the title "By Order of the King". (Introduction by Wikipedia)

(24 hr 52 min)

Chapters

001 - Preliminary Chapter - Ursus, part I and II 26:55 Read by wvthcomp
002 - Preliminary Chapter - Ursus, part III and IV 28:08 Read by burk
003 - Another Preliminary Chapter - The Comparchicos 35:59 Read by burk
004 - Part I, Book the First, Chapter I - Portland Bill 17:24 Read by wvthcomp
005 - Part I, Book the First, Chapter II - Left Alone 9:32 Read by David Cole
006 - Part I, Book the First, Chapter III - Alone 14:17 Read by David Cole
007 - Part I, Book the First, Chapter IV - Questions 5:00 Read by David Cole
008 - Part I, Book the First, Chapter V - The Tree of Human Invention 14:17 Read by John Kooz
009 - Part I, Book the First, Chapter VI - Struggle Between Death and Night 13:58 Read by nelliemoon
010 - Part I, Book the First, Chapter VII - The North Point of Portland 11:15 Read by Emily Burke
011 - Part I, Book the Second, Chapter I - Superhuman Laws 7:26 Read by Anna Childs
012 - Part I, Book the Second, Chapter II - Our First Rough Sketches Filled In 10:25 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
013 - Part I, Book the Second, Chapter III - Troubled Men on the Troubled Sea 8:12 Read by Ted Garvin
014 - Part I, Book the Second, Chapter IV - A Cloud Different from the Others e… 22:49 Read by dave k
015 - Part I, Book the Second, Chapter V - Hardquanonne 5:12 Read by Richard Kilmer
016 - Part I, Book the Second, Chapter VI - They Think that Help is at Hand 4:14 Read by Richard Kilmer
017 - Part I, Book the Second, Chapter VII - Superhuman Horrors 10:07 Read by Richard Kilmer
018 - Part I, Book the Second, Chapter VIII - Nix et Nox 7:57 Read by Richard Kilmer
019 - Part I, Book the Second, Chapter IX - The Charge Confided to a Raging Sea 3:30 Read by Richard Kilmer
020 - Part I, Book the Second, Chapter X - The Colossal Savage, the Storm 9:40 Read by Richard Kilmer
021 - Part I, Book the Second, Chapter XI - The Caskets 5:50 Read by iamartin
022 - Part I, Book the Second, Chapter XII - Face to Face with the Rock 8:24 Read by iamartin
023 - Part I, Book the Second, Chapter XIII - Face to Face with Night 3:01 Read by iamartin
024 - Part I, Book the Second, Chapter XIV - Ortach 3:53 Read by iamartin
025 - Part I, Book the Second, Chapter XV - Portentosum Mare 13:41 Read by David Cole
026 - Part I, Book the Second, Chapter XVI - The Problem Suddenly Works in Sile… 6:08 Read by David Cole
027 - Part I, Book the Second, Chapter XVII - The Last Resource 8:40 Read by David Cole
028 - Part I, Book the Second, Chapter XVIII - The Highest Resource 14:47 Read by sylly
029 - Part I, Book the Third, Chapter I - Chesil 11:18 Read by DarrenV
030 - Part I, Book the Third, Chapter II - The Effect of Snow 8:54 Read by Ted Garvin
031 - Part I, Book the Third, Chapter III - A Burden Makes a Rough Road Rougher 10:58 Read by deckerteach
032 - Part I, Book the Third, Chapter IV - Another Form of Desert 11:57 Read by deckerteach
033 - Part I, Book the Third, Chapter V - Misanthropy Plays its Pranks 34:42 Read by deckerteach
034 - Part I, Book the Third, Chapter VI - The Awakening 6:53 Read by Ted Garvin
035 - Part II, Book the First, Chapter I - Lord Clancharlie 30:55 Read by Maxim Babich
036 - Part II, Book the First, Chapter II - Lord David Dirry-Moir 14:16 Read by John Trevithick
037 - Part II, Book the First, Chapter III - The Duchess Josiana 18:15 Read by Liberty Stump
038 - Part II, Book the First, Chapter IV - The Leader of Fashion 14:09 Read by Liberty Stump
039 - Part II, Book the First, Chapter V - Queen Anne 15:36 Read by Liberty Stump
040 - Part II, Book the First, Chapter VI - Barkilphedro 15:30 Read by dave k
041 - Part II, Book the First, Chapter VII - Barkilphedro Gnaws His Way 15:47 Read by dave k
042 - Part II, Book the First, Chapter VIII - Inferi 5:37 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
043 - Part II, Book the First, Chapter IX - Hate is as Strong as Love 19:25 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
044 - Part II, Book the First, Chapter X - The Flame which would be Seen if Man… 18:41 Read by Ecological Humanist
045 - Part II, Book the First, Chapter XI - Barkilphedro in Ambuscade 10:05 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
046 - Part II, Book the First, Chapter XII - Scotland, Ireland and England 17:39 Read by Ted Garvin
047 - Part II, Book the Second, Chapter I - Wherein we see the Face of Him of w… 12:26 Read by iamartin
048 - Part II, Book the Second, Chapter II - Dea 7:04 Read by iamartin
049 - Part II, Book the Second, Chapter III - "Oculus non habet, et videt" 6:07 Read by iamartin
050 - Part II, Book the Second, Chapter IV - Well-matched Lovers 8:28 Read by Maxim Babich
051 - Part II, Book the Second, Chapter V - The Blue Sky through the Black Cloud 10:39 Read by Maxim Babich
052 - Part II, Book the Second, Chapter VI - Ursus as Tutor, and Ursus as Guar… 9:32 Read by iamartin
053 - Part II, Book the Second, Chapter VII - Blindness Gives Lessons in Clairv… 7:54 Read by iamartin
054 - Part II, Book the Second, Chapter VIII - Not only Happiness, but Prosperi… 12:44 Read by iamartin
055 - Part II, Book the Second, Chapter IX - Absurdities which Folks without Ta… 14:38 Read by iamartin
056 - Part II, Book the Second, Chapter X - An Outsider's View of Men and Things 14:22 Read by Maxim Babich
057 - Part II, Book the Second, Chapter XI - Gwynplaine Thinks Justice, and Urs… 22:32 Read by iamartin
058 - Part II, Book the Second, Chapter XII - Ursus the Poet Drags on Ursus the… 7:21 Read by Maxim Babich
059 - Part II, Book the Third, Chapter I - The Tadcaster Inn 8:06 Read by iamartin
060 - Part II, Book the Third, Chapter II - Open-Air Eloquence 13:24 Read by iamartin
061 - Part II, Book the Third, Chapter III - Where the Passer-by Reappears 12:24 Read by iamartin
062 - Part II, Book the Third, Chapter IV - Contraries Fraternize in Hate 12:45 Read by Maxim Babich
063 - Part II, Book the Third, Chapter V - The Wapentake 7:37 Read by John Trevithick
064 - Part II, Book the Third, Chapter VI - The Mouse Examined by the Cats 17:49 Read by John Trevithick
065 - Part II, Book the Third, Chapter VII - Why Should a Gold Piece Lower Itse… 14:40 Read by John Trevithick
066 - Part II, Book the Third, Chapter VIII - Symptoms of Poisoning 12:15 Read by Maxim Babich
067 - Part II, Book the Third, Chapter IX - Abyssus abyssum vocat 22:11 Read by John Trevithick
068 - Part II, Book the Fourth, Chapter I - The Temptation of St. Gwynplaine 18:14 Read by John Trevithick
069 - Part II, Book the Fourth, Chapter II - From Gay to Grave 15:19 Read by John Trevithick
070 - Part II, Book the Fourth, Chapter III - Lex, Rex, Fex 9:00 Read by Bill Mosley
071 - Part II, Book the Fourth, Chapter IV - Ursus Spies the Police 11:19 Read by Clay Beauchamp
072 - Part II, Book the Fourth, Chapter V - A fearful Place 5:13 Read by William Tomcho
073 - Part II, Book the Fourth, Chapter VI - The kind of Magistracy under the W… 10:20 Read by Dawn Nissenson
074 - Part II, Book the Fourth, Chapter VII - Shuddering 4:32 Read by William Tomcho
075 - Part II, Book the Fourth, Chapter VIII - Lamentation 34:32 Read by John Trevithick
076 - Part II, Book the Fifth, Chapter I - The Durability of Fragile Things 24:47 Read by J.K. Neely
077 - Part II, Book the Fifth, Chapter II - The Waif Knows Its Own Course 32:58 Read by J.K. Neely
078 - Part II, Book the Fifth, Chapter III - An Awakening 7:55 Read by Ryme
079 - Part II, Book the Fifth, Chapter IV - Fascination 14:24 Read by William Tomcho
080 - Part II, Book the Fifth, Chapter V - We Think We Remember; We Forget 18:51 Read by Ecological Humanist
081 - Part II, Book the Sixth, Chapter I - What the Misanthrope said 8:26 Read by John Trevithick
082 - Part II, Book the Sixth, Chapter II - What He did 28:07 Read by John Trevithick
083 - Part II, Book the Sixth, Chapter III - Complications 6:25 Read by John Trevithick
084 - Part II, Book the Sixth, Chapter IV - Moenius surdis campana muta 13:34 Read by John Trevithick
085 - Part II, Book the Sixth, Chapter V - State Policy Deals with Little Matte… 21:03 Read by John Trevithick
086 - Part II, Book the Seventh, Chapter I - The Awakening 6:24 Read by Novella Serena
087 - Part II, Book the Seventh, Chapter II - The Resemblance of a Palace to a … 10:01 Read by Novella Serena
088 - Part II, Book the Seventh, Chapter III - Eve 15:01 Read by Novella Serena
089 - Part II, Book the Seventh, Chapter IV - Satan 26:03 Read by Novella Serena
090 - Part II, Book the Seventh, Chapter V - They Recognize, but do not Know, E… 5:56 Read by Novella Serena
091 - Part II, Book the Eighth, Chapter I - Analysis of Majestic Matters 29:06 Read by William Tomcho
092 - Part II, Book the Eighth, Chapter II - Impartiality 21:22 Read by William Tomcho
093 - Part II, Book the Eighth, Chapter III - The Old Hall 15:01 Read by Petra
094 - Part II, Book the Eighth, Chapter IV - The Old Chamber 11:15 Read by William Tomcho
095 - Part II, Book the Eighth, Chapter V - Aristocratic Gossip 17:47 Read by William Tomcho
096 - Part II, Book the Eighth, Chapter VI - The High and the Low 9:29 Read by Petra
097 - Part II, Book the Eighth, Chapter VII - Storms of Men are Worse than Stor… 43:13 Read by William Tomcho
098 - Part II, Book the Eighth, Chapter VIII - He would be a good Brother, Were… 15:55 Read by Bill Mosley
099 - Part II, Book the Ninth, Chapter I - It is through Excess of Greatness th… 9:54 Read by John Trevithick
100 - Part II, Book the Ninth, Chapter II - The Dregs 44:40 Read by John Trevithick
101 - Conclusion, Chapter I - A Watch-Dog may be a Guardian Angel 10:24 Read by Novella Serena
102 - Conclusion, Chapter II - Barkilphedro, Having Aimed at the Eagle, Brings … 17:50 Read by Novella Serena
103 - Conclusion, Chapter III - Paradise Regained Below 14:40 Read by Novella Serena
104 - Conclusion, Chapter IV - Nay; on High! 17:03 Read by Novella Serena

Reviews

Wonderful Book

(5 stars)

I think this is a brilliant book. It was so very well written with excellent descriptions and an intriguing complex plot. I would like to say thank you to all the excellent readers who took the time to present the book to people like me. It is very much appreciated.

(5 stars)

A story which has relevance today where societal inequality still reigns.

Beautifully read, a moving tragic tale

(5 stars)

would have liked a happier ending

(3.5 stars)

of the three victor Hugo books I have listened two have had sad endings. time to find a more upbeat author. the story was engaging but the chapters where the author devoted to explaining the history behind a topic could have been marked as optional. while interesting in a historical sense i found myself wanting to get back to the story and what was happening with the characters. overall a good book though.

(5 stars)

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