Les Misérables Vol. 1
This is book 1 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 45 min)
emotions are in the details
first, great job readers. like others, I only noticed one chapter where the persons strong accent made it hard to understand, but it was a short chapter of not much importance. as is always true, the book is better than the movie (or play). where the movie takes 5minutes, the book takes a full 5hrs. the writer had so much patience in writing so much detail in the history... detailed character descritions, life history for characters that only play a passing moment w the main characters. but it is in those details that later the actions of the character fill u with so much more emotion and understanding. the writer even filled chapters with general history of the time period to give u a better understanding of the life and trials and mindset of people of the time. I have seen the musical and movie many many times by various performers. so I hesitated to read this book knowing its old writing style could bore me since I was so familiar with the story. but I am glad now that I finally decided to read it.
I really liked this book. I feel like Victor Hugo is an old friend by now. He's a very interesting guy to hang out with! The character development is probably the best I've ever read and the way he takes his time to fill out the picture in the story is astounding. It's so rich and colorful and real. I'm a bit sad to be finished with the book and glad to know there's another huge book in hunchback waiting for me some day. In all, a very engaging, compelling and heart rending book. I really loved it. Thanks to all who read it.
GrÃ¼ndig, you are unreal.
This is not something I normally do - calling out a reviewer - but GrÃ¼ndig, you apparently understand nothing. Narrate it yourself if you think you can do it better.
Love this book!
Great book in the extraordinarily detailed French style. It's terrific! The readers are pretty good with a few exceptions and a few cheap mics. Pronunciation of names and even the title of the book aren't always agreed upon either ð. But still enjoyable and most of the chapters are read very well.
Very good. Victor Hugos writing is enchanting and immersive. some of these other reviewers are just complainers. True, a voice or two might be slightly annoying at first, but you get over it quickly. There is only one impossible voice. But that chapter is only 7 min long. Most, maybe 95% sound professional quality and if you expect more than that for free on a book this long, then you are out of your mind.
Although some of the voices were slightly annoying or hard to discern, the book was great and for being a free recording done by volunteers, I would say pretty reasonable.
I understand the point of Librivox, but at the same time I think when listening to an audiobook I should be able to understand what I am hearing. I'm not here. There's a reader in this book of whose readings I cannot even distinguish individual words. Quite Unreal.
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