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Madame Bovary

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(3,996 Sterne; 117 Bewertungen)

Published in book form in April 1857, the novel focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life. Though the basic plot is rather simple, even archetypal, the novel's true art lies in its details and hidden patterns. Flaubert was notoriously perfectionist about his writing and claimed to always be searching for le mot juste (the right word)". (Summary from Wikipedia).

(12 hr 59 min)

Chapters

Part I, Chapter One

21:39

Read by hefyd

Part I, Chapter Two

18:16

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Part I, Chapter Three

12:38

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Part I, Chapter Four

12:40

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Part I, Chapter Five

9:20

Read by Ruth Golding

Part I, Chapter Six

13:45

Read by Ruth Golding

Part I, Chapter Seven

16:09

Read by Ruth Golding

Part I, Chapter Eight

24:13

Read by Bob Sage

Part I, Chapter Nine

27:58

Read by Bob Sage

Part II, Chapter One

21:10

Read by Elizabeth Klett

Part II, Chapter Two

14:07

Read by Elizabeth Klett

Part II, Chapter Three

24:56

Read by icyjumbo (1964-2010)

Part II, Chapter Four

9:24

Read by icyjumbo (1964-2010)

Part II, Chapter Five

19:33

Read by icyjumbo (1964-2010)

Part II, Chapter Six

24:40

Read by Elizabeth Klett

Part II, Chapter Seven

18:12

Read by Gloria Zbilicki

Part II, Chapter Eight

52:01

Read by icyjumbo (1964-2010)

Part II, Chapter Nine

21:06

Read by Lady Maria

Part II, Chapter Ten

19:28

Read by hefyd

Part II, Chapter Eleven

29:28

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Part II, Chapter Twelve

30:48

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Part II, Chapter Thirteen

22:25

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Part II, Chapter Fourteen

24:37

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Part II, Chapter Fifteen

20:20

Read by Roz Romero

Part III, Chapter One

33:23

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Part III, Chapter Two

21:18

Read by Merne Túrante

Part III, Chapter Three

5:44

Read by Aaron Elliott

Part III, Chapter Four

6:37

Read by Ezwa

Part III, Chapter Five

35:51

Read by Bob Sage

Part III, Chapter Six

36:40

Read by Bob Sage

Part III, Chapter Seven

29:25

Read by Bob Sage

Part III, Chapter Eight

45:46

Read by Ruth Golding

Part III, Chapter Nine

21:07

Read by Ruth Golding

Part III, Chapter Ten

12:25

Read by Lori H

Part III, Chapter Eleven

21:58

Read by Bob Sage

Bewertungen

(4 Sterne)

Good readers. One, though had strong accent and read too fast. I missed a lot of it.

(4 Sterne)

Chapter II, Part 9 is almost incomprehensible, otherwise great classic literature read in good manner.

bendintheriver

(4 Sterne)

I have listened to many Librivox books, and by far, Elizabeth Clette is the best reader.

part 2 chapter 9

(1 Sterne)

can't understand a word of this chapter

like a fine painting

(5 Sterne)

Every sentence, every word of this novel is like a brush stroke of a fine painting. It's such a wrought work of art, that it is a wonder to behold. It is rightfully acclaimed as a masterpiece and a beckon to other writers that followed. It is also very emotional and moving. I found the readers to be fine, and by adjusting the speed, was able to quite enjoy their efforts.

(5 Sterne)

Interesting, intriguing, and enjoyable. Like the style of writer. Learned about society, people, and life of the period. Then read writer's biography, even more interesting. Now want to read Madam Bovary in a physical book so as to appreciate and understand his word choices, sentence structure, and path toward progressing the story as well as to see the way of portraying suspense, joy, anguish, and other emotions.

Excellent book, some good readers some bad

(3,5 Sterne)

Ruth has a wonderful voice for this novel and excellent flow. Bob Sage however was really bad. I appreciate the effort he made but it was so staggering and poorly recorded I had to skip his chapters and read them instead.

Not really a very interesting a story

(3 Sterne)

Besides the long drawn-out, overly wordy text the readers are of varying quality. several do not know correct English pronunciations and some were hard to understand.