Dangerous Connections (Les liaisons dangereuses)


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(4.3 stars; 35 reviews)

A translation of 'Les Liaisons dangereuses' alternative title 'Dangerous Liasons'

Everyone probably has Glenn Close and John Malkovich in mind, but for those who have not seen the movie, this epistolary fiction describes how a young girl, Cécile de Voanges, walks on the road to perdition, and is just a toy in the Vicomte de Valmont's and the Comtesse de Merteuil's hands. (Summary by Nadine)

Readers: Narrator, Mme de Volanges: Nadine Eckert-Boulet
Cécile de Volanges: Saab
Marquise de Merteuil: Availle
Vicomte de Valmont: Martin Geeson
Présidente de Tourvel: Elizabeth Klett
Chevalier de Danceny: Max Körlinge
Maréchale de **: Lucy Perry
Madame de Rosemonde: Rhonda Federman
Azolan, Monsieur Bertrand: ToddHW
Comte de Gercourt: Nolan Fout
Père Anselme: Szindbad
Anonymous: David Lawrence
Editors: Phil Chenevert and Nadine Eckert-Boulet (18 hr 45 min)

Chapters

Introduction and dramatis personae 14:45 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 01 to 05 27:47 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 06 to 10 34:05 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 11 to 15 16:48 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 16 to 20 19:49 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 21 to 25 39:24 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 26 to 30 17:47 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 31 to 35 32:53 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 36 to 39 20:50 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 40 to 45 45:41 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 46 to 50 21:36 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 51 to 55 26:31 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 56 to 60 21:46 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 61 to 65 33:38 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 66 to 70 24:28 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 71 to 75 28:51 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 76 to 80 58:44 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 81 to 84 52:26 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 85 to 90 47:45 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 91 to 95 19:29 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 96 to 100 1:07:31 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 101 to 105 43:09 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 106 to 110 40:31 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 111 to 115 39:26 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 116 to 120 18:19 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 121 to 125 54:18 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 126 to 130 27:32 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 131 to 135 33:49 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 136 to 140 29:22 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 141 to 145 28:24 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 146 to 150 26:05 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 151 to 155 31:27 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 156 to 160 14:41 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 161 to 165 20:47 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 166 to 170 21:48 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Letters 171 to 175 23:47 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

Excellent.


(5 stars)

Can't believe I delayed listening to this truly excellent story. All the readers did an equally exceptional job, except for Valmont's, who did indeed sound more like a creepy 1930s melodrama villain than a real, cruel seducer.

A shameless and satisfying recital.


(3.5 stars)

The story is unlike any romance I have yet heard. Although verbose and circumlocutious in some respects, this epistolary novel and its personages provide a richly detailed account of deception, seduction, hope and misery. I hope one may find as much pleasure as I did in recognizing the areas of fault in these characters' dispositions, or if not that, in the pleasure of becoming an unseen eavesdropper whose thoughts about love and revenge will be, no doubt, upturned and left to ferment long after the novel's dénouement. My one displeasure with the novel is that of its presumed effect on the reader : the obviously preconceived preface now holds so much irony and even deception, in hindsight. Be aware, or you may find yourself taking too many of the novel's events at face value, which, when a subject as sensitive as love is concerned, can only lead to mar the essentially tragic beauty of the outcome.

Mesmerizing Decadence


(5 stars)

The 18th Century French novel is written as a series of letters, and so it takes a little time to really get into the spirit of the story. At that point...well... Martin Geeson and Availle bring their twisted characters to life, most memorably. Elizabeth Klett, one of my absolute favorite readers, is even overpowered by these two. This makes sense, as she portrays their victim. One of their victims, I should say. The entire cast is excellent! Well Done!


(5 stars)

The readers, actors really, were awesome, this was an excellent cast for this book. I really can't praise the reading enough


(3 stars)

Valmont's voice was more suited to Mr Collins. Really spoiled my enjoyment. More creepy than authentically seductive.

Lectura perfecta!


(5 stars)

Esta muy bien actuado, y el libro en si es súper entretenido


(3.5 stars)

Martin Geeson's voice for Valmont was only wrong thing in this recording.


(5 stars)

Extraordinary book. Loved all the readers.