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Là-bas

Gelesen von Peter Tucker

(4,69 Sterne; 29 Bewertungen)

The plot of Là-Bas concerns the novelist Durtal, who is disgusted by the emptiness and vulgarity of the modern world. He seeks relief by turning to the study of the Middle Ages and begins to research the life of the notorious 15th-century child-murderer Gilles de Rais. Through his contacts in Paris (notably Dr. Johannes, modeled after Joseph-Antoine Boullan), Durtal finds out that Satanism is not simply a thing of the past but alive in turn of the century France. He embarks on an investigation of the occult underworld with the help of his lover Madame Chantelouve. The novel culminates with a description of a black mass. (Wikipedia)

Reader's note: This novel certainly reaches to the depths of depravity and blasphemy, and achieved some notoriety for doing so. A redeeming feature, if one is required, is that Durtal begins in this book a pilgrimage; like Dante's hero, he begins this in a horrible and God-forsaken place. (8 hr 58 min)

Chapters

Chapter I

26:23

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Chapter II

15:30

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Chapter III

29:01

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Chapter IV

23:15

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Chapter V

32:24

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Chapter VI

31:26

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Chapter VII

31:58

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Chapter VIII

36:45

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Chapter IX

36:45

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Chapter X

18:55

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Chapter XI

21:50

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Chapter XII

17:12

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Chapter XIII

17:02

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Chapter XIV

21:09

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Chapter XV

19:11

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Chapter XVI

22:28

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Chapter XVII

23:59

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Chapter XVIII

20:59

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Chapter XIX

23:42

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Chapter XX

34:51

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Chapter XXI

19:23

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Chapter XXII

14:38

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Bewertungen

Dark and Wonderfully Entertaining

(4 Sterne)

Other than the confusion of being thrown into the middle of a conversation at the beginning, and a somewhat dull ending, it was a good story and the reader was excellent.

Excellent

(5 Sterne)

Excellently read , grateful that such due life was given to this rare gem!

Fantastic Reader

(5 Sterne)

Reader did an excellent job--very nice pacing and audio quality.

one of my favorites, excellent narration as well

(5 Sterne)

(5 Sterne)

reader is excelent! enjoyed it very much

(5 Sterne)

A great novel but not for the easily offended. The reader was absolutely first rate and his voice seemed somehow ideal for Huysmans' prose.

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(5 Sterne)

Rate the reader, not the book, damn it. Amazingly well read! Thank you.