Germinal : Rougon-Macquart

  • by Émile Zola
  • Narrated by Leighton Pugh
  • Series: Rougon-Macquart
  • 19 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Germinal is one of the most striking novels in the French tradition. Widely regarded as Zola's masterpiece, the novel describes the working conditions of French coalminers in the 1860s in harsh and realistic terms. It is visceral, graphic, and unrelenting. Its strong socialist principles and vivid accounts of the miners' strikes meant that the novel became a key symbol in the workers' fight against oppression, with chants of "Germinal! Germinal!" resonating high above the author's funeral.


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well performed

this is a masterful performance of Zola's utterly depressing tale of the plight of French coal miners in the Second empire. Best audiobook I've ever read.
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- Katie Sullivan

Deeply moving and dramatic tale read by a phenomenal narrator

A wonderfully narrated version of Zola's intense political and personal drama about French miners, the mine owners and a growing workers' revolution.
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- Heather Brooke

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-22-2015
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks