Hugo's vibrant portrait of the characters in late 18th century Paris is a world-famous story, which has also been made into an award-winning musical. Jean Valjean, an ex-convict, tries to turn his life around for the sake of his adopted daughter, Cosette.Set in turbulent times, this reading by Michael Jayston of this classic tale is a bustling and thrilling trip for a listener through the streets and cafes of a Paris finding its feet and losing its head.More
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A must listen before you enjoy the play or movie
I understood the entire story much better because I listened to the audiobook - therefore the play was even more enjoyable.
When the priest gave him the candlesticks and the immediate events that followed.
His talent adds such emotion to the story. I doubt that anyone could have done either.
Reading Les Mis with youth
Yes, because I love the story and so do they, but I will definitely know where to skip over in the future
The very end. It makes my heart ache.
This story takes me on a roller coaster of emotions. It's horrible and wonderful all at the same time. My children were also affected, though not nearly as much.
I was hoping this edition would be suitable for my 11-13 year olds, but there are parts that I definitely had to skip over- specifically Fantine's downfall. That was a little bit disappointing, but I still would have purchased it and skipped over it as I have done.