- Narrated by: Bill Homewood
- Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 10-26-00
- Language: English
- Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
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By Barak Zadok on 08-29-10
Hugo's love still shines...
For such a short abridgment, this audio does well to deliver much of that which makes Les Miserable so great. To those who have read the unabridged version, it might seem a trifle elementary at times, especially in the beginning, but it should deliver on what brought you here and in style. I cannot speak to those with virgin ears, except to say that if you enjoy hyper-idealized characters as well as plots with masterful twists and a careful delivery, that, though blunted by it's length, this book might be of great interest to you.
Though this next note deals largely with own my personal taste I hope that you'll forgive me for making a plea to Audible, should anyone there review these reviews at times- I tell you that I would pay $200 for this narrator to cover Les Miserable in it's unabridged version. I understand that Frederick Davidson does what many consider to be a good job of it, but he's too polarizing a narrator along the lines of interest and boredom as well as approachability vs snobbishness to have divested your entire interest in such a classic.
Regardless, thank you. And I hope this has helped to guide the way for someone out there as I do not write reviews often. Happy listening:)
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By Robert Solomon on 05-29-05
MIssing the music
I am very familiar w/ the operetta. I like knowing more of the detail that the show does not go into. But knowing the pacing of the musical made this book too slow for me to finish.
If you are not familiar w/ the music, this book may be good for you.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful