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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:)
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This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
Someone looking for the english translation
What other book might you compare Les Miserables to and why?
It's a fantastic classic, on par with Oliver Twist and Pride and Prejudice
Any additional comments?
When buying a book with a french title it should be more clear this is just a translation and not the original. Was very disappointed. I've read it and seen it in English and wanted to hear it the way it was written which is the only reason I decided to try audio books in the first place.
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