Ninety-Three

  • by Victor Hugo
  • Narrated by Frederick Davidson
  • 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It is 1793 in France, the year of the guillotine. Already, Louis XVI has been sentenced to the scaffold, and Terror reigns. The architects of the Revolution (Marat, Danton, and Robespierre) have set up the Convention, an embryo parliament, designed to stem social chaos. But ideals topple in the face of political necessity, alliances founder, and intrigue is a way of life. In Ninety-Three, Victor Hugo's inspired last novel, that tumultuous year's events are woven into an epic masterpiece that brilliantly captures the moment that shaped the destiny not only of France but of all European monarchies.

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What the Critics Say

"The book is full of pregnant and splendid sayings. There are scenes of inimitable workmanship. Ninety-Three is equal to anything that Hugo has ever written." (Robert Louis Stevenson)
"One of the loftiest achievements of Hugo's genius." (Saturday Review)

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Stuffy

What would have made Ninety-Three better?

This is a great book. Narrator.... well.... ruined it.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

Blah, blah, blah. Monotone. Where did you get this guy?


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- Julie

Terrible narrator

This is by far the worst title I have ever purchased on Audible. Frederick Davidson is terrible narrator, so painful to listen to. Buy this audiobook and suffer.
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- Robert Vlach "Books play an important role in my life, as well as web and other text media. I also write my reader's blog in Czech at Coctu.cz"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-27-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.