The Red and the Black

  • by Stendhal
  • Narrated by Davina Porter
  • 20 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Madame de Renal, a wealthy heiress who married the mayor of Verrieres, suddenly finds herself in love with handsome young Julien Sorel, her children's penniless but ambitious new tutor. After a lifetime of complying with all the social rules of French high society, the unassuming Madame de Renal has always regarded true love as the height of immorality, or the subject of fanciful novels. But after meeting the mysteriously charming Julien, both of their lives are transformed in unimaginable ways. Praised for its unflinching look at the hypocrisy of romantic conquests, Stendhal's The Red and the Black remains one of the 19th century's most affecting and passionate novels, and a major influence on modern fiction.


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I wish it was better...

I really wanted to listen to this book, but the audio quality was prohibitive...
I hope that audible will find a better recording at some point, as this is great book.
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- Elisa


When I first purchased this book, I did not realize how poor I would find the sound quality...see my previous review.

However, now has found a recording with the highest possible sound rating...a "4".
This is a vast improvement!

The Red and the Black is a true 19th. Century classic. I think you will find your time rewarded.
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- IPod junkie "Mike"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-03-1999
  • Publisher: Recorded Books