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Publisher's Summary

A downloadable audiobook edition of the modern classic Perfume read by Sean Barrett.
Survivor, genius, perfumer, killer: This is Jean-Baptiste Grenouille. He is abandoned on the filthy streets of Paris as a child, but grows up to discover he has an extraordinary gift: A sense of smell more powerful than any other human's.
Soon, he is creating the most sublime fragrances in all the city. Yet there is one odour he cannot capture. It is exquisite, magical: The scent of a young virgin. And to get it he must kill. And kill. And kill...
©2014 Patrick Suskind; 2014 Penguin Books Limited
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By Daniel on 07-14-17

finished in one sitting

loved the book from start to end, and great voices by the reader, a must read/lisen

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By Caro on 02-27-16

Amazing narration

I love the book and the narrator truly added a very nice rhythm to this audio version of it. This book is a great start for anyone looking something intriguing and kind of mysterious.

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By Angela on 05-05-14

Fascinating idea

No odour and an unimaginable sense of smell combine to make an intriguing story which is beautifully narrated. I wholeheartedly recommend this novel.

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By Isabelle on 03-26-15

Stunning! The narration deserves 10 stars.

Didn't know what to expect, other than great narration as it was read by Sean Barrett. Even though I've listened to a lot of books narrated by Sean Barrett, I was surprised to find that he seems to have found yet another new voice for this book. His wonderful narration suits the beautiful language of this book.

It's not the story so much, as the beauty of the prose, the sensual descriptions and the vivid characterisations that I really enjoyed. I'm sure I wouldn't have got the same enjoyment if I'd read the book myself.

As soon as I'd finished listening, I started it again, and I listen to snippets as a treat alongside other books.

And, just like Grenouille who lives in fear of never experiencing a certain smell again, I find myself afraid that one day I won't be able to listen to this audiobook any more.

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By Clementine on 07-01-17

much better than the film

i have alwats really liked the film , the book is way better.
great narrator, for once a male voice actor who has the range to do other voices besides his own.

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By Charmaine on 11-24-16

Such an interesting story!

I really, unexpectedly, enjoyed this book. To my surprise, Grenouille was actually very relatable. The story was also very dark and so humorous. I really enjoyed it!

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