The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Victor Hugo

Narrated By: Bill Homewood

Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks

Date: August 2014

Duration: 22 hours 32 minutes

Summary:

In the grotesque bell-ringer Quasimodo, Victor Hugo created one of the most vivid characters in classic fiction. Quasimodo’s doomed love for the beautiful gypsy girl Esmeralda is an example of the traditional love theme of beauty and the beast. Yet, set against the massive background of Notre Dame de Paris and interwoven with the sacred and secular life of medieval France, it takes on a larger perspective. The characters come to life: the poet Gringoire, the tormented priest Claude Frollo, the upright, fun-loving captain Phoebus and above all Quasimodo and Esmeralda themselves. It is a tale peppered with humour but fuelled by the anguish which unfolds beneath the bells of the great cathedral of Paris.

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  • Christopher Gerety

    Great book. Love how the narrator pronounces his words and how they flow off his tounge.