Les Miserables

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Victor Hugo

Narrated By: Bill Homewood

Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks

Date: October 1996

Duration: 5 hours 7 minutes


Les Misérables is set in Paris after the French Revolution. In the sewers and backstreets we encounter 'the wolf-like tread of crime', and assassination for a few sous is all in a day's work. We weep with the unlucky and heart-broken Fantine, and we exult with the heroic revolutionaries of the barricades; but above all we thrill to the steadfast courage and nobility of soul of ex-convict Jean Valjean, always in danger from the relentless pursuit of the diabolical Inspector Javert.


  • Valerie Smith

    I always considered this to be a well written, accurate portrayal of the life and times of individual experiences during those troubled days of that period in history.