Le Pere Goriot

  • by Honoré de Balzac
  • Narrated by David McCallion
  • 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Honoré de Balzac uses his classic style of detail to describe a most controversial setting in his novel Le Pere Goriot. The story takes place in Paris just after the fall of Napoleon in 1819. The story focuses on three characters, Rastignac, a student who wants to try and make it big in the capital, Vautrin, an interesting and funny character who is also quite mysterious, and the main character, Goriot, that carries a heavy burden that only a loving parent would endure.
The story follows the journey of Rastignac, the two daughters of Goriot, and Goriot himself who was once a wealthy businessman. It's a heart wrenching story of a man driven to poverty by the selfless acts and the overwhelming love and devotion that he has for his two daughters, both of whom are very selfish, and do not share the same love for their father.
How far will Goriot go to keep his daughters happy, and will the daughters ever appreciate the great sacrifices this man has made for them?


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What would have made Le Pere Goriot better?

Better narration, better translation and better production.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Didn't get to the end!

What didn’t you like about David McCallion’s performance?

The narration was impossible to listen to - way too fast and no proper pauses. Very difficult to follow the flow of the story

Any additional comments?

If you have any interest at all in hearing the story, don't get this audiobook.

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- Bridget

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-11-2016
  • Publisher: A.R.N. Publications