Free Pdf Thérèse Raquin (Audio Download): Emile Zola, Kate Winslet, Audible Studios: Audible AudiobooksAuthor Emile Zola –

Once upon a time, a teenaged Kate Winslet The Reader, Titanic, Revolutionary Road received a gift that would leave a lasting impression a copy of Emile Zola s classic Th r se Raquin Six Academy Award nominations and one Best Actress award later, she steps behind the microphone to perform this haunting classic of passion and disaster Th r se Raquin is the story of a young woman forced into an unhappy marriage to her dull, sickly cousin and smothered by her overbearing aunt When her husband s childhood friend enters her life, it leads to a torrid affair that sets her spirit free for the first time, but with shattering consequences Steeped in the atmosphere of th century France and with a darkly rich foreboding, it is a story that brings out the best of its narrator s incomparable talents It is challenging, and it s a heck of a lot of fun as well , said Ms Winslet of the recording experience As a listener, being able to tune out and be taken into another world, an atmosphere, an environment that is being created entirely for you by somebody else s voice is really a wonderful, magical thing

14 thoughts on “Thérèse Raquin (Audio Download): Emile Zola, Kate Winslet, Audible Studios: Audible Audiobooks

  1. M. Dowden M. Dowden says:

    If you know your books you will immediately notice that the cover title is wrong, if you don t know though, it should read Therese Raquin Don t worry though, just because of this typo the book is not full of them, just an odd occasional one or two I was pleased to find this on offer to download as it meant that I didn t have to go searching through my piles of books to find it.The story itself is simple, Therese is married to her cousin, but she lives a life that is dull and boring When Therese takes a lover, a friend of her husband then ultimately things start to change, leading to murder With Therese then eventually marrying her lover, Laurent, you would think that things would sort themselves out, but with Therese s mother in law and their own guilty consciences this isn t necessarily the case.I have read this many times, but the first time I have read this particular translation, which is than up to the job This was the book that made people sit up and pay attention to Zola and is considered his first major work But, I hear you say, I am not into 19th Century classics, so why should I read it A good question to ask, but let me say I have never met or spoken to anyone who has read this who hasn t enjoyed it The style of writing I always think is modern, indeed if this was in the bestseller list at the moment you wouldn t necessarily realise that it was first published so long ago There are loads of good crime novels on the market, from the dross to the brilliant, but there are only two books which really get to the heart of the matter of what happens when you originally get away with it, this andCrime and Punishment.If you enjoy a good read that will hold your attention, and that you will want to read again and again, then this is definitely a book for you Be warned though, after reading it you may start to wonder what is really going on in the heads of people and whether they are planning some dastardly crime, or have already committed one.

  2. Mrs V Cordice Mrs V Cordice says:

    I chose this book on a recommendation, and although it is a short read I could not put it down Considering the year it was written I enjoyed it immensely, Zola s style, imagination and grip on human emotion need and insight was amazing and not forgetting consequence I would recommend this book without a shadow of a doubt.In addition with this edition, Zola has written a small preface explaining the reaction at the time to his first edition of Therese Raquin, which I really enjoyed reading, as it gave you a small insight into his personality and the need he felt to write a response to the people who scorned his book.I would easily read this again

  3. rachel bickley rachel bickley says:

    I read the translation of this book It was a real page turner Very unexpected story line It started as a mushy love story but not to be plot spoiler definitely wasn t

  4. Paphos Paphos says:

    What a great story of self punishment.

  5. Customer Customer says:

    I adore the story, however I was not expecting the book to be an A4 size this is quite inconvenient as I particularly like to read while travelling

  6. EvaT EvaT says:

    Brilliantly read by Kate Winslet, thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book.

  7. BobB BobB says:

    Bought this as a gift for someone else, who said it was excellent I have not read it myself and can only give second hand information.

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  9. huesofadifferentcolor huesofadifferentcolor says:

    I chose this book because someone I was reading about in a magazine said it was one of their favourite book choices of all time.I found the book intriguing mostly for it s historical literary value Written in 1867, the story is rich in the language of the era and shows us how many exquisite words have been dropped from regular use in daily conversation I found great entertainment value in reading about the social relationships and functions of the time Story telling and conversation were the main forms of entertainment Our culture has lost something of the value of conversation.The plot itself seems a bit far fetched Is it really possible that normal people could commit murder for such selfish motives The sequelae of the murder, in terms of the emotional and spiritual well being of all involved, tell a good moral story.This book is not for the casual reader but a delight for bibliophiles of an historic bent.

  10. jime jime says:

    It is a classic I have read Theresa Raquin at a young age and again recently A deep thought provoking story indeed Read it and judge for yourself Zola and his stories for my money are great.

  11. Joy Schwabach Joy Schwabach says:

    You d better have a strong stomach for this one In many parts gruesome, it s a page turner Don t expect a happy ending from Zola He s famous for his realism There s a lesson in this tale, if you can stand tragedy.

  12. Segunyo Segunyo says:

    Thrilling read in its original French.

  13. Jerzy S. Jerzy S. says:

    One can see it was Zola s first book.

  14. José F Carranza José F Carranza says: