Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel, this two part adaptation is an epic tale of love, honour and obsession against the dramatic background of the French Revolution.Jean Valjean (Gerard Depardieu) lives a life on the run after a prison sentence for stealing a loaf of bread. Settling in a remote town, Valjean becomes a wealthy and respected businessman. He devotes himself to the care of the poor, including the beautiful, young, and poverty stricken Fantine (Charlotte Gainsbourg). When Fantine dies, she leaves behind a daughter, Cosette (Virginie Ledoyen), who has been left with another family while Fantine works in Valjean's factory. Valjean buys Cosette back from them and raises her like his own daughter. But they are haunted by Javert (John Malkovich), a policeman whose lifelong search for Valjean has become an obsession.A hunt begins that will come to a final confrontation on the revolution torn streets of Paris.
Of all Fritz Lang's creations, none have been more innovative or influential than M, the film that launched German cinema into the sound era with stunning sophistication and mesmerising artistry. A spate of child killings has stricken a terrified Berlin. Peter Lorre gives a legendary performance as the murderer Hans Beckert, who soon finds himself chased by all levels of society. From cinema's first serial killer hunt, Lang pulls back to encompass social tapestry, police procedural, and underworld conspiracies in an astonishingly multi-faceted and level-headed look at a deeply incendiary topic. One of the greatest psychological thrillers of all time, M remains as fresh and startling 80 years on. Special Features: Restored HD Transfer in the correct 1.19:1 Aspect Ratio Audio Commentaries The Original 1932 British release version of M Zum Beisliel Fritz Lang: A 1968 Documentary by Erwin Leiser 48 Page Booklet An Excerpt from Josaphine Lawrence's source novel 'Years Are So Long'
Ethan Frome is an entrancing but sad story of a poverty-stricken Massachusetts farmer caught in a loveless marriage. An emerging love for his young cousin leads to one day of explosive emotions with tragic consequences. Though Edith Wharton is best known for The Age of Innocence and The Buccaneers, Ethan Frome is perhaps her most perfect novel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Hope. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000098/bk_naxo_000098_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This number-one New York Times best-selling novel is Sidney Sheldon at his best...a novel complete with tortured romantic entanglements, reverses of fortune, thrilling suspense, and ultimate justice. In Paris, in Washington, and in Greece in a fabulous villa, an innocent American becomes a bewildered, horror-stricken pawn in a game of vengeance and betrayal. She is Catherine Douglas, a woman caught in a web of four lives intertwined by passion as her handsome husband pursues an incredibly beautiful film star...and as Constantin Demeris, a legendary Greek tycoon, tightens the strands that control them all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Pacey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000686/bk_pnix_000686_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Ghostwriter by Travis Thrasher—the Stephen King of Christian fiction—a successful horror writer becomes trapped in a web of inexplicable evil. Grief-stricken and desperate, Dennis Shore mails his publisher a novel he didn’t write. But after his plagiarized submission receives high praise, he encounters its aggrieved author. And as this vengeful soul threatens his career, his sanity, and even his life, Dennis begins to experience all the horrors of his own fiction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Ferrone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/004350/bk_reco_004350_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There are stark differences between rich and poor in the Manchester of Elizabeth Gaskell’s novel, Mary Barton. Factory owners such as Mr Carson, do not understand the anger of their poverty stricken workers, and care little for their welfare. For the mill-workers, employment means food on the table and being one step away from starvation, but trying to gain any political power means risking a loss of livelihood. The author does not depict the owners as intrinsically wicked, but shows through her writing that it is characters like The Barton’s who deserve the reader’s sympathy. By the end of the novel, Mrs Gaskell proves that the rich need not be heartless. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Maggie Ollerenshaw. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/copy/000221/bk_copy_000221_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is a time of fire. A small band of pioneers struggle valiantly to keep their ancestors' dreams alive in an unforgiving, drought-stricken land. Driven by the promise of an awesome vision, a heroic young dreamer and a fearless woman warrior unite to lead their people to a magnificent destiny. A towering epic filled with tragedy and triumph, courage and conflict, People of the Fire is the second compelling novel in a majestic saga of America's first peoples. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Boyett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/051861/bk_adbl_051861_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Inspired by the major motion picture Letters to God, this audio download novel is for readers eager to hear more of this inspiring story. Tyler, a nine-year-old boy, is stricken with incurable brain cancer and begins to write letters to God. He turns his suffering into spiritual lessons for his widowed mother, his embittered adolescent brother, and a troubled postman. This story of hope will help readers from all walks work toward greater understanding of God’s presence and care. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Mulligan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/000704/bk_zond_000704_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The exciting new novel from G.P. Hutchinson! This is the West as you've never experienced it before. A bushwhacked Wild West-show entrepreneur must prove he's no mere dime-novel hero. Either that, or lose everything he holds dear. Cimarron Jack Wheatley is just wrapping up a tremendously successful first tour with his very own, highly acclaimed "Real Wild West Extravaganza". It is when his show is stricken by a rapid succession of oddly coincidental setbacks - injuries, formerly satisfied troupe members suddenly quitting, and then a catastrophic train wreck. It soon becomes apparent that Jack isn’t simply experiencing a run of bad luck. Someone aims to ruin the business he has invested his entire life into and to end his life if he puts up a fight. Now, everything that Cimarron Jack is supposed to have represented as a symbol of Wild West heroism in the show, he must actually be, in the deadly reality of chasing down answers and outlaws. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Murray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/167134/bk_acx0_167134_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.