Notes & Reviews:
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 heartbroken Fantine, and we exult with the heroic revolutionaries of the barricades; but above all we thrill to the steadfast courage and nobility of the soul of ex-convict Jean Valjean, always in danger from the relentless pursuit of the diabolical Inspector Javert. Reader Bill Homewood is well known for his innumerable television performances and leading credits in the West End and for the RSC. His other recordings for Naxos AudioBooks include She, Tom Jones, Allan Quatermain, The Red & the Black, The Three Musketeers, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and the Four Just Men series.