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Audiobook Tour: France

Audiobook Tour: France

Take an audiobook tour of France! We've compiled a list of books in English and French by French authors, like Alexandre Dumas and Marie NDiaye, alongside books set in and about France.

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My Life in France

By Julia Child
Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
Length: 11 hours 17 minutes

In her own words, here is the captivating story of Julia Child’s years in France, where she fell in love with French food and found her “true calling.”

From the moment the ship docked in Le Havre, en route to Paris, in the fall of 1948, Julia had an awakening that changed her life. Soon this tall, outspoken gal from Pasadena, California, who... Read more »

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Small Country

A Novel

By Gaël Faye
Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
Length: 6 hours 2 minutes

Already an international sensation and prize-winning bestseller in France, an evocative coming-of-age story of a young boy, a lost childhood and a shattered homeland.
 
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ALBERTINE PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ESQUIRE • LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN FICTION • LONGLISTED FOR THE... Read more »

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The Little Princ - Abridged

By Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Narrated by: Richard Gere
Length: 44 minutes

Told by Richard Gere and featuring the young Haley Joel Osment as the Little Prince, this beautiful classic story is now available on AUDIO. The Little Prince will capture the hearts of listeners of all ages. A story to listen to many times, with profound messages appearing each time. “The Little Prince is highly entertaining, enthusiastically... Read more »

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God of Carnage

By Yasmina Reza & Translated by Christopher Hampton
Narrated by: Simon Helberg, Amy Landecker, Josh Stamberg & Jocelyn Towne
Length: 1 hours 9 minutes

Winner of the 2009 Tony Award®, God of Carnage is a brash and hilarious exploration of human nature. After one 11-year-old is hit by another, their parents meet to find a mature resolution. As the evening wears on, the veneer of civility degenerates. What begins as protective parenting ends as an excuse to let loose the primordial beast buried...

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A Winter's Promise

Mirror Visitor: Book #1

By Christelle Dabos
Narrated by: Emma Fenney
Length: 14 hours 43 minutes

Plain-spoken, headstrong Ophelia cares little about appearances. Her ability to read the past of objects is unmatched in all of Anima, and, what’s more, she possesses the ability to travel through mirrors, a skill passed down to her from previous generations. Her idyllic life is disrupted, however, when she is promised in marriage to Thorn, a... Read more »

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The Cheffe

A Cook's Novel

By Marie NDiaye
Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
Length: 7 hours 26 minutes

From the celebrated French writer Marie NDiaye--Prix Goncourt-winning author of Three Strong Women--comes the story of the Cheffe: a woman who lives in the single-minded pursuit of creating incomparable culinary delights.

Born into poverty in southwestern France, as a teenager the Cheffe takes a job working for a wealthy couple in a neighboring... Read more »

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Madeline and the Bad Hat

Madeline

By Ludwig Bemelmans
Narrated by: Jean Richards
Length: 10 minutes

Pepito, the son of the Spanish Ambassador to France, causes havoc when his family moves next door to Madeline's school. Read more »

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A Caribbean Heiress in Paris

Las Leonas: Book #1

By Adriana Herrera
Length: 10 hours 31 minutes

Entertainment Weekly’s Best Romance Book of 2022 so far!

"Herrera excels at propelling the romance genre and its form forward, and this book is no exception... Herrera is crafting swoony historical romances that aren't afraid to engage with the realities of the 19th-century while still making a bid for hard-earned... Read more »

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Pimsleur French Level 1 Lessons 1-5

Learn to Speak and Understand French with Pimsleur Language Programs
Pimsleur Digital: Book #1

By Pimsleur
Narrated by: Pimsleur
Length: 2 hours 59 minutes

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn French
With Pimsleur you’ll become conversational in French — to understand and be understood — quickly and effectively. You’ll learn vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation together through conversation. And our scientifically proven program will help you remember what you’ve learned, so you can put it into... Read more »

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Madame Bovary

Classic Collection

By Gustave Flaubert
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Length: 11 hours 40 minutes

Emma Bovary is a sensuous, sentimental young woman whose romantic ideals make her dissatisfied with her humdrum married life. Attempting to escape into an exciting world of passion and dreams, she drifts into sordid affairs with Rodolphe Boulanger and Léon Dupuis. The first of these lovers, an older man, dominates the affair, while the second,...

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The Count of Monte Cristo

By Alexandre Dumas
Narrated by: David Clarke
Length: 53 hours 58 minutes

Set against the turbulent years of the Napoleonic era, Alexandre Dumas’s thrilling adventure story is one of the most widely read romantic novels of all time. In it the dashing young hero, Edmond Dantès, is betrayed by his enemies and thrown into a secret dungeon in the Chateau d’If — doomed to spend his life in a dank prison cell. The story of... Read more »

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Nana

By Émile Zola
Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
Length: 17 hours 44 minutes

Nana Coupeau is a beautiful woman, able to attract men of enormous wealth with the crook of her finger. Part-time prostitute, part-time actress, she makes her debut in a mediocre operetta The Blonde Venus at the bustling Paris World’s Fair of 1867. She can’t sing, act or dance, yet she is stunning. Nana soon rockets through elite Parisian...

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We, the Survivors

A Novel

By Tash Aw
Narrated by: Jamie Zubairi
Length: 10 hours 4 minutes

From the author of The Harmony Silk Factory and Five Star Billionaire, a compelling depiction of a man’s act of violence, set against the backdrop of Asia in flux.

Ah Hock is an ordinary man of simple means. Born and raised in a Malaysian fishing village, he favors stability above all, a preference at odds with his rapidly modernizing...

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A Bite-Sized History of France

Gastronomic Tales of Revolution, War, and Enlightenment

By Stephane Henaut & Jeni Mitchell
Narrated by: Derek Perkins
Length: 11 hours 18 minutes

From the cassoulet that won a war to the crêpe that doomed Napoleon, from the rebellions sparked by bread and salt to the new cuisines forged by empire, the history of France is intimately entwined with its gastronomic pursuits. A witty exploration of the facts and legends surrounding some of the most popular French foods and wines by a French... Read more »

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At Night All Blood Is Black

A Novel

By David Diop
Narrated by: Dion Graham
Length: 2 hours 57 minutes

WINNER OF THE 2021 INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction

"Astonishingly good." —Lily Meyer, NPR
"So incantatory and visceral I don’t think I’ll ever forget it." —Ali Smith, The Guardian | Best Books of 2020

One of The Wall Street Journal's 11 best books of the fall | One of The A.V. Club's fifteen best...

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A Happy Death

By Albert Camus
Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
Length: 4 hours 38 minutes

In his first novel, A Happy Death, written when he was in his early twenties and retrieved from his private papers following his death in I960, Albert Camus laid the foundation for The Stranger, focusing in both works on an Algerian clerk who kills a man in cold blood. But he also revealed himself to an extent that he never would in his later... Read more »

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Ladivine

By Marie NDiaye
Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
Length: 10 hours 27 minutes

On the first Tuesday of every month, Clarisse Rivière leaves her husband and young daughter and secretly takes the train to Bordeaux to visit her mother, Ladivine. Just as Clarisse's husband and daughter know nothing of Ladivine, Clarisse herself has hidden nearly every aspect of her adult life from this woman, whom she dreads and despises but... Read more »

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The Elegance of the Hedgehog

By Muriel Barbery
Narrated by: Cassandra Morris & Barbara Rosenblat
Length: 9 hours 34 minutes

An enchanting New York Times and international bestseller and award-winner about life, art, literature, philosophy, culture, class, privilege, and power, seen through the eyes of a 54-year old French concierge and a precocious but troubled 12-year-old girl.

Renée Michel is the 54-year-old concierge of a luxury Paris apartment building. Her... Read more »

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The Wretched of the Earth

By Frantz Fanon
Narrated by: Sebastain Brown
Length: 12 hours 28 minutes

First published in 1961, Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth is a masterful and timeless interrogation of race, colonialism, psychological trauma, and revolutionary struggle. In 2020, it found a new readership in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests and the centering of narratives interrogating race by Black writers. Bearing singular...

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France

An Adventure History

By Graham Robb
Narrated by: Tom Lawrence
Length: 17 hours

Beginning with the Roman army's first recorded encounter with the Gauls and ending in the era of Emmanuel Macron, France takes listeners on an endlessly entertaining journey through French history. Frequently hilarious, always surprising, Graham Robb's France combines the stylistic versatility of a novelist with the deep understanding of a... Read more »

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