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The Podcast about Victor Hugo's Les Misérables. In each episode, I will comment on a section of the book, to make it a bit less daunting, and hopefully help you enjoy it a bit more. I am a professor, but this podcast is created with a non-academic, non-expert, non-French-speaking audience in mind--that is, anyone who'd like to dive into this classic!

The Les Misérables Reading Companion Briana Lewis

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    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

The Podcast about Victor Hugo's Les Misérables. In each episode, I will comment on a section of the book, to make it a bit less daunting, and hopefully help you enjoy it a bit more. I am a professor, but this podcast is created with a non-academic, non-expert, non-French-speaking audience in mind--that is, anyone who'd like to dive into this classic!

    Special Episode 03 - Even More Film Commentary!!

    Special Episode 03 - Even More Film Commentary!!

    We finish up the 2012 movie musical -- with watch-along commentary!!

    • 55 min
    Special Episode 02 - More Film Commentary!!

    Special Episode 02 - More Film Commentary!!

    We tackle the middle section of the 2012 movie musical. Watch along!

    • 39 min
    Ep60 - So what is Les Misérables about?

    Ep60 - So what is Les Misérables about?

    We end this series by stepping back and thinking about this journey as a whole.

    • 36 min
    Ep59 - V,9,v-vi - Endings

    Ep59 - V,9,v-vi - Endings

    Even the darkest night will end.....

    • 39 min
    Ep58 - V,9,iv - Change and Changers

    Ep58 - V,9,iv - Change and Changers

    The more some people change, the more they stay the same. 

    • 31 min
    Ep57 - V,8,i - V,9,iii - Decline

    Ep57 - V,8,i - V,9,iii - Decline

    In which I offer explanation, but not comfort, at this sad turn of events.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

20 Ratings

the real Pastor Paul ,

Wonderful simply wonderful

After a dive through Dumas' Three Musketeers, I felt an inkling to read Les Misérables, a novel as a Lutheran Pastor I have wanted to read for some time but have been intimidated by the sheer size of it. Also, perhaps a bit of trepidation of not knowing enough French history to fully appreciate it . I took the plunge anyway and while only 30% into this masterpiece, I can say that is a masterpiece. I found myself wanting to find someone to read this novel with and none of my friends wanted to read it with me. I turned to the internet and came across your wonderful podcast. Dr Lewis insights are wonderful. Her knowledge of the period is perfect. And she teaches in such an easy style to listen to and learn from, it makes me envious.

Thank you for producing this labor of love. You have made a wonderful novel even more wonderful. I even wonder if it is too late to learn French.

sonmama ,

So enjoyable & intelligent

I wish there were a new podcast every day! I can’t get enough & it’s so hard to wait!

annataryx ,

Great analysis

Les Mis has been so important to me for so long, and this podcast does a deep dive to help me understand all the bits I didn't quite get. The analysis here is eye-opening and I appreciate all the work that goes into making it.

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