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A remarkable performance.... As gripping as The Collector and The Magus' Observer.

Charles Smithson, a respectable engaged man, meets Sarah Woodruff as she stands on the Cobb at Lyme Regis, staring out to sea. Charles falls in love, but Sarah is a disgraced woman, and their romance will defy all the stifling conventions of the Victorian age.

Widely acclaimed since publication, The French Lieutenant's Woman is the best-loved of John Fowles' novels.

©1969 John Fowles (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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It would be weird to attempt to rate Fowles’ masterpiece, but the performance here is just amazing.

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  • Martine
  • 12-09-21

Fabulous

The French Lieutenant's Woman is an incredible book and a lifelong favourite of mine so my expectations were high! I wasn't disappointed as this Audible version is stunning. The narration by John Hopkins is absolute perfection ❤️.

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  • Book Lover
  • 11-12-21

Brilliant

A superb reading of an incredible book. The narrator is fantastic, and will be trying other audiobooks where he has been involved. Probably my favourite combination of novel and narrator I have purchased and will revisit many times. I will be trying The Magus next.

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  • Emily
  • 06-06-22

Everyone should read this book

As a lover of 17/18/19thC literature I was a bit dubious about this story but I was so wrong, it's brilliant.

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  • 04-04-22

Most enjoyable.

An excellent listen, was anxious to find a happy ending. The author allows one to choose.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-15-21

unusual tale

A very strange story with many references to Victorian writers and attitudes of the time.