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Andrew Miller

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Jean-Baptiste Baratte, an engineer of modest origin, arrives in the city in 1785, charged by the King’s minister with emptying the overflowing cemetery of Les Innocents, a ancient site whose stench is poisoning the neighborhood’s air and water and leaving a vile taste in its inhabitants’ food. At first the ambitious Baratte sees his work as a chance to clear the burden of history, a fitting task for a modern man of reason. But before long he begins to suspect that the destruction of the cemetery might be a prelude to both his own demise and that of the monarchy. Baratte expects the task to be unpleasant but cannot foresee the dramas and calamities it will trigger, or the incident that will transform his life. As unrest against the court of Louis XVI mounts, the engineer realizes that the future he had planned may no longer be the one he wants. His assignment becomes a year of relentless work, exhuming of mummified corpses and listening to the chants of priests, a year of assault and sudden death. A year of friendship, too, and of desire and love. A year unlike any other he has lived.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ralph Cosham

Length:

9h 39m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:20


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

05:21


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

13:41


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

07:10


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

08:44


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

14:18


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

42:20


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

15:38


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

13:08


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

02:45


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

13:20


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

22:06


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

15:08


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

07:42


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

19:51


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

06:43


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

26:37


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

09:00


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

06:18


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

19:06


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

06:07


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

20:29


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

17:10


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

17:49


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

01:24


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

06:22


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

04:06


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

36:38


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

02:28


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

00:32


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

02:43


Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 3, Chapter 5

02:36


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

04:49


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

06:50


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

04:48


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

08:01


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

18:55


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

03:02


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

29:08


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

05:06


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

04:47


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

08:09


Part 4, Chapter 1
Part 4, Chapter 1

36:11


Part 4, Chapter 2
Part 4, Chapter 2

46:51


Part 4, Chapter 3
Part 4, Chapter 3

13:19


Part 4, Chapter 4
Part 4, Chapter 4

01:24


Part 4, Chapter 5
Part 4, Chapter 5

00:32