A Novel of Marie Antoinette
Author(s): Sena Jeter Naslund
Original Publish Date: Oct 01, 2006
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (18.33 hours)
Product Number: Z100018743
Released: Oct 01, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780792745914
Narrator/s: Susanna Burney
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Marie Antoinette was fourteen when her mother, the Empress of Austria, arranged for her to leave her family, her country, and her home to become the wife of the fifteen-year-old Dauphin, the future King Louis XVI of France. Far from home and thrust into the role of woman, wife, and queen, Marie Antoinette lived a brief-but astonishing-life. Based on impeccable historical research, Abundance reveals a Marie Antoinette who rebelled against the formality and rigid protocol of the court-an outsider who became the target of a revolution that ultimately decided her fate. Naslund has created a portrait of a woman very different from the figure we think we know.

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Author(s): Sena Jeter Naslund
Narrator(s): Susanna Burney
Product Number Z100030239
Released: Oct 03, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780061230660
Author(s): Sena Jeter Naslund
Product Number EB00232547
Released: Mar 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061827402

Professional reviews

"Contrary to the title's implications, this is a rather ordinary novel. Instead of an abundance of intrigue or passion, this audiobook remains flat and superficial. Susanna Burney's narration is adequate, but pauses between sentences are frequently long to the point of awkwardness. Her pacing, too, is slow--but the novel itself seems so, creaking along like a carriage on a rocky road. Burney enlivens some of the characters with subtle voice shifts, but overall the result is a plodding story with few peaks and valleys. Devotees of Marie Antoinette and her life may find the plot appealing but should be aware that flaws that may go unnoticed on the page seem glaring when heard aloud. L.B.F. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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