Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette

[the Journey]

Downloadable Audiobook - 2006
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France's beleaguered queen, Marie Antoinette, wrongly accused of uttering the infamous "Let them eat cake," was the subject of ridicule and curiosity even before her death; she has since been the object of debate and speculation and the fascination so often accorded tragic figures in history. Married in mere girlhood, this essentially lighthearted, privileged, but otherwise unremarkable child was thrust into an unparalleled time and place, and was commanded by circumstance to play a significant role in history. Antonia Fraser's lavish and engaging portrait of Marie Antoinette, one of the most recognizable women in European history, excites compassion and regard for all aspects of her subject, immersing the listener not only in the coming-of-age of a graceful woman, but also in the unraveling of an era.
Publisher: [Santa Ana, Calif.] : Books on Tape, 2006
ISBN: 9780739349403
0739349406
Additional Contributors: Peters, Donada

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mariegossip Jan 16, 2013

This audiobook is awesome and so easy to listen to, however, some parts have skips as if the CD it was on was scratched. Not sure if that is the case or if I just had a bad download. But it has happened in several parts of the book.

Otherwise I loved listening to this audiobook!!

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