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Paris Audiobook

Paris: The Novel

Internationally best-selling author Edward Rutherfurd has enchanted millions of readers with his sweeping, multigenerational dramas that illuminate the great achievements and travails throughout history. In this breathtaking saga of love, war, art, and intrigue, Rutherfurd has set his sights on the most magnificent city in the world: Paris. Moving back and forth in time across centuries, the story unfolds through intimate and vivid tales of self-discovery, divided loyalties, passion, and long-kept secrets of characters both fictional and real, all set against the backdrop of the glorious city.
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From the grand master of the historical novel comes a dazzling, epic portrait of the City of Light.

Internationally best-selling author Edward Rutherfurd has enchanted millions of readers with his sweeping, multigenerational dramas that illuminate the great achievements and travails throughout history. In this breathtaking saga of love, war, art, and intrigue, Rutherfurd has set his sights on the most magnificent city in the world: Paris.

Moving back and forth in time across centuries, the story unfolds through intimate and vivid tales of self-discovery, divided loyalties, passion, and long-kept secrets of characters both fictional and real, all set against the backdrop of the glorious city - from the building of Notre Dame to the dangerous machinations of Cardinal Richlieu; from the glittering court of Versailles to the violence of the French Revolution and the Paris Commune; from the hedonism of the Belle Époque, the heyday of the impressionists, to the tragedy of the First World War; from the 1920s when the writers of the Lost Generation could be found drinking at Les Deux Magots to the Nazi occupation, the heroic efforts of the French Resistance, and the 1968 student revolt.

With his unrivaled blend of impeccable research and narrative verve, Rutherfurd weaves an extraordinary narrative tapestry that captures all the glory of Paris. More richly detailed, more thrilling, and more romantic then anything Rutherfurd has written before, Paris: The Novel wonderfully illuminates hundreds of years in the City of Light and Love and brings the sights, scents, and tastes of Paris to sumptuous life.

©2013 Edward Rutherfurd (P)2013 Random House Audio

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    Flygirl 06-14-15
    Flygirl 06-14-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great read before your trip to France!"
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    A wonderful overview of the history of Paris! It is a challenge to keep track of the characters and the sequence of timing as the book jumps back and forth. It can be done and you are rewarded with a good understanding of Paris. I enjoyed this book and it made my Paris visit more meaningful. The narrator is a delight.

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    Nicole B. 06-03-15
    Nicole B. 06-03-15
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    "Long but good book"

    I enjoyed the story telling around historical facts but is a long book to listen to though.

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    Dr. Chet I. Wyman Ellicott City, MD, US 05-09-15
    Dr. Chet I. Wyman Ellicott City, MD, US 05-09-15
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    "Another great story of a great city"

    Once again Rutherford delivers. Captivating story that brings Paris alive for all readers. Different style this time as he bounces through history back and forth but pulls it all together seamlessly to create an enchanting and informative understanding of Paris. Up there with his other books!

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    Helene Dubinsky 05-05-15
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    "Not recommended for audio book"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    There are too many characters and plot lines recommend this as an audio book. I'm positive I would have enjoyed it much more if I had read it in book format.


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    Patricia 03-11-15
    Patricia 03-11-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Good Read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Paris to be better than the print version?

    Audio version is always better than the printed version. It allows you to do other things while "reading" the book.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The story is very slow at some points, and then can get quite confusing as to how the characters connect. While I am a fan of the author, Edward Rutherfurd, this is not his best work. Having said that, it is a good read and the story was enjoyable.


    Which character – as performed by Jean Gilpin – was your favorite?

    Jean Gilpin does a wonderful job with all of the characters. She is a great reader and brings life to the story.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    France's unsung heros


    Any additional comments?

    Check out Rutherfurd's other books first. This one is good, but not on the top of my list of favorites for his work.

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    Denise McManaman 02-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Very good"

    I enjoyed this book very much, including the historical information. It is well worth listening to and enjoying all the stores

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    Teresa Burrell 02-16-15 Member Since 2011

    Author, Attorney, Advocate

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    "Great Historical Novel"
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    I really enjoyed this book. There were a few places where it was a little too "historical" and not enough novel, but that's just me. I would highly recommend it.

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    jennifer Hayward, CA, United States 02-08-15
    jennifer Hayward, CA, United States 02-08-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Book..."

    I really enjoyed the characters in this book...Paris is as beautiful in Edward ' s words as it is in person...

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    Rose White Weston, Florida 01-13-15
    Rose White Weston, Florida 01-13-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Exceptional story of Paris"

    Anyone who has visited " The City of Lights" and loves her like I do must read this delightfully novel. It's takes you in a journey of romance, wars, and well fought victories.

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    Judith 01-07-15
    Judith 01-07-15 Member Since 2009

    I'm a self-employed woman who enjoys historical fiction, mysteries and thrillers, political and law fiction, and self-development. I enjoy an intellectual challenge. I'm married for 25 years and have a daughter in college.

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    "Enjoyable , Informative"

    Love Rutherford's method of taking his readers back in time. Much earlier history than most historical fiction, fascinating facts I'd never heard before about history I thought I'd known.

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