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  • The Bones of Paris | Laurie R. King

    The Bones of Paris

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jefferson Mays
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    New York Times best-selling author Laurie R. King garners widespread acclaim for her suspenseful novels rich with historical detail. Set in the vibrant Paris Jazz Age, The Bones of Paris introduces private investigator Harris Stuyvesant, an American agent who’s been given the plum assignment of locating beautiful young model Philippa Crosby. But when Philippa’s trail ends at the Théâtre du Grand-Guignol in Montmartre, Stuyvesant discovers a world where art meets sexual depravity - and where a savage killer lurks in the shadows.

    B. says: "Brilliant evocation of Paris in 1929"
  • Paris Match: Stone Barrington, Book 31 | Stuart Woods

    Paris Match: Stone Barrington, Book 31

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Tony Roberts
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    Stone Barrington has returned to Paris to attend to some business concerns, and finds himself embroiled in high-stakes trouble on both sides of the pond. An old enemy is still in hot pursuit, and this time he might have a powerful local resource on his side: a gentleman with his own ax to grind against Stone. And back in the United States, the swirling rumor mill threatens to derail a project of vital importance not just to Stone but to the nation.

    Carol D. says: "Not worth a credit!"
  • The Paris Wife: A Novel | Paula McLain

    The Paris Wife: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Paula McLain
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
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    Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet 28eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness—until she meets Ernest Hemingway and her life changes forever. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group—the fabled “Lost Generation”—that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.

    Pris says: "Delighted in Del Mar"
  • Paris: The Novel | Edward Rutherfurd

    Paris: The Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (38 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Edward Rutherfurd
    • Narrated By Jean Gilpin
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    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.

    Kathi says: "Rutherfurd's "Paris"--C'est très bien!"
  • Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World | Margaret MacMillan

    Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Margaret MacMillan
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
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    Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize, renowned historian Margaret MacMillan's best-selling Paris 1919 is the story of six remarkable months that changed the world. At the close of WWI, between January and July of 1919, delegates from around the world converged on Paris under the auspices of peace. New countries were created, old empires were dissolved, and for six months, Paris was the center of the world.

    Geekazoid says: "History repeats itself."
  • The Paris Architect | Charles Belfoure

    The Paris Architect

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Charles Belfoure
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
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    Like most gentiles in Nazi-occupied Paris, architect Lucien Bernard has little empathy for the Jews. So when a wealthy industrialist offers him a large sum of money to devise secret hiding places for Jews, Lucien struggles with the choice of risking his life for a cause he doesn't really believe in. Ultimately he can't resist the challenge and begins designing expertly concealed hiding spaces - behind a painting, within a column, or inside a drainpipe - detecting possibilities invisible to the average eye. But when one of his clever hiding spaces fails and the immense suffering of Jews becomes incredibly personal, he can no longer deny reality.

    Ellen says: "Grows on you"
  • When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light under German Occupation, 1940-1944 | Ronald C. Rosbottom

    When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light under German Occupation, 1940-1944

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Ronald C. Rosbottom
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
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    On June 14, 1940, German tanks entered a silent and nearly deserted Paris. Eight days later, France accepted a humiliating defeat and foreign occupation. Subsequently, an eerie sense of normalcy settled over the City of Light. Many Parisians keenly adapted themselves to the situation - even allied themselves with their Nazi overlords. At the same time, amidst this darkening gloom of German ruthlessness, shortages, and curfews, a resistance arose.

    gaillardia says: "Good but not great"
  • A Paris Apartment | Michelle Gable

    A Paris Apartment

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Michelle Gable
    • Narrated By Erin Moon, Saskia Maarleveld
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    When her boss tells her about the discoveries in a cramped, decrepit apartment in the ninth arrondissement, Sotheby' s continental furniture specialist April Vaught does not hear "dust" or "rats" or "shuttered for 70 years". She hears Paris. She hears escape. She cannot board the plane fast enough. When she arrives, April quickly learns the apartment is more than just some rich hoarder' s repository. Beneath the dust and cobwebs and stale perfumed air is a literal goldmine - and not just in terms of actual dollars.

    Janels says: "Engrossing dramatization of an actual event"
  • The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris | David McCullough

    The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
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    The Greater Journey is the enthralling, inspiring—and until now, untold—story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work.

    John says: "Priceless! Best book I've read in years"
  • Is Paris Burning? | Larry Collins,Dominique Lapierre

    Is Paris Burning?

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Larry Collins, Dominique Lapierre
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    Few moments in history are as stirring as the Allied liberation of Paris. Yet few people are aware of how narrowly, and how miraculously, the city escaped Hitler's secret plan to reduce it to ashes. Is Paris Burning? reconstructs, in meticulous and riveting detail, the network of fateful events, day by day, moment by moment, that saved the City of Light.

    David says: "A Heartwarming Story"
  • The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade that Gave the World Impressionism | Ross King

    The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade that Gave the World Impressionism

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ross King
    • Narrated By Tristan Layton
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    While the Civil War raged in America, another very different revolution was beginning to take shape across the Atlantic, in the studios of Paris. The artists who would make Impressionism the most popular art form in history were showing their first paintings amid scorn and derision from the French artistic establishment. Indeed, no artistic movement has ever been, at its inception, quite so controversial.

    Stephen says: "A marvelous book"
  • Charles Paris: Corporate Bodies (BBC Radio Crimes) | Simon Brett,Jeremy Front

    Charles Paris: Corporate Bodies (BBC Radio Crimes)

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 49 mins)
    • By Simon Brett, Jeremy Front
    • Narrated By Bill Nighy, Suzanne Burden, Full Cast
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    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast adaptation of Simon Brett's comic murder mystery, starring Bill Nighy as the irrepressible Charles Paris. Charles Paris (unsuccessful actor, bad husband, dipsomaniac) is currently appearing as a fork lift operator in a corporate video. It's not prime-time television or a major film, but it seems like easy money - until the fork lift is used to commit a murder. When Charles himself comes under suspicion, he decides to find out for himself who the murderer is.

    Andrew Brack says: "A stronger entry in Charles Paris series"
  • The Modern Scholar: Six Months That Changed the World: The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 | Margaret MacMillan

    The Modern Scholar: Six Months That Changed the World: The Paris Peace Conference of 1919

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Margaret MacMillan
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    The world will never see another peace conference like the one which took place in Paris in 1919. For six months, the world's major leaders - including Woodrow Wilson, president of the United States, David Lloyd George, prime minister of Great Britain, and Georges Clemenceau, prime minister of France - met to discuss the peace settlements which were to end World War One.

    Jon says: "Best Audible Title Yet"
  • Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris | Graham Robb

    Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Graham Robb
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    This is the Paris you never knew. From the Revolution to the present, Graham Robb has distilled a series of astonishing true narratives, all stranger than fiction. A young artillery lieutenant, strolling through the Palais-Royal, observes disapprovingly the courtesans plying their trade. A particular woman catches his eye; nature takes its course. Later that night, Napoleon Bonaparte writes a meticulous account of his first sexual encounter....

    Myrna Minkoff says: "Difficult....but worth it"
  • Confessions: The Paris Mysteries | James Patterson,Maxine Paetro

    Confessions: The Paris Mysteries

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
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    After investigating multiple homicides and her family's decades-old skeletons in the closet, Tandy Angel is finally reunited with her lost love in Paris. But as he grows increasingly distant, Tandy is confronted with disturbing questions about him, as well as what really happened to her long-dead sister. With no way to tell anymore who in her life she can trust, how will Tandy ever get to the bottom of the countless secrets her parents kept from her?

    Joanne R. Pruett says: "Total Disappointment"
  • The Wolves of Paris | Michael Wallace

    The Wolves of Paris

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Michael Wallace
    • Narrated By Rosemary Benson
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    Set in 1450 Paris, this thrilling supernatural suspense novel follows the harrowing journey of an Italian merchant and the beautiful widow of a French duke as they battle wolves and the Inquisition. From Wall Street Journal best-selling author Michael Wallace, The Wolves of Paris has been hailed for its superb plot and gripping, pause-resisting action scenes.

    Perry says: "1450 Paris Love, Smallpox, and Werwolves"
  • How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City | Joan DeJean

    How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Joan DeJean
    • Narrated By Robert Blumenfeld
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    At the start of the 17th century, Paris was known for a few monuments, but it had not yet put its brand on urban space. Like many European cities, it was still emerging from its medieval past. But within a century, Paris would be transformed into the modern and mythic city we now know. Most people associate the signature characteristics of Paris with the 19th century. Joan DeJean demonstrates that the Parisian model for urban space was in fact invented two centuries earlier, when the first full design for the French capital was implemented.

    Mary says: "The text refers to illustrations"
  • Paris to the Past: Traveling Through French History by Train | Ina Caro

    Paris to the Past: Traveling Through French History by Train

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Ina Caro
    • Narrated By Christa Lewis
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    In one of the most inventive travel books in years, Ina Caro invites listeners on 25 one-day train trips that depart from Paris and transport us back through 700 years of French history. Whether taking us to Orléans to evoke the visions of Joan of Arc or to the Place de la Concorde to witness the beheading of Marie Antoinette, Caro animates history with her lush descriptions of architectural splendors and tales of court intrigue. "[An] enchanting travelogue" (Publishers Weekly), Paris to the Past has become one of the classic guidebooks of our time.

    Simone says: "Day Trip From Paris?... Look No Further!"
  • Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light | David Downie

    Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By David Downie
    • Narrated By Max Winter
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    Swapping his native San Francisco for the City of Light, travel writer David Downie arrived in Paris in 1986 on a one-way ticket, his head full of romantic notions. Curiosity and the legs of a cross-country runner propelled him daily from an unheated, seventh-floor walk-up garret near the Champs-Élysées to the old Montmartre haunts of the doomed painter Modigliani, the tombs of Père-Lachaise cemetery, the luxuriant alleys of the Luxembourg Gardens, and the aristocratic Île Saint-Louis midstream in the Seine.

    LB says: "Great preparation for a trip to Paris"
  • Paris Letters | Janice MacLeod

    Paris Letters

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Janice MacLeod
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
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    A few days into her stop in Paris, Janice meets Christophe, the cute butcher down the street - who doesn't speak English. Through a combination of sign language and Franglais, they embark on a whirlwind Paris romance. She soon realizes that she can never return to the world of twelve-hour workdays and greasy corporate lingo. But her dwindling savings force her to find a way to fund her dreams again.

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