Mistresses of Versailles
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  • 1
    The Sisters of Versailles: Mistresses of Versailles Series # 1 | Sally Christie

    The Sisters of Versailles: Mistresses of Versailles Series # 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Sally Christie
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Wiley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (137)
    Story
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    Set against the lavish backdrop of the French Court in the early years of the 18th century, The Sisters of Versailles is the extraordinary tale of the five Nesle sisters - Louise, Pauline, Diane, Hortense, and Marie-Anne - four of whom became mistresses to King Louis XV. Their scandalous story is stranger than fiction but true in every shocking, amusing, and heartbreaking detail.Court intriguers are beginning to sense that young King Louis XV, after seven years of marriage, is tiring of his Polish wife.

    Best book I've listened to in ages

    This book is just amazing and totally fascinating to listen to. The story is told in the form of letters and is like a multi-person memoir. The subj..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 09 2016 by Alexis (OAKLAND, CA, United States)
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    The Rivals of Versailles: A Novel: Mistresses of Versailles, Book 2 | Sally Christie

    The Rivals of Versailles: A Novel: Mistresses of Versailles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Sally Christie
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Wiley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (42)

    The year is 1745, and King Louis XV's bed is once again empty. Enter Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, a beautiful girl from the middle classes. As a child, a fortune-teller had told young Jeanne's destiny: She would become the lover of a king and the most powerful woman in the land. Eventually connections, luck, and a little scheming pave her way to Versailles and into the king's arms.

    HOODWINKED! BAMBOOZLED! LED ASTRAY!!

    I was very disappointed. This book is a fictional account of Versailles "side chicks" and includes way more sexual events than historic ones...Show More »

    Reviewed on November 12 2016 by Linda Lou (Cave Creek, AZ USA)