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To this day Marie Antoinette remains one of history’s most misunderstood heroines. How she triumphed over the petty jealousies and backstairs rivalries of the court, how she sustained a good-hearted but malleable king, and how she was transformed from French queen to Austrian “whore,” is the story told with skill and fascinating detail.

©1991 Carolly Erickson (P)1991 Recorded Books, LLC

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To the Scaffold

Was a good listen with lots of facts written like a novel. But, I could not give it five stars, as I really felt the author copped out at the end. She ran through her death like it was hard for her to speak of. She gave more facts and showed more interest on the death of the king then the queen. Go figure.

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wonderfully written and read!

Loved this story, especially Ms Porters narration. I've always believed Marie Antoinette was a very misunderstood historical figure.

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Excellent!!! Best nonfiction, reads like a historical fiction

I normally hate biographies. They're usually dry and not exciting. But this book couldn't be further from that. The author is telling Marie Antoinettes story in an exciting, you can really feel it, sort of way. And Davina Porter is fantastic. Her voice is so soothing but at the same time it doesn't put you to sleep. LOVED IT!!!

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shock and awe

I really enjoyed this, I am not the biggest fan of French Revolution history because it think we overlook or are numb to the things that display the anarchy, brutality, and humanity. This was beautifully presented but the audio leaves something to be desired. There was some feedback and messed up audio.

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To the Scaffoid

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I learned a lot more then I ever had known about this Queen. I had always thought she was a real bust as a queen but now I gained a little respect for her. Thank you

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