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Rebel Queen Audiobook

Rebel Queen: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

From the internationally best-selling author of Nefertitiand Cleopatra's Daughter comes the breathtaking story of Queen Lakshmi - India's Joan of Arc - who against all odds defied the mighty British invasion to defend her beloved kingdom.

When the British Empire sets its sights on India in the mid-nineteenth century, it expects a quick and easy conquest. India is fractured and divided into kingdoms, each independent and wary of one another, seemingly no match for the might of the English. But when they arrive in the Kingdom of Jhansi, the British army is met with a surprising challenge.

Instead of surrendering, Queen Lakshmi raises two armies - one male and one female - and rides into battle, determined to protect her country and her people. Although her soldiers may not appear at first to be formidable against superior British weaponry and training, Lakshmi refuses to back down from the empire that is determined to take away the land she loves.

Told from the unexpected perspective of Sita - Queen Lakshmi's most favored companion and most trusted soldier in the all-female army - Rebel Queen shines a light on a time and place rarely explored in historical fiction. In the tradition of her best-selling novel, Nefertiti,and through her strong, independent heroines fighting to make their ways in a male-dominated world, Michelle Moran brings nineteenth-century India to rich, vibrant life.

©2015 Michelle Moran (P)2015 Simon and Schuster

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    Riverderby 04-29-15
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    "Very entertaining"

    I enjoyed this audio book very much. Learned a lot about the history of India's culture in the 1800's and the struggle with British rule. The story lagged at times, just enough for me to give 4 stars. The reader is amazing and her voice is a highlight. Her accent is beautiful and she doesn't over exaggerate the character voices--a real pet peeve of mine with audio books. Overall a wonderful book for my daily commute.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    allison Hempstead, NY, United States 04-29-15
    allison Hempstead, NY, United States 04-29-15 Member Since 2010
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    loved this book. Michelle Moran definitely did her homework on this one. amazingly done

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    S. Singh 12-23-15
    S. Singh 12-23-15
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    "Lakshmi Bai and Sita Bhonsle -- what a great story!"

    Always admired Jhansi Ki Rani, and now got to know the story of the greatest Indian woman in history through one of her loyal guards - Sita Bhonsle. Thanks Michelle for writing such an excellent story of Sita and through her the story of Rani Lakshmi Bai. The first and painful resistance to the despicable invasion of India by the British, will now be forever etched in my mind. The narration by Sneha Mathan made the characters and the story come alive. Her different voices and accents for key characters in the story played out like a movie on the screen of my mind. Thanks Sita, Michelle, and Sneha!

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    Mary 04-08-15
    Mary 04-08-15
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    Where does Rebel Queen rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Will be on my Favorite Books of 2015 list.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I had two favorites: the Rani and Sita. Both strong characters.


    Have you listened to any of Sneha Mathan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No but wouldn't hesitate to listen to more. She made the story come alive.


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    Liz Myers 04-07-15
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    "Pronunciation of names and places helped me"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It really helped me with the pronunciation of the names and places.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the book! It is the first time I read anything dealing with the history of India. I want to read more historical Indian novels.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly Rhoades Florida, USA 06-25-16
    Kimberly Rhoades Florida, USA 06-25-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Fantastic!!!"

    What a remarkably story. Well done! Great narrator. Historical, brilliant, captivating and a pleasure to hear.

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    TriniBoo 08-18-17
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    "Excellent!"

    I am grateful that I discovered this story...not only is it a feminist story, but it is also the story of a people who fought to be free from tyranny. The world unfortunately has not progressed too far beyond this ...the struggle continues...

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    B. Dillon Dallas, Texas 08-09-17
    B. Dillon Dallas, Texas 08-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "a fantastic historical novel"

    this is an amazing book filled with excitement of an unusual variety. For everyone to read.

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    Ekua 06-11-17
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    "Homage to a brave queen!"

    This is a wonderful story! I love this "rebel queen"! I love the narrator voice

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    "Truly stunning!"

    I loved this book. Well written, beautiful images. A truly stunning performance by the narrator.

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