• French Revolution

  • A Captivating Guide to the French Revolution, the Life of Marie Antoinette and the Impact Made by Napoleon Bonaparte
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Colin Fluxman, Duke Holm
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (50 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

If you want to discover captivating stories of people and events of the French Revolution, then pay attention....

Two manuscripts in one audiobook: 

  • The French Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the Ten-Year Revolution in France and the Impact Made by Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Marie Antoinette: A Captivating Guide to the Last Queen of France Before and During the French Revolution, Including Her Relationship with King Louis XVI

Some of the topics covered in part one of this audiobook include:

  • A brief history of the French monarchy
  • Philosophies of the times
  • France in the 18th century
  • Marie Antoinette, Madame Deficit
  • Taxes, famine, and the Enlightenment
  • Sieyes’ “What Is the Third Estate?”
  • The National Assembly
  • Death of the dauphin
  • Bastille Day
  • The first mayor of Paris
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man...and the Women’s March
  • France at War
  • The Flight to Varennes
  • Storming the Tuileries
  • The monarchy is outlawed
  • The fate of the colonies
  • The Louisiana Purchase
  • The Reign of Terror
  • The new French calendar
  • Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte
  • In the days and years afterward
  • And much, much more!

Some of the topics covered in part two of this audiobook include:

  • An archduchess is born
  • Maria Antonia becomes Marie Antoinette
  • The dauphine
  • Queen at 19
  • A marriage at odds with itself
  • The issue of heirs
  • Madame Deficit
  • Count Axel von Ferson
  • The lost children
  • The diamond necklace scandal
  • Queen of fashion
  • The French Revolution
  • The October chapter
  • Anxious days at the Tuileries
  • An attempt to flee
  • Death of the monarchy
  • And much more!

Listen to this audiobook now if you want to learn more about the French Revolution!

©2019 Captivating History (P)2019 Captivating History
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French revolution

This is a great piece for those who want an intro to the ideas of the French revolution. It also promptly describes its campaigns in Europe, which will definitely spark more research for those engaged in military history.

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It's livre, NOT leaves

The first part, about the Revolution, was well thought out, with a good timeline to keep things straight.

The second part about Marie Antionette seems fairly comprehensive, and sympathetic to her plight. However, the narrator was AWFUL. If someone is going to read a story professionally, they should be able to pronounce the most basic French words, let alone English ones. Versays is not correct, nor is dolphin, or leaves, or mestress or cont. Hardly a paragraph passes without some terrible assault on a magical, musical language. Shame on you CH.

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Wrong title

This book is about Marie-Antoinette, not about the French Revolution or Napoleon. Good story, but wrong title.

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A worthy read!

The history of the FR in a terse and flavorful delivery. Well done. Great condensation of a complicated piece of world history.

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Very Informative

I thoroughly liked this book. In sharp contrast to so many other books out there on the French Revolution, this one read like a fast-paced action novel!

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Its Good Enough

It was good though the military aspects of the French revolution were given short shrift the details of the revolution were good.

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Easy to understand

Very easy to understand but a little tense. Tension and tragedy of a thriller period described in a non-thriller way. Gives ample factual knowledge about the French nation of the period. A complicated history made simple.

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Great Book

It was a great book. In a concise way, it revealed what the French Revolution was all about. Great writing for History students studying French History!

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Good Sketch

Good sketch of the events of the French Revolution and how it set the stage for Napoleon's rise to power. Very good audiobook.

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Nice One

This book is for the person who needs an overview of the achievements of Napoleon without a lot of extra detail, this is the book to listen to. l liked the swiftness of the storyline. It now makes me what to find other words with more depth.

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  • 03-22-19

Better Than any Other

Gives a better knowledge of the French Revolution and it's impact on politics today. I recommend it.

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  • Choljen
  • 03-20-19

Well Summarized

Best summary and description of this era I have ever found...well worth your time...not boring..very good book. Good for all ages..

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  • Theodore
  • 03-20-19

Thats what I Needed

It's a good audiobook, and the author does a good job with the high points.

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  • Scarlett Tom
  • 03-20-19

Job Well Done

Very well done. It makes history exceptional to listen to. And it provides great insight into the causes of the Revolution and its aftermath.

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  • Sophia Nur
  • 03-19-19

Wow

To get the most out of this book, I would recommend taking notes as you go along because there are so many people and dates floating around.