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The Lioness of Morocco

By: Julia Drosten,Christiane Galvani - translator
Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
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Independent-minded Sibylla Spencer feels trapped in 19th-century London, where her strong will and progressive views have rendered her unmarriageable. Still single at 23, she is treated like a child and feels stifled in her controlling father's house.

When Benjamin Hopkins, an ambitious employee of her father's trading company, shows an interest in her, she realizes marriage is her only chance to escape. As Benjamin's rising career whisks them both away to exotic Morocco, Sibylla is at last a citizen of the world, reveling in her newfound freedom by striking her first business deals, befriending locals - and falling in love for the first time with a charismatic and handsome Frenchman.

But Benjamin's lust for money and influence draws him into dark dealings, pulling him ever further from Sibylla and their two young sons. When he's arrested on horrible charges, the fate of Sibylla's family rests on her shoulders, as she must decide whether she'll leave him to his fate or help him fight for his life.

©2013 Julia Peczynsky and Horst Drosten (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Translation © 2017 Christiane Galvani.

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  • 06-23-17

The Lioness o Morocco

Very interesting and romantic. I enjoyed narration with the different accents. I would recommend this book.

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Great Book

I really enjoyed this audible selection. The story is great and the narrator did a great job. I realize this is fiction but it was s fascinating look at life in Morocco in the mid 1800’s.

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Enjoyed it.

I was only disappointed with the ending. I understand they tried to keep to facts but I could imagine a much more satisfying end to dear Old Benjamin. I would have liked an epilogue to round out Sabilla's life. Overall well done! Narration was excellent.

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Great read !

I enjoyed this well written book, I couldn't put it down. It moved at a nice pace but also allowed you to get to know the characters and story.

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Strength of the women

Great story with some surprising twists. Light read and enjoyable. I look forward to discussing in book club.

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Good story, interesting historical fiction about Morocco

Really enjoyed the story and the performance of the ‘Lioness of Morocco’. An interesting insight and cultural window on another time and culture.

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A beautifully told. written and narrated story.

Wonderful view into a bit of history I knew little about. I loved the story and the characters in it.

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  • 02-19-23

Entrancing story

Intriguing somewhat historical story written beautifully and descriptive I loved it and the narration was remarkable a lovely listen

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Too long, Badly read

The story was ok. A little to predictable and sappy for me but if you like unrealistic love story's you'll be happy. The reader was horrible at several characters pretty good at some. The story started well. Interesting environment unexpected happenings but that changed. I got to the point of saying " make it happen all ready, when will this book be over "

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Wonderful

I would gladly suggest this book to others. It was a wonderful read. The story keep me on the edge of my seat.

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