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Publisher's Summary

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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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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very detailed

the detail on the culture was great. I really enjoyed the story line and the characters

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Great Story

Compelling characters interesting country and times and a good storyline.

couldn't wait to listen in the car.

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The Lioness

This was an amazing book I fell in love with the characters; laughed when they did and shed a few tears at times. This is a must read. I know it’s a bit long but it should be on your book club list! There was romance, anger, fighting at times and lots of history to be learned, a little bit for both women and men

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You have to give the reader an a for effort, but the men’s voices sounded so wimpy. Fairly nice story but could’ve use a stronger and more efficient reader.

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Very romantic !

I had a very good time reading this book and I do recommend this story to my friends and family.

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the accents were horrible & made the story difficult to follow. The story didn't flow

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  • 08-02-20

Just brilliant..

I was totally absorbed in this story from start to finish. Wonderfully narrated, yes, some of it a little predictable but the love stories within it seemed genuine and somewhat relatable to modern day life (i.e. never straightforward with hurdles to overcome). Would recommend if you like to immerse yourself in an unknown culture and follow a strong female protagonist in action!

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  • Siobhan Keillor
  • 02-16-19

Not super

I am a big fan of historical romances and don’t need a huge amount to keep me interested, however, this was a long hard slog of a listen. Had to keep going as it was for book club (which then got cancelled, meaning I suffered through for naught). Under developed characters, typical Mary-sue wrapped in a layer of white saviour. Huge time jumps that made it feel like the author needed to skip ahead because they were bored too. Any accent other than the narrators own is terrible. The only thing that made it mildly interesting was that I could tell the writer has done a lot of research into the areas, not that I’m interested enough to do any fact checking, but at least there was good background.