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    • The Accidental Empress

    • By: Allison Pataki
    • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
    • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 452
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 396
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 397

    The year is 1853, and the Habsburgs are Europe's most powerful ruling family. With his empire stretching from Austria to Russia, from Germany to Italy, Emperor Franz Joseph is young, rich, and ready to marry.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • learn your pronounciation

    • By Susan on 03-18-15

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Traitor's Wife

    • A Novel
    • By: Allison Pataki
    • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
    • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 381
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 330
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 326

    Everyone knows Benedict Arnold - the Revolutionary War general who betrayed America and fled to the British - as history’s most notorious turncoat. Many know Arnold’s co-conspirator, Major John André, who was apprehended with Arnold’s documents in his boots and hanged at the orders of General George Washington. But few know of the integral third character in the plot: A charming young woman who not only contributed to the betrayal but orchestrated it.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Is this a bad elementary school play?

    • By Renee on 01-28-15

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Sisi

    • Empress on Her Own: A Novel
    • By: Allison Pataki
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
    • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 346
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320

    Married to Emperor Franz Joseph, Elisabeth - fondly known as Sisi - captures the hearts of her people as their "fairy queen", but beneath that dazzling persona lives a far more complex figure. In mid-19th-century Vienna, the halls of the Hofburg Palace buzz not only with imperial waltzes and champagne but with temptations, rivals, and cutthroat intrigue. Feeling stifled by strict protocols and a turbulent marriage, Sisi grows restless. A free-spirited wanderer, she finds solace at her estate outside Budapest.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Robin Johnson on 08-02-17

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Beauty in the Broken Places

    • By: Allison Pataki, Lee Woodruff, David Levy
    • Narrated by: Allison Pataki, Lee Woodruff - foreword, David Levy - epilogue
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    On the flight to their "babymoon" in Hawaii before their first child arrived, Allison Pataki's husband turned to her to ask if his eye looked strange, and then suddenly lost consciousness. After making an emergency landing, they discovered that Dave, a lifelong, healthy athlete and orthopedic surgery resident at Rush Medical School in Chicago, had suffered a rare, and often fatal, stroke. Dave was one of the lucky ones though, and he survived, but the man who woke up from his coma was not the same man Allison had fallen in love with at Yale.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Most Remarkable and Inspirational Story

    • By Heidi on 06-19-18

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Where the Light Falls

    • A Novel of the French Revolution
    • By: Allison Pataki, Owen Pataki
    • Narrated by: Bruce Mann
    • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    Three years after the storming of the Bastille, the streets of Paris are roiling with the spirit of revolution. The citizens of France are enlivened by the ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity. The monarchy of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette has been dismantled - with the help of the guillotine - and a new nation is rising in its place. Jean-Luc, an idealistic young lawyer, moves his wife, Marie, and their infant son from their comfortable life in Marseille to Paris in the hopes of joining the cause.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An interesting historical novel

    • By Carmen Plucinsky on 02-05-18

    Regular price: $35.00