Sisi
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  • 1
    The Accidental Empress | Allison Pataki

    The Accidental Empress

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Allison Pataki
    • Narrated By Madeleine Maby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (360)
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    (311)
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    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.

    learn your pronounciation

    it was quite frustrating listening to the first half of this book because the reader completely mangled the foreign words. I don't expect perfect pron..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 18 2015 by Susan ()
  • 2
    Sisi: Empress on Her Own: A Novel | Allison Pataki

    Sisi: Empress on Her Own: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Allison Pataki
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Knowelden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (279)
    Performance
    (258)
    Story
    (259)

    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.

    well told story

    never heard the story of Empress Elizabeth. well narrated. I wish the author went into more detail about the current day events that led to WW1 and t..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 11 2016 by M. Skeans (Maryland ES)