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Cleopatra's Daughter: A Novel Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Cleopatras Daughter: A Novel (Unabridged), by Michelle Moran
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4 (10,363 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michelle Moran Narrator: Wanda McCaddon Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The marriage of Marc Antony and Cleopatra is one of the greatest love stories of all time, a tale of unbridled passion with earth-shaking political consequences. Feared and hunted by the powers in Rome, the lovers choose to die by their own hands as the triumphant armies of Antony's vengeful rival, Octavian, sweep into Egypt. Their three orphaned children are taken in chains to Rome; only two---the 10-year-old twins Selene and Alexander---survive the journey.

Delivered to the household of Octavian's sister, the siblings cling to each other and to the hope that they will return one day to their rightful place on the throne of Egypt. As they come of age, they are buffeted by the personal ambitions of Octavian's family and court, by the ever-present threat of slave rebellion, and by the longings and desires deep within their own hearts.

The fateful tale of Selene and Alexander is brought brilliantly to life in Cleopatra's Daughter. Recounted in Selene's youthful and engaging voice, it introduces a compelling cast of historical characters: Octavia, the emperor Octavian's kind and compassionate sister, abandoned by Marc Antony for Cleopatra; Livia, Octavian's bitter and jealous wife; Marcellus, Octavian's handsome, flirtatious nephew and heir apparent; Tiberius, Livia's sardonic son and Marcellus's great rival for power; and Juba, Octavian's watchful aide, whose honored position at court has far-reaching effects on the lives of the young Egyptian royals.

Selene's narrative is animated by the concerns of a young girl in any time and place---the possibility of finding love, the pull of friendship and family, and the pursuit of her unique interests and talents. While coping with the loss of both her family and her ancestral kingdom, Selene must find a path around the dangers of a foreign land. Her accounts of life in Rome are filled with historical details that vividly capture both the glories and horrors of those times.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Hank | 2/14/2014

    " If historically accurate, she was a very accomplished young girl. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by StarvingScientist | 2/14/2014

    " Excellent story telling. I loved Madame Tussaud and wanted to read more historical fiction- Michelle Moran is excellent!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Maiyako | 2/13/2014

    " Moran does a wonderful job of drawing the reader into her book with colorful descriptions and enjoyable and admirable characters. Granted after I completed the book I had the feeling that not much really happened but nonetheless it was an enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Libby | 2/12/2014

    " I really enjoyed this. I can't say how accurate it was historically, but the story and characters were good. It was an interesting read. I couldn't decide if it fit better with a young adult or adult audience. "

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About the Author
Author Michelle Moran

Michelle Moran was born in southern California. After attending Pomona College, she earned a master’s degree from the Claremont Graduate University. She is the international bestselling author of Nefertiti, The Heretic Queen, Cleopatra’s Daughter, Madame Tussaud, and The Second Empress. Her novels have been translated into more than twenty languages.

About the Narrator

Wanda McCaddon (a.k.a. Nadia May or Donada Peters) has narrated well over six hundred titles for major audiobook publishers, has earned numerous Earphones Awards, and was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine.