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Download Desiree: The Bestselling Story of Napoleon's First Love Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,430 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Annemarie Selinko Narrator: Nicole Quinn Publisher: Blue Barn Productions Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN:
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To be young, in France, and in love....

Fourteen-year-old Desiree can't believe her good fortune. Her fiance, the dashing and ambitious Napoleon Bonaparte, is poised for battlefield success, and no longer will she be just a French merchant's daughter. She could not have known the twisting path her role in history would take, nearly breaking her vibrant heart but sweeping her to a life rich in passion and desire.

A love story, but so much more, Désirée explores the landscape of a young heart torn in two, giving listeners a compelling true story of an ordinary girl whose unlikely brush with history leads to a throne no one would have expected.

An epic best seller that has earned both critical acclaim and mass adoration, Désirée is at once a novel of the rise and fall of empires, the blush and fade of love, and the heart and soul of a woman.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dian Macnichol | 2/8/2014

    " This is the book that started my life long love of Historical Fiction. At this point I have read and reread this book many times as well as watching the movie as many times as possible. The author made this whole period of French history come alive and made the characters become memorable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narjes Ghashghaei | 2/5/2014

    " I always loved reading historical novels , and this was one of the bests . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Desiree | 1/22/2014

    " my mother got this book at a yard sale when I was a kid because it had my name in the title. I read it years later and love this story still. the book is falling apart now but is still my most treasured book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leila | 12/27/2013

    " It was a good read for a 12 year old. Teenage fantasy ... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tania | 12/22/2013

    " This was the perfect kind of book to me--interesting, uplisting, historical (I learned something), real/imperfect characters.....I did hear some translations are not as good--and the one I read had a different cover than this one. But it was based on the real life of an important woman. I need to get a "World History fr Dummies" book because I realized how little I know! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginger | 12/21/2013

    " This book was on the bookshelf in my home as a teenager. It was a very old hardbound book, and that was in the 60's. It was a little over my head, but I found it fascinating. I would like to read it again in time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April | 12/9/2013

    " I read this as a teenager and loved it! It is still one of my favorite books. Historical fiction that takes Napoleon Bonaparte from his late teenage years through his entire life, but not from his perspective, from his first "girlfriends". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Desirée | 12/2/2013

    " I was named after this book, because my parents loved the protagonist and hoped I would develop a similar personality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yalda | 10/28/2013

    " i dont remember whose translation i read.i read it when i was a teenager but it fascinated me;) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 A-Blue-Frog | 7/26/2013

    " WHen I was 12, it was a nice book to read, but now,...I prefer stronger styles and authors! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raha Ziarati | 6/22/2013

    " khaterate nojavanie mane in ketab :X shaiad behtar bashe nojavan bashio bekhunish avalin bar! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sahar | 6/16/2013

    " It was a great book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sasha Strader | 5/21/2013

    " Very well written story about a historical figure I'd honestly never given a whit of thought too. I'm interested now, though! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna | 12/19/2012

    " This book is what sparked my interest in studying the Napoleonic Era. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Artchick111 | 12/18/2012

    " One of my favorite historic fictions...a new perspective on Napoleon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kara Hess | 10/10/2012

    " The first two thirds was a little dry and slow, but it has some great European (especially French) history. The last 175 pages the book really had me hooked. "

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