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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Catherine Delors Narrator: Steven Crossley Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2010 ISBN: 9781400187744
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For her first novel, Mistress of the Revolution, which the Associated Press dubbed one of the "best reads of the year," Catherine Delors earned comparisons to Tracy Chevalier and Philippa Gregory. In For the King, she again demonstrates her matchless ability to illuminate key turning points in history while weaving a gripping story about a man caught between his heart and his integrity. The Reign of Terror has ended, and Napoleon Bonaparte has seized power, but shifting political loyalties still tear apart families and lovers. On Christmas Eve 1800, a bomb explodes along Bonaparte's route, narrowly missing him but striking dozens of bystanders. Chief Inspector Roch Miquel, a young policeman with a bright future and a beautiful mistress, must arrest the assassins before they attack again. Complicating Miquel's investigation are the maneuverings of his superior, the redoubtable Fouche, the indiscretions of his own father, a former Jacobin, and two intriguing women. Based on real events and characters and rich with historical detail, For the King takes listeners through the dark alleys and glittering salons of post-revolutionary Paris and is a timeless epic of love, betrayal, and redemption. Download and start listening now!

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  • Themes of class conflict, the messy process of change, and impossible love are nicely woven into the tense central plot of this fast-moving chase through the damp, rutted streets of turn-of-the-19th-century Paris. Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Earl Spencer | 10/28/2012

    " Brilliant. The perfect THE SHINING sequel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 10/20/2012

    " I was a little disappointed but still an entertaining read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 1/10/2011

    " Wraps a bit of a mystery around a real assassination attempt of Napoleon. I enjoyed it and learned a little about the period at the same time. If you like historical fiction, and are curious about this period in French history, you will probably enjoy this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sanna | 11/19/2010

    " not as good as Mistress of the Revolution. Seemed to be trying to be as historically true as possible, with the result it was not very suspenseful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wagner.sarah35 | 11/5/2010

    " I truly enjoyed this fictional account of the attempt to assassinate Napoleon Bonaparte. Catherine Delors has a talent for creating compelling and well-developed characters as well as merging history and fiction together in a believable story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tonya | 10/24/2010

    " It was an entertaining mystery, but not very mysterious. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aubree | 10/11/2010

    " Interesting plot but I felt very disconnected from the characters. There was not enough development for me to really care about them. However, I did enjoy the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 8/22/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book. I got about halfway through and just couldn't put it down. And such a fascinating time in history... "

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About the Author
Author Catherine Delors

Catherine Delors was born and raised in France. She graduated from the University of Paris–Sorbonne School of Law and became the youngest member of the Bar of Paris at the age of twenty-one. She later moved to the United States and passed the California Bar. She is the author of the historical novel Mistress of the Revolution. Delors now splits her time between London and Paris, while remaining a partner in an international law firm based in Los Angeles.

About the Narrator

Steven Crossley, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, has built a career on both sides of the Atlantic as an actor and audiobook narrator, for which he has won twelve AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a nominee for the prestigious Audie Award. He is a member of the internationally renowned theater company Complicite and has appeared in numerous theater, television, film, and radio dramas.