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2.45 out of 52.45 out of 52.45 out of 52.45 out of 52.45 out of 5 2.45 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Gordon Narrator: Mari Devon Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2000 ISBN: 9781415910610
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Celebrated novelist Mary Gordon brings Joan of Arc alive as a complex figure full of contradictions and desires, as well as spiritual devotion. A humble peasant girl, Joan transformed herself into the legendary Maid of Orléans, knight, martyr, and saint. Following the voice of God, she led an army to victory and crowned the king of France, only to be captured and burned at the stake as a heretic: all by the age of nineteen. Gordon does more than tell this gripping story: she explores Joan's mystery and the many facets of her inspiring life. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Reid | 10/25/2010

    " More than a chronology of Joan's life, this is more in the form of essays commenting on different aspects of her life and legend. Gordon is an astute and absorbing writer, and this is very enjoyable to anyone who has an interest in the life of Joan of Arc. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lacey | 8/1/2010

    " I thought it would be more like a biography and it was not. I wanted a biography instead of this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 7/2/2010

    " Just a tad dry, but provides all the essential info in a short enough format. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 2/26/2010

    " I've always been curious about this woman. This author did a good job in presenting the material and laying out the story as documented in written materials of the time of place. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pete | 1/26/2009

    " I read this in one afternoon. I didn't really get off on Mary Gordon's work. She's not a historian. No maps! No new info on Joan d'Arc. The French were fighting the British for god's sake. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Just Plain Ray | 9/11/2008

    " After trying to read it, I still didn't get it. Although Joan of Arc may be someone who's life is very interesting, the book made it seem like the most boring thing EVER! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Flowerdreaming | 7/12/2008

    " What an amazing girl! During her time and her life to do what she did for her beliefs, her family was an obstacle--- her time in history was extraordinary! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 eliza | 3/28/2008

    " Pretty dry and filled with factoids, but what better story is there than Joan of Arc. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tako | 11/18/2007

    " This book is about the French peasant leader, from medieval Europe, Joan Of Arc. It's very interesting book, for those who are interesed in history. This book is about the biography of Joan of Arc, from her birth, to her death and becoming a saint. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 7/21/2007

    " Pretty good introduction to this historical figure. One of the better books in the Penguin Lives series... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donovan | 6/17/2007

    " Very easy and quick overview of Joan of Arc's life. "

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About the Author

Mary Gordon is the author of several novels, multiple memoirs, a short-story collection, and Reading Jesus, a work of nonfiction. She has received many honors, among them a Lila Wallace–Reader’s Digest Writers’ Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an O. Henry Award, an Academy Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Story Prize. The State Writer of New York, she teaches at Barnard College and lives in New York City.