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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,697 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alexandre Dumas Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Craig Black Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9781455175284
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Alexandre Dumas brings an extraordinary period of history to life in this exciting period romance.

It is the twilight of the reign of King Charles IX, and France is dominated by religious wars between Catholics and Protestants. King Charles’ sister, Marguerite, daughter of staunch Catholics Henri II and Catherine de Medici, is set to marry the Protestant Henri de Navarre. Their marriage sets off a series of conspiracies between the Catholics and the Protestants in a dangerous and breathtaking game for power.

From the mysterious murder of Henri de Navarre’s mother, cleverly plotted by the evil Catherine de Medici, to the notorious Saint Bartholomew Massacre, which killed thousands of Protestants lured to Paris by the wedding, Queen Margot is full of suspense, intrigue, betrayals, and daring escapes. At the center of it all are the good-hearted Marguerite and Henri, perfect political allies with fascinating love lives.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Stirring adventures, conspiracies, and feasts…The same cult of passion and energy that marks Dumas’s The Three Musketeers and other novels also vividly characterizes Queen Margot.”

    Library Journal

  • “Life at the French Court during the Reformation is brought to life by Dumas as he presents a drama that involves affairs of the heart, deceptions, murder, and sorcery. Simon Vance’s performance in no small way makes this recording a delight. His voice is extremely versatile as shown by his ability to give all the main players in this drama distinct accents that are rendered consistently. These accents bring out the character of each person, with Catherine de Medici an especially evil and manipulative shrew.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 2/17/2014

    " Such an exciting page-turner! The ending's a bit controversial (apparently) but I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 1/28/2014

    " Good historical fiction. It is nice to read literature every few months to remind me that paperbacks are truly still penny fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mante | 1/9/2014

    " Dumas is Dumas. Nothing more to say. Amazing story created real enough to feel the pain when the man suffer and to feel the atmosphere of the 1580-ties like you lived in those times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sonya Hoang | 12/7/2013

    " A dramatic story about French court in XVI century. A story about true love, friendship for a lifetime, intrigue, betrayals, unions and conspiracy. In his historical novel Dumas shows in an exciting way all the dark sides, all the drama and meanness of the French Royal family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 10/31/2013

    " read the book, skip the movie "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Duckie | 10/19/2013

    " Wish I'd had this in paperback so I could have drawn a chart to keep track of who was Catholic, who was Huguenot and who was related to whom. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rozonda | 10/19/2013

    " Larger than life, bright, ironic, intelliegnt, the characters of this book ar more tahn fiction or historical character. Probably , Dumas' masterpiece. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 10/10/2013

    " She was Catholic, he was Protestant, and their weddeing took place during the religious wars in France between the Catholics and the Huguenots.... brilliant and passionate book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eggletina | 8/17/2013

    " Pere Dumas shines as a master of dialogue and political intrigue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 wes Goertzen | 5/16/2013

    " i think its the first book that made me cry...one of the only. i guess i have to give it to the French. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alflor Aalto | 8/1/2012

    " It's full of explosive intrigue and a must read, much like everything else Dumas has ever written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cati | 7/1/2012

    " Nobody spins a tale of intrigue like Dumas! I will always like his books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard Gray | 2/13/2012

    " I can't understand why this book isn't as popular as The Three Musketeers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 baran Sadr Amirebrahimi | 2/12/2012

    " I used to love Dumas' books "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Manuela | 10/19/2011

    " Storicamente interessante, ma a tratti lento e noioso. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elham | 8/24/2011

    " magnificent as always! I love Dumas books, once you get started on them you can't put them down. Very interesting, highly recommended to everyone! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 6/24/2011

    " I can't understand why this book isn't as popular as The Three Musketeers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jackie | 5/20/2011

    " Okay. This is the second time I've read this and the second time said reading was mostly skimming. I guess they can't all be The Three Musketeers.
    I do think Annibal de Coconas is the best name ever, though, so there's that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Manuela | 3/25/2011

    " Storicamente interessante, ma a tratti lento e noioso.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 2/20/2011

    " She was Catholic, he was Protestant, and their weddeing took place during the religious wars in France between the Catholics and the Huguenots.... brilliant and passionate book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 La Chipie | 11/29/2010

    " Wow, il ne faisait pas bon traîner à la cour des derniers Valois! Et Margot... On arrive à s'attacher à cette intrigante grâce à son histoire d'amour impossible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 7/25/2010

    " Lots of adventure & intrigue. The guy was a fun writer. Doesn't seem out of date at all to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 7/14/2010

    " This book took me a really long time to finish for some reason.

    I sort of enjoyed the detailed street directions Dumas gives throughout the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 5/5/2010

    " Hard to get started...but once I did, I couldn't put it down! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paula | 2/20/2010

    " Nice and trashy. Lots of simple past subjunctive, which is always fun. I had my dose, though, of meetings in women's bedrooms while someone is hidden in the "cabinet"... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 1/5/2010

    " An amazing novel about a very dark time in European history. If you've ever wondered about the history and reasons behind Bartholomew's massacre, this is a good historical fictional account. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel | 9/1/2009

    " So much more drama than Count of Monte Cristo. Didn't like it as much. Amazing to see so many geniuses of their time never make it to the top. "

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About the Author
Author Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas (1802–1870), French novelist and playwright, was born the son of an innkeeper’s daughter and one of Napoleon’s generals. He moved to Paris in 1823 to make his fortune in the theater, and at twenty-eight he was one of the leading literary figures of his day. His complete works were eventually to fill over three hundred volumes, and his stories made him the best-known Frenchman of his age. He is best known for his ever-popular classic novels The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with over forty Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.