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Download The Devil's Queen: A Novel of Catherine de Medici Audiobook

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,600 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeanne Kalogridis Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Catherine de Medici is one of the most maligned monarchs in history: blamed for the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre in which hundreds of innocents died. What motivated this Renaissance woman who was born of Florence's most powerful family, and one day came to rule France?

In her latest historical fiction best seller, Jeanne Kalogridis tells the story of Caterina, a tender young girl, destined to be a pawn in Machiavellian games. Left a fabulously rich heiress, imprisoned and threatened by her family's enemies, she was finally married off to a handsome prince of France. Overshadowed by her husband's mistress, the conniving Diane de Poitiers, and now consort to a King, Catherine resorted to sorcery to win his love, enhance her fertility and foil her enemies. Against the lavish and decadent backdrop of the French court, and Catherine's visions induced by the black arts, Kalogoris reveals the great love and desire Catherine bore for her husband Henry, and her stark determination to keep her sons on the throne. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Aliena | 2/20/2014

    " Entertaining read; but not as good as The Scarlett Contessa. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Joan | 2/17/2014

    " Catherine de Medici has always fascinated me because of the hints of darkness and evil associated with her character. Kalogridis paints a sympathetic yet no doubt realistic picture of the unloved Catherine. She went through a lot and her children were not a credit to her and the people of France then and now, reaching through the veils of history seem to still revile her as the "Italian poisoner". An interesting read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dee | 2/14/2014

    " Great read. Very interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nicole | 1/24/2014

    " It was a nice to read a book that didn't completely villfy Catherine. It rounded her out, made her more real than what most people think of her (historically correct or not). It was interesting to see her protrayed as a non- villan. "

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