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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (43 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julie Baumgold Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Julie Baumgold's dazzling novel tells the story of the famous Regent diamond that links together the fates of some of the most powerful figures of European history. The exiled Napoleon and his biographer, the Count Las Cases, narrate the saga of the diamond as it is brought to the decadent courts of eighteenth-century France and passed through the hands of a glittering cast of characters. The diamond bestows an incredible power for good or evil upon its transient masters, a power that inspires passion, obsession, and lethal greed. Napoleon both loves and hates the gem, which represents his greatest success yet carries a dark shadow of murder and downfall.

Ambitiously conceived, rich with historical detail and nonstop drama, The Diamond is a towering work of imagination all the more fascinating for being based in fact. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Andie | 2/12/2013

    " This is by far the "book of the year" !!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Molly | 5/24/2012

    " The first 3/4 of the book are an entertaining historical tale of travels and adventures involving a huge diamond, Le Regent, in pre- and post-revolutionary France. The last section is bizarre and misplaced, seemingly tacked on in order to make the book longer. But not a bad read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Louisa | 6/30/2011

    " I loved it, a bit confusing but loves the way how story went from Napoleon down to Louis xv and talk of the life of the French Court and the conflict between the French and The British . "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jennifer | 4/12/2011

    " This ended up being rather boring. There wasn't much of a plot. "

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