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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,475 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sally Gardner Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The winds of change are blowing through Paris in the winter of 1789, both for France and for our hero, a striking and mysterious Gypsy boy named Yann Margoza. He was born with a gift for knowing what people are thinking and an uncanny ability to throw his voice, and he has been using those skills while working for a rather foolish magician.

That work will soon end, however, and on the night of the magician's final performance, Yann's life will truly begin. That's the night he meets shy Sido, an heiress with a cold-hearted father, a young girl who has only known loneliness until now. Though they have the shortest of conversations, an attachment is born that will influence both their paths.

And what paths those will be! While Revolution is afoot in France, Sido is being used as the pawn of a fearful villain who goes by the name Count Kalliovski. Some have instead called him the devil, and only Yann, for Sido's sake, will dare to oppose him.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lauren | 2/11/2014

    " The book was very interesting...slow at first but very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Madeline Smoot | 1/31/2014

    " In France in 1789 some people are talking about revolution, but Yann is more concerned with where his next meal will come from. Whe the mysterious Count Kalliovski invites Yann and his magician boss to perform, they think their fortunes are made. But by the end of the night the agician is dead. Yann manages to escape with his life, his wits, and an oddly simple red necklace. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Caren | 1/21/2014

    " I wanted to like this book, but it was just ok. I was expecting more on the actual Revolution, when really it was more about magic, murder, mystery and ghosts. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Donna | 1/19/2014

    " I actually didn't finish this book, but I'm writing a review just to inform anyone who considers reading it. I gave this to one of my students to read, thinking it would be an excellent way for him to learn some of the history attached to the French Revolution. And while the history was definitely there, the plot was so fragmented that it was nearly impossible to follow exactly what was going on. I read most of the book myself and was seriously disappointed. It felt more like the rough draft or even the outline of a story than a finished product. It had potential, but it just had too much going on to form a cohesive whole and actually work. "

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