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Download To the Scaffold: The Life of Marie Antoinette Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 5 4.10 (21 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carolly Erickson Narrator: Davina Porter Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN:
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To this day Marie Antoinette remains one of history's most misunderstood heroines. How she triumphed over the petty jealousies and backstairs rivalries of the court, how she sustained a good-hearted but malleable king, and how she was transformed from French queen to Austrian whore, is the story told with skill and fascinating detail.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 1/6/2014

    " I remember being scandalized by this book, but also facinated. Marie Antoinette is certainly one of those characters who baffles, delights, and offends...loved and hated by history, who only lived as she was raised. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandy | 10/30/2013

    " I just finished reading this book and I loved it. It gave a lot of information on th normal everday life and the view points everyone was coming from. I had a hard time puting this book down and was a little sad when it was over. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison Marx | 10/21/2013

    " Good book, but I was surprised at how much history was reviewed that involved the queen but was not about her. I wish it had more accounts of her diaries, letters, etc. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie Pendergrass | 10/18/2013

    " A stirring account of the lives of the French royals. The images of the guillotine will haunt me for days. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beckie | 8/21/2013

    " Interesting so far. Not a novel on Marie Antoinette but it is reading like one so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 4/9/2013

    " Thoroughly enjoyed although it's too bad I already knew the ending...goes with the territory of biographies and non-fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 3/7/2013

    " What an amazing life. I can't wait to read the biography of her daughter "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle Davila | 6/21/2012

    " It is by no means the best chronicle of this woman. It talks endlessly about the queens growing up and life, but not much about the trial. So the tittle is missleading "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cb | 3/5/2012

    " A great read - clear;y very well researched but written in a tone that makes it both absorbing and a riveting read. I had not come acrooss this author previously but will be adding some of her titles to me to-read list. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dolores Marconi | 12/7/2011

    " Great read; well researched story. Marie Antoinette was nothing like she has been generally portrayed; her famous quote "Let them eat cake", in this account, meant to allow them what she herself could eat. The teen aged King and Queen were untrained in business but good hearted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Slmcmahon | 11/18/2011

    " A well researched story of Marie Antionette, one of the most abused historical figures. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelsea | 8/12/2011

    " This was a very interesting read. It made me want to learn more about the political situation in France during this time period. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam Curtis | 6/6/2011

    " Loved the history of the French Revolution. The detail of life in that age is well researched. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cecilia | 5/14/2011

    " Interesting perspective to read. Made me see her in a completely different light. She really was a very misunderstood woman thrown into something beyond her control. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 4/10/2011

    " Biography of Marie Antoinette. Exciting. Maybe more sympathetic to her than it should have been. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Prudence Gioletti | 2/7/2011

    " On page 11 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 1/28/2011

    " A stirring account of the lives of the French royals. The images of the guillotine will haunt me for days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 1/11/2009

    " Loved the history of the French Revolution. The detail of life in that age is well researched. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandy | 9/23/2008

    " I just finished reading this book and I loved it. It gave a lot of information on th normal everday life and the view points everyone was coming from. I had a hard time puting this book down and was a little sad when it was over. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/9/2008

    " Thoroughly enjoyed although it's too bad I already knew the ending...goes with the territory of biographies and non-fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cecilia | 12/17/2007

    " Interesting perspective to read. Made me see her in a completely different light. She really was a very misunderstood woman thrown into something beyond her control. "

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About the Author
Author Carolly Erickson

Carolly Erickson is the bestselling author of many distinguished works of nonfiction and a series of historical entertainments, blending fact and invention. Her historical biographies include The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette, The First Elizabeth, Her Little Majesty, and Alexandra. She lives in Hawaii.

About the Narrator

Davina Porter has been enthralling listeners for over twenty-five years with her ability to mine the psychological depths of the characters she reads and bring them convincingly to life. She has been honored as an AudioFile Golden Voice and she also won the prestigious Audie Award in 2006.