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"Absorbing as ever. Fraser's blend of insight and research persuade us that this unfortunate queen deserves neither the vilification nor the idealization she has received." (The New Yorker)
"Donada Peters...excels at injecting subtle irony into seemingly flat narrative. She handles the snotty comments and the lewd scandal-mongering of the court with equal aplomb. Fraser is one of the most highly respected and best-selling biographers of our time, and it's easy to see why in this enlightening glimpse into the turbulent France of the 1770s." (AudioFile)
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By Karen on 07-19-07
I think this book is probably the best biography around for those interested in Marie Antoinette's life and place in history. I have thoroughly enjoyed it and feel as though I am an expert now on the subject! It is very well written and detailed which really paints a lively and in-depth picture of the late queen of France.
As to Donalda Peters narration- I had no problem listening to her and do not think her voice detracts from the story at all.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
By Tambi on 03-26-13
Where does Marie Antoinette rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I HAE LISTENED TO SO MANY... BUT THIS IS AMONG THE TOP.
Who was your favorite character and why?
What about Donada Peters’s performance did you like?
SHE IS CURRENTLY MY FAVORITE READER -- SUCH INTELLIGENCE AND SENSITIVITY IN HER VOICE -- AND SHE CAPTURES THE IRONY AND HUMOR, AS WELL.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
NO, I'D RATHER SAVOR IT.
Any additional comments?
LISTEN TO IT!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful