The Determined Heart

  • by Antoinette May
  • Narrated by Susan Duerden
  • 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Determined Heart reveals the life of Mary Shelley in a story of love and obsession, betrayal and redemption.
The daughter of political philosopher William Godwin and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley had an unconventional childhood populated with the most talented and eccentric personalities of the time. After losing her mother at an early age, she finds herself in constant conflict with a resentful stepmother and a jealous stepsister. When she meets the Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, she falls deeply in love, and they elope with disastrous consequences. Soon she finds herself destitute and embroiled in a torturous love triangle as Percy takes Mary's stepsister as a lover. Over the next several years, Mary struggles to write while she and Percy face ostracism, constant debt, and the heartbreaking deaths of three children. Ultimately, she achieves great acclaim for Frankenstein, but at what cost?

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Worst narration I ever heard

Impossible to concentrate on the words given that the narration is so bad. Don't think of listening to this book, even if you find the topic interesting.!
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- Chrissie

Disappointing

Wish I could leave a better review but was quite disappointed in this book. It seems to be filled with nothing but a story line of free love and affairs. Couldn't finish it.
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- mlfarr

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-29-2015
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio