• by Daniel Defoe
  • Narrated by Juanita McMahon
  • 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Beautiful, proud Roxana is terrified of being poor. When her husband leaves her penniless with five children, she must choose between being a virtuous beggar or a rich whore.
Embarking on a career as a courtesan and kept woman, Roxana passes from man to man in order to maintain her lavish, glamorous lifestyle. But this life comes at a cost; she is torn between sinful prosperity and the respectability she craves.


What the Critics Say

"Roxana is possibly Defoe's most fascinating story-teller and this, one of his most intriguing stories." (Daily Telegraph)


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Customer Reviews

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Right narrator for Defoe's psychology

Juanita McMahon becomes Roxana, the titular heroine, infusing the confession (for such it is) with gravitas, wit, tenderness and humanity. However, she is best as Amy, Roxana's maidservant and friend. One senses that she had the most fun voicing Amy.
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- Kristin J. Johnson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-03-2013
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks