• by Karen Moline
  • Narrated by Tim Curry
  • 6 hrs and 0 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Midwesterner Isabella Ariel Nickerson is just 18, visiting London with her cousin June, when she is invited to what she thinks will be the most fabulous costume party. The year is 1935, and Isabella, innocent, spirited, and trusting, is about to be taken from the world she knows and subjected to the whims of a cabal of wealthy aristocrats who answer to no laws but their own. But, looking forward to her party and utterly inexperienced in life, Isabella does not know how far men will go to satisfy desire. Or how far a woman must go to redeem her soul...Instead of dancing at a masked ball, Isabella will become the sacrificial lamb in a ritual of domination and submission known only to the noblemen who call themselves the members of the Club. Robbed of her freedom, identity, and dignity, the girl known as Isabella slowly disappears. In her place, a new woman is born. She calls herself Belladonna, and she lives for one purpose - revenge.Now, after an odyssey of escape, flight, and transformation, the bejeweled and utterly mysterious Belladonna will appear in swank 1950's Manhattan to create a spectacular nightclub. Always masked, as those who tormented her were, Belladonna will captivate both imaginations and hearts. No one outside her circle of loyal retainers guesses her true aim for becoming the toast of high society: She is waiting like a deadly spider for a member of the Club to walk into her web. And when he does, her exquisite plan for vengeance can finally begin...


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Great Reading of an OK Book

The real star of this selection is Tim Curry's reading. He turns an OK book into a great listen. Just as delivery can make or kill a joke, Mr. Curry's reading made this selection a winner. The text is pretty mild for erotica. The naughty bits are a small fraction of the story. Mr. Curry has a grand old time, stopping just short of camp, telling the story, and the approach works perfectly. If you want an entertaining listen with a hint of erotica this is a good choice.
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Okay story, amazing narration

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

It seemed like a romance novel with some BDSM content. The only thing that really stood out for me was the narration. Tim Curry did a wondrful job, particularly with the women's voices in the story. He really made the book for me.

Would you ever listen to anything by Karen Moline again?

I don't know. Doubtful, but I don't know right now.

Did Belladonna inspire you to do anything?

It's gotten me to look for more audiobooks read by Tim Curry.

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- K. L. Mohler

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio