Devil on Horseback

  • by Victoria Holt
  • Narrated by Davina Porter
  • 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With worldwide sales of over 56 million of her novels, Victoria Holt is one of the most popular romantic suspense novelists of all time. Anyone who enjoyed her novel, The Shadow of the Lynx, will be eager to devour another of her unforgettable tales.
Enamored by the handsome and arrogant Charles-Auguste, a wealthy French aristocrat, 18-year-old Minella is drawn into a complicated world of danger, betrayal, and murder. Denying her own suspicion that he has murdered his wife, she struggles with her fascination for the seductive and mysterious count. Against the backdrop of the incipient French Revolution, Minella’s life becomes a series of adventures that all lead to an exciting and unexpected climax. Davina Porter’s passionate narration transports readers back to a time when romance was a prerequisite to sex and family. Reminiscent of Charles Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities, the historic setting and the powerful heroine captivate any reader who enjoys a book that is impossible to put down.

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Enjoyable for Unexpected Reasons

What made the experience of listening to Devil on Horseback the most enjoyable?

I like novels set in the period of the French Revolution.


What other book might you compare Devil on Horseback to and why?

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What does Davina Porter bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

Davina Porter can be a prim English schoolmistress and a dissolute French count with equal persuasiveness.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Maybe because the story is told exclusively from the point of view of the main female character, the Count is a remote figure who never came to life for me, especially since he is away through much of the book. However, that turned out to be fine, because the relationships between the various female characters was much more compelling and complicated than the love story was, and I ended up enjoying that aspect the most.


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- Dover

I wanted to like this...

I downloaded this book because it was written by Jean Plaidy and read by Davina Porter. I have read something near 15 of Plaidy's books about Queens and listened to as many or more books narrated by Davina Porter, so I had high expectations for this one. The narrator is excellent, as expected, but the story was nothing like those I am used to under the pen name of Jean Plaidy. This was 20% history, 20% misc. story, 60% sappy romance...not the balance I am looking for, but if you like historical romances you might be quite satisfied.
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- Kristina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-29-2011
  • Publisher: Recorded Books