The Girl Who Fought Napoleon

  • by Linda Lafferty
  • Narrated by Kathleen Gati
  • 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In a sweeping story straight out of Russian history, Tsar Alexander I and a courageous girl named Nadezhda Durova join forces against Napoleon.
It's 1803, and an adolescent Nadya is determined not to follow in her overbearing Ukrainian mother's footsteps. She's a horsewoman, not a housewife. When Tsar Paul is assassinated in St. Petersburg and a reluctant and naive Alexander is crowned emperor, Nadya runs away from home and joins the Russian cavalry in the war against Napoleon. Disguised as a boy and riding her spirited stallion, Alcides, Nadya rises in the ranks, even as her father begs the tsar to find his daughter and send her home.
Both Nadya and Alexander defy expectations - she as a heroic fighter and he as a spiritual seeker - while the battles of Austerlitz, Friedland, Borodino, and Smolensk rage on.
In a captivating tale that brings Durova's memoirs to life, from bloody battlefields to glittering palaces, two rebels dare to break free of their expected roles and discover themselves in the process.

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Another Brilliant History

I adore any book written by Linda Lafferty. She has a way of using exquisite imagery to make you feel like you are participating in the story. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys history or historical fiction books. It is well worth your time.
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- HoneyBee

A good book

Totally engage ing and I learned some history.At first I thought it would be a girly book and nearly sent it back,but it caught me and I was absorbed.
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- Temahoa Love

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-20-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio