Regular price: $7.00

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $7.00

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Add to Library for $0.00

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Editorial Reviews

Between 1789 and 1799, ten years of violent turmoil in France grew out of Europe's Enlightenment. After the pillars of power - the Catholic Church, the aristocracy, and the monarchy - fell, continued intramural conflicts stained the decade. In 1799, Napoleon assumed power in a coup and declared the revolution to be over. The author condenses this complex, controversial, and critical period and narrator Roy McMillan aptly fits the performance bill with his impeccable French. He chooses a pace that is appropriate to delivering great quantities of information while still allowing listeners time to absorb it. His performance succeeds in its succinct reporting of a consequential historical period, and one hopes it will whet the curiosity of those less familiar with these events.
Show More Show Less

Publisher's Summary

The fifth in the new Naxos audioooks series "In a Nutshell", The French Revolution is a short and accessible introduction to one of the most important periods in European history. It brings vividly to life the implacable Robespierre, the frightened Marie Antoinette and the iconic image of the guillotine. But it also demonstrates the key role the Revolution played in the development of European politics.
Get cracking! Listen to more In a Nutshell titles.; Download the accompanying reference guide.
©2009 Naxos Audiobooks (P)2009 Naxos Audiobooks
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Helen Drew on 03-02-18

Well done!

This short accounting of the French Revolution did not skirt complexity. I knew little about the many events and machinations of this crucial period of Western history and feel I have a foundation to begin understanding it better. The reader was terrific and I’m motivated to explore further.

Read More Hide me
5 out of 5 stars
By MK52 on 12-18-17

Good overview.

I listened to this performance to get a little background info prior to jumping into a biography of Napoleon. If felt that it was s worthwhile investment of my time.

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews
© Copyright 1997 - 2018 Audible, Inc