Celebrated Crimes, Vol. 4: Part 2: Urbain Grandier

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This is the dramatic story of Urbain Grandier, a catholic priest, who had a reputation to rival that of Casanova, which ultimately led to his destruction. He was accused of witchcraft after a series of accusations from nuns of a nearby convent, who claimed that Grandier has sent several demons upon them.
The case is very well documented, and the original documents of the alleged pact, written in backwards Latin and signed by all participating demons, are still preserved. The case continues to inspire art and sciences, leading to assessments of the events in light of modern sociology, psychology, and legal sciences. Alexandre Dumas' version of the events is presented here. - Summary by Carolin (4 hr 8 min)


Chapter I, part 1 15:02 Read by JohannC
Chapter I, part 2 18:40 Read by storylines
Chapter II 9:37 Read by Kalynda
Chapter III 26:51 Read by deongines
Chapter IV 11:05 Read by deongines
Chapter V 20:53 Read by Jim Locke
Chapter VI 13:12 Read by Jim Locke
Chapter VII 22:18 Read by Jim Locke
Chapter VIII 14:27 Read by Jim Locke
Chapter IX, part 1 24:00 Read by Jim Locke
Chapter IX, part 2 25:09 Read by Jim Locke
Chapter X 14:25 Read by deongines
Chapter XI 21:08 Read by deongines
Chapter XII 11:33 Read by deongines


very good

(3.5 stars)

This book starts out slow but the later chapters really pick up. It is a read to just see what happens to him and what he endures. Readers were good for the most part,