The Marie Antoinette Romances, Vol 3: The Queen's Necklace (Version 2)


Read by John Van Stan

This 3rd volume of the Marie Antoinette Romances begins a decade after the close of "The Mesmerist’s Victim” and is based on a real scandal in Louis XVI’s court, commonly called “The Diamond Necklace Affair.” In this volume, the plotting of a powerful occultist, Count Cogliostro (or “Balsamo”), collides with the long-festering resentments of a previous royal house, Jeanne de Valois (de la Motte), a growing popular movement for sociopolitical reform, and a shrinking supply of bread. It is easy to see how converging sociopolitical challenges can threaten the monarchy, but how can the court of Louis XVI overcome these challenges amidst a famine? After all, in the words of his economic advisor, Turgot de l'Aulnes, “Ne vous mêlez pas du pain” (One must not meddle with bread)! - Summary by jvanstan (16 hr 40 min)

Chapters

Prologue, The Predictions 19:45 Read by John Van Stan
Prologue, M. de la Perouse, Part 1 36:57 Read by John Van Stan
Prologue, M. de la Perouse, Part 2 28:45 Read by John Van Stan
Two Unknown Ladies 14:05 Read by John Van Stan
An Interior 10:05 Read by John Van Stan
Jeanne de la Motte Valois 20:40 Read by John Van Stan
Belus 10:18 Read by John Van Stan
The Road to Versailles 14:12 Read by John Van Stan
Laurent 21:15 Read by John Van Stan
The Queen's Bed-Chamber 25:30 Read by John Van Stan
The Queen's Petite Levee 16:30 Read by John Van Stan
The Swiss Lake 8:20 Read by John Van Stan
The Tempter 12:45 Read by John Van Stan
M. de Suffren 12:05 Read by John Van Stan
M. de Charny 9:25 Read by John Van Stan
The 100 Louis of the Queen 5:10 Read by John Van Stan
M. Fingret 9:45 Read by John Van Stan
The Cardinal de Rohan 23:20 Read by John Van Stan
Mesmer and St. Martin 6:40 Read by John Van Stan
The Bucket 11:25 Read by John Van Stan
Mademoiselle Olivia 11:01 Read by John Van Stan
Monsieur Beausire 6:25 Read by John Van Stan
Gold 8:35 Read by John Van Stan
La Petite Mason 22:21 Read by John Van Stan
Some Word's about the Opera 3:25 Read by John Van Stan
The Ball at the Opera 29:50 Read by John Van Stan
The Examination 4:50 Read by John Van Stan
The Academy of Beausire 18:30 Read by John Van Stan
The Ambassador 9:20 Read by John Van Stan
Messrs. Boehmer and Bossange 6:40 Read by John Van Stan
The Ambassador's Hotel 11:10 Read by John Van Stan
The Bargain 10:20 Read by John Van Stan
The Journalist's House 13:35 Read by John Van Stan
How Two Friends Became Enemies 10:20 Read by John Van Stan
The House in the Rue St. Gilles 17:25 Read by John Van Stan
The Head of the Taverney Family 8:50 Read by John Van Stan
The Stanzas of M. de Provence 10:54 Read by John Van Stan
The Princess de Lamballe 11:40 Read by John Van Stan
The Queen 18:18 Read by John Van Stan
An Alibi 13:03 Read by John Van Stan
M. de Crosne 9:00 Read by John Van Stan
The Temptress 7:35 Read by John Van Stan
Two Ambitions that Wish to Pass for Two Loves 4:35 Read by John Van Stan
Faces under Their Masks 16:05 Read by John Van Stan
In Which M. Ducorneau Understands Nothing of What is Passing 11:15 Read by John Van Stan
Illusions and Reality 4:15 Read by John Van Stan
Olivia Begins to Ask What They Want of Her 6:05 Read by John Van Stan
The Deserted House 3:21 Read by John Van Stan
Jeanne the Protectress 8:15 Read by John Van Stan
Jeanne Protected 9:15 Read by John Van Stan
The Queen's Portfolio 6:05 Read by John Van Stan
In Which We Find Dr. Louis 6:25 Read by John Van Stan
Aegri Somnia 7:30 Read by John Van Stan
Andree 8:30 Read by John Van Stan
Delirium 5:23 Read by John Van Stan
Convalescence 8:30 Read by John Van Stan
Two Bleeding Hearts 10:44 Read by John Van Stan
The Minister of Finance 6:57 Read by John Van Stan
The Cardinal de Rohan 12:10 Read by John Van Stan
Debtor and Creditor 9:25 Read by John Van Stan
Family Accounts 7:10 Read by John Van Stan
Marie Antoinette as Queen and Madame de la Motte as Woman 7:10 Read by John Van Stan
The Receipt of MM. Boehmer and Bossange, and the Gratitude of the Queen 6:20 Read by John Van Stan
The Prisoner 9:45 Read by John Van Stan
The Look Out 3:30 Read by John Van Stan
The Two Neighbors 6:55 Read by John Van Stan
The Rendezvous 5:15 Read by John Van Stan
The Queen's Hand 3:30 Read by John Van Stan
Woman and Queen 10:35 Read by John Van Stan
Woman and Demon 9:40 Read by John Van Stan
The Night 7:30 Read by John Van Stan
The Conge 7:40 Read by John Van Stan
The Jealousy of the Cardinal 14:20 Read by John Van Stan
The Flight 8:57 Read by John Van Stan
The Letter and the Receipt 6:49 Read by John Van Stan
Roi ne Puis, Prince ne Daigne, Rohan Je Suis 10:15 Read by John Van Stan
Love and Diplomacy 8:42 Read by John Van Stan
Charny, Cardinal and Queen 8:26 Read by John Van Stan
Explanations 11:15 Read by John Van Stan
The Arrest 10:20 Read by John Van Stan
The Process-Verbal 7:11 Read by John Van Stan
The Last Accusation 8:24 Read by John Van Stan
The Proposal of Marriage 7:34 Read by John Van Stan
St. Denis 2:34 Read by John Van Stan
A Dead Heart 7:03 Read by John Van Stan
In Which It Is Explained Why the Baron de Taverney Grew Fat 5:25 Read by John Van Stan
The Father and the Fiancee 7:55 Read by John Van Stan
After the Dragon, the Viper 6:55 Read by John Van Stan
How It Came to Pass that M. Beausire Was Tracked by the Agents of M. Crosne 4:30 Read by John Van Stan
The Turtles Are Caged 23:45 Read by John Van Stan
The Last Hope Lost 3:42 Read by John Van Stan
The Baptism of the Little Beausire 2:05 Read by John Van Stan
The Trial 8:25 Read by John Van Stan
The Execution 10:50 Read by John Van Stan
The Marriage 5:20 Read by John Van Stan