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Marie Antoinette Romances, Vol 4: Taking the Bastile

Gelesen von John Van Stan

(4,714 Sterne; 7 Bewertungen)

This 4th volume of the Marie Antoinette Romances begins several years after the close of "The Queen’s Necklace.” It describes the events leading up to and including the storming of the Bastile. Past plots of Count Balsamo (aka, Cogliostro) to destroy the French monarchy are resurrected by the mysterious Dr. Gilbert – a student of Balsamo’s occult arts and the Enlightenment philosopher, Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Considered by many critics to be a highlight of the Marie Antoinette Romances, Dumas tells this quintessential story of the French Revolution through the lens of the people. As Dumas writes, “The Bastile was the seal of feudalism on the brow of Paris … the monument which had for five centuries weighed like an incubus on the breast of France—a rock of Sisyphus. Less confident than the Titan in her power, France had never thought to throw it off.” Here, history shows us the Titanic power that a people can wield! - Summary by jvanstan (8 hr 29 min)

Chapters

The Son of Gilbert

12:35

Read by John Van Stan

Ange Pitou

29:50

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A Revolutionary Farmer

21:30

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Long Legs Are Goord for Running, if Not for Dancing

26:25

Read by John Van Stan

Why the Police Agent Came with the Constables

20:10

Read by John Van Stan

On the Road

8:15

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The First Blood

17:25

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Pitou Discovers He is Brave

18:15

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"To the Bastile!"

19:00

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Blowing Hot and Cold

30:09

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The Prison Governor

30:15

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Storming the Bastile

30:40

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Down in the Dungeons

16:25

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The Triangle of Liberty

20:16

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The Young Visionary

6:55

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The Physician for the State

11:24

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The Countess of Charny

18:35

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The Queen at Bay

17:40

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The Queen's Favorite

30:50

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The Trio of Love

9:00

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The Queen and Her Master

20:20

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The Private Council

22:50

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Why the Queen Waited

21:20

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The Army of Women

17:10

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The Night of Horrors

17:55

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Billet's Sorrow

14:50

Read by John Van Stan

Bewertungen

HOW EASY IT WAS

(5 Sterne)

A fine presentation of the events leading to the great Paris uprising. JVS is the perfect reader for this series.

a great read

(5 Sterne)

a wonderful way to cross the ocean. thank you for making the characters so real. good job.

(5 Sterne)

very intersting and exploring story plus grrat readings.