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The Marie Antoinette Romances, Vol 5: The Countess of Charny

Gelesen von John Van Stan

(4,5 Sterne; 3 Bewertungen)

This 5th volume of the Marie Antoinette Romances begins after the fall of the Bastille and the March on Versailles, which forced Louis XVI and his court to be escorted back to Paris. In Paris, political factions battle over the fate of the nation, the royal family, and anyone with royalist sympathies. Our heroes (like Ange Pitou) and our anti-heroes (like Gilbert) must navigate the blood-streaked landscape while keeping their necks out of the guillotine. All the while, the prophetic Balsamo urges on the revolution: "the quantity of blood which must be shed before the sun rises on the free world ... does not shake my conviction. I marched on, I march on, and on I shall march, overturning all that stands in my path, and saying to myself, in a calm voice, as I look around with a serene look: Woe to the obstacle, for this is the future which is coming!" - Summary by jvanstan (7 hr 52 min)

Chapters

The New Men At The Wheel

28:40

Read by John Van Stan

Gilbert's Candidate

17:55

Read by John Van Stan

Powerful, Perhaps; Happy, Never

38:35

Read by John Van Stan

The Foes Face-to-Face

8:45

Read by John Van Stan

The Uninvited Visitors

30:00

Read by John Van Stan

"The Country Is In Danger!"

15:30

Read by John Van Stan

The Men From Marseilles

6:50

Read by John Van Stan

The Friend In Need

10:50

Read by John Van Stan

Charny On Guard

12:35

Read by John Van Stan

Billet And Pitou

12:30

Read by John Van Stan

In The Morning

12:50

Read by John Van Stan

The First Massacre

9:30

Read by John Van Stan

The Repulse

14:00

Read by John Van Stan

The Last Of The Charnys

21:35

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The Blood-Stains

16:21

Read by John Van Stan

The Widow

21:11

Read by John Van Stan

What Andrea Wanted Of Gilbert

11:10

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The Assembly And The Commune

10:36

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Captain Beausire Appears Again

12:10

Read by John Van Stan

The Emetic

13:53

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Beausire's Bravado

11:16

Read by John Van Stan

Set Upon Dying

22:05

Read by John Van Stan

The Death Of The Countess

10:50

Read by John Van Stan

The Royal Martyr

14:20

Read by John Van Stan

Master Gamain Turns Up

9:45

Read by John Van Stan

The Trial Of The King

15:40

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The Parallel To Charles I

10:10

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Cagliostro's Advice

14:00

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The Crown Of Ange's Love

11:26

Read by John Van Stan

The Effect Of Happy News

10:35

Read by John Van Stan

The Easy-Chair

8:40

Read by John Van Stan

What Pitou Did With The Find

7:50

Read by John Van Stan

Bewertungen

(5 Sterne)

1. John Van Stan is an incredible narrator. 2. Not knowing what happens in the future novels this was a pretty good closure to the stories of Bilay and Pitou or however you spell it. 3. God save the king lol. Thank you John for your dedication to the Dumas novels, every night I listen to a chapter I send my gratitude. Can't wait for the next.

THE TRAGIC WITHOUT THE GORE

(5 Sterne)

Van Stan does his usual fine read. Thanks! Dumas presents the events of this worst of revolutions in a delicate manner, not dwelling on the heinous actions of Robespierre and St Just, but on some of the effects of the decent citizens of France.