Ribbons of Scarlet by Kate Quinn audiobook

Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution's Women

By various authors
Foreword by Allison Pataki
Read by various narrators

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062916075

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982688585

  • ISBN: 9781982688578

  • ISBN: 9781982688592

Runtime: 16.02 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Six bestselling and award-winning authors bring to life a breathtaking epic novel illuminating the hopes, desires, and destinies of princesses and peasants, harlots and wives, fanatics and philosophers—six unforgettable women whose paths cross during one of the most tumultuous and transformative events in history: the French Revolution.

Ribbons of Scarlet is a timely story of the power of women to start a revolution—and change the world.

In late eighteenth-century France, women do not have a place in politics. But as the tide of revolution rises, women from gilded salons to the streets of Paris decide otherwise—upending a world order that has long oppressed them.

Blue-blooded Sophie de Grouchy believes in democracy, education, and equal rights for women, and marries the only man in Paris who agrees. Emboldened to fight the injustices of King Louis XVI, Sophie aims to prove that an educated populace can govern itself--but one of her students, fruit-seller Louise Audu, is hungrier for bread and vengeance than learning. When the Bastille falls and Louise leads a women’s march to Versailles, the monarchy is forced to bend, but not without a fight. The king’s pious sister Princess Elisabeth takes a stand to defend her brother, spirit her family to safety, and restore the old order, even at the risk of her head.

But when fanatics use the newspapers to twist the revolution’s ideals into a new tyranny, even the women who toppled the monarchy are threatened by the guillotine. Putting her faith in the pen, brilliant political wife Manon Roland tries to write a way out of France’s blood-soaked Reign of Terror while pike-bearing Pauline Leon and steely Charlotte Corday embrace violence as the only way to save the nation. With justice corrupted by revenge, all the women must make impossible choices to survive--unless unlikely heroine and courtesan’s daughter Emilie de Sainte-Amaranthe can sway the man who controls France’s fate: the fearsome Robespierre.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An excellent choice for a lively book discussion and readers of historical fiction will appreciate this unique take on an era not often covered in English-language popular fiction.” Booklist (starred review)
“Six experienced performers portray the women who are featured in these interwoven novellas of the French Revolution. They use unaccented speech for the narrative and a subtle French accent for the dialogue—with the exception of the last two chapters, in which the French accents are harsh and brittle…These are spellbinding tales of the French Revolution from its inchoate beginnings to its bloody and terrifying end. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Sure to appeal to devotees of historical fiction, feminists, and those looking for a stirring #metoo read.” Library Journal
“The French Revolution as you’ve never read it before—fast-paced, gut-wrenching, and told through the eyes of women who fought and lived it. This is historical fiction at its absolute best!” Michelle Moran, author of Madame Tussaud
“Read it for the entertainment value, read it for the history, read it for the wonderful tales about these strong, unrelenting, powerful, committed women. But most of all read it to be inspired.” M. J. Rose, author of Tiffany Blues

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Author

Author Bio: Kate Quinn

Author Bio: Kate Quinn

Kate Quinn is the bestselling author of historical fiction. She has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga and two books in the Italian Renaissance before turning to the twentieth century with The Alice Network and The Huntress. All have been translated into multiple languages.

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Author Bio: E. Knight

Author Bio: E. Knight

E. Knight is the bestselling author of historical romance novels, including the Rules of Chivalry series, the Stolen Bride series, and the Tales from the Tudor Court series. She is also the author of several erotic romance titles, including Highland Steam and Highland Brawn. Eliza also runs an award-winning blog.

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Author Bio: Stephanie Dray

Author Bio: Stephanie Dray

Stephanie Dray is an award-winning, bestselling, and two-time RITA-nominated author of historical women’s fiction. Before she became a novelist, she was a lawyer, a game designer, and a teacher. Now she uses the stories of women in history to inspire the young women of today.

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Author Bio: Laura Kamoie

Author Bio: Laura Kamoie

Laura Kamoie holds a doctoral degree in early American history from the College of William and Mary, published two nonfiction books on early America, and most recently held the position of Associate Professor of History at the US Naval Academy before transitioning to a full-time career.

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Author Bio: Heather Webb

Author Bio: Heather Webb

Heather Webb is the award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of six novels set in France. She lives in New England with her family and one feisty rabbit.

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Author Bio: Sophie Perinot

Author Bio: Sophie Perinot

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Author Bio: various authors

Author Bio: various authors

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 16.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English