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by | Read by Simon Vance

Mystery & Suspense • 10 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

Bayard’s ably written historical whodunit fills in the blanks of a timeless mystery that history itself chose to leave obscure. The novel is a brilliant example of the genre, spun from the century-old rumors that the young son of the doomed Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI avoided their fate. Simon Vance intuitively understands the fun of this enterprise and attacks the narration with a headlong relish, voicing a cavalcade of characters from all strata of nineteenth-century Paris—from duchesses and marquis to thieves and prostitutes. Best of all is his portrayal of the fearsome Eugene Vidocq, the relentless, streetwise detective whose investigation of one murder leads to his determined pursuit into the fate of the young dauphin. M.O. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2009]



Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 9781433246593 $32.95 • Eight CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2008

CS ISBN 978-1-4332-4657-9 $72.95 • Seven cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4332-4658-6 $90.00 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4332-4660-9 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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