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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Robin Miles

Historical Fiction • 17.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

Robin Miles expertly delivers Vanessa Riley's novel based on Marie-Louise Christophe, wife of King Henry I of Haiti. Haiti's only Black queen, Marie-Louise was crowned in 1810 and ruled for 10 years amid political unrest and social strife. When Haiti is overthrown and Henry commits suicide, Miles re-creates Marie-Louise's move to England, depicting her difficulties and hardships, as well as her resounding triumphs. Miles's luxurious voice slips easily into various accents and characters. Her attitude is perfect for Marie-Louise, a strong, self-assured woman, fiercely protective of her daughters. Miles enlivens the posh parties, elegant balls, romances, and intrigues the Black women experience in a white, male-dominated world. As entertaining as it is informative, Miles's performance will keep listeners enthralled. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2023]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2023

DD ISBN 9780063271029 $27.99

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