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by | Read by Marguerite Gavin

Biography & Memoir • 13 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

Juana of Castile was the last queen of Spanish blood to inherit the throne, and her turbulent life is excellent fodder for this provocative and well-crafted historical novel. Marguerite Gavin superbly reads Juana's first-person account, starting with her parents' conquest of Granada in 1492. Gavin tells Juana's story in a carefully controlled and subtly elegant tone that makes the listener wonder whether "Juana la Loca" was truly mad or the victim of political machinations. Gavin richly portrays Juana's spectacular ambivalence toward her husband: her fear of an arranged marriage to a foreign stranger, her growing physical passion for her handsome prince, her gradual loathing of his deceit and lust for power, and her devotion to his corpse after his death. N.M.C. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2008]



Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audiobooks • 2008

CS ISBN 978-1-4332-1574-2 $29.95 • Ten cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4332-1575-9 $29.95 • Eleven CDs

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Library Ed. • Blackstone Audiobooks • 2008

CS ISBN 978-1-4332-1572-8 $65.95 • Ten cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4332-1573-5 $90.00 • Eleven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781433215766 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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