AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Cassandra Campbell

Historical Fiction • 15.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2010

Catherine de’ Medici, great granddaughter of Lorenzo the Magnificent, was born for greatness, and she fulfills her destiny as Queen of France, as well as regent and advisor for her three sons, each of whom later becomes king. Cassandra Campbell tells this fictionalized account of Catherine’s life with little embellishment in the dialogue or accents of those who surround Catherine. But it is Catherine’s story, and Campbell focuses her attention on the depth of Catherine’s character and her development from the Italian girl who arrived in France to marry the king’s second son. Campbell imbues her voice with determination and maturity as Catherine learns the ways of the court and its politics. Later, we hear harshness in Campbell’s tone as Catherine sees herself losing everything that reminds her of the girl she used to be. E.N. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2010]



Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2010

CS ISBN 9781441754554 $79.95 • Ten cassettes

CD ISBN 9781441754561 $109.00 • Thirteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781441754592 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×