AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Leila Birch, Maria Elena Infantino, Ronan Vibert

Historical Fiction • 16.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2013

Quinn's engaging historical fiction follows the infamous Borgias, the family of Pope Alexander VI, including the mistress he took just before his election to the papacy. The engaging story is told by three main characters. Each character's sections are read by a different narrator; Leila Birch and Ronan Vibert give strong performances, immersing the listener in their respective characters. The sections from the point of view of the pope's mistress are voiced by Maria Elena Infantino, whose performance is somewhat lackluster. Infantino sounds as if she is reading the words for the first time, with no real attention to the pacing or emotions of Quinn's words. These choices counteract the good work done by Vibert and Birch, making this a disappointing listen overall. J.L.K. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2013]



Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2013

DD ISBN 9781101623589 $49.95


Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2013

CD ISBN 978-1-4703-8125-7 $123.75 • Sixteen CDs

Get our Newsletter
Connect with AudioFile

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 ×