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The Marie Antoinette Romances, Vol 1: Balsamo, The Magician

Gelesen von John Van Stan

(4,548 Sterne; 21 Bewertungen)

This is the first volume of Dumas' Marie Antoinette Romances (also called "The Memoirs of a Physician"). This historical fiction chronicles the strange events surrounding the fall of the French monarchy (starting ~1770) and rise of revolutionaries so terrifying that the period is still called "The Reign of Terrors" (1793-1794). In this volume, a renowned magician, Count Alessandro di Cagliostro (Balsamo), employs various occult tactics, like hypnotism and necromancy, to gain state secrets. Balsamo claims to be plotting against the Bourbons, but one must wonder whether this 3000 year old sorcerer has an ulterior motive... - Summary by jvanstan (10 hr 55 min)

Chapters

The Grand Master of the Secret Society

45:00

Read by John Van Stan

The Living-Wagon in the Storm

13:05

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The Lovely Lorenza

4:55

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Gilbert

12:01

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Taverney and His Daughter

38:00

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The Clairvoyant

9:30

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The Maid and the Mistress

15:37

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The Harbinger

8:27

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The Knight of Redcastle

7:00

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Marie Antoinette

11:25

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A Marvel of Magic

14:05

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Taverney's Prospects Brighten

5:55

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Nicole's Dower

10:35

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The Outcast's Luck

15:35

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Taverney to the Rescue

10:05

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The King's Favorite

17:30

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The Royal Clock-Repairer

17:10

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The Countess of Bearn

12:40

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Chon Spoils All

11:07

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Annoyance and Amusement

9:10

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Countess Cut Countess

11:00

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At a Loss for Everything

14:48

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The Presentation

16:40

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The Dauphiness' Reception

6:05

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Gilbert Snaps Golden Chains

15:11

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The Old Botanist

19:50

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Master Jacques

11:25

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In the Loft

9:05

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Who Master Jacques Was

9:49

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Old Patricians and New

14:50

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The Magician's Wife

21:15

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The Nun's Husband

24:40

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Count and Cardinal

18:35

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Near Neighbors

15:15

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The Garden House

15:50

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Balsamo at Home

6:14

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The Double Existence

12:20

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The Wakeful State

14:20

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The Predicted Visit

5:25

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The Art of Making Gold

21:53

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The Water of Life

35:55

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The King's New Amour

12:45

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Two Birds with One Stone

5:41

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The Plan of Action

6:18

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Too Good a Teacher

5:00

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A Terrible Wedding Night

16:05

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Bewertungen

GRANDIOSE BEGINNING

(5 Sterne)

Not exactly what I expected from these chronicles, but interesting enough. Van Stan is at the top of his game. On to volume II.

Van Stan never Van Stammers!

(5 Sterne)

Excellent and a bit weird. As always, Van Stan does not Van Stammer (unless it’s written in the text)

(5 Sterne)

Wonderfully read! Dumas is always entertaining and Mr. Van Stan brings such life to each character!

(5 Sterne)

grat reading.enjoid evry minte of it.thank you.