The Fortune Hunter

The Fortune Hunter

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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Empress Elizabeth of Austria, known as "Sisi, " is the Princess Diana of nineteenth-century Europe. Famously beautiful, as captured in a portrait with diamond stars in her hair, she is unfulfilled in her marriage to the older Emperor Franz Joseph. Sisi has spent years evading the stifling formality of royal life on her private train or yacht or, whenever she can, on the back of a horse. Captain Bay Middleton is dashing, young, and the finest horseman in England...
Publisher: New York : Macmillan Audio, 2014.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781427236128
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file (14 hr., 16 min., 36 sec.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Corbett, Clare (Narrator)

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Feb 13, 2018

I just could not become interested in this story, despite the fame & talents of Ms. Goodwin. I'm a glutton for punishment & will now try Victoria. The PBS series Ms. Goodwin has brought to screen is enjoyable & has helped fill in some historical facts for me.

JCLJoyceM Oct 14, 2017

A love triangle is played out among an heiress photographer, a horseman consumed with winning a race, and the empress who captivates, then demands, his attention. The early days of photography are described, which as the European penchant for posing in famous Shakespearean or Arthurian scenes.
The author’s interview at the end of the CD reveals the research behind the book, which provides details of the sights, sounds and smells of Victorian times. Goodwin included many quirks of the actual empress of Austria, upon which the novel is based. Long tracks of 17 to 18 minutes make it difficult to find your place again if you are switching devices.

Feb 23, 2015

This is the first downloadable audiobook I've used, and - I loved it. It was a great story with interesting characters and I loved having it read for me!

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