The Borgias
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UNABRIDGED
(4.0 based on 17 ratings)
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    The Serpent and the Pearl: Borgias, Book 1 | Kate Quinn

    The Serpent and the Pearl: Borgias, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kate Quinn
    • Narrated By Leila Birch, Maria Elena Infantino, Ronan Vibert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Rome, 1492: The Holy City is drenched with blood and teeming with secrets. A pope lies dying and the throne of God is left vacant, a prize awarded only to the most virtuous - or the most ruthless. The Borgia family begins its legendary rise, chronicled by an innocent girl who finds herself drawn into their dangerous web.... Vivacious Giulia Farnese has floor-length golden hair and the world at her feet: beauty, wealth, and a handsome young husband. But she is stunned to discover that her glittering marriage is a sham.

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    I have just finished listening to this book and loved it. The characters of the dwarf and the female cook have been described so well you feel as thou..Show More »

    Reviewed on 13 August 2013 by v.jeffs (Prenton, United Kingdom)