Sisi
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(4.5 based on 19 ratings)
  • 1
    The Accidental Empress | Allison Pataki

    The Accidental Empress

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Allison Pataki
    • Narrated By Madeleine Maby
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    The year is 1853, and the Habsburgs are Europe's most powerful ruling family. With his empire stretching from Austria to Russia, from Germany to Italy, Emperor Franz Joseph is young, rich, and ready to marry.

    Disappointing

    I was looking forward to this story, however.... found the narration terribly annoying! The pronunciation of names and places is just awful! I managed..Show More »

    Reviewed on 26 October 2017 by Ang ()
  • 2
    Sisi: Empress on Her Own: A Novel | Allison Pataki

    Sisi: Empress on Her Own: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Allison Pataki
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Knowelden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Married to Emperor Franz Joseph, Elisabeth - fondly known as Sisi - captures the hearts of her people as their "fairy queen", but beneath that dazzling persona lives a far more complex figure. In mid-19th-century Vienna, the halls of the Hofburg Palace buzz not only with imperial waltzes and champagne but with temptations, rivals, and cutthroat intrigue. Feeling stifled by strict protocols and a turbulent marriage, Sisi grows restless. A free-spirited wanderer, she finds solace at her estate outside Budapest.

    Sisi

    The overall enjoyment was enriched by a very good narrative, spoiled slightly by a few jumps in the recording

    Reviewed on 23 April 2017 by sandy ()