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The Accidental Empress

Allison Pataki

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Description:

New York Times bestselling author Allison Pataki follows up on her critically acclaimed debut novel, The Traitor's Wife, with the little-known and tumultuous love story of "Sisi" the Austro-Hungarian Empress and captivating wife of Emperor Franz Joseph. 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. Fifteen-year-old Elisabeth, "Sisi," Duchess of Bavaria, travels to the Habsburg Court with her older sister, who is betrothed to the young emperor. But shortly after her arrival at court, Sisi finds herself in an unexpected dilemma: she has inadvertently fallen for and won the heart of her sister's groom. Franz Joseph reneges on his earlier proposal and declares his intention to marry Sisi instead. Thrust onto the throne of Europe's most treacherous imperial court, Sisi upsets political and familial loyalties in her quest to win, and keep, the love of her emperor, her people, and of the world. With Pataki's rich period detail and cast of complex, bewitching characters, The Accidental Empress offers a captivating glimpse into one of history's most intriguing royal families, shedding new light on the glittering Hapsburg Empire and its most mesmerizing, most beloved "Fairy Queen."

Language:

English

Narrators:

Madeleine Maby

Length:

18h 5m


Chapters

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03:05

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:02:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

00:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

58:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

55:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

00:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:09:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:16:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

00:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:01:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:15:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

00:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

51:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

51:34


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

54:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:19


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:06:29


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

00:20


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:26:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:11:17


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

00:17


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

30:19


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:00


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

48:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

00:24


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

43:28


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

01:53


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

18:41


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

00:27


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

38:53


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:09


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

14:32


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

22:13


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

00:56