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The Fortune Hunter - A Novel

Daisy Goodwin

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. He is also impoverished, with no hope of buying the horse needed to win the Grand National-until he meets Charlotte Baird. A clever, plainspoken heiress whose money gives her a choice among suitors, Charlotte falls in love with Bay, the first man to really notice her, for his vulnerability as well as his glamour. When Sisi joins the legendary hunt organized by Earl Spencer in England, Bay is asked to guide her on the treacherous course. Their shared passion for riding leads to an infatuation that threatens the growing bond between Bay and Charlotte, and all of their futures. The Fortune Hunter, the brilliant new novel by Daisy Goodwin, is a lush, irresistible story of the public lives and private longings of grand historical figures.

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. He is also impoverished, with no hope of buying the horse needed to win the Grand National-until he meets Charlotte Baird. A clever, plainspoken heiress whose money gives her a choice among suitors, Charlotte falls in love with Bay, the first man to really notice her, for his vulnerability as well as his glamour. When Sisi joins the legendary hunt organized by Earl Spencer in England, Bay is asked to guide her on the treacherous course. Their shared passion for riding leads to an infatuation that threatens the growing bond between Bay and Charlotte, and all of their futures. The Fortune Hunter, the brilliant new novel by Daisy Goodwin, is a lush, irresistible story of the public lives and private longings of grand historical figures.
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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. He is also impoverished, with no hope of buying the horse needed to win the Grand National-until he meets Charlotte Baird. A clever, plainspoken heiress whose money gives her a choice among suitors, Charlotte falls in love with Bay, the first man to really notice her, for his vulnerability as well as his glamour. When Sisi joins the legendary hunt organized by Earl Spencer in England, Bay is asked to guide her on the treacherous course. Their shared passion for riding leads to an infatuation that threatens the growing bond between Bay and Charlotte, and all of their futures. The Fortune Hunter, the brilliant new novel by Daisy Goodwin, is a lush, irresistible story of the public lives and private longings of grand historical figures.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Clare Corbett

Length:

14h 17m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:52


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

17:44


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

15:41


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

20:58


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

15:02


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

13:58


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

13:53


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

09:25


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

33:14


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

10:36


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

05:22


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

10:42


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

20:11


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

06:40


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

26:44


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

09:08


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

16:17


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

18:42


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

12:22


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

16:15


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

11:09


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

35:07


Part 1, Chapter 22
Part 1, Chapter 22

08:48


Part 1, Chapter 23
Part 1, Chapter 23

25:33


Part 1, Chapter 24
Part 1, Chapter 24

14:38


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

23:18


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

15:58


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

14:59


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

26:20


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

35:36


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

24:22


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

23:31


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

25:44


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

19:38


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

24:37


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

07:54


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

11:00


Part 2, Chapter 37
Part 2, Chapter 37

17:09


Part 2, Chapter 38
Part 2, Chapter 38

09:52


Part 2, Chapter 39
Part 2, Chapter 39

22:17


Part 2, Chapter 40
Part 2, Chapter 40

09:44


Part 2, Chapter 41
Part 2, Chapter 41

35:19


Part 2, Chapter 42
Part 2, Chapter 42

15:30


Part 2, Chapter 43
Part 2, Chapter 43

22:44


Part 2, Chapter 44
Part 2, Chapter 44

19:44


Part 2, Chapter 45
Part 2, Chapter 45

24:36


Part 2, Chapter 46
Part 2, Chapter 46

18:09


Part 2, Chapter 47
Part 2, Chapter 47

19:52


Part 2, Chapter 48
Part 2, Chapter 48

00:56