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The Serpent and the Pearl

Kate Quinn

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Description:

One powerful family holds a city, a faith, and a woman in its grasp-from the national bestselling author of Daughters of Rome and Mistress of Rome. 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, and she is to be given as a concubine to the ruthless, charismatic Cardinal Borgia: Spaniard, sensualist, candidate for Pope-and passionately in love with her. Two trusted companions will follow her into the Pope's shadowy harem: Leonello, a cynical bodyguard bent on bloody revenge against a mysterious killer, and Carmelina, a fiery cook with a past full of secrets. But as corruption thickens in the Vatican and the enemies begin to circle, Giulia and her friends will need all their wits to survive in the world of the Borgias.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Leila Birch, Maria Elena Infantino, Ronan Vibert

Length:

16h 39m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

28:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

29:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

33:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:32


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

25:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

42:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

27:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

23:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

43:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

35:58


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:53


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

23:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

32:45


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

18:45


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

44:20


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

29:47


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

23:25


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

23:35


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

11:38


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

25:42


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

16:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

34:51


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

22:36


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

31:48


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

21:01


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

20:55


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:23


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:45


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:59