Narrator Justine Eyre helps transport listeners to prerevolutionary France and the intrigues of Louis XVI's court. After her parents die and her brother fails to offer protection, Camille becomes the penniless guardian of her younger sister. Her only asset is an enchanted dress, which temporarily transforms her into a fashionable beauty, allowing her entrance to Versailles, where she hopes to use magic to win at cards and amass a comfortable nest egg. Eyre's aristocratic accent, mixed with French, sets the atmosphere for this Cinderella story. Eyre provides dramatic tension, capturing Camille's constant fear of being revealed as an imposter, the gentry's easy disregard for commoners, and the sinister motives of a fellow gambler. Period details, some romance, and an exciting ending create a satisfying listen. C.B.L. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2019]
Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2019
CD ISBN 9781250317094 $50.99 Eleven CDs
DD ISBN 9781250317087 $26.99
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