Cleopatra's Daughter: A Novel Audiobook (Unabridged)

Cleopatras Daughter: A Novel (Unabridged), by Michelle Moran
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The marriage of Marc Antony and Cleopatra is one of the greatest love stories of all time, a tale of unbridled passion with earth-shaking political consequences. Feared and hunted by the powers in Rome, the lovers choose to die by their own hands as the triumphant armies of Antony's vengeful rival, Octavian, sweep into Egypt. Their three orphaned children are taken in chains to Rome; only two---the 10-year-old twins Selene and Alexander---survive the journey.

Delivered to the household of Octavian's sister, the siblings cling to each other and to the hope that they will return one day to their rightful place on the throne of Egypt. As they come of age, they are buffeted by the personal ambitions of Octavian's family and court, by the ever-present threat of slave rebellion, and by the longings and desires deep within their own hearts.

The fateful tale of Selene and Alexander is brought brilliantly to life in Cleopatra's Daughter. Recounted in Selene's youthful and engaging voice, it introduces a compelling cast of historical characters: Octavia, the emperor Octavian's kind and compassionate sister, abandoned by Marc Antony for Cleopatra; Livia, Octavian's bitter and jealous wife; Marcellus, Octavian's handsome, flirtatious nephew and heir apparent; Tiberius, Livia's sardonic son and Marcellus's great rival for power; and Juba, Octavian's watchful aide, whose honored position at court has far-reaching effects on the lives of the young Egyptian royals.

Selene's narrative is animated by the concerns of a young girl in any time and place---the possibility of finding love, the pull of friendship and family, and the pursuit of her unique interests and talents. While coping with the loss of both her family and her ancestral kingdom, Selene must find a path around the dangers of a foreign land. Her accounts of life in Rome are filled with historical details that vividly capture both the glories and horrors of those times.

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About the Author

Author Michelle MoranWith the success of The Second Empress: A Novel of Napoleon's Court, Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution and Nefertiti, Michelle Moran has become a beloved Fiction author among many of our listeners. Born in San Fernando Valley Moran has released a total of 5 audiobooks, with the most recent being The Second Empress: A Novel of Napoleon's Court. Not only can you find over 63 hours of audio listening from Michelle Moran, but you will also find her bestselling title, The Second Empress: A Novel of Napoleon's Court, read by popular narrator Adam Alexi-Malle. The oldest title in our catalog from Moran, Nefertiti, was added to our site in 2007. To find all Fiction books from Michelle Moran that you will certainly enjoy, please visit her author page and view her entire collection: Michelle Moran.