• by Jennifer Donnelly
  • Narrated by Emily Janice Card, Emma Bering
  • 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Andi Alpers is on the edge. She’s angry at her father for leaving, angry at her mother for not being able to cope, and heartbroken by the loss of her younger brother, Truman. Rage and grief are destroying her. And she’s about to be expelled from Brooklyn Heights’ most prestigious private school when her father intervenes. Now Andi must accompany him to Paris for winter break.
Alexandrine Paradis lived over two centuries ago. She dreamed of making her mark on the Paris stage, but a fateful encounter with a doomed prince of France cast her in a tragic role she didn’t want - and couldn’t escape.
Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession. There’s comfort and distraction for Andi in the journal’s antique pages - until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine’s words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly, terrifyingly present.
Jennifer Donnelly, author of the award-winning novel A Northern Light, artfully weaves two girls’ stories into one unforgettable account of life, loss, and enduring love. Revolution spans centuries and vividly depicts the eternal struggles of the human heart.


What the Critics Say

"Revolution is a sumptuous feast of a novel, rich in mood, character, and emotion. With multiple hooks, it should appeal to a wide range of readers." (School Library Journal)


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Customer Reviews

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Loved this book

I wasn't sure when I started it but it turned out to be fantastic and I couldn't put it down.
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- katy

Absolutely loved this book

If you could sum up Revolution in three words, what would they be?

Intriguing, exciting, well-written

What did you like best about this story?

Deep emotions described with beautiful sensitivity, great knowledge abut the age and characters and a restless vivid imagination.

What about Emily Janice Card and Emma Bering ’s performance did you like?

They were brilliant. They made both characters come alive and talk to you as if they were the protagonists. I loved the narration - it added to the story and made it a real experience.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Don't try to escape history

Any additional comments?

I love the French revolutionary era and I really enjoyed the short time trip to 1790's Paris, the story made the sounds, characters and smells come to live.

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- Tamas Lorincz

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-10-2010
  • Publisher: Listening Library