How to Ruin a Queen: Marie Antoinette and the Diamond Necklace Affair

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jonathan Beckman

Narrated By: Michael Page

Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC

Date: December 2014

Duration: 12 hours 19 minutes


In 1785, a sensational trial began in Paris that would divide the country and captivate Europe. A leading Catholic cardinal and scion of one of the most distinguished families in France stood accused of forging the queen's signature to obtain the most expensive piece of jewelry in Europe: a 2,800-carat diamond necklace. Where were the diamonds? Was the cardinal innocent? Was, for that matter, the queen? The revelations from the trial would bedevil the French monarchy as the country descended into a bloody revolution.

"With its exuberant use of language and subtly ironic storytelling, it is almost as colorful as the scandal it unfolds." - Sunday Times (UK)