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The Lioness of Morocco

Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
4 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Independent-minded Sibylla Spencer feels trapped in 19th-century London, where her strong will and progressive views have rendered her unmarriageable. Still single at 23, she is treated like a child and feels stifled in her controlling father's house.

When Benjamin Hopkins, an ambitious employee of her father's trading company, shows an interest in her, she realizes marriage is her only chance to escape. As Benjamin's rising career whisks them both away to exotic Morocco, Sibylla is at last a citizen of the world, reveling in her newfound freedom by striking her first business deals, befriending locals - and falling in love for the first time with a charismatic and handsome Frenchman.

But Benjamin's lust for money and influence draws him into dark dealings, pulling him ever further from Sibylla and their two young sons. When he's arrested on horrible charges, the fate of Sibylla's family rests on her shoulders, as she must decide whether she'll leave him to his fate or help him fight for his life.

©2013 Julia Peczynsky and Horst Drosten (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Translation © 2017 Christiane Galvani.

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  • gibbospa
  • 09-09-2018

Great Book

I really enjoyed this audible selection. The story is great and the narrator did a great job. I realize this is fiction but it was s fascinating look at life in Morocco in the mid 1800’s.

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  • Jennie
  • 11-07-2017

Enjoyed it.

I was only disappointed with the ending. I understand they tried to keep to facts but I could imagine a much more satisfying end to dear Old Benjamin. I would have liked an epilogue to round out Sabilla's life. Overall well done! Narration was excellent.

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  • Marty
  • 23-06-2017

The Lioness o Morocco

Very interesting and romantic. I enjoyed narration with the different accents. I would recommend this book.

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  • BadgerFan
  • 05-06-2017

Great read !

I enjoyed this well written book, I couldn't put it down. It moved at a nice pace but also allowed you to get to know the characters and story.

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  • Lauren Osterman
  • 15-07-2019

Not what I thought it would be

It may be more for someone who likes historical books, but it wasn't for me.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 21-06-2019

Enjoyable historical fiction

The narrator does a great job with different character voices and accents. The storyline spans several decades in 2 vastly different continents and cultures.

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  • Rosa Bonilla
  • 15-05-2019

Love the story and the performance

Great Book will be hearing it again!! Loved the story and the performance!! I couldn’t wait to hear more.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-01-2019

Loved the story.

I loved the story and the characters! Struggled with the narrator's dull voice for the male characters. This story deserved multiple narrator's.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-07-2017

It was ok not bad

It started slow but got better as the story progressed. I do not have much to say about it.