Plunder by Cynthia Saltzman, Read by Suzanne Toren
A Fascinating Look at Napoleon and Art
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Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss how Cynthia Saltzman’s fascinating audiobook, Plunder, is a fusion of exceptional writing and an outstanding narration by Suzanne Toren. Saltzman presents a sweeping account of Napoleon’s conquest of Europe, including the looting of its finest antiquities and Renaissance masterpieces and the creation of the Musée du Louvre. Caught between the colliding worlds of art and politics is the history of Paolo Veronese’s painting “The Wedding Feast at Cana.” The level of detail and visual imagery in the audiobook is stunning, and Toren delivers the entirety with a bravura that is uniquely her own.
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