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The English Duke
- Narrated by: Tim Campbell
- Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
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In the second in New York Times best-selling author Karen Ranney's scintillating series, society's most coveted duke finds the one thing wealth and position cannot buy - the perfect partner.
For years Martha York has been fascinated by a man she's never met - Jordan Hamilton, the new Duke of Roth and protégé to her inventor father. Could the elusive gentleman possibly live up to his brilliant letters? When Martha travels to his estate to carry out her father's last bequest, she discovers that the answer is a resounding yes, for the duke's scientific mind belies a deep sensuality.
Jordan was determined to complete his prototype alone, but it's impossible to resist the alluring young woman who shows up at his door. Working together, they grow ever closer until a case of mistaken identity leaves him bound to another. A woman's heart may be more complex than the most intricate invention, but Jordan must find a way to win Martha's or lose the only woman who can truly satisfy him.
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- Edwina "I Love books"
BUYER BEWARE HORRIBLE STORYLINE!!
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
NO ONE THIS IS JUST A BAD STORYLINE!!
What was most disappointing about Karen Ranney’s story?
WEAK INSURE PLAIN SPINISTER HERION AND DISSAPPOINTING APATHATIC HERO!!
Did the narration match the pace of the story?
NO TIM CAMPBELL WAS GOOD BUT HE WAS WORKING WITH A VERY FUSTRATING STORYLINE
What character would you cut from The English Duke?
ALL OF THEM!!
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The English Duke has to be one of the Worst Stories I have ever listen to. This is a Unhappy story!! I would love to ask Karen Ranney what was she thinking? This is a story full of Angst, Frustrations, Stupid hero Jordan Hamilton Duke of Roth and the mousy, insecure and plain spinster Martha York. Martha had No Gumption!! No Fight in her. Just Blah!!
I have been in bed very sick with phenomena while trying to listen to this story on audible. But I felt so much anger at this story I felt like throwing my kindle.
The story is not just about Jordan the Duke of Roth and Martha York but about her sister Josephine York and Jordan's best friend Reese Burthren. Josephine is a spoiled brat who feels entitled to anything she wants and sees. As soon as she sees Sedgebrook the Historical Prestigious Home of Jordan the Duke of Roths she wants the prestigious home and the title of Duchess of Roth. But Jordan is attracted to the spinster sister Martha. She is an inventor like himself and they work together on a Torpedo Ship invention of Martha's deceased father Matthew and Jordan's. Martha and Josephine are Heiress to a vast fortune. Which in the end Josephine did not deserve and the author should have found away to take away her inheritance from her "Not" father, who was not her real father. She is Illegitimate. Josephine and Reese are despicable characters. After Jordan takes Martha's virginity which was a boring scene he doesn't remember. Until Martha tells the scheming Josephine what happen. Josephine goes to the grandmother and pretends it was her that the Duke Seduced her and took her virginity. Josephine never was a virgin and had been having sex with Jordan "Supposedly" best friend Reese. Of course Jordan does the honorable thing and offers marriage to Josephine. Reese wants to Steal the plans and the designs to the Torpedo Ship to give to the War Office so that don't have to pay for it. This will advance his career. He and Josephine steal the ship from Jordan and Martha. WTF!! Poor dumb naïve Martha doesn't know how much her "Not Half Sister" hates her. This BULL CRAP goes on and on until the last few pages of the story. When Jordan realizes he is marrying the wrong sister and remembers it was Martha's virginity he took that drug and liquor induced night. So right before Jordan and Josephine's wedding all beats are off. Instead of a wedding reception Jordan and Martha celebrate there betrothal and Reese and Josephine go off together thinking they have stolen the Torpedo Ship plans and design again, but they haven't.
I will never trust this author again and I can't imagine any author writing such and Unhappy Ever After. The whole story is Frustrating and makes You Feel Unhappy and Waited down!!
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I'm not a fan of scheming other woman books
I also do not like weak heroines. The performance was great. I really liked the narration. The sub plot just wasn't believable enough to carry it off.