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Summary

Jack Audley has been a highwayman.

A soldier. And he has always been a rogue. What he is not, and never wanted to be, is a peer of the realm, responsible for an ancient heritage and the livelihood of hundreds. But when he is recognized as the long-lost son of the House of Wyndham, his carefree life is over. And if his birth proves to be legitimate, then he will find himself with the one title he never wanted: Duke of Wyndham.

Grace Eversleigh has spent the last five years toiling as the companion to the dowager Duchess of Wyndham. It is a thankless job, with very little break from the routine...until Jack Audley lands in her life, all rakish smiles and debonair charm. He is not a man who takes no for an answer, and when she is in his arms, she's not a woman who wants to say no. But if he is the true duke, then he is the one man she can never have....

©2022 Julia Quinn (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

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Put me to sleep for nearly two months

This is possibly the most boring story ever written. No character development at all. The entire book is one long winded expression of feelings. The narrator cannot do a male voice without making him sound like a grunting neanderthal so when our supposed hero is being emotional it’s impossible to take seriously and is cringeworthy instead. I listen to books at bedtime and this one put me to sleep for months and I had to listen in the mornings just to get through it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-04-22

I couldn't stop listening.

I Loved it. Sound effects would have been a nice touch.overall a wonderful story.

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  • Rebekah
  • 29-03-22

kinda boring

I usually love this author narrator combo but this book was kinda boring. It was predictable and not really witty like the author usually is.

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  • Lily
  • 27-03-22

🥴 Gave Up!

With about four hours left, I gave up. Perhaps the pace will pick up because it started out beautifully but I just haven’t been able to get into it and have gotten distracted with other things pretty easily.

I may try to finish at a later time.

Love Julia Quinn, though. Rosalyn Landor, as always, is superb.

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  • PennyLou
  • 02-05-22

Lovely story, interesting characters

While I'm a huge fan of both Julia Quinn and Rosalyn Landor, this book wasn't one of their best. And it's because of the two main characters....and that dreadful Dower Duchess. Jack is a scamp...but didn't quite come across that way. And Grace...I think she has a great strength of character, but again the portrayal fell short. BUT.....I still liked the book and will listen again.

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  • Eddie Lynn
  • 26-04-22

Regency romance with a twist

First, Rosalyn Landor, the narrator of most of Julia Quinn’s books is astounding! She can switch from woman to man and dialect to dialect seamlessly. She can be haughty, backwater, Scottish, Irish, American English so cleanly, I have to remind myself the narration is only one person.
This book has romance, a really nasty dowager, a Duke who may or may not be the Duke and and interloper, yes it has them all in a tangled web of upperclass foolishness.

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  • darla Landreth
  • 05-04-22

Not her best

This was actually written in 2008 and I am thinking that Julia Quinn was not a fully developed writer at the time. Sort of boring characters; the story line could have been good, but it just never really developed. The companion book, Mr Cavendish I Presume, is literally the same book from different characters perspective.
I gave up on this one (Mr. Cavendash) by chapter 5! I was just so annoyed with both characters that I could read no more!

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  • Joy Mccormick
  • 02-04-22

boring

We get to hear a lot of character thoughts. Four main characters and 3 very minor ones. Very little action. And when it finally presented a real conflict, the story ended and there was a short epilogue. Not what I was expecting in a JQ book.

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  • Sara
  • 29-03-22

The Narration drove me nuts.

I could not stand the narration in this book. It really sounded overworked and forced in this person’s register.

I’ll finish reading it on my own but I just felt as if a grandmother was reading a book to me as she thought a young person wanted it read to them.

I tried to ignore it, but jeez I just personally could not stand it. Nails on a chalk board.

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  • Agatha Istanbul
  • 28-03-22

There Lost Duke of Wyndam

How did any of these people in this story put up with the Doeager Duchess?? She was awful with no redeeming qualities! I liked this story of Jack and Grace but I felt, in the beginning that Grace was such a tattletale and I could not see what Jack saw in her! Grace was always too worried about what others thought that she completely disregarded Jack! Even when he asked her to marry him she hemmed and hawed while her asked her over and over again - then she finally said yes. Maybe I'm just jealous of Grace because Jack stuck with her despite all these flaws that I see in her! Roslyn Landor , as always, is an excellent narrator! I thank author, Julia Quinn, for writing such a good story!

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  • Kerry Koehler
  • 26-03-22

Repeated story

I enjoyed it, but it was almost the exact story as Me. Cavendish, I Presume