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The Ugly Duchess Audiobook
The Ugly Duchess
Written by: 
Eloisa James
Narrated by: 
Susan Duerden
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The Ugly Duchess Audiobook

The Ugly Duchess

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Publisher's Summary

How can she dare to imagine he loves her... when all London calls her The Ugly Duchess?

Theodora Saxby is the last woman anyone expects the gorgeous James Ryburn, heir to the Duchy of Ashbrook, to marry. But after a romantic proposal before the prince himself, even practical Theo finds herself convinced of her soon-to-be duke's passion.

Still, the tabloids give the marriage six months.

Theo would have given it a lifetime... until she discovers that James desired not her heart, and certainly not her countenance, but her dowry.

Society was shocked by their wedding... and is scandalized by their separation.

Now James faces the battle of his life, convincing Theo that he loves the duckling who blossomed into the swan.

And Theo will quickly find that, for a man with the soul of a pirate, All's Fair in Love - and War.

©2012 Eloisa James (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Jonna 03-30-14
    Jonna 03-30-14

    I have a PhD in American Literature but my love affair with romance novels on audible is going strong.

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    "Fairy Tale romance with some LOL scenes"

    Obviously following the fairy tale of the ugly duckling turned swan, an "ugly duckling" falls in love with a handsome Duke-to-be and marries him, only to discover that he apparently only married her to gain her dowry. Countess Theo develops a makeover style that is fabulously successful at the same time she "banishes" her treacherous husband from the land, and he becomes a pirate and privateer. The story involves some farfetched escapades and resolutions (which are appropriate for a fairy tale), but if you read this for no other reason, read it for the hilarious bathtub scene of attempted reconciliation between the couple after a 7 year separation.

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    melissa empire, CO, United States 03-11-13
    melissa empire, CO, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2014
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    "wonderful"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Ugly Duchess to be better than the print version?

    Same


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Ugly Duchess?

    That he loved her without knowing till it was too late


    Which character – as performed by Susan Duerden – was your favorite?

    The dutches


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Wonderfully put together

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    martha 02-27-13
    martha 02-27-13
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    "greatest use of a credit"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Ugly Duchess to be better than the print version?

    The audiobook was way better then the book . Susan Duerden gave the characters New life and I could visualize each and every scene . If it wasn't for her Awsome narration I would this was just an other book to pass time


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    Amber Shawnee, OK, United States 11-20-12
    Amber Shawnee, OK, United States 11-20-12
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    "SIMPLY AWEFUL"
    What disappointed you about The Ugly Duchess?

    Very disappointing! Hero is disgusting and leaves Heroine for SEVEN years and then decides he wants his wife back dispite his several mistresses etc....ugh!


    Has The Ugly Duchess turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no way


    What aspect of Susan Duerden’s performance would you have changed?

    Her villains voice is annoying


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not that I saw


    Any additional comments?

    Love the author but this was simply aweful

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jose Ruiz 09-01-12
    Jose Ruiz 09-01-12 Member Since 2010

    New to the audiobook thing, but I like it! I'm a huge Stephen King fan... Along with the spy/military type books by Brad Thor, Vince Flynn

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    "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder....."
    Any additional comments?

    Fun, witty, and a great old fashion tale made anew. I have resently just started listening to Eloisa James and have quickly become a fan of her work. Getting ready to start another of her series.

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