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How to Marry a Duke | [Vicky Dreiling]

How to Marry a Duke

In Vicky Dreiling’s enchanting Regency romance debut, Tristan - the rakish duke of Shelbourne - wants to marry and sire an heir. To help him choose among the dizzying array of wealthy but witless candidates, he secures the services of prim and proper matchmaker Miss Tessa Mansfield. But as Tessa seeks the perfect mate, the duke finds himself distracted by Tessa’s considerable charms.
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In Vicky Dreiling’s enchanting Regency romance debut, Tristan - the rakish duke of Shelbourne - wants to marry and sire an heir. To help him choose among the dizzying array of wealthy but witless candidates, he secures the services of prim and proper matchmaker Miss Tessa Mansfield. But as Tessa seeks the perfect mate, the duke finds himself distracted by Tessa’s considerable charms.

©2011 Vickey Dreiling (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 12-30-11
    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 12-30-11 Member Since 2010

    Audio-fiction ADDICT !

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    "My first book for Vicky, not the last ;)"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narrator needs to be more animated and needs to bring the characters moreto life


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the story most! And the dialogue , witty, humorous, and sensual
    I loved the characters , main and secondary


    What about Elizabeth Jasicki’s performance did you like?

    Her voice tone was good. But needs more animation an life


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    The story was really new !


    Any additional comments?

    Would recommend this book for sure ! I'll go on and listen to the second book in this series

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea 03-14-12
    Andrea 03-14-12 Member Since 2010

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    "This Narrator Ruins The Story"

    I have been a member of audible.com for well over a year now and have downloaded several books over this time. I have developed a fondness for historical romances and for the most part, have thoroughly enjoyed the genre. However, to make an audible book work, it is essential to have an excellent narrator who can bring the story to life. The best narrators are really voice actors with an extensive repertoire of acting ability -- altering inflection, accents and subtle nuances which help to create in partnership with the listener, a theater of the mind. Early on I had the pleasure of discovering one of the best voice actors in this genre-- Rosalyn Landor. She is superior -- the timbre of her rich voice is reminiscent of fine cognac or warm honey. In addition, she has honed her craft to such an art form that few can come close to her vocal performance.

    Unfortunately, Ms.Elizabeth Jasicki doesn't even come close. She plows through dragging every line with little emotion, such that I'm finding it difficult to even finish listening. Unfortunately I suppose I didn't listen closely enough to the sample or I would have skipped this one altogether. It's really terrible to listen to a story when the person sounds like they're reading it line by line as if by rote. There is no passion in her work at all.

    Sorry to say my advice is to actually read the book -- you'll enjoy it more.

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Loronda 09-25-12
    Loronda 09-25-12
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    "Nice story"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    The setting and the independence of the main female character.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    It was fiction - no real "subject matter"


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    It is a fun novel


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    She did not have much change in timber or pitch between characters. Not the best narrator I've listened to.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    It was a fun, easy listen. Could have done without the details of sexual engagements. Less graphic always better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Martina Trenton, KY, United States 10-20-11
    Martina Trenton, KY, United States 10-20-11 Member Since 2010

    Could not live without my 2 dogs, humor, books, books and more books ( wishlist is almost endless) oh yeah, I try myself at gardening..lol

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    "loved it...."

    This is Book 1 in this series, Book 2 is " How to Seduce a Scoundrel".
    It is no big deal to read them out of order. This was my 2nd book from the Author and have to say that I did enjoy both of Vickeys historical Romances. Elizabeth does a good job narrating.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Mon San Francisco, Ca 03-31-12
    Mon San Francisco, Ca 03-31-12 Member Since 2010

    12 step program please. I am addicted to Audible! I love trashy sexy books, award winning novels and everything between. Bring it!

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    "The Bachelor - Regency Style"

    I really liked this book. It was fun, the characters were likeable, the speed courting and "The Bachelor" like comparisons offered just the right amount of cheezy fun. And of course the romance was just super enjoyable. The attraction between the main characters was layered and for that reason interesting.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jay TX, USA 03-19-12
    Jay TX, USA 03-19-12

    I am quiet and love being comfortable. I love curling up in a corner either reading or listening to a nice romantic book.

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    "Wonderful story!"

    I was very apprenhensive about listening to this book but ended absolutely loving it. Very nice storyline and ending. I have never heard of this author but she did a great job, the book was so captivating I couldn't stop listening. Looking forward to more from her. The narrator also did a good job with the narration and voices. Very, very pleased!

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Chris PERKASIE, PA, United States 01-30-12
    Chris PERKASIE, PA, United States 01-30-12 Member Since 2010

    Book junkie

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    "Just Okay"

    Unfortunately I listened to the second book in this series first and had high expectations of this one. This book was a bit laggy and laborious compared to it's follow up.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    J-9 Cary, NC, United States 01-09-12
    J-9 Cary, NC, United States 01-09-12
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    "Mimics Popular TV Show"

    This book mimics the TV show "The Bachelor" which means that it lost it's appeal for me. I thought the book was just okay. The narrator was okay, but doesn't really develop the characters with significantly distinguished voices. I thought this book was just okay.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Sheila WEST HARRISON, IN, United States 03-10-12
    Sheila WEST HARRISON, IN, United States 03-10-12 Member Since 2009
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    "I love books about Dukes"

    This book has a good story line if you like books about Dukes and Ladies. So of course I recommend this book. Gotta love stories with happy endings.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Sherri Wilson Nashua, NH USA 10-10-14
    Sherri Wilson Nashua, NH USA 10-10-14

    Tell us about yourself!

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    What did you like best about How to Marry a Duke? What did you like least?

    Best: the end
    Least: sooooo drawn out.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Kisses After Dark


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I suppose


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    to be more condensed


    Any additional comments?

    This story was borderline boring. I feel the author could have condensed this story by so much. Way way to long and filled with uselessness. Remember this is only one person's opinion

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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