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A Duke in the Night

Narrated by: Ashford McNab
Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (343 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

2017 RITA award-winning author!

"Where have you been all my life, Kelly Bowen? If Julia Quinn, Sarah MacLean, and Lisa Kleypas were to extract their writing DNA, mix it in a blender, and have a love child, Kelly Bowen would be it." (HeroesandHeartbreakers.com)

The first novel in a new historical romance series from Kelly Bowen.

©2018 Kelly Bowen (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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"Wonderful! A charming, clever, and engaging storyteller not to be missed." (Sarah MacLean, New York Times best-selling author)

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  • Tracy T
  • Jacksonville, FL USA
  • 03-29-18

Struggled with this book. Good Narration

Wow I really have enjoyed Kelly Bowen's books in the past, but I had a hard time getting through this one.

August always seemed so angry. All the time. I don't know how anyone could "fall in love" with him. He made it difficult to like him even with the little things he did to help people.

I liked Clara a lot more than August. I really liked Clara and August's sisters. LOL They were fun and smart. So good job on the secondary characters.

For the most part this book was boring........This is my least favorite Kelly Bowen book.

As for the narration, Ashford McNab did a great job as usual and if the intent was for August to sound mean and angry all the time she succeeded 100%. I really enjoy her narrations. She does a good job on all the voices.

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Excellent start to a new series!

A Duke in the Night is the first story in Kelly Bowen's brand new The Devils of Dover series and I really liked it a lot. I did a combo of reading an ARC and listening to it. Both I enjoyed immensely. This story revolved around two very complex characters that had brought a lot of baggage into the relationship. It was heartbreaking and heartwarming watching August and Clara work through each others preconceived notions of one another.

To read a story involving strong and smart characters with plenty of flaws, is refreshing and checks that box of "relatable" every time.

I must praise the prose as well in this story. It's another thing that contributed to my enjoyment of it.

"The wide copse of trees and brush in front of August had become a portrait of gilded foliage as the sun began its descent, a low fence running just to the north creating shadows the color of dark amethyst across the tall grasses. The sky was now awash in brilliant, almost blinding color, dotted with crimson-and-topaz-lined clouds."

For all of you out there that have never read this author, I'd urge you to do so and you may as well grab this one to start.

For the fans of this author, I would say it's worth getting the Audible because the narration of Ashford McNab is spot on.

Melanie for b2b

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Occasional bursts of laughter, love, and luscious moments

Soooo loved this book! It was very well written and engaging. I really enjoyed the variety of characters and the hot steamy moments, but the spots that made me laugh out loud were such a great surprise. Thanks so much for the enjoyment!

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It’s worth the build up

This book starts a little slow and it took a few chapters for the characters to grow on me but the book really gets better as it goes along and their are quite a few humorous scenes! Overall I would recommend.

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Narrator needs to work on her male voices

I really enjoyed the story (and like this author). I had a hard time getting past the narrator's male voices (including August's). Mr. Stilton's voice was just a horrible nasal tone. It was hard to get past that. She is a great narrator and her female voices are excellent of course, but she needs some lessons on male voices. Please.

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Only OK

Not a very good book, a lot of irrelevance that made for a slow drawn out story, and didn't care for the narrator.

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Enjoyed this older love, love story

This was a different story and I enjoyed it much. The love was older amd not innocent. I enjoyed it alot and highly reccomend.

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I loved this book!

Kelly Bowen is fast becoming an automatic buy for me. I loved this story. The heroine’s strength, intelligence, and independence was wonderful. I hope that the secondary characters in this book get their own story!

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Loved it!

I really enjoyed this story. The narrator conveyed so much of the character's personalities that you knew right away if they were friend or foe!

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The narrator struggles with male voices, creating emotionless characters. The story line was good and I enjoyed the in depth personalities of the main characters. The antagonist was not well developed, and basically a casualty to the novel.

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  • 06-10-18

Very poor narration.

I really enjoyed this book but found the narration painful at times. I did finish the book but only because i was really enjoying the story. In hindsight I wish I had bought the kindle edition.

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  • Arena
  • 01-26-19

Loved it.

Clever, funny, emotive. Strong characters. more of the same please :-) Brilliant narration. Loved it.

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  • Naomi Brewster
  • 12-21-18

Please!

A classic case of the blurb promising more than what the book delivered. I like a chick lit bit of fluff as much as the next person but in the end both the reading and the writing was almost intolerable.