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The Duchess Audiobook

The Duchess

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Publisher's Summary

An enthralling novel set in early 19th-century England, Paris, and New York, featuring an indomitable young heroine who rises from ruin to become the toast of Paris, by way of the chic bordello she establishes for the most powerful men in France.

Turned out of her ancestral home by her vicious half brother, the orphaned daughter of an English duke and a French noblewoman makes her way to Paris and takes in abused French streetwalkers, transforming them into sought-after courtesans in the city's most exclusive bordello, Le Boudoir. It is only the beginning of her return to the upper reaches of society and ultimate justice.

©2017 Danielle Steel (P)2017 Recorded Books

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    Amzoony 07-26-17
    Amzoony 07-26-17
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    "Cinderella Story"

    I couldn't stomach listening to more than a few chapters of this boring, predictable Cinderella-like story. I did like the narrator though.

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    America Serrano 07-25-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome"

    Loved the storyline and the narrator did a fabulous job! When do we get a sequel?

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    Woods 07-23-17
    Woods 07-23-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Awesome "

    Love it !! Hope there is a part 2. Love to read Danielle Steels. Total enjoyed the this book.

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    Ashlee 07-20-17
    Ashlee 07-20-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful!!"

    kept my attention and was entertaining completely through. Such a great book. Very well done.

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    Martha Brieden 07-20-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Captivating"

    This book had u from chapter 1 u wanted to reach into the book to undo the injustice. Loved it all the way to the end. Hated to have it end I recommend this very highly

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    Terry 07-18-17
    Terry 07-18-17 Member Since 2012

    I love listening to all genres of books.

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    "ENJOYABLE READ"

    Finally a good story line from Danielle Steel ... I would recommend this book to readers.

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    Margaret D. Jackson 07-17-17 Member Since 2014
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    "The Duchess gets her revenge."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It's a very good story and kept me enthralled.


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

    Her quick wit and the birth of the idea to open a brothel.


    Have you listened to any of Gideon Emery’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, his narrations are lively and attention keeping.


    If you could rename The Duchess, what would you call it?

    It was the perfect title for this book. I wouldn't change a thing.


    Any additional comments?

    I will definitely listen to this book again and again; it was just that captivating.

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    Courtney 07-17-17
    Courtney 07-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Granny Dan may take a side seat to this one!"

    As a dance teacher my favorite book by DS has always been Granny Dan however this title will be a very , very close second if not right beside on the "favorite shelve" !

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    diane Houde 07-16-17
    diane Houde 07-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Very nice"

    It was real fine listen, entertaining book to listen to, a good story about Angelique

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    Dr. Music Mom 07-15-17

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    "Hello again Danielle Steele"

    I stopped reading Danielle Steele's book a long time ago. Here I am again. FANTASTIC STORY!

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  • Jennifer Ginda
    7/19/17
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    "absolutely spellbinding book and storyline! great!"

    wonderful book...top notch storyline and felt like I was taken back in time.Yet again another fab book by Danielle steel

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  • Sarah James
    RUISLIP, United Kingdom
    7/2/17
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    "Danielle has still got the touch!"

    If you're a fan then you won't be disappointed with The Duchess as it romps along at a good pace travelling from England to France to New York and has the usual twists and turns. One of her historical novels, and I prefer her contemporary ones, but the skill is to keep her listener entertained and that is exactly what Danielle Steel achieves. Now that I have finished this book I find myself thinking about the characters and missing them. The heroine can be a bit too good to be true and the coincidences are sometimes far fetched but on the whole I got what I wanted, a jolly good story that took me away from everyday life for a couple of days. The narrator was excellent. We don't usually get a British reader! And his American accent was superb as were all his many character portrayals. Well done. Danielle is prolific, and writes a few books each year. I recommend this one and eagerly await my next feel good fix.

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