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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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    Gale 08-01-17
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    "Great book!"

    If you like Downton Abbey, you will enjoy this book. Could not stop listening to it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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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?

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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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" !

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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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    Cricket Washington, DC 10-19-17
    Cricket Washington, DC 10-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Good Read"

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the "The Dutchess". I would have changed the love interest of Angelique. I had her ending up with someone more European, but all in all, I really enjoyed the book. Would be great if there were a sequel to this book.

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    Norma Munoz Texas 10-04-17
    Norma Munoz Texas 10-04-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Keeps you guessing!"

    I couldn't stop listening. Right when you thought you knew what was going to happen, there was a curve ball. Great story.

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    pets for life 09-29-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Cinderella with a twist"

    I was pleasantly surprised with the story line because early into the book I thought I had the whole plot figured out. Surprise! It turned out to be so much more. The live story I envisioned was not the one that happened and while I was happy with the relationship, I was sad that she did not end up with the very good friend. Overall, I loved the book!

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    Amazon Customer 09-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "love it"

    Loved it. I listened to it o. my 7 hour drive and it kept me alert and made drive better.

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    TexasKH 09-24-17
    TexasKH 09-24-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Entertaining in all areas"

    It's been a long time since I've read a Danielle Steele book so I was looking forward to seeing if she still delivered a good read. What a treat I found in this one! The narrator is absolutely the BEST I've ever heard. His beautiful European accent flows across your ears like an enchanting encounter who you look forward to spending your next available time with! His ability to change his voice for the different characters was superb, especially his American one. The story pulls you in, helps you feel The Duchess's gloom and doom, then takes you on her very interesting journey of strength and respect for herself, making a delightful and entertaining escape for the listener. I'll be looking for another Danielle Steele book and narrator Gideon Emory today!

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    Mary Brick Staten Island, NY USA 09-17-17
    Mary Brick Staten Island, NY USA 09-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "totally enthralled"

    Loved this book from tbe very first chapter. sorry when it ended. give me more.

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  • Lesley Owen
    8/13/17
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    "another great book"

    Lovely listen never tired of the story. Great once again. can't wait to start my next one right away.

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  • sunglo
    8/11/17
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    "Feel good book"

    Really enjoyed this book. DS can sometimes be a little predictable, this book wasn't. It had some twists and turns and was a very enjoyable read.

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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
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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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