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The Wicked Duke Audiobook

The Wicked Duke: The Wicked Trilogy, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

Third in the roguishly intriguing series by the New York Times best-selling author of Tall, Dark, and Wicked and His Wicked Reputation.

She appeals to his wicked inclinations, but he never expects she might snare his heart….

Suspected of his brother's murder, Lancelot Hemingford, Duke of Aylesbury, was forced to give up his hell-raising habits in London for the anonymity of quiet country living. So, when an opportunity arises to clear his name in exchange for proposing to the niece of a neighbor, he sees no choice but to accept. Plus, seducing the reluctant maiden will be a most intriguing challenge.

As Marianne Radley is dependent on her uncle, she must accept the Duke's marriage proposal at her family's request, despite her belief he is irredeemably wicked. But along with marrying him, she intends to sniff out the duke's unsavory secrets and expose them to the world: a plan that would be flawless were it not for one minor detail - even she, with all her determination, is not immune to the charms of a rakish duke.

©2016 Madeline Hunter (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Amy 08-07-16
    Amy 08-07-16
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    "It's okay..."

    The story is good, but the reader's voice for the duke's character was so draggy and affected, that I almost returned it. The rest of her reading was good.

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    Barbara CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH, United States 10-30-16
    Barbara CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH, United States 10-30-16 Member Since 2012

    Vince Flynn is my favorite author. I enjoy CIA or FBI thrillers, and sometimes light reading like Judith McNaught or Cathrine Coulter. Personal information, I became a grandma last year and love it!

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    "great story. terrible performance . "

    This story of Lance was the perfect ending to the wicked trilogy. his character is quite a character throughout the book. You have to read every chapter all the way to the end to not miss anything . The performance is regrettably awful and takes away from the book.

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    @LollyRussell 05-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent Conclusion to The Wicked Trilogy"
    What did you love best about The Wicked Duke?

    I loved the strength of character the hero had to show to survive his trials. Although all three books in this trilogy can be read as stand alone novels, there is a thread uniting all the books that come together in Lance's story. Lance lives under the cloud of an open investigation into the death of his hated older brother Perry. The unjust rumours and allegations and their restrictions on his freedom chafe at his rebellious spirit, as does his growing realisation of the incalculable harm Perry did before dying. Madeline Hunter does an excellent job in conveying his sense of impending doom and growing vulnerability to depression without ever using modern medical terms to define his condition. He must find the strength to fight his inner and outer demons.<br/><br/>I appreciated the fact that although Lance's brothers and later the heroine Marianne stand by Lance, he has to rescue himself. With his wealth and power, Lance is not an obvious example of a man in trauma, but money can't buy reputation and that is the battle he fights. Other characters, including the heroine Marianne, her mother and her cousin Nora show different degrees of resilience and alternative ways of coping with trauma.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lance is my favourite character. His actions in the final house party show how he has matured, and I loved him for growing into a man of justice and compassion rather than falling to bitterness.


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

    The Wicked Duke is the second Lulu Russell performance I have heard. The first one was book 2 in the trilogy, Tall Dark and Wicked. I enjoyed her performances but wish she had been able to narrate the whole series. Her Eva is different to the Eva of His Wicked Reputation (book 1), more girlish, and it jarred, not because it was a bad performance but because it was distinctly different.


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

    Yes. I was absolutely hooked


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    Martha 04-26-17
    Martha 04-26-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Worst reader"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A different reader.


    What was most disappointing about Madeline Hunter’s story?

    Didn't finish.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Lulu Russell?

    Almost anyone else. This reader doesn't have a clue how to use her voice and intonation. She singlehandedly ruined this book.


    Any additional comments?

    This story was ruined by the reader who read like a third grader reading bad poetry. She drops the ends of sentences of male characters. Could not finish.

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    Maine Knitter 06-12-16
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    "Entertaining"

    An entertaining book and a fine end to the trilogy.

    I still don't understand how Marianne could overlook the wrong that was done by marrying the Duke. (Not really a spoiler.) Poor Nora.

    I like the brothers and they all have fierce wives. Fierce in a good way.

    The epilogue surprised me so that was a positive. I don't like this narrator's characterizations at all.

    While I listened to the Audible version I hated to look at the book's cover. It's not the same as the one normally shown and it was pretty ugly.

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    Katie 07-13-16
    Katie 07-13-16 Member Since 2014
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    I enjoyed the plot and even though it was very predictable the storytelling was great!

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    KElizabeth Green 07-01-16

    Avid reader time permitting. Love audio books as I can multitask, love being inserted into the time & place of story thru narrators accents.

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    "Wicked makes good"

    The story of Lance and Marianne is a wonderful combination of mystery and the impossible dreams of a well-spoken, yet innocent girl who considers herself pretty well seated on "the shelf". When reading book 1 and book 2 in this series, the character, Lance, always seemed so illusive that I was naturally intrigued I fully enjoyed listening to Lulu Russell's narration of "The Wicked Duke" as she is a very talented storyteller. Madeline Hunter is always a joy to read, or listen to, since there is always a good plot, well developed characters, and a talent for making you wish you were there, standing on the sidelines with her devilishly handsome men and the particularly independent and self assured women who tamed them. If you haven't had a chance to read these yet, you really must add them to your reading repertoire. They are well worth t g e price of the book and the audio version. Don't miss out on this great read!

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