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The Duke and I

Bridgerton Family, Book 1
Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
Categories: Fiction, Chick Lit
4.5 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Simon Basset, the irresistible Duke of Hastings, has hatched a plan to keep himself free from marriage: he will pretend to be engaged to the lovely Daphne Bridgerton. After all, it isn't as if the brooding rogue has any real plans to marry.... Although, there is something about the alluring Miss Bridgerton that sets Simon's heart beating a bit faster. But Daphne soon finds herself forgetting that their courtship is a complete sham....

©2000, 2013 Julie Cotler Pottinger (P)2016 Recorded Books Inc

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" The Duke and I is rich with author Julia Quinn's trademark humour and engaging dialogue.... Quinn just keeps getting better and better, a fact that's sure to delight readers." (Lois Faye Dyer)

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captivating

I really loved this awesome price of work...it's soo much realistic like you're seeing a movie!. thanks Rosalyn Landor! I really and specially had no difficulty in listen through the whole time. you're a GEM Julia Quinn

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Loved it!

Loved it. The narrator is especially great. The conflict is resolved a bit too quickly, but otherwise it's great. Full of great, engaging characters.

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Good read

Heartwarming story that makes you laugh. The Narrating is superb! Makes one want to read the other books on the Bridgeton clan.

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  • Eber Soler
  • 09-29-19

Dropped out

I couldn't get past the first hour or so. The level of silliness of this story is incredible.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-11-19

nice easy read

enjoyed this nice easy read, if your looking for something pleasant and romantic for a change.

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  • niamh bonner
  • 07-21-19

Marvellous tale

This book is a lovely story that harps back to Austin's time. the family have lots of character and I can't wait to listen to the next one

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  • Rachel Reads
  • 05-07-19

Fabulous! first of the series

I loved this so well written and narrated.
Loved the sibling interactions, I can't wait to listen to the rest.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-15-19

A quality audible book

I loved the kindle book, enjoying it again driving has been an enhanced pleasure.
Well read and sympathetically characterised.

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  • G. P. Brown
  • 09-17-18

Good but not without flaws!

This was a romance with a lot going for it.
- The story was fun and packed with plenty of humour.
- Quinn's writing was engaging and sucked me in from the start.
-There was a few touching moments and it was easy to emotionally invest in the characters.
-The relationship between the Bridgerton family and the family dynamic made for plenty of amusing moments.

It was just hindered by a few annoying flaws.
-Loads of violence. Why is it so hard to find HR books where an inclination towards violence is not seen as an admirable trait?
-The presence of a scene with questionable levels of consent. I could have lived without this scene in the book and been more happy about it as it sort of tainted my enjoyment of the final stages of the story.

All in all I felt like this was more good than bad and I'll definitely move onto the next book in the series. Hopefully in that one Quinn works on eliminating the flaws and concentrating on the stuff that made this one good!

I feel like Rosalyn Landor is always a solid choice for historical romance novels and that she gave a great performance of this one.

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  • Louize
  • 08-09-17

Utter load of tripe

Appallingly badly written. Dreadful delivery. Totally incorrect historically. Many errors in continuity. Example Daphnis daughters in one chapter have brown eyes and in the next have blue. In fact the book was so bad I'm returning it.

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