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Publisher's Summary

At the age of nine, Josephina Cochrane is mockingly dubbed the "Duchess" by her half-cousin, Marcus Wyndham. Little does Marcus suspect that the Duchess will one day reign sovereign over his own future. For the Earl of Chase, the Duchess's father and Marcus' uncle, leaves a double-edged inheritance, a legacy that will bind their fates.

When the Earl of Chase dies without a son, Marcus stands to inherit his fortune and title. But the old earl, bitter that Marcus escaped the tragedy that claimed the lives of his two sons, has laced his legacy with vengeful stipulations.

But there is another Wyndham legacy, one beyond the Earl of Chase's rank and holdings - a treasure from long ago that's shrouded in legend. Before the rival legacies can be settled, the Duchess and Marcus must solve two mysteries - one from the past and one that shadows the present.

Listen to more in the Legacy Series.
©2004 Catherine Coulter (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Unexpected plot twists, witty dialogue and an engaging cast of secondary characters contribute to the charm of [this] Regency romance." ( Publishers Weekly)
"A terrific addition is the voice of Maggie McClellan. Clarity, even pacing, consistent vocal quality, and successful accents, American and British, make The Wyndham Legacy a great listening adventure." ( AudioFile)

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Very entertaining.

Similar to some of her other story lines. However, it has a bit of a punch that I liked better than some of her other historical romances. I guess it is the 'winning out' over adversary.

Again, if you like historical romances, you will enjoy this one; treasure hunting and all.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Narrator ruined it for me

I rarely leave bad reviews, and I definitely do not like to leave reviews for narrators because listening to narrating is so subjective and personal. I even more rarely return a book, However after 3 1/2 hours of this narrator, I just can’t take it anymore and I am returning the book. I’m thinking that this book was probably recorded a long time ago before narrators really started becoming a thing? She tries too hard and the thing is driving me crazy is she’ll say something and she’ll just speed through the end of the sentence. Ugh. Im really disappointed too because CC was always one of my fav orite authors. This was my first audiobook attempt. I will try another, but never ever again with this narrator.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars

Lovely, entertaining and a good read

This was a lovely tale of an independant woman, with a free spirit and loving heart. It is entertaining, has an excellent commentary on the times via verse. I really enjoyed it, the leading man was frustratingly loveable and the supporting characters entertaining and diverting. Well written and spoken.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Katherine
  • Severna Park, MD, United States
  • 04-17-10

Starts Legacy Trilogy, a fun story and performance

A twist on the bastard daughter who learns to be self possessed and creative. She sees her hero for his flaws. A nicely drawn set of characters and with an audio performance that adds the entertainment of the story line. I truly enjoyed this reader's ability.

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You know what is said about Assuming

I really enjoyed this book & the series. It has some devastating segments, comic segments too. In this time period, seldom did women have control of her money, unless she marry. So this book also describes the suffrage before the woman movement. I enjoy many of Catherine Coulter's work. The narrator was excellent.

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Good story, not a good performance.

The voices done were not good. Used odd accents rather than English. No accent would’ve been better. Made it difficult to listen to the whole book.

That said, so many things went wrong for the couple that I couldn’t help but like the story line since it was almost fantastical but not quite. Overall I enjoyed it, but would’ve definitely enjoyed it more with a different reader.

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brilliant!

fun, witty, dramatic and intriguing. so much fun! I highly recommend to anyo me who wants a laugh and some intrigue.

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great entertainment

I loved this book. great ending for the series. looking forward to reading it again

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Narrator ruined it for me....

Too low a voice, terrible voice for singing the characters "jingles". Shouldn't this have been considered when selecting a narrator??!!
Problem is, I've read this book & loved it.....

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Boring

I tried to get in to this book but it was so boring. The storyline would have been fine, but it just drug on and on and on...... the narrator was also a bit boring. I didn't finish this book as it bored me so much.