• Discouraging the Duke

  • Dukes Done Wrong Series, Book 1
  • By: Alexa Aston
  • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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Discouraging the Duke

By: Alexa Aston
Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
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Publisher's Summary

Accused of something they never did. Five boys banished from their homes in disgrace, to the place where they find the brothers of their heart—and build new family ties that will last a lifetime.

A lonely army captain who suddenly finds himself a duke. A gentleman's daughter running an estate because her father no longer can. Two lonely souls whose sparks are undeniable . . .

Miles Notley returns home as the new Duke of Winslow after being sent away for accidentally killing his younger brother when he was ten years old, an act his older brother committed—and denied. He has no idea how to run an estate, much less be a duke.

Emery Jenson came to Wildwood ten years ago with her parents, hired to be the estate's steward and housekeeper. She has taken on more responsibility as her father's mind grows weak and now runs the ducal country seat. When the new duke shows up, she schemes to hide her father's deficiencies, believing the Duke of Winslow won't remain long.

But Miles isn't going anywhere. He decides no one but Emery can be his duchess—if she will only say yes.

Will Emery discover that the best place she can be is at the Duke of Winslow's side?

©2021 Alexa Aston (P)2022 Tantor

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Not a re-listen for me

New author and new narrator for me. Not a repeat listen. Just too blah. I'm not sure if it's the narrator or if it's just immature writing.

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Very Disappointing

The story was …. well there really wasn’t a story just a series of descriptive scenes to move the book forward.
Overall the story was thin, the characters uninspired, and the kiss of death - predictable.
I have enjoyed Alexa Aston’s books and will continue to purchase and read unfortunately “Discouraging the Duke” was a dud.

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Great narrator and a very easy listen

Matthew Davies does a fantastic job at narrating this story. He really brings it to life. This is the first book from this author that I have listened to and I look forward to more. I highly recommend

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  • 05-18-22

Not enjoyable

Quite a boring story, narrator made it worse (in my opinion). Waste of money