• The Lost Duke of Wyndham

  • By: Julia Quinn
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (363 ratings)

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The Lost Duke of Wyndham

By: Julia Quinn
Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
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Publisher's Summary

Jack Audley has been a highwayman.

A soldier. And he has always been a rogue. What he is not, and never wanted to be, is a peer of the realm, responsible for an ancient heritage and the livelihood of hundreds. But when he is recognized as the long-lost son of the House of Wyndham, his carefree life is over. And if his birth proves to be legitimate, then he will find himself with the one title he never wanted: Duke of Wyndham.

Grace Eversleigh has spent the last five years toiling as the companion to the dowager Duchess of Wyndham. It is a thankless job, with very little break from the routine...until Jack Audley lands in her life, all rakish smiles and debonair charm. He is not a man who takes no for an answer, and when she is in his arms, she's not a woman who wants to say no. But if he is the true duke, then he is the one man she can never have....

©2022 Julia Quinn (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

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kinda boring

I usually love this author narrator combo but this book was kinda boring. It was predictable and not really witty like the author usually is.

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I couldn't stop listening.

I Loved it. Sound effects would have been a nice touch.overall a wonderful story.

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🥴 Gave Up!

With about four hours left, I gave up. Perhaps the pace will pick up because it started out beautifully but I just haven’t been able to get into it and have gotten distracted with other things pretty easily.

I may try to finish at a later time.

Love Julia Quinn, though. Rosalyn Landor, as always, is superb.

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DNF

While I like Julia Quinn and her usual narrator, I struggled to enjoy this book. The main characters almost had sex after knowing each other for a day and that's not my cup of tea. Too much farfetched sexual tension. Intimacy should add to the story, not overpower it. Halfway through I returned it. Storyline was okay otherwise, nothing special. Wish it was funnier.

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Lovely story, interesting characters

While I'm a huge fan of both Julia Quinn and Rosalyn Landor, this book wasn't one of their best. And it's because of the two main characters....and that dreadful Dower Duchess. Jack is a scamp...but didn't quite come across that way. And Grace...I think she has a great strength of character, but again the portrayal fell short. BUT.....I still liked the book and will listen again.

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The Narration drove me nuts.

I could not stand the narration in this book. It really sounded overworked and forced in this person’s register.

I’ll finish reading it on my own but I just felt as if a grandmother was reading a book to me as she thought a young person wanted it read to them.

I tried to ignore it, but jeez I just personally could not stand it. Nails on a chalk board.

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Another great historical fiction romance

if you love historical fiction romance, then you will love this book and any book that Julia Quinn writes.

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Love Julia Quinn’s writing!!

I love her writing style! So descriptive I feel like i’m there as an observer in the story!!

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Regency romance with a twist

First, Rosalyn Landor, the narrator of most of Julia Quinn’s books is astounding! She can switch from woman to man and dialect to dialect seamlessly. She can be haughty, backwater, Scottish, Irish, American English so cleanly, I have to remind myself the narration is only one person.
This book has romance, a really nasty dowager, a Duke who may or may not be the Duke and and interloper, yes it has them all in a tangled web of upperclass foolishness.

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Not her best

This was actually written in 2008 and I am thinking that Julia Quinn was not a fully developed writer at the time. Sort of boring characters; the story line could have been good, but it just never really developed. The companion book, Mr Cavendish I Presume, is literally the same book from different characters perspective.
I gave up on this one (Mr. Cavendash) by chapter 5! I was just so annoyed with both characters that I could read no more!

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  • mrs j.
  • 05-24-22

Put me to sleep for nearly two months

This is possibly the most boring story ever written. No character development at all. The entire book is one long winded expression of feelings. The narrator cannot do a male voice without making him sound like a grunting neanderthal so when our supposed hero is being emotional it’s impossible to take seriously and is cringeworthy instead. I listen to books at bedtime and this one put me to sleep for months and I had to listen in the mornings just to get through it.

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  • Sylvia Owen
  • 07-30-22

Loved it

The perfect combination of Rosalyn with her 1000 voices and Julia. Was rather hesitant after reading other reviews but must have been a bad day over there because it is great

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  • Cassie
  • 07-02-22

I am sorry to say disappointed

The story could have been so good but concentrated on fee!ings and conversation, no development.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-14-22

Great story

Excellent storyline, interesting characters and a different twist to a love story.
Rosalyn Landor was amazing as always.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-29-22

enjoyable

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story is good and the narrator is pleasant to listen to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-26-22

Not One But Two

Since finishing the entire Bridgerton, Belvestoke and their series offshoots I have been waiting for and wanting more. I devoured this and the book following - featuring Two heroes, two points of view, no actual villain, surprise twist in each main characters’ stories - a slight variation on the usual formula - in two days. The second part practically writes itself. Love love love this narrator’s work.

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  • Sharon Tindall
  • 05-20-22

The best story ever

This has got to be the best romance novel I have ever listened to.

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  • Alvie.Huit
  • 05-01-22

Egg or Chicken - either/or

As per the sentiments expressed in my review of the sister book 'Mr Caversham, I Presume' which I listened to first, i found this version of the same story somewhat redundant. You could get away with listening to one or the other to arrive at the same conclusion - the differing POVs not being riverting enough to justify 2 books.

I also didn't think the characters were balanced compared to the other book. In this one Amelia was a bit of a stubbed toe.

Frankly whilst the narration was good, I did prefer the other to this one.

I wonder if my opinion would've been any difference had I listened to this one first.