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The Wyndham Legacy: Legacy, Book 1

By: Catherine Coulter
Narrated by: Maggie McClellan
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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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So much potential

The story started promising. But god it just draaaaaaaggged on insufferably!! I eventually stopped at chapter 27.
And the narrator was god-awful!! It’s always hard when voice talent has to do both a British and American accent. Well congratulations. She did both of them poorly. The British accent was filled with American dialect and the American southern drawl seemed out of place for Baltimore. Can’t believe I kept listening for as long as I did!

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Excellent

Loved story. Loved all the characters and Maggie McClellan was superb. Could listen to her narration for hours

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loved this book

listening was just as much fun as the first time I read it. Thank you so much.

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Not that great

This book was too much for me. I don't plan on reading anymore books by this author. The hero verbally abused the heroine. The heroine physically abused the hero. The heroine had nine lives. The heroine survived being bashed over the head, pushed down the stairs, and being shot. Also, I thought that the little ditties that she wrote were dumb.

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Coulter creates characters to care aBout

I know what to expect in this romances and continue to learn something as well as laugh aloud.
A new narrater to me. Found her characterizations spot on. I listen while driving and my overnight 12 hr drives are no longer filled with whistling and pull offs. A lovely way to spend the night ...found my self circling the block on occasion and tonight had to...(finished last 30 minutes in bed)

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Great Story with Excellent Narration

I Loved the Narrator and the story was absolutely adorable. The Duchess and Marcus were interesting characters..I enjoyed this audible