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The Duchess Audiobook

The Duchess

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Publisher's Summary

An enthralling novel set in early 19th-century England, Paris, and New York, featuring an indomitable young heroine who rises from ruin to become the toast of Paris, by way of the chic bordello she establishes for the most powerful men in France.

Turned out of her ancestral home by her vicious half brother, the orphaned daughter of an English duke and a French noblewoman makes her way to Paris and takes in abused French streetwalkers, transforming them into sought-after courtesans in the city's most exclusive bordello, Le Boudoir. It is only the beginning of her return to the upper reaches of society and ultimate justice.

©2017 Danielle Steel (P)2017 Recorded Books

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    Lesley Owen 13/08/2017
    Lesley Owen 13/08/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "another great book"

    Lovely listen never tired of the story. Great once again. can't wait to start my next one right away.

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    sunglo 11/08/2017
    sunglo 11/08/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Feel good book"

    Really enjoyed this book. DS can sometimes be a little predictable, this book wasn't. It had some twists and turns and was a very enjoyable read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Ginda 19/07/2017
    Jennifer Ginda 19/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "absolutely spellbinding book and storyline! great!"

    wonderful book...top notch storyline and felt like I was taken back in time.Yet again another fab book by Danielle steel

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    Sarah James 02/07/2017
    Sarah James 02/07/2017
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    "Danielle has still got the touch!"

    If you're a fan then you won't be disappointed with The Duchess as it romps along at a good pace travelling from England to France to New York and has the usual twists and turns. One of her historical novels, and I prefer her contemporary ones, but the skill is to keep her listener entertained and that is exactly what Danielle Steel achieves. Now that I have finished this book I find myself thinking about the characters and missing them. The heroine can be a bit too good to be true and the coincidences are sometimes far fetched but on the whole I got what I wanted, a jolly good story that took me away from everyday life for a couple of days. The narrator was excellent. We don't usually get a British reader! And his American accent was superb as were all his many character portrayals. Well done. Danielle is prolific, and writes a few books each year. I recommend this one and eagerly await my next feel good fix.

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  • Gale
    01/08/17
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    "Great book!"

    If you like Downton Abbey, you will enjoy this book. Could not stop listening to it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • America Serrano
    25/07/17
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    "Awesome"

    Loved the storyline and the narrator did a fabulous job! When do we get a sequel?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Courtney
    17/07/17
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    "Granny Dan may take a side seat to this one!"

    As a dance teacher my favorite book by DS has always been Granny Dan however this title will be a very , very close second if not right beside on the "favorite shelve" !

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • diane Houde
    16/07/17
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    "Very nice"

    It was real fine listen, entertaining book to listen to, a good story about Angelique

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    20/08/17
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    "My favorite"

    One of her best books! The story flowed so well and kept me entertained the entire way! Hardly any repetitive context like she typically has!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vonda J. Orders
    11/08/17
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    "A Sedate Duchess"
    Where does The Duchess rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I enjoyed this fairly light story of a woman who succeeds against all odds. The narrator did a very good job taking on several different accents for both men and women in England, France and America.


    If you’ve listened to books by Danielle Steel before, how does this one compare?

    This is not my favorite Danielle Steel book, but it was a satisfying read.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene was when Angelica arrived back at her birth home and reunited with the servants after buying it back and kicking out her brother.


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  • A. Murphree
    Marshall, Mo
    02/08/17
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    "Provides nice fantasy escape"

    While I really enjoyed this story initially, the way the author continued to remind us how beautiful Angelique is and how smart she is and how people are drawn to her and want to be near her was very repetitive. I understand that in the beginning it is necessary to help set the tone of the story and to repeat it again later for certain situations is one thing, but every time a new characters relationship was discussed the entire thing was repeated over and over. Otherwise the story was grand and wonderful...the ending, superb.
    I really enjoyed this narrator and enjoyed his many voices for the various characters. I have had quite a bit of experience with audio books in the past that have not been this pleasant.

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  • Jillian
    Bay City, MI
    02/08/17
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    "Fantastic"

    The storyline sucked me in immediately!! I found myself holding my breath a few times, crying at others and smiling more. It's a good story about growing up during a period of time that I can only imagine when horse drawn carriages were the primary means of travel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amzoony
    Volcano, CA
    26/07/17
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    "Cinderella Story"

    I couldn't stomach listening to more than a few chapters of this boring, predictable Cinderella-like story. I did like the narrator though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Christen Hamilton
    25/07/17
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    "Good book on a long road trip"
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    Good book but the author does alot of repeating the samething over and over. The story could have been completed in 4 hours instead of 8.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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