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Mask of Duplicity

By: Julia Brannan
Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor,Will M. Watt
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Summary

Following the death of their father, Beth's brother, Richard, returns from the army to claim his share of the family estate. However, Beth's hopes of a quiet life are dashed when Richard, dissatisfied with his meager inheritance and desperate for promotion, decides to force her into a marriage for his military gain. He will stop at nothing to get his way. 

Beth is coerced into a reconciliation with her noble cousins in order to marry well and escape her brutal brother. She is then thrown into the glittering social whirl of Georgian high society and struggles to conform. The effeminate but witty socialite Sir Anthony Peters offers to ease her passage into society, and she is soon besieged by suitors eager to get their hands on her considerable dowry. 

Beth, however, wants love and passion for herself and to break free from the artificial life she is growing to hate. She finds herself plunged into a world where nothing is as it seems and everyone hides behind a mask. 

Can she trust the people professing to care for her?

©2015 Julia Brannan (P)2019 Julia Brannan

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Mask of Duplicity

A cracking good story. Wonderful to listen to. I hope more of Julia's books are made into audiobooks.

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A few cliched situations spoilt this otherwise entertaining and enjoyable audiobook. The dual narration worked well.

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very enjoyable

I really enjoyed listening to this reading. I highly recommend it if you love history.

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Mask of Duplicity

Great story with vibrant and dynamic characters and performed so very well by Rosalyn Landor and Will M. Watt. Excellent! Would like to hear the rest now, please.

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A great listen

I'm really pleased that there were 2 narrators, as I often find it frustrating when a woman portrays a male character and vice versa. I've read the books and enjoyed them and am so pleased that the audio works too.

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Magnificent! Great start to a truly wonderful series,

I really did not know what I was letting myself in for when I followed a Diana Gabaldon recommendation, and purchased Mask of Duplicity. I knew from the narrators first few words that this was going to be my sort of book, and my sort of series! The story is fantastic, Julia’s an excellent writer. I was bereft when I finished the 6 main books because I missed the characters so much, I went straight back to the start and listened it through again (and again). The only other series I’ve done that with is Outlander. The Narration is f.a.b.u.l.o.u.s too!

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An enjoyable story with good narration

The story of Beth is quite interesting, telling us about a young lady that doesn’t quite fit into the strict parameters of high-class society during the time period. The main character is fiery, brave and with a reasonable degree of intelligence. The author successfully makes me dislike the characters that I am meant to dislike and like the ones I am supposed to - which is a good feat.

I enjoy the dual narration too - which works well generally - and I enjoy the twists and turns of the story too. This first book is a bit slower than the rest of the series as it sets the scene but it is well worth a listen and got me hooked enough to keep going with the following book.

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Most disappointed

I was looking forward to this. Sadly I lasted two chapters. Narration did not help.

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Great book

I loved this story. It was so well read on audible. I have just ordered the next book in the series. Thoroughly recommend.

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outstanding

really enjoyed this - the narration was epic, I usually tire of Rosalyn's voice as she is the preferred narrator of period dramas it's quite tedious BUT on this occasion she was excellent and a great coupling with Will Watt - this is the first I have heard of him an I will definitely be looking for books narrated by him, his accents are really good.
I'm addicted to find out the next part of this story- so, so good.

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