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Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart

Lu par : Barrie Kreinik
Série : Love by Numbers, Volume 3
Durée : 11 h et 58 min
Catégories : Romance, Historique
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She lives for passion.

Bold, impulsive, and a magnet for trouble, Juliana Fiori is no simpering English miss. She refuses to play by society's rules: She speaks her mind, cares nothing for the approval of the ton, and can throw a punch with remarkable accuracy. Her scandalous nature makes her a favorite subject of London's most practiced gossips...and precisely the kind of woman the duke of Leighton wants far far away from him.

He swears by reputation.

Scandal is the last thing Simon Pearson has room for in his well-ordered world. The Duke of Disdain is too focused on keeping his title untainted and his secrets unknown. But when he discovers Juliana hiding in his carriage late one evening - risking everything he holds dear - he swears to teach the reckless beauty a lesson in propriety. She has other plans, however; she wants two weeks to prove that even an unflappable duke is not above passion.

©2011 Sarah Trabucchi (P)2014 HarperCollinsPublishers

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  • Bklyn Diamond
  • 13/12/2016

Like the Story - Horrible Narration

Would you try another book from Sarah MacLean and/or Barrie Kreinik?

Yes, I enjoy most of Sarah MacLean's stories. Light reading good for beaches or cold winter night.

Would not buy another Barrie Kreinik narration. She did a horrible job at the heroine's voice. Made her sound like a gargon. Also made Ralston sound like a fool.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Barrie Kreinik?

Kate Reading. She does an excellent job with both male and female voices.

What would have made this romance irresistible?

Better narrator, more development of Simon and to why he was the way he was.

Any additional comments?

It is a good enough book but the narrator spoils the entire story. Needs to be done over.

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  • Lynn Kohoutek
  • 04/12/2018

Narrator a Disappointment

When writing a series with recurring characters it's a big mistake to change narrators. The "loving" heroes in the previous two books, were now portrayed in a haughty, almost whiny way. The heroine in this book was also more strident sounding. Because of this, it was harder to engage with the characters. The story was good but this was my least favorite of this family saga.

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  • Reed More
  • 16/04/2015

Enjoyed the family loyalty

The first part was more intriguing than the second because it tended to be repetitious and move slower after the first half. Interesting characters including the stereotyped straight-laced Duke. Count how many times the author uses her favorite word: imperious. The narrator's Italian accent was actually quite good, although loud.

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  • PennyLou
  • 20/05/2019

Main characters SOOOOOOOOOOO annoying

Sarah MacLean is a great storyteller and this book is a good story. BUT, the characters drove me crazy.. Juliana made me want to jerk her out of the story and slap her silly. At times her interaction with other characters made the others seem stupid. The book should have ended about chapter 12. A different narrator may have made me like the book more....but I don't think so.

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  • Michelle G
  • 14/05/2019

Lovely story

Loved the story but wasn’t a fan of the reading.. I didn’t care for her voice if the main character and it made it difficult to warm up to her

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  • Stephanie L Hill
  • 14/02/2015

Love Simon!!!

Simon's character was hard to like at first but as the story went on he became easier to understand. He had family and duty and in that time it meant everything. He loved his sister, not always I the right way, but he still loved her.

His love for his siren made him a true man. He loved someone who all deemed undesirable. In the end they both learned that love was enough.

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  • MM
  • 16/05/2014

REALLY ENJOYED THIS LISTEN

Loved the characters and the story line. The narrator was very good...I would listen to anything she narrates again.

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  • Tracy T
  • 23/06/2014

Not as good as the 2nd book.

This was an okay story, not nearly as good as the second book. I liked the chemistry and the bickering between Juliana and Simon "The Duke". The story was good. I would have liked there to be a better ending with the mother, ie, she deserved to get exiled or something without a penny. But unfortunately that was left with no resolution.

The narration was not the best. I thought the narrator did the men's voices better than the women's. She made Juliana sound like a wretched old crow most of the time, especially when she was angry. And she should never do an Italian voice ever again.

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  • Sam
  • 16/06/2020

Terrible narration

Well she reads a story well, she has trouble differentiating one person from another, and completely fails at accents. The biggest fault falls with the group that put it together. To me one of the most important things about A Series is continuity of narration or at least the quality. It shows a lack of caring for the audience.
On the other hand, if I hadn’t heard the two previous books, I would never have suffered through the third one.

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  • I love to shop 💜
  • 29/01/2020

Sad the series is over! 💜

The story was fantastic. It really encompassed all three books and closed most chapters. She did forget to let us know what happened to the mother, but oh well. I loved the continuing story of all the previous characters, Georgianna especially, since I didn’t actually realize she was part of this story until we “saw” her! I hadn't yet put 2 & 2 together. Lol. Also was fun to read about Penelope Marbury since I have already read A Rogue By Any Other Name (Rules of Scoundrels series), and hadn't realized there would be a connection.
It was difficult for me to engage with the narrator, and even struggled a little with the characters, mostly the twins, Cali and Marianna, because of the change of narrators. I did speed it up to 1:15 because her voice, at the normal speed just wasn't working for me. I recall hearing her for another book and I did the same. Her voice is nice, especially since she’s actually an American. All in all I enjoyed the book. Maybe not my favorite of the three, but definitely worth the read, and a nice closing for the series.

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  • Susi
  • 18/02/2015

Das war mal wieder nix

Die Bücher von Sarah MacLean sind wie Lotterie spielen: man weiß vorher nicht ob man eine Niete oder einen Volltreffer geliefert bekommt. War der zehnte Band für mich ein Volltreffer, so war der elfte dann auch prompt wieder eine echte Niete.
Eine wirklich dumme Handlung mit unsympathischen Hautpdarstellern und einer kreischigen Sprecherin...das macht das Durchhalten zu einer schwierigen Angelegenheit.

Unsere Heldin wird als unsympathisch und unlogisch handelnd beschrieben, immer damit konfrontiert dass sie sich (wirklich) schlecht benimmt. Und der Held will eine andere heiraten und verlobt sich auch mit ihr während er nach Stich und Faden die Heldin verführt.
Dass er die Verlobte dann nicht heiratet ist eher zufällig. Ich bin ja eigentlich wirklich nicht auf einem moralisch wahnsinnig hohen Posten, aber es hat mich schon gestört dass diese Verlobte einfach nach Strich und Faden betrogen und hintergangen wird. Das macht den Helden nicht wirklich sympathisch.


Im Nachhinein erfährt man auch, warum beide eigentlich tragische Figuren sind, aber da ist es auch schon zu spät. Wer wissen will, wie arrogante Herzöge sympathische Züge bekommen können, dem empfehle ich wärmstens Mary Baloghs Slightly Dangerous (leider nur als Buch erhältlich, das Audiobuch gibt es nicht mehr in digitaler Form).


Die Heldin ist Italienerin und die amerikanische Sprecherin scheint nicht so recht den Unterschied zwischen slawischen und romanischen Akzenten zu kennen, übertreibt es maßlos und so keift die Heldin unerträglich und unwahrscheinlich unecht durch die Gegend und zerstört dabei systematisch jeden Anschein von Romantik.

Dazu komt das immer gleiche Schema von Verführung und Handlungsaufbau - und fertig ist ein Buch, das von Stereotypen und leider dummen Geschwurbel nur so strotzt (mein Favorit: Her stockings were on fire!).

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