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Download The Taming of the Duke: Essex Sisters, Book 3 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,245 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eloisa James Narrator: Susan Duerden Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN:
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Imogen, Lady Maitland, has decided to dance on the wild side. After all, she's in the delicious position of being able to take a lover: a discreet male who knows just when to leave in the morning.

But Lady Maitland is still under the watchful eye of her former guardian, the wildly untamed Rafe, the Duke of Holbrook. He believes she is still in need of a watchdog. She laughs at the idea that someone so insufferably lazy and devoted to drink can demand that she behave with propriety.

It's Rafe's long-lost brother, a man who looks precisely like the duke but with none of his degenerate edge, who interests Imogen. To Imogen, he's the shadow duke... the man who really should hold the title. But when Imogen agrees to accompany Gabe to a masquerade - whose masked eyes watch her with that intense look of desire? Who exactly is she dancing with? The duke or the shadow duke? Rafe... or Gabe?

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eve | 2/19/2014

    " Really liked it, such a classic. Upon rereading, I thought the end was tied up a bit too fast (and neatly), but I love Imogen and Rafe together. Now I'm excited to read the last sister's book! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 LuvGirl | 2/19/2014

    " pet peve- hero not attractive "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Pollard | 2/8/2014

    " A fun, fast read. I had some issues with how quickly all the problems were solved at the end, but overall I liked the characters and I liked the plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shalon | 2/4/2014

    " pretty good.. kinda slow... I think maybe a little to much was going on here "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarita | 1/30/2014

    " Wow! First 5 star I have given out in a long time. Hope all my gals pick this one up! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carahcat | 1/23/2014

    " I just started reading Eloisa James with the Fairy Tale series which I liked. This one sounded good, but I found myself powering through it because some chapters were kind of boring. I thought that it didn't have much of a plot to fit a whole novel, so she added other storylines to beef it up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 1/20/2014

    " I am glad that Imogen married Rafe. I like the Essex girls a lot and can't wait to see what happens to Josie. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Widhy Pratiwie | 1/15/2014

    " gak suka banget ma imogen ......murahan "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ron | 1/6/2014

    " Eloisa James wraps up the Essex Sisters series by putting Rafe in the romantic spotlight, and acknowledging all that drinking he's been doing over the last three books in the series... a fun ending to a fun quartet. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ariana Smith | 12/29/2013

    " Imogen was horrible and annoyingly so. Disappointed "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alissa | 12/27/2013

    " I really loved Rees and Imogen's romance. It was illicit, adventurous and delicious. I didn't like Imogen's character until this book. Rees cleans up to be quite a dashing and delectable hero. The Essex Sisters are a great series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianna | 12/25/2013

    " Thought it would be worse. The ending was kind of annoying. The lack of conflict at the end was...well I hate dramatics (of a certain kind), but with this situation there should have been a little fuss. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nasim | 12/23/2013

    " Rafe is one of my dream guys I would like to marry. MY sweet sweet dreams.:D "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vann | 12/13/2013

    " dari awal emg kurang suka ama imogen,, childish, selfish, 'blind' woman.. tp terharu bgt ama rafe.. mau struggle cuma buat dapetin cewe kaya imogen.. rada ga sepadan sih.. yg buat gw ga bosen ama ni buku cuma rafe n imogen smart argument,, really entertaining,, "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dolly | 11/19/2013

    " A surprisingly great book. I certainly wasn't expecting to root for the main (and side) couples as much as I did, but the book really sold them to me. Plus, crossdressing! And ~mistaken identities~! And plays!!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Edith | 3/19/2013

    " The book was all over the place with multiple charachters, it was sometimes hard to follow them. I would get into one storyline but the next chapter would jump to a new character. Overall the book was an enjoyable read, of the male characters, I loved Rafe! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ilze | 11/23/2012

    " Wonderful, wonderful book! Love Rafe, love Imogen (after hating her in the previous 2 books in this series), love Gillian and Gabriel. But I love Rafe the most - how could anyone help it? The love scenes are absolutely delicious, as is the humour which laces through the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly22 | 9/26/2012

    " 3.50 Stars - Historical Romance "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 7/7/2012

    " I've been reading (and enjoying) this series quite a lot. Through it all, however, I've found Imogen a spoiled rotten brat who I just wanted to strangle. This was her story - and while she was better in this book - well a little too late as far as I'm concerned! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 1/30/2012

    " I've read all the Essex Sisters' series, and I put off this one til last because I really didn't like Imogen. It turned out to be my favorite one out of the four. "

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About the Author
Author Eloisa James

Eloisa James, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, wrote her first novel after graduating from Harvard, but alas, it was rejected by every possible publisher. After she got an MPhil from Oxford, a PhD from Yale, and a job as a Shakespeare professor, she tried again, with much greater success. In 2013 she won a RITA Award for Best Romance Novella. She teaches Shakespeare in the English department at Fordham University in New York. She is the mother of two children and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight.

About the Narrator

Susan Duerden is a critically acclaimed audiobook narrator. Her reading of The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht earned her an AudioFile Best Voice Award and a Booklist Editors’ Choice Award. She has won ten AudioFile Earphones Awards.