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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,319 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eloisa James Narrator: Susan Duerden Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: Eloisa’s Fairy Tales Series Release Date: August 2012 ISBN: 9780062209382
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“Eloisa James is extraordinary.”
—Lisa Kleypas

“Nothing gets me to the bookstore faster than a new novel by Eloisa James.”
—Julia Quinn

New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James gives the classic Hans Christian Andersen story of “The Ugly Duckling” a wonderful, witty, and delightfully passionate twist. The Ugly Duchess is another fairytale inspired romance from the unparalleled storyteller whose writing, author Teresa Medieros raves, “is truly scrumptious.” A sexy and fun historical romance, James’s winning tale of a glorious reawakening does not feature ducks and swans—rather it’s a charming story of a young woman unaware of her own beauty, suddenly duty-bound to wed the dashing gentleman who has always been her platonic best friend…until now.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caira | 2/8/2014

    " I didn't really like this book. The characters were crap and the plot was weird. Disappointed really. =( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcia | 1/31/2014

    " Some parts dragged about, but still a good story. The bonus short story was uplifting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie | 10/11/2013

    " Goodness between laughing and crying on my part, there was no down time in this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gianthogweed | 10/4/2013

    " I found the characters very interesting with their mistakes of youth and their growth both physical and emotional. Nevertheless, imo, they were not able to make the story shine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nan | 9/28/2013

    " James is an amazing writer. She creates the sort of romances I love--characters that live and breathe, detailed (if occasionally anachronistic) settings, and a refusal to play along with the sexist tropes that have shaped the romance genre for so long. I need to read more of her books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ashley FL | 1/23/2013

    " Disappointing. I didn't buy that our hero was a good guy, which made the whole thing pretty icky. I think Eloisa James phoned it in on this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda | 1/16/2013

    " These books are usually very entertaining and they always seem to make me laugh this one was just not as good as the others in the series. It was very drawn out and I thought there was a lot more that could have been done with the pirate and a duchess but it was still a good quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raynell | 10/18/2012

    " Be warned, this book will turn you into a watering pot. Magnificent book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JJ | 10/8/2012

    " Enjoyed this quite a bit. "

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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 an actress and an Earphones Award–winning 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. Here career spans film, television, theater, voice-overs, and animation. She has played critically acclaimed and award-winning theatrical roles on London’s West End and Off Broadway; acted in the features Lovewrecked and Flushed Away; and held a recurring role on ABC’s Lost.