Audiobook Review: What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries

Posted March 25, 2015 by Felicia S in 2015 Read, 4.25 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 24 Comments

Audiobook Review: What the Duke Desires by Sabrina JeffriesSource: Audiobook Purchase

Format: Audiobook

What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries
Narrator: Corrie James
Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins

Date Read: February 2015

Genre: Historical, Romance

Maximilian Cale, the Duke of Lyons, long ago buried his grief for his missing elder brother, Peter, who was presumed dead after being kidnapped. When a mysterious note arrives from Tristan Bonnaud asserting that the Duke's brother is alive, it leads Max straight to the winsome Lisette Bonnaud, illegitimate daughter of a viscount and Tristan's sister. Soon he and Lisette are traveling to Paris posing as husband and wife, in search of Tristan, who has disappeared. And the longer he spends with Lisette, the easier it is for Max to see that the line between dukedom and desire is easier to cross than he imagined..

More Information:
Publisher: Pocket Books, Tantor
Series: The Duke's Men #1

Also by this author: 'Twas the Night after Christmas, When the Rogue Returns, The Pleasures of Passion, Project Duchess , Seduction on a Snowy Night
Also in this series: 'Twas the Night after Christmas

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Listened for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 4.00

Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thoughts when Finished: What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries was one of those historicals that had it all: travel, romance, great characters, and a leading lady to root for!

Overall Thoughts: Likable characters, a bit of intrigue, a headstrong leading lady who wasn’t a member o society, a little history, and a whole lot of banter made this a very enjoyable read. I have to admit that Lisette was my favorite character and it took awhile until I thought Max was good enough for her. In the end, I was rooting for them and looking through my book stacks to see if I have more in this series!

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated By Corrie James / Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins

This was my first Corrie James narration and I was really impressed. She handled different accents very well and her voices were very distinct. I am going to listen to her again.

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Overall Rating
4 / 5
Story Rating
4 / 5
Character Rating
4 / 5
Narrator Rating
4.5 / 5
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24 responses to “Audiobook Review: What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries

  1. Sabrina Jefferies is an author I’ve been meaning to read for a while but haven’t managed to. This sounds pretty great, especially like that the leading lady isn’t part of society.

  2. I love it when I find a heroine that is so awesome that I feel protective enough to think the hero should have to work harder to gain her affections! Those are the heroine that would make awesome friends if only they weren’t fictional πŸ™‚

  3. I love Sabrina Jeffries books, but this one really did not work for me at all. And so I haven’t read the rest of the series yet. Glad you enjoyed it though Felicia.

  4. If an historical has banter most probably I would like it… and this one sounds like it’s perfect for me. I don’t know if I’ll go the audiobook way, but I’m adding it to my TBR.

    • It was very different—she was very strong and not at all interested in society. She also more than held her own and wanted to be a private investigator πŸ™‚

  5. I have only listened to How the Scoundrel Seduces on audio with this series and I just thought that Corrie James was okay..she was much better at a faster speed. πŸ™‚ Some times I think the narrators for historical romances seem to draw out the words a little to much making it go slower than I care for. πŸ™‚ I enjoyed this book when I read it. I missed the second in the series and could have sworn I had it but can’t find it so it’s driving me crazy..going to have to buy it now. πŸ™ I hate reading series out of order but it happens to me all the time.

    • I listened at a faster speed (but I tend to listen to all of mine on faster speed). I will listen to a chapter or two in regular speed but honestly I like all narrators faster LOL