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The Duke and I: Bridgerton Series Book 1

The Duke and I: Bridgerton Series Book 1

Written by Julia Quinn

Narrated by Rosalyn Landor


The Duke and I: Bridgerton Series Book 1

Written by Julia Quinn

Narrated by Rosalyn Landor

ratings:
4.5/5 (628 ratings)
Length:
12 hours
Released:
Sep 2, 2016
ISBN:
9781501938788
Format:
Audiobook

Editor's Note

Book to screen…

Shonda Rhimes’ first series for Netflix is “Bridgerton,” based off of Julia Quinn’s beloved romance following the titular family. The first book starts off as Daphne Bridgerton enters a courtship with Duke Simon Basset. But it’s a sham — Simon just needs a fair lady to pretend to be his devoted lover so it looks like he’s playing by society’s rules.

Description

Simon Basset, the irresistible Duke of Hastings, has hatched a plan to keep himself free from the town's marriage-minded society mothers. He pretends to be engaged to the lovely Daphne Bridgerton. After all, it isn't as if the brooding rogue has any real plans to marry - though there is something about the alluring Miss Bridgerton that sets Simon's heart beating a bit faster.

And as for Daphne, surely the clever debutante will attract some very worthy suitors now that it seems a duke has declared her desirable. But as Daphne waltzes across ballroom after ballroom with Simon, she soon forgets that their courtship is a complete sham. And now she has to do the impossible and keep herself from losing her heart and soul completely to the handsome hell-raiser who has sworn off marriage forever!

Released:
Sep 2, 2016
ISBN:
9781501938788
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

With tens of millions of copies in print, #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn has been called “Smart, funny,” by TIME Magazine. Her novels have been translated into 35 languages and are beloved the world over. A graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges, she lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest. Look for Bridgerton, based on her popular series of novels about the Bridgerton family, on Netflix.

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  • (2/5)
    Just watch the show, it's much better. There is more chemistry and less eye - rolling (on my part).
  • (4/5)
    I watched it on netflix, it was a great story to relax during lockdown
  • (4/5)
    The first day he said hi I think I would have been better than he bargained
  • (3/5)
    The Narrator was awesome. The book was ok. It does not elaborate on the characters. If you compare this book to its Netflix counterpart, then Netflix's much better.
  • (3/5)
    This was meh. I liked the epilogue more than the actually story
  • (4/5)
    It was nice. I admit, i've started reading this after i've watched Neflix's Bridgerton serie. I like Julia's attention to details and the way she portrait her characters, though at times it feels like they're out of place.
    For example, at some point Daphne was soo helpless and not knowingly and after that she was on top of the situation (and i'm not referring of sex)
  • (5/5)
    I loved every minute of it. If you have not read it, you shold
  • (4/5)
    Pretty good. A bit too naughty to be a proper Regency novel, but it was a fun mix of modern personalities with a Regency background.
  • (4/5)
    Very good book and excellent narration! Looking forward to others in a series!
  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    In anticipation of Shonda's Netflix adaptation. I loved the book.

    1 person found this helpful

  • (5/5)
    wow what an awesome book. I had mixed feelings throughout the book. I loved that there was an alternate epilogue.
  • (5/5)
    Audiobook: Narration - Rosalyn Landor

    This was an exceptional narration! A few chapters listening to this in a slower speed quickly adjusted my ear to this narrator's accent and I was ready to go. I suspect there was no need to slow it down but it’s something I always do with accented audios. I enjoyed both the male and female voices as well as the life she brings to the characters.

    With my apologies to my previous audios, this was actually the first audiobook I’ve listened to without ever losing my attention to something outside the story. I found myself so consumed with it that I was surprised when I had accomplished a task that usually diverts me from the book and of which I’ve learned to pause the story. That alone is enough for me to recommend this book despite the questionable scene.

    I read this book a hundred years ago, give or take a year or two, and remember loving it. However, I didn’t remember much of the details. As everyone is jumping on the Bridgerton Netflix bandwagon, I wanted to jump too. But I love to read the book before the movie and while I had read it, I needed to remember it. And that brings me to choosing to do my reread via audio and quickly remembering why I had loved this book so long ago!
  • (5/5)
    Love, love, love this book. It exceeded my expectations. First time reading a historical romance novel and I am excited for more. Being a fan of the Netflix series I thought I would try the books and I am utterly delighted.
  • (1/5)
    Extremely boring. And the scene after Simon gets drunk is absolutely reprehensible.
  • (4/5)

    6 people found this helpful

    Started this series bc of I loved the Netflix show. Now I hate the show and am in love with this book instead.

    6 people found this helpful

  • (2/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    This was good until she did that to him..... sooooo

    1 person found this helpful

  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    It was a great book. After watching the Netflix series, I found the books. I like listening to the books so much better because I can do stuff around the house and still enjoy reading.

    1 person found this helpful

  • (1/5)

    2 people found this helpful

    Couldn't even finish it. Initially a good story line. Started out decent, but turns into this back and forth pointless banter between the couple. It enrages me to read about the female character so ridiculously desperate to be impregnated. She can't act like an adult and discuss it with her partner. She's absolutely annoying and portrays women as nothing else but baby machines and that's all they aspire to be. Why? I cannot read on. Irritates me. Worst of Quinn's books I have read so far. I really liked the other ones. This one has no substance.

    2 people found this helpful

  • (1/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    A good story, had she left out the lustful scenes. There was no need to put them in there as the story can stand on its own.

    1 person found this helpful

  • (3/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Good story but the “romance” was over done. I’m not a romance reader but was interested in the story because of the new tv series coming out.

    1 person found this helpful