Ten Things I Hate About The Duke by Loretta Chase | Audiobook Review

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Ten Things I Hate About The Duke by Loretta Chase | Audiobook ReviewTen Things I Hate About the Duke by Loretta Chase
Series: Difficult Dukes #2
Narrator: Kate Reading
Length: 12 Hours 17 Minutes
Published by HarperCollins on December 1, 2020
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Historical, Regency
Pages: 400
Format: Audiobook, eARC, Paperback
Source: Library, Publisher
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ISBN: 9780062457417
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USA Today bestselling author Loretta Chase continues her Difficult Dukes series with this delightful spin on Shakespeare's classic, The Taming of the Shrew.
This time, who’s taming whom…
Cassandra Pomfret holds strong opinions she isn’t shy about voicing. But her extremely plain speaking has caused an uproar, and her exasperated father, hoping a husband will rein her in, has ruled that her beloved sister can’t marry until Cassandra does.
 
Now, thanks to a certain wild-living nobleman, the last shreds of Cassandra’s reputation are about to disintegrate, taking her sister’s future and her family’s good name along with them.
 
The Duke of Ashmont’s looks make women swoon. His character flaws are beyond counting. He’s lost a perfectly good bride through his own carelessness. He nearly killed one of his two best friends. Still, troublemaker that he is, he knows that damaging a lady’s good name isn’t sporting.
 
The only way to right the wrong is to marry her…and hope she doesn’t smother him in his sleep on their wedding night.

Why Did I Listen To Ten Things I Hate About The Duke by Loretta Chase?

Ten Things I Hate About You is one of my favorite teen movies. In fact, it is one of the first DVDs my family ever owned and got a whole lot of play at my house growing up. Naturally, Ten Things I Hate About The Duke by Loretta Chase appealed to me. I was so excited to listen to a historical romance retelling of The Taming Of The Shrew. Also? I thought it would be cool to see what Loretta Chase’s own spin on the story would be.

What’s The Story Here?

Ten Things I Hate About The Duke stars Cassandra Pomfret in the “shrew” role. She has very strong opinions and is not afraid to voice them. Her dad is getting a bit annoyed with it. So, in hopes of taming Cassandra, makes a deal that her younger sister cannot get married until Cassandra gets married. Her dad believes a man will calm Cassandra down and make her less fiercely independent and opinionated. To which I say, LOL k.

To complicate matters, an incident occurs with the Duke of Ashworth which is about to ruin Cassandra’s reputation and that of her family. This means that her sister is about to get screwed over when it comes to her chances at marriage. However, the Duke is a pretty good guy so he wants to make things right. And so, he offers to marry Cassandra. She’s resistant, but he tries to win her over.

What Did I Think Of Ten Things I Hate About The Duke?

Overall, I found it kind of hard to get into this book. I would not necessarily blame it on the book though, just my frame of mind. It didn’t really immediately grab me. I also just was not super invested. However, maybe if I had picked this up at a different time and not felt so impatient to get through this audiobook I would have liked it more. I would recommend this book to people who like Shakespeare retellings. Also, Cassandra is a pretty wonderful character. If you like a headstrong leading lady (I do), then you might enjoy Ten Things I Hate About The Duke.

How’s The Narration?

The audiobook is narrated by Kate Redding. It is 12 hours and 17 minutes unabridged. Redding is a decent narrator, she’s easy to listen to. Plus her voice sounds all proper and what you’d expect for someone narrating a regency romance. Overall, audiobook wasn’t a bad choice but I was getting pretty antsy due to the length. Again, that’s a me issue and not at all an issue with this book, so give it a shot via audiobook or in your preferred format if you think it sounds interesting.


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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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