Charlotte Gray's narration works well for some characters, poorly for others in the first installment of Madeline Hunter's Decadent Dukes Society series. The well-plotted story revolves around feuding families and a plan to end the feud with a marital alliance. Gray has a light, youthful voice, which she employs to great effect for many of the female characters, but her male characterizations do not fare as well. Adam, Duke of Stratton, is a dark, "dangerous" character, but he sounds like a moody teenager much of the time. There are many wonderful dialogue scenes, though it can be difficult to determine which character is speaking. While Gray has a pleasant, well-paced speaking voice, more vocal range is needed for this audiobook. L.C.L. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2017]
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2017
CD ISBN 9781501956706 $102.75 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 9781501956843 $92.00
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