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This was such a great, long anticipated book for ALF, who we met... I don't know... maybe 5 or so maiden lane books ago? It's pretty hard for me to imagine a hero good enough for our Alf, the spy/urchin/Jane of the Urban 18th Century St. Giles Jungle. And honestly it took me a little while to warm to Kyle. While important to the plot, I felt there was too much about Kyle's late wife and all that angst and not enough relationship development between Alf and Kyle though this quickly changed and was so well done later in the book (the last 3/4 probably). The action is SOOOO good, Hoyt has never disappointed in the action arena imo. And I love that Alf is right there in it, truly any man's equal and probably now my favorite heroine of Hoyt's (yeah Silence might have to take a second place now!). Eventually I came to love Kyle and even Iris (I'm dying for her story now, damn you Hoyt and your teasers!).
*** Beware audio listeners: the loooong list of numbers will feel like death but do not despair - it does come to an end!
I have alway adored listening to Ms Ashford McNab; her storytelling abilities always make me smile and accent reminiscent of Kiera Knightly telling me bedtime stories.
So YES! Worth a credit! The Ghost of St Giles Returns!!!
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Where does Duke of Pleasure rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I listen to a lot of audiobooks, so I'd say somewhere in the middle.
What did you like best about this story?
The adventures of the notorious Ghost of St. Giles, who is also the information broker, Alf. The Ghost of St. Giles is a self appointed protector of children and the vulnerable that live in the Stews; the most dangerous district in London. Her skill with swords and knives are undefeatable and no-one can catch her when she nimbly takes to the rooftops, leaping from one roof to another.
Which scene was your favorite?
When the Ghost of St. Giles goes to the rescue of handsome Hugh Fitzroy, the Duke of Kyle when he is set upon by a gang of footpads. Leaping into the fray with a sword in each hand the Ghost of St. Giles goes to work evening the odds. Standing back to back the petite swords-woman and ex-soldier emerged from the alley victorious.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I was near tears a few times.
Any additional comments?
The story was unrealistic, but it is fiction. I enjoyed it. I would have enjoyed it better if the sex scenes were not so long and explicit.
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