How to Dance With a Duke : Ugly Duckling

  • by Manda Collins
  • Narrated by Anne Flosnik
  • Series: Ugly Duckling
  • 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Miss Cecily Hurston would much rather explore the antiquities of Egypt than the uncharted territory of marriage. But the rules of her father's exclusive academic society forbid her entrance unless she weds one of its members. To clear her ailing father's name of a scandalous rumor, Cecily needs to gain admission into the Egyptian Club-and is willing to marry any old dullard to do it. Lucas Dalton, Duke of Winterson, is anything but dull. He's a dashing and decorated war hero determined to help Cecily-even if that means looking the other way when she claims the dance card of Amelia Snow, this season's most sought-after beauty. But Lucas has a reason for wanting Cecily to join the Egyptian Club: His brother went missing during one of Lord Hurston's expeditions to Egypt. An alliance with the explorer's bluestocking daughter could bring Lucas closer to the truth about what happened....or it could lead him to a more dangerous love than either he or Cecily could have imagined.


What the Critics Say

"Collins' debut delivers a fast-paced, adventurous love story that will enthrall [listeners]. Her dynamic characters, a murder and passion combine with the perfect amount of lively repartee." (Romantic Times)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Nice Romance and Mystery

This book is a good start to the series. The characters are well developed and interesting. The romantic storyline kept my interest and I liked the fact that it had a mystery in the story too. I have read Anne Flosnik's narrations before so I was used to her. She's kind of an acquired taste. Check the sample and see if you like her narration before you buy it. I enjoyed it anyway.
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- 🌼DARA "AUDIOBOOKS+TASKS=ADVENTURES! I 💙Romances: Hist./Insp./Contemp.🔹I Also Receive Books In Exchange 4 Reviews In Varied Genres🔹NO SPOILERS 🙊"

My first "look at Tessa Dare but not my last"

What made the experience of listening to How to Dance With a Duke the most enjoyable?

I adore Anne Flosnick but I found the descriptive prose in this volume a cut about the usual. The heroine is one of my favorites ever. I loved her character development and her style.

What did you like best about this story?

The gambling matches between the newlyweds. I liked all of the sideplots with the supporting cast. The book was very well paced. Motivations were explained and it was very satisfying to discover this author.

Have you listened to any of Anne Flosnik’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Another winner. I have to admit sometimes when I need something to listen to I search for this narrator.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I savored it a bit. I wanted it to last because it was worth the listen and when I heard a thought provoking plotline I chose to take a break. Once you finish a listen then it is not new and I enjoyed each new chapter.

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- Sidonie "Something about yourself."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-30-2012
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio