The Illegitimate Heir

  • by Ayr Bray
  • Narrated by Basil Sands
  • 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From best-selling author Ayr Bray comes The Illegitimate Heir, the romantic tale of an honorable soldier, a rich beauty, and a vengeful rake....
The younger son of an earl often cannot afford to marry for love, so it is fortunate that Colonel Richard Fitzwilliam has fallen in love with Helen Malham, who has both beauty and wealth. Her father, however, will not allow her to marry a man without a title.
When the prince regent names Richard the Duke of Blachedone, it is both a blessing and a curse. His newly acquired title means he may marry Helen - assuming she will have him once the truth comes out. He was awarded the dukedom not for his service to the Crown, but because he is the former duke's illegitimate son, and soon all of London will know.
Mr. Calvin Aldrich is a rake and a blackguard who is set to be one of the richest dukes in England...until his uncle is stripped of his titles and possessions while on his deathbed. Bereft of his inheritance, Calvin will stop at nothing to get revenge on his uncle's illegitimate heir. He will strike at Richard any way he can, even if it means ruining an innocent woman.


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Don't judge this book by it's cover

While I only chose to listen to this book to hear the narrator's--Basil Sands--take on this genre, I did enjoy the majority of the story and was pleased that the steamy scenes, intense as they may, were actually few and far between and the story's plot and character development was the primary focus making it enjoyable to listen to.

I am not sure how this book could be considered a sequel to "Pride and Prejudice" since it had nothing to do with the primary characters, plot, and storyline of that classic tale, other than they were mentioned in the book as cousins and occasionally provided dialogue; But this story's main plot about an illegitimate heir's strife to overcome all the obstacles set before him was quite good.

With all that said I believe credit goes to Basil Sands, the narrator, for bringing this story to life and adding in the extra color this story needed to stay above water for me. His plethora of voices and talent for expressing the proper amount of emotion at the appropriate times is to be applauded. I would highly recommend listening to more of his work.

This audiobook was given to me in exchange for an honest review.

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- Felisha "Professional Actress and Audiobook Narrator. Lifetime Story Teller."

Well worth the listen and or read

Would you listen to The Illegitimate Heir again? Why?

Yes. Once the story established itself, it was hard to stop listening to .

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Illegitimate Heir?

Not to make a spoiler , but it was when Richard understood and forgive his mother.

Which character – as performed by Basil Sands – was your favorite?

Richard, without a doubt

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Richard comforted his new sister. The compassion he showed was so gentle so loving.

Any additional comments?

At first I was " put off" by the woman's voices by mr sands. They tended to be the same. The men's voices were excellent and with different nuances for the male characters.

Once I was caught up in the story, nothing mattered but the story.

I highly recommend this !!

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- Carol

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-21-2015
  • Publisher: Ayr Bray, Author