4.5 "The Forgotten Duke & His Resourceful Savior" Stars for the story and narration! What a pleasant and captivating surprise! I really loved the depth and originality of the characters in A Duke to Remember. The story was well done and kept me hooked throughout. This was my first book by Kelly Bowen, and I will undoubtedly be looking for more. Moreover, I found Ashford McNab's narration pleasing and additive to the allure of this remarkable story. So this audibook is a win/win all around! If you have a problem you'd like discreetly handled the firm of Chegarre & Associates is your firm to call. Set in London in 1819, A Duke to Remember, takes Elise deVries, one of the Chegarre & Associates, on an interesting assignment to locate a Duke (the Duke of Ashland) long thought dead. Moreover, time is of the essence as the life of his mother may very well depend on it. Noah Ellery, the true heir and Duke of Ashland has been hiding out in the country for most of his life. Fleeing a life and secrets that his family has long tried to bury, the Duke of Ashland never thought to return to claim his rightful inheritance. But when a spirited woman happens to run in to him in the isolated town where he has been hiding out, he is forced to face feelings he never thought he would feel. Perhaps even worse, when it becomes clear that Elise is hiding more than a sure talent for wielding a weapon and generally being ingeniously resourceful, but instead has also failed to immediately reveal why she has happened to "stumble" upon him, Noah is forced to face the deep dark secrets that he long thought he had left in the past. But can a romance built on secrets ever lead to a true HEA? Ashford McNab delivers a stunning performance in A Duke to Remember. From her characterization of the independent, strong and clever Elise to the self-made and regal Duke of Ashland, Ms. McNab's voicings of each character perfectly coincide with the personalities that Ms. Bowen has written for each. Additionally, this distinctiveness of character's voices makes it easy to distinguish the speaker in each dialogue without having to rely on dialogue tags. Perhaps one of the things that I found the most enjoyable was that Ms. McNab was able to improvise as the book went along. In that regard, the Duke of Ashford occasionally suffers from bouts of stuttering and Ms. McNab was able to seamlessly move from the passages where the Duke's speech was imperial and flawless, to the ones where his nerves caused his speech to suffer, with apparent ease. All in all, I found a Duke to Remember to be an enjoyable historical romance audiobook. Not only was Ms. Ashford's narration expertly produced, but Ms. Bowen has proved with this memorable story (only her sixth book) that she is a new author that historical romance enthusiasts will undoubtedly want on their radar! Source: Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review.