This book starts with a strong character who protects her land from harm by carrying around a sling. However, as soon as she meets her darling husband she turns into a sappy, hangy, woman who tries to earn his respect by throwing tantrums. Perhaps the difficulty is that this is an audio book. If you were reading a normal book you could skip a page here, or a paragraph there and the plot would move along fine and keep you interested. But wading through every last detail gets tedious.
When on the roof protecting her castle, she slings a stone and fells the leader of the approaching army.
No. One was bad enough.
I feel stupider (Is that a word?) for having listened to this book.
No Probably not, because of the outcome, once you know it
Nice story of the time
I love Anne Flosnik;s readings and I don't understand people who don't realize how good she is in reading early century novels....I think she's excellent
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Anne Flosnik is an excellent narrator. Good narrator, good book. You can't ask for more. I liked the subtle humor in this book. I had a good laugh. Well done book.
No. The narrator is just too awful.
I hated the voices she used while reading the book. Yuk!
My name is Andie, I am a stay at home mom of 4 kids : ) ages 9,7,4 and 3. I love old timey romance novels!
I love all the historical romances by Julie Garwood. The Prize is one of my favorites by Julie Garwood; I love the heroin and hero in this story, they are perfect. I def recommend!
The book was good and the narrator was fab. as always, but, I wish there was more of a story line as the other Garwood novels. Her history was well done and her decriptions were great but I wish there was a little more twist and turns as in previous reads. It was kind of predictable. I wouldnt of missed the book because Garwood and Flosnik are 2 of my favorites but with as long as it was there could of been more to the book. Still worth getting and a decent price.
I thought The Bride and Gentle Warrior were slightly better although I do like the hero in this book. The narrator is really bad. I don't expect female narrators do to a great job with male voices, but it really bad. and all the enuciation and breathy-ness at the end of sentences it awful. Julie Garwood writes the true trashy romance, but she flows the standard romance novel formula.
I need more ears!
This is one for Kindle. Anne Flosnik's weird interpretation of speaking English is so painful to listen to I just couldn't stand it. I LOVED her in the Kushiel books, but this is a book worthy of someone who doesn't sound like her jaws are mechanical and run by steam.
I may try to read it on ebook at some point. maybe.
Wish publishers would take the hint about Flosnik before she ruins more books.