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The Prize Audiobook

The Prize

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In the resplendence of William the Conqueror's London court, the lovely Saxon captive, Nicholaa, was forced to choose a husband from the assembled Norman nobles. She chose Royce, a baron warrior whose fierce demeanor could not conceal his chivalrous and tender heart. Resourceful, rebellious and utterly naive, Nicholaa vowed to bend Royce to her will, despite the whirlwind of feelings he aroused in her. Ferocious in battle, seasoned in passion, Royce was surprised by the depth of his emotion whenever he caressed his charming bride.

In a climate of utmost treachery, where Saxons still intrigued against their Norman invaders, Royce and Nicholaa revelled in their precious new love...a fervent bond soon to be disrupted by the call of blood, kin, and country!

©1991 Julie Garwood; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    evelyn Richland, WA, United States 05-08-10
    evelyn Richland, WA, United States 05-08-10
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    "horribly narrated"

    Ugh! I absolutly love Julie Garwoods books, but this narrator did "voices" that were reminiscent of Winnie the Pooh. I could not get past her awful accent and constant change in vocal pitch.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Queen Squared Columbia, SC, United States 07-16-12
    Queen Squared Columbia, SC, United States 07-16-12

    Queen Squared

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    "The Prize is a Julie Garwood Classic"

    I have now listened to this book three times, & I'm still not bored with it. The antics that take place between Nicholaa and Royce are both funny and heart-warming. Nicholaa is an undisputed heroine in this book. And Royce ends up being the bear that's really just a teddy bear :)

    As some other readers have said about this book, and Garwood's other historical romance novels on Audible, the narration done by Anne Flosnik is a little over-the-top. But at the same time, let's be honest. This is a romance novel. Flosnik's narration simply highlights the inevitable cheesiness of the genre. I don't think it takes away from the book, or makes it any less enjoyable.

    In my opinion, The Prize is a must-have!

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 12-30-11
    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 12-30-11 Member Since 2010

    Audio-fiction ADDICT !

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    "Not bad but not the best"

    A typical Garwood historical . Enjoyable but not breathe-taking . Ann Flosnik is a good narrator but her male voice in some of the books like this is soooooooo thick and villainous , it's so irritating !!!!

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Carrie GRETNA, VA, United States 06-23-11
    Carrie GRETNA, VA, United States 06-23-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Story"

    Love Julie Garwood. Have read this many times and enjoyed hearing it as well.

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    Graciela Reyna 09-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    Very lovely story that left me wanting more. This storyline was great and had me tears at parts.

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    Sandra Young 07-09-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Another great story by Garwood!"

    It's always a pleasure listening to Julie's books. She always has strong characters, a great romance and a wonderful plot. This book didn't disappoint.

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    Bonnie 03-12-16
    Bonnie 03-12-16
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    "I'm not sure what's worse, the story or narrator"

    I give it one start because I can't give it less. I tried to love it but it's painfully slow and the plot is unimaginative and predictable. The narrator is horrible with male voices. They all similarly ridiculous. I tried listening for an hour but just ended up hating the characters. Eventually I just asked for a refund.

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    sherry LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN, United States 02-24-16
    sherry LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN, United States 02-24-16 Member Since 2013

    I just love all animals, but my personal favorite is my dog, Stella, and she amazes me daily with her intelligence and sense of fun.

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    "Loved it!"

    Excellent pairing with narrator and author. This is well worth the credit. Hopefully more is coming.

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    THERESA SWAYZE 10-26-15 Member Since 2016
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    "GREAT READ humerious & romantic & suspenseful"

    Julie Garwood is my favorite author and didn't disappoint me with this book. good characters and good plot great description funny and delightful as all her books are

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    Mary Crews 10-24-15
    Mary Crews 10-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "The Prize? Not so much!"

    I love Julie Garwood books. However, the heroin, Nicola in this book is a disappointment. She is introduced as a smart, competent woman and then deteriorates into a whiney, manipulative child. this book was a miss in my opinion.

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