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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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    Golden Penny TN 05-02-13
    Golden Penny TN 05-02-13 Member Since 2010
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    "hilarious! oh SO credit worthy!!"

    I'm still reading it- so i can't say how it ends (although, i wouldn't have started it without knowing it would probably end happily! just a sucker for happy endings!) but so far (1/2 way through) and i just can't stop listening! Its so good, and so funny! Check Mate- and all kinds of great scenes. Highly suggest. Anne Flosnik does a good enough job to keep it going, although she's not my favorite.

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    Debra 04-24-13
    Debra 04-24-13
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    "Classic Julie Garwood"
    What did you love best about The Prize?

    Two very strong individuals with strong personal & family values came together to form a solid marriage.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Loved the cleverness of both Nicholaa and Royce. They were a good match for each other.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Ann Flosnick is a very good female narrator...NOT so much a male narrator, though.


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    Leisa Re Falo Portland, Oregon 04-05-13
    Leisa Re Falo Portland, Oregon 04-05-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Charming Story, Horrible Narration"
    What made the experience of listening to The Prize the most enjoyable?

    The story was charming and steamy and less predictable than many historical romances.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    It was difficult to get beyond her voice. The male characters were dreadful but the worst part was when Nicholaa was drunk, it made my ears bleed.


    Any additional comments?

    There seemed to be two female leads Nicholaa before the wedding and Nicholaa after. I would have liked to see more of the why she was the "Prize" continue through the story.

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    Karen 11-10-12
    Karen 11-10-12

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    "this is a good one"

    If you love Garwood, this one wins. Flosnik is OK, Angela Dawe would be a good choice for future reads.

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    Deanna TEMECULA, CA, United States 08-10-11
    Deanna TEMECULA, CA, United States 08-10-11
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    "Good story, Bad narrator"

    I love Julie Garwood's books and when narrated by Rosalyn Landor, they audio book is great. This narrator, Anne Flosnik, is ruining the story. The voices she uses are aweful and her sing-song rhythm is annoying.

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    Beni 11-28-10
    Beni 11-28-10
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    "Narration by Anne Flosnik"

    Anne Flosnik is a great Narrator, especially of passionate scenes. She captures the true excitement and passion of the moment and makes one feel all the urgency of desires the characters feel. Her way of portraying the hero’s male voice made me love him all the more. The only scene I thought did not turn out that great was the drunken talk by the heroin - but then who ever sounds good while drunk?! I’ve listened to many stories by this Narrator and have always been well pleased. Anne Flosnik is especially good with her Scottish accent.

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    MickeyMarie Narnia 02-18-14
    MickeyMarie Narnia 02-18-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Pathetic heroin makes it less than a great book"

    I like Garwood's work. She writes technically correct books that usually are really entertaining. That said, The Prize does not sit high on my list.
    I found Nicolas to be insecure and demanding to a point of being pathetic. She just wasn't a strong mate for Royce and made him look shabby.
    I would not recommend this as one of Garwood"s books that need to be in your library. There are plenty of her other books that deserve that position.

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    J Riverton, WV, United States 07-25-12
    J Riverton, WV, United States 07-25-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Listen"

    Good listen. The narrator was good and the story kept you interested. Fairly predictable but a few suprises thrown in. I like Julie's books they are worth listening too.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful

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