Winner's Trilogy
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  • 1
    The Winner's Curse: Winner's Trilogy, Book 1 | Marie Rutkoski

    The Winner's Curse: Winner's Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Marie Rutkoski
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (362)
    Performance
    (326)
    Story
    (325)

    As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him - with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

    Good

    The world. It's very descriptive and unique, I loved learning about the different customs.

    Least? The narration and the characters.

    Reviewed on July 05 2014 by Tonyalee (Georgia)
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    The Winner's Curse | Marie Rutkoski

    The Winner's Curse

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Marie Rutkoski
    • Narrated By Kate Rawson
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    They were never meant to be together. As a general's daughter, 17-year-old Kestrel enjoys an extravagant and privileged life. Arin has nothing but the clothes on his back. Then Kestrel makes an impulsive decision that binds Arin to her. Though they try to fight it, they can't help but fall in love. In order to be together, they must betray their people...but to be loyal to their country, they must betray each other.

    Not a good fit for me

    Where do I start with The Winner's Curse, ladies and gents?


    In a nutshell: the prose is lovely despite the plot being a bit too naive f..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 22 2015 by kara-karina (UK)
  • 2
    The Winner's Crime | Marie Rutkoski

    The Winner's Crime

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Marie Rutkoski
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (240)
    Performance
    (223)
    Story
    (222)

    A royal wedding is what most girls dream about. It means one celebration after another: balls, fireworks, and revelry until dawn. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement: that she agreed to marry the crown prince in exchange for Arin's freedom. But can Kestrel trust Arin? Can she even trust herself? For Kestrel is becoming very good at deception.

    A mediocre continuation of the first book.

    Yes I would. They have creative ideas, this book just wasn't executed as well as the first book. The first book of the series, while fast moving wit..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 02 2015 by Elizabeth K Poppe ()
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    The Winner's Crime | Marie Rutkoski

    The Winner's Crime

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Marie Rutkoski
    • Narrated By Kate Rawson
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    A royal wedding is what most girls dream about. It means one celebration after another: balls, fireworks, and revelry until dawn. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement: that she agreed to marry the crown prince in exchange for Arin's freedom.

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  • 3
    The Winner's Kiss | Marie Rutkoski

    The Winner's Kiss

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Marie Rutkoski
    • Narrated By Kate Rawson
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it, with the East as his ally and the empire as his enemy. He's finally managed to dismiss the memory of Kestrel, even if he can't quite forget her. Kestrel turned into someone he could no longer recognize: someone who cared more for the empire than for the lives of innocent people - and certainly more than she cared for him. At least that's what he thinks.

    Must-Read Conclusion to an AWESOME SERIES

    With how the 2nd Book ended, I had serious doubts that Marie Rutkoski could deliver a satisfying end to the Winner's Trilogy.

    But I'm glad to..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 26 2016 by Amazon Customer ()
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    The Winner's Kiss | Marie Rutkoski

    The Winner's Kiss

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Marie Rutkoski
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (222)
    Performance
    (209)
    Story
    (209)

    War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it, with the East as his ally and the empire as his enemy. He's finally managed to dismiss the memory of Kestrel, even if he can't quite forget her. Kestrel turned into someone he could no longer recognize: someone who cared more for the empire than for the lives of innocent people - and certainly more than she cared for him. At least that's what he thinks.

    The good overwhelmingly outweighs the bad.

    WOW. Fantastic end to the series. Talk about character development!

    I have to say, Justine Eyre is not a good narrator for me. There is a wh..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 01 2016 by Jen (Indiana)