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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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    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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    Queen Squared Columbia, SC, United States 07-16-12
    Queen Squared Columbia, SC, United States 07-16-12

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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!

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    Suzanne Massachusetts 03-29-17
    Suzanne Massachusetts 03-29-17

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    "it was very pleasant. "

    I enjoyed the story. I thought it was very cute. the narrator wasn't that bad.

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    Stacey is Sassy (Stacey B-Reviews) Australia 03-01-17

    Stacey is Sassy

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    "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."

    Another awesome Julie Garwood historical romance done and dusted. I'm loving re-reading/listening to these classics.

    In The Prize we meet the beautiful and feisty Nicholaa and the scarred warrior Royce. Their love story was full of humour, sizzling chemistry, intrigue and treachery.

    While at first it seems they are destined for a marriage filled with battles, as they go on, feelings develop. Nicholaa loves her family and will do anything to protect them. Royce is determined to have a peaceful life...if only Nicholaa would obey his rules.

    The Prize captivated my attention so much I was in danger of heading out to woop woop instead of work. It's too easy to relax on the train listening to my audio and forget that I actually have a set destination to reach.

    Again, I loved the narrator and had no problems telling when the characters changed. I will definitely be listening to more Julie Garwood in the future.

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    A. Rossetti 11-25-16
    A. Rossetti 11-25-16 Member Since 2014
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    "I loves this narrator!"

    The narrator read with such passion and I was laughing so hard at the part when Nichola got drunk. Great job!

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    Edith 11-10-16
    Edith 11-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    Spell binding, I stayed up late at night trying to finish listening to the book. The narrators voice Kip you very involved in what was going on I hope to hear more like this one

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    Annamarie 10-28-16
    Annamarie 10-28-16
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    "this is an excellent book to read"

    I love this book listen to it 2 days by the way this lady writes keep you in suspense

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    Graciela Reyna 09-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Story that left me wanting more"

    Very lovely story that left me wanting more. This storyline was great and had me tears at parts.

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