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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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The prize

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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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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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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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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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

Loved it!

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

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Great book

I love Julie Garwood's books. They are over the top good. This one is more romance then mystery

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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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luv this book

the voice of the reader was soothing enough to keep me enticed. Also, it did not deviate from the actual book and I did not feel like it was lacking. All in all for an audio book I will listen again.

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It is cookie cutter Garwood

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Enh. It is nothing unqiue, just standard Garwood fare. It seems they all start with a strong female character fighting adversity, enter hero, heroine tries to change herself, hero decides he likes her as she was, kind of, and then she will doing something marginally feisty, then acts like the docile little wife.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Prize?

I liked the beginning, before the heroine lost some of her spunk, and she hit him in the head with the rock.

What didn’t you like about Anne Flosnik’s performance?

Is she talking with a sock in her mouth?

Do you think The Prize needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No. I didn't like the heroine too much by the end. Bring back the lady at the beginning, then absolutely.

Any additional comments?

It is just like any other Garwood book. She has a formula, she sticks to it. It is entertaining, and if you can get past the narration, it is not bad.