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Summary

Laurence Fitzroy is trapped in a golden cage. The only son of a wealthy London baronet, he's struggling to escape his father's suffocating world. But Laurie is losing his fight. At 19 years of age, bright and imaginative, he's no match for the brutal Sir William. Laurie wants to be an actor - bad enough as far as Sir William is concerned, but, worse than that, he's gay.

One bitter winter night, he meets a young homeless man huddled in blankets outside the opera house. The two form a bond straight away, and Laurie takes him home, wanting only to offer him food and a warm bed. But Sasha is a passionate Romani immigrant, and his beauty and sweet nature soon overwhelm Laurie's chaste intentions, leaving him hopelessly in love.

Laurie and Sasha reach out desperately to one another from their different worlds, and against all odds begin an affair, hidden in the attics of Laurie's sumptuous home and on the bleak moorland of a Romani encampment. For Laurie, it's a delicious sexual awakening, and Sasha returns his affections, opening up to him a whole new world of freedom.

But Sasha has secrets, and a murky, violent past. When he vanishes, he leaves Laurie bereft and alone in a city he hardly recognizes any more. Now Laurie has to stand on his own two feet and find the strength to rescue his lover - and himself.

©2012 Harper Fox (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Well read

Some sentences were recorded twice but it did not lessen the performance quality. I liked the story but was very confused in the beginning because Audible tagged this as 'historical'. I don't often read the blurb, so I was waiting for a time portal to open or a second storyline to start.
I was entertained and will read part 2.

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WOW WOW WOW

This was a freebie for me and I was expecting some cheap erotic trash. But no I was pleasantly surprised. Very surprised indeed. Not only was a very well described and narrated believable British story (I hate American sleeve trash), it was extremely erotic which as a gay man appealed and affected me directly. But it is not just a gay sex story. It is but so much more besides. I instantly downloaded the next instalment of apparently three episodes to listen to back to back. I am now wondering where and when the third will be found and what happens to our two delicious young GAY heroes. Thank you Harper for your interest in gay stuff and how do you manage to describe those intimate moments that still resonate with me now that I am an old queer of 60 years. I will certainly be browsing through your other titles with renewed interest and there are so many to choose from. Luckily I have already inadvertently done so without knowing your work before hand. I just his these can live up to your Prince Trilogy.

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brilliant story

brilliant book, narrator was brilliant Rusty captured the whole story really well always had me wanting more, it was really difficult to stop listening for the day, but I can say I'm definitely going to listen to the next book

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Harping on about Harper

My favourite of the Fox novels I’ve had, I thought Scrap Metal would be hard to beat but this one was fantastic, possibly my favourite of this genre I’ve come across from any author. I am not being biased because I’m a Londoner and know all the places referenced, I promise. Listen to the whole book in one sit in

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A Midwinter Success

A fabulous narrator like Rusty Coles together with virtuoso writing from Harper Fox equals a dream team.
The complex emotions and subsequent actions captured in the storytelling are fascinating,thrilling and at times breathtaking with many insights into the human condition.

I commend this book and The Lost Prince in A Midwinter Prince Series, for the enjoyment they brought and hope to repeat many times.











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New narrator to me...and he does a great job!!

Very accomplished narration, and a pleasure to listen to. Accents [of which there were several in this story] were no problem at all to Rusty, and this may have been one of Harper Fox's earliest stories, but the lyrical prose and the Young Adult storyline were terrific as always.

The Fitzroy family were fairly dysfunctional, but Laurie was an absolute star and undeserving of his drunken, uncaring brute of a father. Sascha made the perfect foil for Laurie and had his own family horrors unfortunately. The Lost Prince is up next.

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  • Rusty GingerBear
  • 23-04-20

Using negative stigmas ruined this for me

This author continues to use the term "CLEAN" to denote HIV Status, several times in this story alone. Using that term not only shows complete ignorance on the author's part, but also infers that people living with HIV are "DIRTY"

Anyone with even the slightest modicum of compassion would know better than to use such a disgusting term or perpetuate such a nasty stigma!

The narrator on the other hand did an amazing job, slipping between voices, dialects, and characters. His skills and ability to immerse me in the story are what kept me listening.

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  • Dianne T.
  • 12-01-17

Sublime performance. Gritty, emotional story

Would you consider the audio edition of A Midwinter Prince to be better than the print version?

A well chosen performance artist will enhance a wonderful book every time. That is certainly the case here. Listening to it, I definitely felt as though the characters were actual people putting on a play in my ears. The narrator, Rusty Coles, did a superb and deft job of voicing each character distinctly and putting the perfect emotional inflection in all scenes.

What did you like best about this story?

The beautiful, flowing prose with which Harper Fox weaves her stories. The events in this story are unexpected, difficult to predict - yet surprising in the best way. The two characters of Laurie and Sasha are contradictions, yet are very much the same at heart. They make for convincing couple that I was rooting for all the way. I felt each moment of heartbreak, each triumph, each hug.

Which character – as performed by Rusty Coles – was your favorite?

Laurie. It's his story and he's in every scene. Coles voiced him just as I would have hoped.

If you could take any character from A Midwinter Prince out to dinner, who would it be and why?

It would be the detective from Interpol. He was a real stand up guy to Laurie and Sasha and imagine the stories he could tell. Confident and compassionate = sexy!

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  • Mickie B. Ashling, Author
  • 12-02-17

Loved it the second time around!

Would you listen to A Midwinter Prince again? Why?

I read this novel when it was first released and posted this review on GR

Another memorable read by Harper Fox. Laurie is an extremely engaging character as is the dark and mysterious, Sasha. This story is part fairy tale, part mystery, with a healthy dose of Harper Fox angst. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it without hesitation.

The audio version performed by the amazing Rusty Coles brings these characters to life. Once again, I was caught up in this beautiful tale. Highly Recommended.

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  • Jacquie
  • 10-02-17

very enjoyable listening experience

Ruzty Coles does a wonderful job of bringing the words of Harper Fox to life. Highly recommend this audio book.

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  • john
  • 07-07-22

Emotionally gripping!

I loved this book and the second book!! The story is riveting and emotional while adventure and mystery is plentiful! I wish there was a 3rd book!

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  • Carey kelley
  • 25-06-22

more descritive narrative about the male leads

i would like a much more vivd description of the main character,s physical attributes, i.e. penis sizes and a direct comparison of them, testicle sizes and a direct comparison, biceps 💪 descriptions and comparison, chest hair yes or know and direct comparison, pec description and hairy or no, abs description and hairy or no, armpit description and hairy or no, definitely need to know which main character has biggest biceps, pecs penis teaticles and whether or not they hang or tight against the body

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  • dbbks3
  • 23-04-22

Six Stars for a Story that Touched My Heart!

This is a compelling story. The narration is one of the best I have heard. The story, the characters and the voice work together seamlessly. The narrator brings a tender, emotional story to life.

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  • David
  • 01-04-22

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Loved it, and loved the sound of the narrative voice. I'd want a guy to love me that passionately

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  • Shaylah
  • 14-12-21

Awesome

Great book, kept my attention all the way to the end, amazing audio delivery, loved it. Will be reading again, every chapter was received amazingly do recommend you give it a read.

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  • Avid Listener
  • 25-11-21

Excellent story and narration

If there were less explicit sex, I would like this author’s books even better. I just don’t want that much detail of anyone’s sexual activity. Nonetheless, well written and narrated story.