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The Jester Audiobook
The Jester
Written by: 
James Patterson, Andrew Gross
Narrated by: 
Neil Dickson
The Jester Audiobook

The Jester

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Publisher's Summary

Hugh De Luc, a poor innkeeper, returns home from the First Crusade wearied from battle and disillusioned by carnage. After journeying from the Holy Land back to his own small village, he finds his nightmare is just beginning.

In his absence, Hugh's son has been killed and his beloved wife, Sophie, abducted by a ruthless duke in search of a priceless relic dating back to the Crucifixion. Taking on the role of a jester, Hugh infiltrates the court where he believes Sophie is held captive. There he confronts men more evil than he ever imagined and embarks on an epic battle to restore his broken life.

©2003 James Patterson, All Rights Reserved.; (P)2003 Time Warner AudioBooks, A Division of AOL Time Warner Book Group

What the Critics Say

"From start to finish, this is supersmart popular fiction, slick yet stirring...unforgettable characters...Patterson's fans will love this one." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Sri MVY 04-18-03
    Sri MVY 04-18-03 Listener Since 2003

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    "A good listen"

    I was surprised to be drawn in by this different sort of write for Patterson, but the story had enough twists and turns to keep my attention and enjoyment. I felt there was, however, a bit too much graphic drawn out gory battle scenes for my taste. I enjoyed the narrator very much, seemed perfect for the story.

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    Amazon Customer 04-17-03 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent Read"

    A terrific listen.... start to finish...

    Really enjoyed this one.....

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    Charles Helendale, CA, USA 04-08-03
    Charles Helendale, CA, USA 04-08-03
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    "Great Book"

    The story spanned many years and was very intriguing, the leaps in time were believable, and unnecessary time was not wasted getting from one place to the other. James Patterson proves once again the depths of his talents. My attention was held and I looked forward to the drive to and from work to be able to continue my adventure. Keep em coming Mr. Patterson.

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    D. LeVine 04-07-03
    D. LeVine 04-07-03 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent"

    Great story. It held me at the edge of my seat the entire time. Voice narration was also excellent.

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    Nathan 03-27-03
    Nathan 03-27-03 Member Since 2016
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    "Not as bad as everyone seems to be saying!"

    I must admit that there was a little more sex and bad language than nescessary but all in all I truly enjoyed this book. The story gets much more interesting after the first couple of hours, and the characters are quite memroable. This is my first Patterson book and I give it a thumbs up!

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    James Talkington 08-25-03
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    "Almost missed it"

    I almost missed listening to this book because of some of the negative comments. What a regret that would have been. My wife downloaded it for a trip she had to make. When she returned she told me I had to listen. Glad I did! This is an excellant listen. It kept my interest peeked to the end, albeit a somewhat predictable end. I loved the narrative. I spent every lunch hour in my car listening to this book for a week. It has it's share of bawdry and warn against it, if you have a distaste for it. Over all a great story.

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    Mochajavaman California 06-05-03
    Mochajavaman California 06-05-03

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    "Excellent!"

    The story is riveting, the narration flawless. One of the best audio book presentations I have ever heard!

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    Jesse 05-14-03
    Jesse 05-14-03
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    "The Jester"

    A well told, well narrated, "historical" mystery. The tale of man of various guises successfully navigating a difficult life path from disaster to happiness with many surprised. I liked it very much.

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    Lynda Tallahassee, FL, United States 04-21-03
    Lynda Tallahassee, FL, United States 04-21-03 Member Since 2006
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    "The Jester"

    Excellent book. It keeps it's historical perspective and tells a great story!

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    KristinaH Columbia, SC USA 03-17-03
    KristinaH Columbia, SC USA 03-17-03 Listener Since 2002

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    "Great!"

    Different kind of story for Patterson...and well worth the wait. Keep up the medieval good work!!

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