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The Jester Audiobook

The Jester

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.
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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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    Charles Helendale, CA, USA 04-08-03
    Charles Helendale, CA, USA 04-08-03 Member Since 2001
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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 2015
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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 Caledonia, IL USA 08-25-03
    James Talkington Caledonia, IL USA 08-25-03 Member Since 2002
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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 Member Since 2016

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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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    Suzanne 07-04-09
    Suzanne 07-04-09
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    "Thank heaven for Andrew Gross"

    This Patterson novel is less annoying than most of his, probably because of the talents of Andrew Gross who has since produced some good work of his own. I rarely read Patterson because he writes so poorly and is not well edited, but tried this one because of the subject matter. The tale is a good one, but becomes Pattersonly tedious at times.

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    Genevieve 03-29-03
    Genevieve 03-29-03

    Read and then read some more.

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    "Good story but way too long"

    The storyline is very good, and there are dozens of good characterizations. If you have a dislike of violence, gore, or explicit sex do not buy this book. The author could have used half as many words and still have a good book. Somewhere about the fifth hour of listening I got weary of hearing about horrible deaths and torture techniques. I have not read any of his works prior to this so maybe I am just not comfortable with his style. The book has over 150 chapters. If it comes out as an abridged version, it might be a better book.

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