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A Knight in Shining Armor | [Jude Deveraux]

A Knight in Shining Armor

Once upon a time...as a fair maiden lay weeping upon a cold tombstone, her heartfelt desire was suddenly made real before her: Tall, broad of shoulder, attired in gleaming silver and gold, her knight in shining armor had come to rescue his damsel in distress.... Hailed worldwide as one of the most romantic novels of all time, Jude Deveraux's dazzling best seller "will capture your heart - and hold it" (Daily Herald, Chicago) with its breathtaking tale.
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Publisher's Summary

Once upon a time...

...as a fair maiden lay weeping upon a cold tombstone, her heartfelt desire was suddenly made real before her: Tall, broad of shoulder, attired in gleaming silver and gold, her knight in shining armor had come to rescue his damsel in distress....

A Knight in Shining Armor

Hailed worldwide as one of the most romantic novels of all time, Jude Deveraux's dazzling best seller "will capture your heart - and hold it" (Daily Herald, Chicago) with its breathtaking tale of lovely Dougless Montgomery; her savior knight, Nicholas Stafford, Earl of Thornwyck; and the timeless adventure of passion and memory, danger and desire that sweeps them into each other's arms.

©2012 Jude Deveraux (P)2012 Simon & Schuster, Inc

What the Critics Say

"A glorious love story that spans centuries, worlds, and souls.... A Knight in Shining Armor will capture your heart - and hold it. (Chicago Daily Herald)

"Rare and simply delightful...poignant, sensual.... This unique story will capture your heart, make you laugh, cry, and wish this could come true." (Romantic Times)

"A well-plotted book with a very attractive hero and a lot of charm." (The Washington Post)

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    JeriG 10-19-12
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    "Well worth the wait!"

    I have waited for YEARS for an unabridged version of this book to be produced and had begun to give up hope. With all the mediocre books being recorded at a dizzying rate these days it seems many great earlier works by authors are not prioritized. Thank the romance gods that this classic has been given its due. The narration is magnificent and the story still breathtakingly beautiful. If you have read the story I can assure you that it is even more wonderful in audio, if not, please DO NOT MISS one of the best romance novels ever written!

    29 of 32 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Poway, CA, United States 10-18-12
    Susan Poway, CA, United States 10-18-12
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    "Perhaps THE best audiobook I have EVER listened to"

    This story touched my heart! Twists, turns, love, romance, and THE perfect ending. Need I say more?

    13 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Judi Lake Norden, SD, United States 10-28-12
    Judi Lake Norden, SD, United States 10-28-12 Member Since 2009
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    "one of the few terrific love stories"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Knight in Shining Armor to be better than the print version?

    didn't read the print version


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I enjoyed this love story and cried so hard at the end. what a terrific story of lasting love.


    Any additional comments?

    you will be so glad you listened to this book

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 10-26-12
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 10-26-12 Member Since 2010

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    "A MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR FOR ANY ROMANCE LOVERS"

    This is one of those books that I loved and hated all at the same time - my dilemma is based purely on the heroine's personality she was soooooo incredibly stupid, boring and weak and certainly didn't deserve her handsome Knight in shining armour.

    But at the same time it was romantic, funny, touching and sad and it will have you guessing how it will end - which was a real surprise .... I kept thinking "any minute now" but I just didn't see that one comming.

    Worth a credit? It seemed more YA but thoroughly enjoyable for us romantics - so it's a YES from me.

    12 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Myrtha 09-07-14
    Myrtha 09-07-14 Member Since 2008
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    "The importance of a narrator."

    The story is good if you like time traveling fantasy and romance. I enjoy this kind of stories. This one is good in the way that presents both sides of a coin. Meaning that you can experience our century through the wondrous eyes of someone from the past and then see Elizabethan Era through our modern eyes with the ambivalence that the portray of those times give us from the 21st. Century. The part I did not like of the story is the weeping maiden...The stereotype of the "DOORMAT WOMAN". Despite that, the story is enjoyable. WHAT IS AWFUL is the NARRATION!
    Let me explain myself. As an audiobook fan I respect and appreciate narrators. But I found out that there is the RIGHT & WRONG narrator for each story. So, Mr. S. West does read nicely the descriptive parts of the story, and even the male voices are ok, BUT really, when he does the female voices it isn't pretty to say the least. I kept rolling my eyes and feeling kind of embarrassed, since the part sounded...I don't know, silly, stupid. I believe there are male narrator that can do female voices much better, and/or female narrators that can do male voices not badly. OR...what I like best: BOTH, FEMALE AND MALE NARRATOR.
    Alas, a good story down because of a wrong choice of narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Luna Silverdale, WA 01-25-14
    Luna Silverdale, WA 01-25-14 Member Since 2005
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    "Narrator ruined everything"

    i've read the book and listened to the abridged version read by Stephanie Zimbalist which is fantastic...

    i was very excited finding an unabridged version but the narrator gave me such a bad headache i couldn't finish it....waste of your credit...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Judi arlington, tx, United States 12-18-13
    Judi arlington, tx, United States 12-18-13 Member Since 2013
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    "God Awful Narator!!"
    What would have made A Knight in Shining Armor better?

    A better narator


    What other book might you compare A Knight in Shining Armor to and why?

    the Outlander Series because they both deal with time travel and love stories


    Would you be willing to try another one of Steve West’s performances?

    not in the form of a romance novel.


    What character would you cut from A Knight in Shining Armor?

    I wouldn't cut a single character but I would cut the narator.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read the actual hardcover book when it first came out and absolutely loved it! Finished it in 4 hours and have read it at least 4 times. Steve West made Douglas sound as whinny as Gloria. Total turn off. Let him stick to stories that do not involve female characters as he does not do them justice.This presentation made me pick up the book and read it for myself again I could not get through this story with the narator at all.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen Texas, United States 10-02-13
    Kathleen Texas, United States 10-02-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Emotional!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Knight in Shining Armor to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read the print version, but would like to.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Except for her name, Douglas, I enjoyed the main female character. The author portrayed her as any woman would act having a knight from 400 years ago appear before her.


    What aspect of Steve West’s performance would you have changed?

    Would have liked to have heard the women's voices portrayed differently. Mr. West performed the male characters very well.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Love that spans the ages!
    Prepare for an emotional ride, the extremes of love, heart ache, happiness and despair.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish the story would have continued a bit beyond the end. It's like dropping one's child off on his/her first day of school. You know they will be ok, but you're not there to see it and feel it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David Sharon, MA, United States 09-22-13
    David Sharon, MA, United States 09-22-13 Listener Since 2005

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    "A Much Richer Story Than I Expected"

    This is a surprisingly good book. While it is technically a Romance, it is also a time travel fantasy. The story line is much richer and more interesting than I expected with a surprising ending. The characters are richly drawn, the narrator is good and I found myself listening to it more than once, a good sign in my case. I encourage you to give it a try.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marian United States 03-12-13
    Marian United States 03-12-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Not my favorite Jude Deveraux"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Probably only to someone who reads all the time and likes this author


    Would you recommend A Knight in Shining Armor to your friends? Why or why not?

    I read great reviews and love this author so was excited to listen to it. I travel a lot for work so go through at least 2 audio books a week. This was a fun read but there are other time travel books I have enjoyed more and this was not up to par with many other of Dude Deveraux's books. I am in the minority on this however. Many people rave about it so I would say listen for yourself and decide.


    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    "Not her Best."

    My first impression after 50mins into this book is that Douglas is either very very stupid or likes being a doormat, cause apparently she not only lets her family mock her and walk all over her but also the man she deems perfect marriage material. She has medieval coins in her hand and can’t tell the difference between medieval coins and normal everyday coins. She’s supposed to be a school teacher!! How can you not tell? The first this about being a teacher is that you’re curious about everything! She just gives the coins for train fair without even giving them a second glance. I mean seriously, you’re in a new country wouldn’t you look at your coins carefully to see that you have exact fare. Even though you’re a teacher in the US you do learn about English currency and wouldn’t any teacher look at the coins to see if they are the same as the ones in the pictures from the time she taught. She is seriously being airheaded. I despise the author for creating such a character. A disgrace to the female kind. I love JD's other titles but this short of turning my stomach.

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