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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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    Amazon Customer 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!

    30 of 33 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 Member Since 2015
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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?

    14 of 17 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 2014
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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.

    2 of 2 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.

    2 of 2 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 2013
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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

    7 of 9 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 2015

    I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again

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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.

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    Sandi 04-14-15
    Sandi 04-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Best story ever"

    I fell I love with this book years ago when it first came out and 25 other people read it after me loving it just as much as I did. Today I love it even more. The way Steve West narrated made it come even more alive that reading it myself. Thank you.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    NancyQ-C 04-04-15
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    "Favourite JD story"
    If you could sum up A Knight in Shining Armor in three words, what would they be?

    JD's very best!


    Have you listened to any of Steve West’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but I enjoyed him immensley and will not hesitate to listen to his other works. Good job Steve!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I had a lot of emotions reading this book. It is one of the things I love about JD and Steve West is a fine actor.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sherry Ramos 02-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "One of my favorites!"
    What did you love best about A Knight in Shining Armor?

    I read and loved this book in hard cover and was excited to find an unabridged audio version!

    I purchased the abridged version two years ago and was extremely disappointed in both the narrator and the amount of editing that was done to shorten the story.

    When I read the reviews about the narrator in this version I was a bit concerned but, I have to say, I enjoyed the performance of Steve West much more than I did that of Stephanie Zimbalist in the abridged version.

    This is the Knight in Shining Armor I read and fell in love with back in 1989!


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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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    "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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