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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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    F. Langley, BC, Canada 09-15-13
    F. Langley, BC, Canada 09-15-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Enter the world of romance"

    This romance has twist and turns that will keep you guessing and draw you into enticing worlds past and present. Colourful descriptions, and characters you will fall in love with. Narration was excellent. Those of you who thought the narrator should have been a woman are so very wrong...unless that female narrator was Carolyn Bonneyman, of course. Well worth your credit. This book will not disappoint. Go for it !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 05-17-13
    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 05-17-13 Member Since 2001
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    "A Knight In Shining Armor"
    Would you be willing to try another one of Steve West’s performances?

    Not if it's a romance, no.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a romance, and the lead character is a woman. The story is read by a man and it distracted me through the entire story. Especially in explicit love scenes from the POV of a female. I guess he does an okay job, but whenever he spoke in the voice of Douglas I cringed. The story is okay, a bit fluffy. But, if you're into a romantic time travel mood this'll do. Good enough to make me buy a few more Judy Devereaux books with my credits :-).

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-08-13

    As a mother of 4 you have a lot of laundry. Audible books made washing a whole lot nicer. Walking isn't as painful either.

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    "Step Out of you Life........ and Into a Dream"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Knight in Shining Armor to be better than the print version?

    Yes, the narration was wonderful.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Knight in Shining Armor?

    When they felt each other. It gave me a sense of belonging.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When they were together in the present.


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

    I loved this book and it will always be one of my favorite's. When a book can carry you away as though your own life is on pause, you know you've found magic. It was like I dreamt the story.


    Any additional comments?

    If you want a true escape that leaves you not wanting the book to end, then this is IT!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy 04-05-13
    Cindy 04-05-13
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    "No way this book's narrator should have been a guy"
    Any additional comments?

    First let me say the story so far is fun. The reader does a good job, but I could not get used to listening to him. Went back to see if author was a guy (no); not sure why it was decided to have a male with a British accent read the book and even more confusing to me is the main female character is named Douglas. I chose this book based on recommendation from GoodReads because I liked the Outlander series so much. But seriously 3/4's of the book I have listened to so far is from Douglass's point of view and the reader's falsetto is too grating for me to continue. I wish I had purchased a print copy. I have listened to 100s of Audible books and this is one of a few times I can't adapt. By the way the ONLY thing this book has in common with Outlander is the subject of time travel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl H 04-02-13
    Cheryl H 04-02-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Time Travel and Everlasting Love"

    This book was probably written over 20 years ago, but it still resonates as an overall heartwarming, captivating time travel love story.
    The first part of the story really aggravated me as the heroine was treated so badly and was being blatantly used her by current lover. Nobody could be that blind! His bratty daughter was the icing on the cake and I almost gave up on this book because of how they walked all over her. But once the time traveling hero appeared, I couldn't stop listening to it.
    Ms. Deveraux did her research on medieval life and did a great job on how a 16th century man would see 20th century England and vice versa with the heroine.
    The author takes you on a great journey with the hero/heroine, across 4 centuries. Douglass, the heroine manages to find love twice, as well as self-respect by the end of the novel. The ending was not what I expected, but was just delightful and heart-warming. A thoroughly enjoyable 16 hours of listening pleasure!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Julie Millington, TN, United States 03-11-13
    Julie Millington, TN, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "My favorite romance novel of all time!"
    Would you listen to A Knight in Shining Armor again? Why?

    Yes, I know that I probably missed something and it was so good!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nicholas - I loved his curious nature.


    What does Steve West bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Excellent narration, I was captivated.


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

    When she was on the airplane going back home


    Any additional comments?

    I have recommended this book to all of my friends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shari Jasper, GA, United States 03-02-13
    Shari Jasper, GA, United States 03-02-13 Member Since 2010

    I enjoy reading -romance, mystery & paranormals. Some of my favorite audios are: Harry Potter, Fablehaven, Cat & Bones & JD Robb.

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    "One of my favorites"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Wonderful story, if a bit bittersweet


    What does Steve West bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    As a rule, I like women readers best, but I enjoyed this performance very much. I will look for more readings from Steve West.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Thanks for finally putting this out in unabridged audio and for doing it so well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer MARSHFIELD, MA, United States 02-13-13
    Amazon Customer MARSHFIELD, MA, United States 02-13-13 Member Since 2013
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    "romance, time travel, history!!!!"
    What did you love best about A Knight in Shining Armor?

    the history


    What did you like best about this story?

    the history


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    It should have been a woman


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    I a huge fan of romance, but I love time travel and history. Put them all together and I am sold.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Maria 01-17-13
    Maria 01-17-13 Member Since 2015
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    "This is such an awesome story!"

    For fans of Jude Deveraux, this is a classic. It's one of the best time travel/romances out there. I read this many years ago, and was delighted to see it in audio. I just wasn't all that fond of the male narrator. He did a pretty good job, but there's just something about a male narrator trying to pull off a crying woman's voice that just makes it sound... well, whiny and cheesy.

    But despite that, I listened to the story practically straight through. I had forgotten the awesome ending! I just loved it. Entertaining and endearing.

    Now, hopefully Remembrance (my favorite Deveraux's time-travel romance novel) will come out in unabridged audio. I'd hope for that story, the publisher will chose a woman to narrate. It just makes it that much more believable. Justine Eyre would be great for that story!

    I'll continue to wait for more vintage Deveraux...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Newmarket, NH, United States 12-12-12
    Elizabeth Newmarket, NH, United States 12-12-12 Member Since 2012

    "I wear a fez now, fez's are cool"

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    "Still one of my favorite romance novels"
    Would you listen to A Knight in Shining Armor again? Why?

    Absolutely. When I saw this unabridged I purchased it immediately. Great narration, and a great romance.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Knight in Shining Armor?

    There are quite a few moments, but I think my favorite is when the Heroine finally stands up for herself and realizes her worth.


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

    No I have not. His performance was worth listening to again.


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

    I laughed and cried. Just like I did the first time I read this. The heroine is a bit annoying at times but anyone who has had a low self-esteem can understand where she comes from. She is not stupid so much as blinded by her lack of self worth. The book is more about her growth as a person and her acceptance of who she is to herself. Nicholas is still one of my favorite hero's. He was be a bit obnoxious and I wish there was more time spent inside his head, but he was strong and had a true sense of himself. So happy this book is on Audible now if only Judith McNaught's books would be released...


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth the credit and will be listening to this again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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