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The Jester
The Jester
Author: James Patterson, Andrew Gross
#1 New York Times bestselling author James Patterson brings his masterful powers of suspense to a historical thriller set amidst the life-or-death drama of the Crusades. Hugh, a poor French innkeeper, leaves home and family to join an army of peasants bent on reclaiming the Holy Land. In a horrifying battle, Hugh is about to be slain when, with...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781586214142
ISBN-10: 1586214144
Publication Date: 3/2003
Edition: Unabridged
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 36 ratings
Publisher: Warner Adult
Book Type: Audio Cassette
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 2
Another delightful departure from the expected from the always surprising Patterson. This novel is historical fiction taking place around 1096. There is Patterson's usual twists, turns and romantic hero with The Crusades, religious relics, and feudal life in France thrown in for good measure. Cary Elwes's narration is completely perfect and certainly adds to the enjoyment of the audio presentation.
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Helpful Score: 2
Great book about treasure from the Crusades. Time setting goes back and forth between present day France and 1096 France.
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I was plesently surprised to find that this was NOT just another cookie cutter book by James Patterson and one of his numerous co-writers. Although not a "great" book, it is a well written story and an easy read.

Taking place in the eleventh century with the dark side of the Crusades as background Hugh de Luc, the Jester, fights for such timely issues of rightness, morality, justice, freedom, and, of course, love. Above all, it is a book of hope. The phrase "That may be, but it will not always be" repeated throughout the story gives hope to what seems impossible then and now.
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Helpful Score: 2
One of my favorites - set in the medival times and the Crusades. Great character development - great plot with twists and turns to keep you on your toes. GREAT.
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I was surprised by the time and location of the story and probably might have passed over it. Thank goodness I didn't it held my attention and made me want to do more driving or I would sit in the car until there came a break in the story.
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Tale of good and evil set in the time of the first crusade. Similar to Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet.The story is character driven. You can guess most of the plot before itis handed to you. I put it in the car and listened to it from Greenville, SC to Salina, Ks. It suited my purposes in that regard very well.
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I was into the story but it was kinda graphic.
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I love this audio book. I bought it on audio book because I found the pronunciation of so much of the written book was difficult, hearing it read by a professional allowed me to enjoy the story much more.
For those of you not familiar with audio books, the are read by talented actors and so well directed they have really come a long way since being read into a tape recorder by some basement dweller. I find them great to listen to at my desk while I am doing something monotonous, it really makes those boring jobs fly by.

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Hugh de Luc (Primary Character)
Emilie (Major Character)
Sophie (Major Character)
Anne (Major Character)
Stephen (Major Character)