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The Jester
The Jester
Author: James Patterson, Andrew Gross
Arriving home disillusioned from the Crusades, Hugh discovers that his village has been ransacked and his wife abducted by knights in search of a relic worth more than any throne in Europe. Only by taking on the role of a jester is he able to infiltrate his enemy's castle, where he thinks his wife is captive. With the unstoppable pace and plot ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781586215354
ISBN-10: 1586215353
Publication Date: 3/1/2003
Edition: Abridged
Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 5 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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Helpful Score: 2
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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Helpful Score: 1
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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Well-told story, lots of action & intrigue. An innkeeper returns home from the first Crusade to find that his son has been killed and his wife abducted. He poses as a jester to infiltrate the court where she's being held. The reader's voice and diction are a good match for the setting of this novel.
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I haven't listened to this abridgement of the novel, but the novel itself was very good. I wish Patterson were to write more in this vein.
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Different for Patterson, okay.

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

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