The Jester by James Patterson audiobook

The Jester

By James Patterson and Andrew Gross
Read by Neil Dickson

Grand Central Publishing 9780316602051
12.94 Hours Unabridged
Format: MP3 CD (In Stock)
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Hugh De Luc, a poor innkeeper, returns home from the First Crusade wearied from battle and disillusioned by carnage. After journeying from the Holy Land back to his own small village, he finds his nightmare is just beginning. In his absence, Hugh's son has been killed and his beloved wife, Sophie, abducted by a ruthless duke in search of a priceless relic dating back to the Crucifixion. Taking on the role of a jester, Hugh infiltrates the court where he believes Sophie is held captive. There he confronts men more evil than he ever imagined and embarks on an epic battle to restore his broken life.

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A #1 New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

Finalist for the 2003 RT Award for Best Medieval Historical Romance

Hugh De Luc, a poor innkeeper, returns home from the First Crusade wearied from battle and disillusioned by carnage. After journeying from the Holy Land back to his own small village, he finds his nightmare is just beginning. In his absence, Hugh's son has been killed and his beloved wife, Sophie, abducted by a ruthless duke in search of a priceless relic dating back to the Crucifixion. Taking on the role of a jester, Hugh infiltrates the court where he believes Sophie is held captive. There he confronts men more evil than he ever imagined and embarks on an epic battle to restore his broken life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This really is an uplifting tale. Patterson steps out of his comfort zone for this title and yet manages to nail the characters and the plot perfectly…This book enriches the imagination of the adult mind…If you truly want to step into a new world but still retain Patterson’s sense of humor and mystery, then France is going to be your next stop.” Examiner.com
“Once again, plot master James Patterson proves that a radical departure need not be a wrong turn. Readers will find plenty of Patterson’s trademark suspense, in addition to a healthy dose of wit.” Barnes&Noble.com
“In another departure from his high-suspense detective novels, James Patterson tries his hand at historical fiction and comes up a winner…As fast-paced as any thriller, and just as exciting, The Jester is a colorful picture of the eleventh century and of the types of men and women who survived the often harsh times. It’s a good-against-evil story that readers will relish.” RT Book Reviews (4 ½ stars, Top Pick!)
“From start to finish, this is supersmart popular fiction, slick yet stirring, packed with colorful details of medieval life, bursting with unforgettable characters and clever tropes and themes. Patterson’s fans will adore this one.” Publishers Weekly
“Patterson, along with coauthor Gross, keeps the excitement levels high in this rousing adventure tale.” Booklist
“Replete with his trademark short chapters and surprising twists and turns, Patterson, along with coauthor Gross, keeps the excitement levels high in this rousing adventure tale.” Booklist
“Dickson’s fast-paced reading is sensitive to both the action scenes and the character-driven side of the story. Characters come alive through his attention to their dreams and their failings…Dickson’s voice reveals ruthless, corrupt men for what they are.” Booklist (audio review)
“Neil Dickson reads the story of Hugh with passion and panache.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: James Patterson

Author Bio: James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the most popular writers of all time, with more than 375 million copies of his books sold worldwide. He holds the record for most New York Times bestsellers and is the author of the two most popular detective series of the past decade, the Alex Cross novels and the Women’s Murder Club. Patterson has won an Edgar Award, the mystery world’s highest honor, and his novels Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider were made into feature films. His lifelong work to promote books and reading is reflected in his website ReadKiddoRead.com, which helps parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians find the very best children’s books for their kids. Patterson is a recipient of the Los Angeles Times’ 2015 Innovator’s Award.

Author Bio: Andrew Gross

Author Bio: Andrew Gross

Andrew Gross is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Blue Zone and The Dark Tide and coauthor with James Patterson of five number-one bestsellers. He has degrees from Middlebury College and Columbia University and lives in Westchester County, New York, with his wife Lynn. They have three children.

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Available Formats : MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 12.94
Audience: Adult
Language: English