Hard Day's Knight

  • by Katie MacAlister
  • Narrated by Karen White
  • 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Men in tights never looked so good. At least that's Pepper Marsh's first impression when she attends a jousting competition at the Rennaissance Faire in Ontario. An unemployed and unattached software engineer, Pepper has had enough of the computer geeks in her dating pool. She yearns for a man of yore. A man not afraid to stare death in the face... and laugh at it. A man with a big lance....
Pepper's cousin has promised to find her a knight in shining armor, on the condition that Pepper walk around in wench garb. With her mind on her embarrassingly revealing bodice, Pepper promptly steps into the path of an oncoming steed... and is rescued by sexy Englishman Walker McPhail. Once the wild man of jousting, Walker has let a brush with death keep him out of the ring. Though his emotions are clad in almost impenetrable armor, Pepper finds Walker infuriatingly sexy - and she's about to go medieval on his heart.


What the Critics Say

"Generously seasoned with her distinctive brand of impudent wit, set against the fascinating world of jousting competitions, and graced with a full cast of deliciously original characters (including a fiendishly adorable cat), MacAlister's latest fresh, funny, and fabulously sexy contemporary romance is pure fun." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Very Entertaining

Karen White is a great narrator with an excellent range of voices in her repertoire. This book has a strong comedic tone and it was the first time I had heard her deliver such humor. She did a fine job of it.

The story is slightly ridiculous. It's set at a modern day renaissance fair and centers around the jousting competition with millions of dollars at stake. There's a bit of a mystery tied into the tournament and, of course, there's plenty of romance.

It's definitely worth a credit and makes me eager to listen to Katie MacAlister's other stand-alone novels, which are being released in audio in September.
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- Marianne

What the...? Was that the book?

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I just remembered this being a fun book to read, so I thought the audio would be just as fun. It wasn't. Some parts I didn't remember which isn't such a big deal, but it was boring. I read the book in one sitting and I had a hard time staying awake for this one.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)


How did the narrator detract from the book?

a tad too monotone for my taste

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

TV movie, yes. Big screen, doubtful

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- Howe Howse

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-12-2013
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio