- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 6 hours and 47 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Audible Studios
- Audible.com Release Date: February 11, 2013
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BEK5M12
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Her Forbidden Knight Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Customers who bought this item also bought
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top Customer Reviews
Fans of the Nero Wolfe series will possibly be interested in this one as a precursor to his later works. The plot is intricate, full of the twists and turns that will later keep Wolfe and Archie busy for decades to come. The characters are richly imagined, given their own personalities and their own little moments to shine just as the minor characters of his later series will be. Unfortunately in this one Stout seems more to channel others rather than using his own voice, he also seems to be uncertain whether this is a romance, a crime story or a tear jerker meant for a magazine. It is not an example of Stout's best work and unless the reader has completely exhausted all of Stout's other works and simply must have more from 'the master', skip this one.
This is my first Rex Stout novel, but I've read other mysteries such as my favorite series by Elizabeth Peters. 'Her Forbidden Knight' is different from other mysteries for a variety of reasons. First of all the main character is not a detective, and there really isn't a crime to discover. In fact most of the mystery in the book revolves around Knowlton's and Billy Sherman's past. This novel also contains a good deal of Romance elements in it, especially towards the end of the book. Without it though, the book would be bland and boring.
My favorite quote from the book, which also came from my favorite character, Lila Williams, is: "I guess there is no 'why' in love,..." Her hidden courage shown towards the end of the book is stunning. Throughout the book she transforms into a colorful character full of both joy and deep sorrow.
This is a great book for anyone who loves a good mystery and doesn't mind a little bit of romance tacked on. Teens and adults would get the most out of the book, including people already familar with Rex Stout's books. Although people claim this book to be a foreshadowing of the Nero Wolfe series, I don't think so. This book stands by itself as an original story. It is a story filled with humor and triumph; the kind I love to read.
Now, first off, the beginning is ploddingly slow and dull. I did almost put it down, but I wanted so badly to see if he rescued the writing, that I continued. The story is quite entertaining. I enjoyed the plot and the twists. But, I think as a new author, Stout called upon too many words that generally live only in the thesaurus. It does read something like a novice writer's work. But since I fancy myself a would-be writer, it gave me courage to see that the greats started somewhere lower in the ranks too.
Don't let my review turn you off from trying this book, please. It really is a sweet and clever little story of love and courage. The characters are colorful and interesting. The main character, Lila is shown to have depths as the story goes on. Although, I do believe he could have rolled several of the lesser characters into one - it was still workable as is.
Give it a try. It is compelling after the opening is behind you.