The Hittite by Ben Bova audiobook

The Hittite

By Ben Bova writing as Marc Addams
Directed by Judy Young
Read by Stefan Rudnicki

Blackstone Publishing 9780765324023
9.39 Hours Unabridged
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Ben Bova brings us an exciting new take on the timeless legend of Troy. This is the tale of Lukka, the Hittite soldier who traveled across Greece in search of the vicious slave traders who kidnapped his wife and sons. He tracks them all the way to war-torn Troy, where he proves himself a warrior to rank with noble Hector and swift Achilles. In this fascinating work of historical fiction, Lukka is also the man who builds the Trojan horse for the crafty Odysseus, who topples the walls of Jericho for the Israelites, and who steals the beautiful Helen—the legendary face that launched a thousand ships—from her husband Menaleus, fighting his way across half the known world to bring her safely to Egypt.

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Summary

Summary

One of SoundCommentary.com’s The Best of the Best for 2010

Ben Bova brings us an exciting new take on the timeless legend of Troy.

This is the tale of Lukka, the Hittite soldier who traveled across Greece in search of the vicious slave traders who kidnapped his wife and sons. He tracks them all the way to war-torn Troy, where he proves himself a warrior to rank with noble Hector and swift Achilles.

In this fascinating work of historical fiction, Lukka is also the man who builds the Trojan horse for the crafty Odysseus, who topples the walls of Jericho for the Israelites, and who steals the beautiful Helen—the legendary face that launched a thousand ships—from her husband Menaleus, fighting his way across half the known world to bring her safely to Egypt.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Completely convincing and emotionally satisfying; the adventure and warfare are gripping enough to keep me awake to finish the book in a single night.” Orson Scott Card, New York Times bestselling author of Ender's Game  
“Excellent. A thrilling and inventive retelling of the legend of Troy.” David Hagberg, New York Times bestselling author of The Expediter  
“Bova proves himself equal to the task of showing how adversity can temper character in unforeseen ways.” New York Times
“Bova gets better and better.” Daily News (Los Angeles)
“A cast of stars, all seen through the eyes of a Hittite warrior. With authentic battle scenes and the reality of siege warfare, The Hittite is an adventure you’ll want to undertake.” Barbara D’Amato, Mary Higgins Clark Award–winning author of Foolproof  
“This is a believable alternative to Homer’s tale...read convincingly by Stefan Rudnicki, leaving the listener with a good sense of what a soldier’s life was like in those times. His voices are persuasive and believable…After hearing this, listeners will understand why he is such an honored narrator.” SoundCommentary.com (starred review)

Reviews

Reviews

by reader 9/13/2017
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disappointing

It's been quite a while since I listened to this so I can't recall all the details, but I do remember having to struggle through it and considering it very disappointing. Much better historical fiction out there.
by KenKlean 9/13/2017
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Entertaining historical novel

This is an excellent book, the narration was very well done. The historical point of view was very realistic and the story line blended nicely into existing actual history to make it very believable.

Author

Author Bio: Ben Bova

Author Bio: Ben Bova

Ben Bova was born in Philadelphia and received his doctorate in education from California Coast University in 1996. The author of over 120 futuristic novels and nonfiction books, he has also been a radio commentator, editor, lecturer, and aerospace industry executive. His articles, opinion pieces, and reviews have appeared in Scientific American, Nature, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. His work has earned six Hugo Awards. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation in 2005, and his novel Titan won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for the best science fiction novel of 2006.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.39
Audience: Adult
Language: English