The Hittite

Ben Bova

Stefan Rudnicki (Narrator)

04-13-10

9hrs 23min

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04-13-10

9hrs 23min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction

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“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  

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.

Praise

“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)

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Language English
Release Day Apr 12, 2010
Release Date April 13, 2010
Release Date Machine 1271116800
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, Action & Adventure
Author Bio
Ben Bova

Ben Bova (1932–2020), American author of more than one hundred books of science fact and fiction, was awarded posthumously the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award. His work 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. In his early career, he was a technical editor for Project Vanguard, the United States’s first effort to launch a satellite into space in 1958. He then was a science writer for Avco Everett Research Laboratory, which built the heat shields for the Apollo 11 module. He held the position of president emeritus of the National Space Society and served as president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

Narrator Bio
Stefan Rudnicki

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than five thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than nine hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014, and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.

Overview

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.

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