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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Angela Hunt Narrator: Rachel Botchan, Kevin R. Free Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dangerous Beauty Series Release Date: January 2015 ISBN: 9781490656298
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When an ambitious tyrant threatens genocide against the Jews in ancient Persia, an inexperienced young queen must take a stand for her people.

When Xerxes, king of Persia, issues a call for beautiful young women, Hadassah, a Jewish orphan living in Susa, is forcibly taken to the palace of the pagan ruler. After months of preparation, the girl known to the Persians as Esther wins the king’s heart and a queen’s crown. But because her situation is uncertain, she keeps her ethnic identity a secret until she learns that an evil and ambitious man has won the king’s permission to exterminate all Jews—young and old, powerful and helpless. Purposely violating an ancient Persian law, she risks her life in order to save her people—and bind her husband’s heart.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Biblical fiction seems to be on the rise and readers will find nothing better in the genre than bestselling Hunt’s interpretation of the biblical book of Esther.…Hunt handles the tale’s nuances with care and openness, presenting readers a beautiful, honest, captivating retelling of a familiar story.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Hunt tells this indelible story from two narrative perspectives, those of Esther and Harbonah, a eunuch who serves as the king’s chamberlain. Through their voices and with carefully researched, richly rendered historical details, Hunt breathes new life into the biblical blueprint. The result is a chilling tribute to Esther’s bravery that is sure to grip and surprise readers.”

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  • “Hunt…returns to biblical fiction with a bang, refashioning the classic story of Esther into a moving tale of love and courage that endures, even under the shadow of death. Narrating from two very different perspectives (Esther’s and that of Harbonah, the king’s main male servant), Hunt gives a fully rounded portrait of the happenings in the palace of Xerxes. Fans who have read all of Brock and Brodie Thoene’s biblical historicals will find this a great alternative.”

    Library Journal

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About the Author

Angela Hunt is the award-winning author of more than one hundred books. Her novels have won or been nominated for several prestigious industry awards, including the RITA Award, the Christy Award, the ECPA Christian Book Award, and the Holt Medallion. Romantic Times Book Club presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. Don’t Bet against Me!, written with Deanna Favre, spent several weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.

About the Narrators

Rachel Botchan holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and is a member of the Pearl Theater Company in New York. She and her husband live in New York City.

Kevin R. Free is a multiple Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. Known for his work with young adult novels, he has read titles by Rick Riordan, Walter Dean Myers, and Joe Haldeman. In 2011 he was named a Best Voice in Young Adult & Fantasy from AudioFile magazine for his narration of Myers’ The Cruisers: Checkmate.