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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (127 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ben Bova Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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)

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

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by J. | 12/4/2013

    " A very interesting retelling of the Iliad. Very much enjoyed this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lois | 11/13/2013

    " Nice retelling of the whole Helen of Troy situation, from the perspective of a soldier on the ground. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Bryan Bonhorst | 7/29/2013

    " i had high hopes here but became a cliched look at the battle of Troy quickly, though takes a unique perspective on it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dan Morris | 4/14/2013

    " Clever idea: retell the story of Troy from the perspective of a much more minor character than the usual lot. Execution good but not great; felt like a standard action novel. Probably a 5 without the clever historical fiction angle. "

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