A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes audiobook

A Thousand Ships: A Novel

By Natalie Haynes
Read by Natalie Haynes

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780063065390
8.57 Hours 1
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A gorgeous retelling of the Trojan War from the perspectives of the many women involved in its causes and consequences “This is the women’s war, just as much as it is the men’s. They have waited long enough for their turn.” This was never the story of one woman or two. It was the story of them all. In the middle of the night, a woman wakes to find her beloved city engulfed in flames. Ten seemingly endless years of conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans are over. Troy has fallen. From the Trojan women whose fates now lie in the hands of the Greeks, to the Amazon princess who fought Achilles on their behalf, to Penelope awaiting the return of Odysseus, to the three goddesses whose feud started it all, these are the stories of the women whose lives, loves, and rivalries were forever altered by this long and tragic war. A woman’s epic, powerfully imbued with new life, A Thousand Ships puts the women, girls, and goddesses at the center of the Western world’s greatest tale ever told.

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Summary

Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction

A London Guardian Best Book of the Year

A London Times Literary Supplement Best Book of the Year

A gorgeous retelling of the Trojan War from the perspectives of the many women involved in its causes and consequences

“This is the women’s war, just as much as it is the men’s. They have waited long enough for their turn.”

This was never the story of one woman or two. It was the story of them all.

In the middle of the night, a woman wakes to find her beloved city engulfed in flames. Ten seemingly endless years of conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans are over. Troy has fallen.

From the Trojan women whose fates now lie in the hands of the Greeks, to the Amazon princess who fought Achilles on their behalf, to Penelope awaiting the return of Odysseus, to the three goddesses whose feud started it all, these are the stories of the women whose lives, loves, and rivalries were forever altered by this long and tragic war.

A woman’s epic, powerfully imbued with new life, A Thousand Ships puts the women, girls, and goddesses at the center of the Western world’s greatest tale ever told.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[An] excellent take on the Greek classics…Haynes shines by twisting common perceptions of the Trojan War and its aftermath in order to capture the women’s experiences.” Publishers Weekly
“A witty, unapologetically feminist story of women’s suffering, courage, and endurance…Haynes’ freshly modern version of an ancient tale is perfect for our times. Booklist
“With her trademark passion, wit, and fierce feminism, Natalie Haynes gives much-needed voice to the silenced women of the Trojan War.” Madeline Miller, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Absorbing and fiercely feminist…this subversive re-seeing of the classics is a many-layered delight.” The Guardian (London)

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Author Bio: Natalie Haynes

Author Bio: Natalie Haynes

Natalie Haynes is the author of six books and has written and recorded six series of Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics for the BBC. She has written for the London Times, the Independent, the Guardian, and the Observer. She is a graduate of Cambridge University and an award-winning comedian, journalist, and broadcaster. She was a judge for the Man Booker Prize in 2013 and for the final Orange Prize in 2012. She is a regular panelist on Radio 4’s Saturday Review and the long-running arts show, Front Row.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 8.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English