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KIYA: Hope of the Pharaoh Audiobook

KIYA: Hope of the Pharaoh: KIYA Trilogy, Book 1

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When Naomi's sisters are snatched up to be taken to be wives of the erratic Pharaoh, Akhenaten, she knows they won't survive the palace, so she offers herself in their place. The fearsome Commander Horemheb sees her courage, and knows she is exactly what he is looking for...

The Great Queen Nefertiti despises Naomi instantly, and strips her of her Hebrew lineage, including her name, which is changed to Kiya. Kiya allies herself with Horemheb, who pushes her to greatness and encourages her to make the Pharaoh fall in love with her. When Akhenaten declares Kiya will be the mother of his heir, Nefertiti, furious with jealousy, schemes to destroy Kiya.

Kiya must play the deadly game carefully. She is in a silent battle of wills, and a struggle for who will one day inherit the crown. If she does bear an heir, she knows she will need to fight to protect him, as well as herself, from Nefertiti who is out for blood.

©2013 Katie Hamstead (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Sharon Bayliss
    Austin, TX
    25/05/14
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    "Fascinating and engaging"

    In Kiya, Hope of the Pharaoh, Egyptian soldiers visit a Hebrew village to find a new wife for the Pharaoh. The Egyptians desire one of Naomi's younger sisters, but Naomi bravely volunteers herself in order to protect her sisters' virtue. When she arrives at the palace, she continues to show strength and bravery, as she stands up for the other wives and concubines, fights the tyrannical first wife, and stays true to her religious beliefs despite threat of death.

    I usually do not read historicals, but I'm so glad I made an exception for Kiya. I was immediately fascinated by the world she created and rooted for her characters. I loved stepping into a different world and was impressed by all the detail, such as social norms, culture, food, clothing, and marriage traditions. However, a world is nothing without its characters, and this book has fantastic ones. Naomi/Kiya is a wonderful strong, female character. She is courageous, moral, and easy to root for. I also found the Pharaoh's character to be complex and fascinating. I expected him to be more of a traditional "bad guy" type, but he was very layered and unusual. And the love story between Naomi and Malakai was noble and heartwarming. When he told the story of Rachel and Leia, I admit to tearing up a bit.

    I'm so excited to read the rest of the series! Well done Katie Hamstead!

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    27/07/16
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    "Predictable but nicely done"

    I enjoyed the book and found that ,though the main character and the Pharro were impossible to fit in today's world, they seemed plausible for the intended time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cassandra buechner
    11/11/16
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    "Great Series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of KIYA: Hope of the Pharaoh to be better than the print version?

    No both versions are great.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Her version of the truth of Queen Kiya. Most writers mention her as a conniving person. She was a mother, wife and Queen.


    What about Dara Rosenberg’s performance did you like?

    She was great, made me feel as though I was witnessing it first hand.


    Who was the most memorable character of KIYA: Hope of the Pharaoh and why?

    Kiya, she is a strong women who faced ridicule based on her religion and race.


    Any additional comments?

    I do hope to see more from Katie Hamstead about the lives of the Pharaohs.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Feather Fan
    15/09/15
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    "Hate hate hate this narrator"

    I'm sorry it was so hard to get through the audio of this book. Great story but terrible narration, her voice was like a kindergarten teacher telling the story of Cinderella .

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • John Storbeck
    CAMANO ISLAND, WA, US
    15/01/15
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    "Don't waste your time"

    Book was written for 7th grade level..

    Narrator made me want to shoot my phone..

    It horrid waste of time

    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    16/12/15
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    "This isn't story time at the library and I'm not 5"

    Narrator ruined what I think could have been a good book. I couldn't finish it.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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