Summary

From palace coups in the lost city of Hattusas to treachery in the Egyptian court of Tutankhamun, that is the world of I, the Sun. This is the saga of the Hittite King Suppiluliumas, and rings with authenticity and the passion of a world that existed 1400 years before the birth of Christ.
They called him Great King, Favorite of the Storm God, the Valiant. He conquered more than forty nations and brought fear and war to the very doorstep of 18th Dynasty Egypt, but he could not conquer the one woman he truly loved.
©2014 Janet Morris (P)2015 Janet Morris and Chris Morris
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5 out of 5 stars
By Peter Martin on 16-01-17

A Great King's 5***** World!!!

If you could sum up I, the Sun in three words, what would they be?

A brilliant piece

What other book might you compare I, the Sun to, and why?

Others in the series

Which scene did you most enjoy?

So many - hard to choose

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

Any additional comments?

I, the Sun (Kindle Edition)
by Janet Morris

A brilliant piece of work for Morris, well researched and creating a spectacular delivery.
The author's knowledge of Hittite culture is stupendous and the book is filled with feeling and understanding, delving into the depths of this amazing over 500pg read.

A mountain of research has been done by Morris in the multitude of works she has produced and all divulge a magnificence in her writing - an author truly worth looking into for interesting historic and epic tales.

A Great King's 5***** World!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Love to read on 15-03-16

Historical Faction

If you could sum up I, the Sun in three words, what would they be?

Well told atory

What other book might you compare I, the Sun to, and why?

There are a number of books about historical figures this one did remind me of Mary Renault's books about Alexander The Great.

Have you listened to any of Chistopher Crosby Morris’s other performances? How does this one compare?

This is the first book I've had with this narrator his lack of of an American accent made it a surprise when some words were pronounced the American way i.e. Shone pronounced as Shown.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

His final farewells to his sons were moving.

Any additional comments?

The names of the characters was sometimes confusing

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5 out of 5 stars
By Rev. Zombie on 08-07-15

Wonderfully Researched and Fantastic Performance.

What about Chistopher Crosby Morris’s performance did you like?

His voice is very rich and he adds perfect inflections of emotion into the performance.

Any additional comments?

This book is written like an autobiography of the Bronze Age Hittite king Suppiluliumas. Going in I knew absolutely nothing of the Hittites or much about the period. However, I, The Sun does not treat the reader as if they should know this time period and it keeps everything very clear to understand and follow.The first thing I realized with the book is Janet Morris's prose are outstanding. Seriously, this is one of the most well-crafted books I've ever read. The amount of research she did is also incredible. The novel is chopped full of little tiny details about everyday things that a person living in 1300 BC would have encountered. Normally I'd have expected an author that has done this much research to lay it on thick, causing the story to drag, but it never does.Christopher Morris' voice is wonderful for the role and he adds the perfect amount of emotion to his performance that adds to the whole experience.

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5 out of 5 stars
By AppyGirl on 03-07-15

Eavesdropping on Ancient History

Where does I, the Sun rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This audio book version is in the tippy tippy top of my audiobook list! This book takes a lot of time to get through and honestly, Christopher's voice is what makes this audiobook so great to me!

What did you like best about this story?

This is ancient history, as close to first hand as I can get! I had never dug into this time period and am now wanting to find more!

What does Chistopher Crosby Morris bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I am in love with a voice. THIS voice. Velvet soft, expressive, perfect pronunciations. Christopher's voice brings so much more to the story! His pauses and phrasing bring subtle nuances to the story that really do make it immensely better than just reading it!

If you could take any character from I, the Sun out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Kuwatna-ziti. He actually was my second most favored character in the book. I would find his story fascinating, as he was the one that witnessed how Tasmi grew into Suppiluliumas the great king! I see him as that uncle we all have that witness our failures and praise our triumphs. I bet he would have some epic stories of failures!

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