The Dovekeepers

  • by Alice Hoffman
  • Narrated by Aya Cash, Tovah Feldshuh, Jessica Hecht, Heather Lind
  • 19 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The lives of four sensuous, bold and remarkable women intersect in the year AD 70, in the desperate days of the siege of Masada, when supplies are dwindling and the Romans are drawing near. All are dovekeepers, and all are keepers of secrets - about who they are, where they come from, who fathered them and whom they love.
There is Yael, the assassin's daughter whose heartbreak leads to her true path in the ruins of the desert; Revka, the baker's wife who loses her dearest treasure on Earth yet finds the strength to protect her family; Aziza, the warrior's beloved who leads a secret life not even those closest to her could imagine; and Marit, beautiful witch of Moab, a woman as loyal as she is dangerous.


What the Critics Say

"Beautiful, harrowing, a major contribution to twenty-first century literature." (Toni Jordan)
"Hoffman makes ancient history live and breathe in this compelling story." ( Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Strong and beautiful characters

The women of the dovecote epitomise courage, dignity, faith even though their story, the big picture of history anyway, is already written and they cannot win. Gaining and keeping control, maintaining integrity at the level of the Self, when the forces arrayed against you cannot be overcome, that's the message of this beautifully written, beautifully spoken book
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- fiona's kindle

4 stars

A tough one to get into but compelling once the story is established. Graphically violent at times. An interesting insight into community and beliefs of the time. Overall it was enjoyable.
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- Kylie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-07-2015
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd