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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (11,337 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lew Wallace Narrator: Lloyd James Publisher: Craig Black Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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One of the most popular American novels of all time, Ben-Hur vividly reimagines the oppressive Roman occupation of ancient Palestine and the rise of Christianity. The saga of Judah Ben-Hur’s spiritual journey from slavery to vengeance to redemption is both a vivid historical adventure and a powerful story of one man’s religious awakening.

Born the son of a Jewish nobleman, Ben-Hur is condemned to a life of slavery when his former friend wrongly accuses him of attempting to kill a Roman official. While his mother and sister are imprisoned in a leper colony, Ben-Hur heroically escapes to challenge Massala’s domination in a chariot race. Before the cheering multitudes at the Roman Circus in Antioch, he achieves his revenge and glory. But it is later, at the foot of a cross on a hill in Jerusalem, that he fulfills his true destiny.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is a performance of sustained excellence—sustained across a range of characters and emotions, across time and geography. Male and female, young and old, the self-absorbed and the selfless, the worldly and the spiritual—all are within the compass of James's command. His reading is at once evocative, moving, and entertaining.”

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  • “James’ voice is pleasant and respectful of the work. He reads carefully and allows the reader time to see it all.”

     Kliatt

  • “Compared with other romances…Ben-Hur easily passes them all, by a vitality which has a touch of genius.”

    Carl Van Doren, Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Agape | 2/18/2014

    " i read this book so long ago that i have almost completely forgotten i have ever read it... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Michelle | 2/17/2014

    " EXCELLENT! Makes story of Christ fresh--very descriptive-great story and faith "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jennis | 2/3/2014

    " This book was really good. I learned a lot reading it and the background of this book is really interesting also. Just a warning though, there is TONS of detail and background in this book...it got a little overwhelming at times. I really liked it because I like ancient history--especially Rome. I got a lot out of. The movie was pretty violent and loud for me, but the book was really good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kathleen | 2/2/2014

    " The scenes involving leprosy are very poignant, among others. "

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