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Author: G. A. Henty Narrator: William Sutherland Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781483055411

Publisher Description

Young people across America are rediscovering G. A. Henty, the nineteenth-century literary genius whose historical adventures inspire boys toward honesty, courage, and duty. Writing from a Christian perspective, Henty weaves the adventures of a fictional boy hero together with real-life events.

This stirring tale chronicles the last days of the Temple at Jerusalem. As robber bands and political infighting set the stage for the Roman destruction of Jerusalem, John, a fifteen-year-old Galilean, finds himself in the forefront of events. After escaping the massacre at Jotapata, John becomes a hero to the Jews and a scourge to the Romans. He defends Jerusalem during the Roman siege and even fights Titus himself in hand-to-hand combat. Though he is fighting a losing battle, John proves his enduring integrity and honor.

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is one of my new favorite Henty books. Henty does a great job with blending history, into an action/adventure story of the fall of Jerusalem. "

    - Joshua, 9/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great historical fiction about the fall of the temple in Jerusalem in 70 AD. "

    - Christine, 10/11/2009
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Although it falls to second place on my list of Henty books, it was certainly the most informative. This was a fascinating period of history, and it is brought to life through the eyes of a very realistic young character. Amazing stuff. "

    - Darren, 7/4/2009
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Highly recommend this book to anyone interested in Henty's works. This is one of his more interesting books in terms of "earlier" history. "

    - Joel, 6/1/2009
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Now I know why the Jews hate Josephus. Well descripted of Temple and the fall of Jerusalem "

    - Allen, 8/23/2007

About the Author

George Alfred Henty (1832–1902) was born in Trumpington, England. He studied at Cambridge but left without his degree to serve in the Crimean War. After several failed attempts at careers, he decided in 1865 to become a writer, beginning as a correspondent for the Standard. He wrote his first boys’ adventure, Out of the Pampas, in 1868, and its popularity spurred him to write some eighty more children’s books.