A classic of faith, fortitude, and inspiration, this faithful New Testament tale combines the events of the life of Jesus with grand historical spectacle in the exciting story of Judah of the House of Hur, a man who finds extraordinary redemption for himself and his family. Judah Ben-Hur lives as a rich Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem at the beginning of the first century. His old friend, Messala, arrives as commanding officer of the Roman legions.
An American classic, Ben-Hur is both a vivid historical epic and the powerful story of one man's spiritual journey from slavery to vengeance to redemption. Born the son of a Jewish nobleman, Ben-Hur is condemned to the galleys for life for accidentally dislodging a piece of tile that falls on the Roman procurator. He is betrayed by his best friend, manages to escape his imprisonment, and gains revenge and glory before the cheering multitudes in the chariot races at the Roman circus in Antioch.
"Beautiful & Thought-Provoking"
Ben-Hur could be said to be the first American blockbuster. When it was published in 1880, it sold over two-million copies and was translated into numerous languages. Wallace's original novel has been largely forgotten now, but as this reading shows, the story, together with the sweeping rhythm of the writer's prose, make it ideally suited to audio.
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Adapté du roman Ben-Hur : A Tale of the Christ de Lew Wallace paru en 1880, ce péplum épique dont l'action se situe au début de notre ère est un monument par l'ampleur de sa mise en scène et des séquences à très grand spectacle comme la bataille navale, la course de char, et la crucifixion.
At daybreak on April 6, 1862, Confederate forces launched a bold suprise attack on the Union army, encamped in southwestern Tennesse. The battle of Shiloh, also known as the battle of Pittsburg Landing, would prove to be the bloodiest battle up until that point in United Staes history. The two day battle would cost a staggering 23,000 casualties. Both sides were stunned at the appalling loss of life. At the time, neither realized that three more years of such bloodshed were still to come.
"POOR LEADERSHIP BUT GREAT FIGHTING OF THE SOLDIERS"
Der Roman schildert das Leben des fiktiven jüdischen Prinzen Judah Ben Hur, der zu Beginn des 1. Jahrhunderts n. Chr. wegen eines angeblichen Attentats auf den römischen Statthalter von Judäa zur Galeerenstrafe verurteilt wird, später aber in seine Heimat zurückkehrt und eine Aufstandsbewegung gegen die Römer plant. In einem Wagenrennen besiegt er seinen früheren Freund und späteren Widersacher, den Römer Messala.
Ben Hur could be said to be the first American blockbuster. It combines all the best elements of popular classic, epic and action story against a background of authoritative historical detail. As this vivid reading shows, the story, together with the sweeping rhythm of the writer's prose, make it ideally suited to the audiobook.
"enjoyed this audio book!"