Judah, the Maccabee

By: Anonymous
Narrated by: Hal Linden
Length: 16 mins
3.8 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Every year Jewish families gather to light the Hanukkah candles, eat potato latkes, exchange presents and spin the dreidel as they celebrate Hanukkah, the Festival of lights.

Hanukkah in English means dedication. It celebrates the re-dedication of the temple by Judah and the Maccabee's after it was recaptured from the Greeks in 164 B.C. The Hanukkah story is the story of a brave people fighting for religious freedom and the miracle of lights burning proudly for eight long days.

The Hanukkah story honors the heroes and heroines throughout Jewish history who have fought using both might and wisdom to overcome their foes. One of these heroes is Judah the Maccabee.

©1987 Bantam Audio Publishing
Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing Group, A Division of Random House, Inc. (P)1987 Bantam Audio Publishing
Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing Group, A Division of Random House, Inc.

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exciting and detailed

It filled in needed details in my understanding. I have ed listened to this audio book several times.

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To short...

All I can say is that is that it is to short, not enough details of the battle and the people involved.

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Music too loud

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It was difficult to hear, the background music was so loud I had a difficult time hearing the reader

Would you recommend Judah, the Maccabee to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes, if it were reread without the loud music

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator was fine

Do you think Judah, the Maccabee needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

I can't say, because I really was so disappointed and distracted.

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I listened to it several times to try to hear it. Very poor presentation!

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Awesome story

This story would make a way better movie than 300! Its very insprirng !!! I didn't care for the theatrics of this particular audio book, but I prefer a good narrator to just read a good story without music, ect...