• by Carol Wallace
  • Narrated by Firdous Bamji
  • 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As one of the best-selling stories of all time, Lew Wallace's Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ has captivated and enthralled millions around the world, both in print and on the big screen. Now Lew's great-great-granddaughter has taken the old-fashioned prose of this classic novel and breathed new life into it for today's audience.
Now a major motion picture from MGM and Paramount studios, the story follows Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish nobleman whose childhood friend, Messala, betrays him. Accused of trying to murder the new Roman governor in Jerusalem, Judah is sentenced to the galley ships and vows to seek revenge against the Romans and Messala. But a chance encounter with a carpenter from Nazareth sets Judah on a different path.
Rediscover the intrigue, romance, and tragedy in this thrilling adventure.
Also included: the inspiring story behind the story of Lew Wallace, Indiana lawyer, author, and Civil War general.


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Customer Reviews

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Maginificient remake

Much more readable and a lot easier to understand and follow than the original version.
It's a must-read classic tale for all ages.
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- Amazon Customer

Ben-Hur - The Newer Version

I have seen the original movie many times and wanted to read the book. I read it and this book which the newest movie version used. Obviously, this book, and Lew Wallace's longer version, has the same elements as the movie. However, it is must longer and slower. For the increase investment, you get a great of detail about personalities and events that we left out or combined. There is a great of detail about the region, the habits and circumstances of the times. The discussion of leprosy and the Roman administration were very helpful to frame the story. I recommend the original as well if you want to make the time.

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- Stephen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-19-2016
  • Publisher: Recorded Books