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. Later, he fulfills his true destiny at the foot of a cross on a hill in Jerusalem.More
"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' command. His reading is at once evocative, moving, and entertaining." (AudioFile)
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Spoiled by choppy editing
This recording was very frustrating as every edit chops off part of a word and pulls you out of the story.
The reader also mispronounces quite a few words. Sestercii is wrongly pronounced Sess-ter-see-eye instead of Sess-ter-see! I want my money back!
A recording this shoddy should be highly discounted!
- Caroline Lawrence