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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By Amazon Customer on 23-07-16
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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By Deborah on 08-01-18
Excellent Modern Version
I am so glad that Carol Wallace took the time and effort to rewrite her great, great Grandfather’s version of “Ben Hur!” I could never get into that former style. Ms. Wallace makes the story come alive in her new up-to-date version, while staying true to the original story. I like that she discusses the writing of the book, and her Grandfather, at the end. I must say, too, the narrator is excellent! He does the story justice, as well. A wonderful story; what I call “a keeper”, that I will listen to again.