Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace audiobook

Ben-Hur

By Lew Wallace
Read by Jim Killavey

The Classic Collection
1
Format : CD (In Stock)
  • Regular Price: $14.99

    Special Price $9.74

    ISBN: 9781511334112

    In Stock ● Ships in 1-2 days

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. It combines all the best elements of popular classic, epic, and action stories against a background of authoritative historical detail. The pace and immediacy of Ben-Hur was the basis of its appeal to filmmakers—Charlton Heston's portrayal of the title role became one of the classics of the cinema. 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. This novel is part of Brilliance Audio's extensive Classic Collection, bringing you timeless masterpieces that you and your family are sure to love.

Learn More
Membership Details
  • Only $12.99/month gets you 1 Credit/month
  • Cancel anytime
  • Hate a book? Then we do too, and we'll exchange it.
See how it works in 15 seconds

Summary

Summary

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. It combines all the best elements of popular classic, epic, and action stories against a background of authoritative historical detail. The pace and immediacy of Ben-Hur was the basis of its appeal to filmmakers—Charlton Heston's portrayal of the title role became one of the classics of the cinema. 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.

This novel is part of Brilliance Audio's extensive Classic Collection, bringing you timeless masterpieces that you and your family are sure to love.

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Lew Wallace

Author Bio: Lew Wallace

Lewis “Lew” Wallace (1827–1905) was an American author and soldier. Born in Indiana, he served as governor of Utah (1878–81) and minister to Turkey (1881). His novel, Ben-Hur (1880), has twice formed the subject of a spectatcular film.

Titles by Author

See All

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Religious
Audience: Adult
Language: English