Ben Hur

Ben Hur

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by Lewis Wallace, Lloyd James
     
 

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Sentenced to living death--life as a gallery slave aboard a Roman warship--Ben Hur vows revenge. With action and adventure on every page, Ben Hur is one story you won't want to end.

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Sentenced to living death--life as a gallery slave aboard a Roman warship--Ben Hur vows revenge. With action and adventure on every page, Ben Hur is one story you won't want to end.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786162888
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.90(d)

Meet the Author

Dan Larsen is a freelance writer from Spencer, New York. His previous work in the Young Reader's Christian Library series includes retellings of "In His Steps," "Ben-Hur," and "Robinson Crusoe."

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Ben-Hur (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 94 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I decided to read only well-written and important works during this Millenial Year. I picked up the 'Focus on the Family' publication of Ben Hur as I was exiting our library. I did not know I had just picked up the novel of my life. This book is suplative in every way-wonderful plot, incredible characterizations, historically accurate, and even life changing. General Lew Wallace wrote this incredible work in 1880, and I don't believe this novel could be written by today's writers. There are some of the most perfectly written sentences I have ever read, every line comparable to fine wine that must be sipped slowly for best effect rather than gulped like present-day works. It took me a full month of pleasure to finish this fine work. It can be enjoyed by Christian and non-Christian alike, and will cause those who believe to believe even stronger, while those unfamiliar or doubtful of the Good News of Christ will be quickened spiritually. This book is gigantic in scope and life changing in effect. By the way, I've never seen the movie, but I'm going to check it tonight>>>
Roger Beede More than 1 year ago
I loved this book from beginning to end! It is much better than the movie version!
ML100 More than 1 year ago
Reading the book has filled in the movie. I really appreciated the author's use of language and sentence structure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though the movie Ben Hur is good the book is even better
SANDYSZ More than 1 year ago
What can one say about a book that is a classic. (Nothing)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THE BOOK IS FULL OF MISSPELLED WORDS AND WEIRD SYMBOLS THAT HAVE NO MEANING WHAT SO EVER.IT IS HARD TO GET THE FULL MEANING OF THE BOOK. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND ANYONE READ THIS PARTICULAR BOOK.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although I loved the story, the description at some points seemed too heavy and I started skimming over certain parts. Also there are many errors in the text and it was very difficult to read. But overall a great story that I would recommend:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it a long time a go, but this time I appreciated it more. So beautiful!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Educative
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book as a free nook book. It's a "classic" so I figured, "why not?" This book is way beyond overly-descriptive. I found myself actually talking to my book, "I don't really care what the camels are wearing! Get on with it!" The main character of the story isn't even mentioned until page 62 of 435. It took me about 2-3 weeks of forcing myself to read this. If it had been written in 100 pages it probably would have been tolerable. Save yourself some time and watch the old movie version starring Charlton Heston.
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My friend's great great grandfather wrote this book.
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Cool!luved it!
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This is one case where the movie is better than the book. The book bogs down quite a bit in the middle and I found myself saying, "Just get on with it". Still a classic and I can at least say I read it, but the movie is a better, a more thrilling adaptation that stays true to the book.
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I love the story of ben hur but some of the words are mistyped and don't make sense. Also quite a bit of violence so i recommend it to people 11 and up.