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WALLACE, L.: Ben Hur (Abridged)


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WALLACE, L.: Ben Hur (Abridged)

Ben Hur could be said to be the first 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 story against a background of authoritative historical detail. The pace and immediacy of Ben Hur was the basis of its appeal to film-makers—Charlton Heston’s portrayal of the title rôle is one of the classics of the cinema. Wallace’s original novel has been largely forgotten now, but as this vivid reading shows, the story—together with the sweeping rhythm of the writer’s prose—make it ideally suited to the audiobook.

Disc 1

  Ben Hur
1.   Ben Hur and Messala meet and part 00:09:47
2.   The fateful tile falls 00:10:16
3.   The road to the galleys 00:03:36
4.   In the galley 00:04:40
5.   On board the galley 00:08:44
6.   The sea battle 00:06:53
7.   In the water 00:08:35
8.   Ben Hur - citizen 00:05:54
9.   The house of Simonides 00:11:35
10.   Messala again 00:09:19

Disc 2

  Ben Hur
1.   Preparations 00:11:26
2.   The chariot race begins 00:08:46
3.   The race is won 00:09:00
4.   The hidden cell 00:12:32
5.   Discovery and shock! 00:07:11
6.   Return to the house 00:05:30
7.   Ben Hur knows the truth 00:07:36
8.   The Nazarene approaches 00:06:27
9.   Healing and reunion 00:06:02
10.   Full circle 00:04:00

Total Playing Time: 02:37:49

Wallace, Lew

Harding, Jeff

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA237512

Barcode: 9789626343753

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Physical Release: 04/2006

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