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


Disc 2

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

Total Playing Time: 02:37:49






Author(s):
Wallace, Lew

Reader(s):
Harding, Jeff

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA237512

Barcode: 9789626343753

Distribution Note(s):

Reissue


Release Date: 04/2006

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