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Oliver Twist
     

Oliver Twist

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by Focus on the Family (Produced by)
 
An audio drama of the highest quality, Oliver Twist was recorded on location in London with an award-winning cast. This classic story will steal your heart as the timeless characters are brought to life in Focus on the Family Radio Theatre’s edition of Charles Dickens’ beloved tale. This amazing audio production comes on five CDs, with a bonus DVD

Overview

An audio drama of the highest quality, Oliver Twist was recorded on location in London with an award-winning cast. This classic story will steal your heart as the timeless characters are brought to life in Focus on the Family Radio Theatre’s edition of Charles Dickens’ beloved tale. This amazing audio production comes on five CDs, with a bonus DVD that includes behind-the-scenes production footage and the documentary Modern Day Oliver. Purchase of the product also benefits Focus’s “Wait No More” adoption initiative.

With cinema-quality sound and an original soundtrack, this audio drama tells the story of a young orphan sent from a child farm to begin life in a workhouse. After committing the unpardonable offense of asking for more food, Oliver is sent off to apprentice with a coffin-maker whose wife mistreats him. He runs away to London, where he meets the Artful Dodger and Fagin, who trains kids to be pickpockets. Despite his many trials and hardships, he finally gets his happy ending, bringing hope for redemption to all around him. Tyndale House Publishers

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
The classic story as you’ve never heard it before!
Experience Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of one orphan boy and the lives he impacted

Oliver Twist should not have survived his difficult beginnings. Cruel and oppressive forces worked against him at every turn. Yet a persistent hope gave him the courage to pursue the truth of his life. Faithfully retold in this powerful full-cast audio production, Oliver Twist captures the compassion, corruption, and redemption of Oliver’s world in 19th century England— and gives it a fresh relevance to our world today.

5 CDs + 1 DVD
Includes Bonus DVD

  • Behind-the-scenes documentary of the making of the Oliver Twist Focus on the Family Radio Theatre production, including interviews with today’s experts on Charles Dickens
  • An emotive and compelling look at the “modern Olivers” of our age, with dramatic true stories of today’s orphans
Dramatization based on Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, which was first published as a book in 1838.
Library Journal - Audio
This original radio dramatization is a first-rate production offering a middle ground between straight narrations of Dickens’s novel about an abused orphan and its various film adaptations. It should appeal strongly to readers who dislike abridgements but aren’t up to devoting 13 hours to unabridged productions. Its script uses as much of the novel’s original dialog as possible, and actor James Fox narrates segues bridging scenes. Listeners unfamiliar with the story should have no trouble following along. Its large and uniformly excellent English cast brings scenes to life in ways a single narrator cannot. Sound effects and background music lend authenticity and energy to the production, which should delight older children. A DVD accompanying the package contains documentaries about the program and about modern orphans.

Verdict Highly recommended.—R. Kent Rasmussen, Thousand Oaks, CA
(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589977136
Publisher:
Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date:
11/01/2012
Series:
Radio Theatre Series
Pages:
5
Sales rank:
442,428
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 9.94(h) x 0.75(d)

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Oliver Twist 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Caly_P_So More than 1 year ago
This is NOT your average audiobook. This is an experience in radio theater! Truly riveting story. The actors are top notch. The music score is spot on. I couldn't wait to get in my car for a long drive so I can learn more about this story and experience the brilliance that is Charles Dickens.