- Audio CD: 5 pages
- Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers (November 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781589977136
- ISBN-13: 978-1589977136
- ASIN: 1589977130
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 9.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 308 g
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Oliver Twist Audio CD – Audiobook, 1 November 2012
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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
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Is written like this with lots of words on one line then
on next line then on and on and on making it difficult to read
Not buy this again and I wish I could get my money back.
Oliver Twist starts off very down and gloomy in many parts and while that scenery doesn't change, the tone definitely does toward the end. It is worth reading for sure and another tome in the classics of Charles Dickens. This version contains some illustrations as well which were very well done and appropriate.
However, the production does reflect an additional, curious irony: lots of violence, but no cussing. In the book, Oliver suffers physical and psychological abuse as an orphan, a child laborer, and a child criminal. The audio presentation is unsparing in its depiction of this sadistic underworld of Industrial England, but don't expect the novel's occasional profanity.
Most of the time, the intensity of the criminal characters, such as Fagin, Monks, and Bill Sikes, covers the fact that all the actors are minding their verbal manners, but it does seem odd that Mr. Bumble isn't allowed to famously protest "...the law is a ass --a idiot," (sic). Instead, Focus on the Family uses the lesser known novel quote "...the law is a bachelor..."
At any rate, the five CDs include an interpretive foreword and afterword, which serve as bookends of the Radio Theatre production. There's also a DVD of a behind-the-scenes look, as well as a documentary about the "modern day Olivers" of the foster care system. The set makes a great gift --for yourself, as well as someone else.