Thursday, December 13, 2012

"Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens Full-Cast Audio Dramatization

Binding: 5 CDs & 1 DVD
List Price:$39.99
Release Date:November 2012
The Focus on the Family rendition of Charles Dickens Oliver Twist is very well dramatized with well-placed narrator information interspersed in the dialogue.  There is an excellent interpretation of the plot, and believable character voices. 

The story of young Twist follows the path of a lonely orphan boy from the parish workhouse, to the London criminal underworld, and finally to a peaceful life with his father’s best friend.  Mr. Brownlow, and his Aunt Rose in the country.  Dickens’ story of greed, justice, and redemption is captivating and worth the time to listen and learn from the complex journey of Oliver Twist.

My children and I enjoyed listening to it together.  They each hardily agreed it was well done and we are looking forward to a time when we can listen to it again! (rev. A.Freeman)

About the production:  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.

There are 5 CDs and 1 DVD including a behind the scenes glimpse into production.  For more information visit

DISCLOSURE: We were provided a complimentary copy of this production by  Tyndale Blog Network on behalf of Tyndale Publishers and the Radio Theatre (you can view a sample of production of Oliver Twist audio and see and hear the actors in action) in exchange for our honest review without pressure for a positive review.

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