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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (100,983 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Dick Cavett Publisher: Audio Holdings, LLC Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN:
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Oliver Twist is an orphan, born into the world of workhouses and poverty. Apprenticed at a young age, he runs away and finds himself with a curious collection of thieves, rogues and murderers. Tragedy and death are constantly at his heels. Oliver struggles with the burden of being a child and of being poor in industrial England.

In this tale, Dickens shows that poverty breeds crime and that the road from the workhouse to Fagin's vicious gang is short and straight. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaret | 2/12/2014

    " Well, I finally finished re-reading Oliver Twist. Also known as, how much bad stuff can happen to one poor orphan boy? It took me a while to finish reading, not because of the story itself, but simply because of other time issues. I enjoyed the story and the ideas. I love Dickens' writing style, I just wish I'd been able to read more of it at a time during one sitting. Now that I've re-read this one, I'd like to re-read more of his work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy | 2/5/2014

    " Oliver Twist is far from Dickens' best novel. In fact, I would say it is my least favorite of those I have read so far. Although it starts off very strongly as an almost Swiftian satire, the satirical edge is abandoned over the course of the novel in favor of an increasingly clumsy and convoluted plot. It's a shame, because it could have really been great but ended up being merely good. Still, it was one of Dickens' earlier novels so he can be forgiven for its amateurishness in comparison to his later work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zahia saad | 1/26/2014

    " I loved the book as much as i loved the movie ! great story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula | 1/25/2014

    " Amazing story about an orphan boy who has to survive England at its worst. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alicia | 1/13/2014

    " I love Dickens. I love his story telling and his wonderfully colorful characters. I was in the mood for a Dickens novel and this totally satisfied it. I have to admit though, David Copperfield is still my favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nesma Fahmy | 1/4/2014

    " if u didn't read the story you should & if you didn't see the 60's movie version you must(exactly 1968) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Theresa Millington | 1/3/2014

    " Not loving it thus far but I'm going to give it a bit more time to grow on me before I give up on it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anurag Dubey | 12/31/2013

    " read it when i was a child :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy Richter | 12/9/2013

    " Dicken's description of people and places are very vivid. The reader can start to imagine, what Victorian London was like. But the characters are very "black and white" (bad characters look ugly, good characters nice), which is enforced by Dickens way to make caricatures of his characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 11/27/2013

    " Oh God, more Dickens. Dark dark dark... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan Wellington | 11/9/2013

    " One of the better Dickens novels to read with grade school children as the villians are pretty well defined. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mohammad Yasser | 10/11/2013

    " It makes me hate London for the bleak cloudy image the story brings up to your mind. Yet it was interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glenn | 10/1/2013

    " Again and again...Charles Dickens...my favorite author. Every word is a masterpiece. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Walt Walkowski | 9/27/2013

    " Much better than the movie... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Philip | 6/10/2013

    " Great book, narration by Nadia May was excellent. Loved Dickens' rich language. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 5/17/2013

    " As with most Victorian literature, I really enjoyed this story. I knew the story, of course, but I live reading Dickens' descriptions of the characters and setting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julianna Bookaholic | 3/24/2013

    " I was right alongside Oliver at ever moment in this book! <333 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nephi Jenks | 9/15/2012

    " PG mistreatment of children, and blood. I love this book, the sarcasm and the vindication of Oliver. he uses just my type of humor especially in the beginning. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 7/23/2012

    " A classic, not to be missed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 5/29/2012

    " My favorite book I think. i read it when I was eight or ten years old. I was a pretty precocious reader then... what happened ? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 3/12/2012

    " I loved the character of Nancy. She fascinated me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Garima | 9/22/2011

    " perfect book for perfect ppl. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margo | 7/25/2011

    " Funnier than I expected, in places, and SO not the Broadway musical. Indelible characters, with the full range of all the evil and good that mankind can exhibit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Ruben | 7/2/2011

    " This book desrves 4 stars because it is a very nice, hopefull story. Oliver is an orphan who has a very hard life growing up. He is forced to commit crimes in return for food and shelter. At the end, Oliver leads a happy life showing the hope and irony the book has. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlotte | 6/24/2011

    " Still funny after all these years. I'm becoming a Dickens fan. It's amazing what you'll like when you're not forced to read it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tamara | 6/24/2011

    " This book is really great.You should read this book and Charles Dickens other books too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Princess | 6/22/2011

    " This was my first book!It's about an orphan lad who roams from place to place and comes across various adventures on his journey! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruthie | 6/13/2011

    " It was so cool because Oliver Twist liked Fagin but then he realized that he was bad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annaborana | 6/10/2011

    " i love this book..when i first read it i was about 14 years-old..*_*
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Behnum | 6/8/2011

    " The thing was fabulous and I enjoyed reading it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Opie | 6/8/2011

    " Buku satu ini dicetak dg singkat, jelas, dan cukup padat. :) "

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About the Author
Author Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens (1812–1870) was born in Landport, Portsmouth, England, the second of eight children in a family continually plagued by debt. A legacy brought release from the nightmare of debtors’ prison and child labor and afforded him a few years of formal schooling. He worked as an attorney’s clerk and newspaper reporter until his early writings brought him the amazing success that was to be his for the remainder of his life. He was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature’s most iconic characters.

About the Narrator


Dick Cavett was the host of The Dick Cavett Show on ABC and PBS, and he also hosted talk shows on the USA, HBO, and CNBC cable networks. He appears frequently on stage, screen, and new media, and he was nominated for his most recent Emmy Award in 2012. He is the author of Talk Show and the coauthor of Cavett and Eye on Cavett, and he writes an online opinion column for The New York Times. He lives in New York City and Montauk, New York.