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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (100,500 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Wanda McCaddon Publisher: Craig Black Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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One of Dickens’ most popular novels, Oliver Twist tells the story of a young workhouse orphan who escapes into the mean backstreets of Victorian London. There, he is thrust into a den of thieves where some of Dickens’ most depraved villains preside: the incorrigible Artful Dodger, the barbarous bully Bill Sikes, and the terrible Fagin, whose knavery threatens to send them all to the gallows. A novel with autobiographical overtones, this was the first of Dickens’ works to realistically portray London’s impoverished underworld and to illustrate his belief that poverty leads to crime. At the heart of the drama, however, is Oliver, the orphan whose unsullied goodness leads him to salvation, and who represents Dickens’ belief in the principle of good triumphing at last.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The power of [Dickens] is so amazing, that the reader at once becomes his captive, and must follow him whithersoever he leads.”

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • “Will thrill kids today as it always has…the story of the street boy on the run, who lives with outlaws and then finds a safe home, is an archetypal adventure.”


  • “The author’s moral indignation drives the creation of some of his most memorably grotesque characters.”

    Library Journal

  • “Decidedly unsentimental in its depiction of poverty and the criminal underworld, especially in its portrayal of the cruel Bill Sikes.”

    Merriam Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Daniela | 2/18/2014

    " I think this is a really good book. I loved every page of it, it's a little bit sad but still a great book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sean | 2/17/2014

    " Oliver Twist was a struggle. I found myself zoning out, especially during monologues. Occasionally you see a glimmer of his later skill at turning a phrase, but dialog is horrendous. I suppose Dickens can be forgiven to some degree since Oliver was one of his first works. Don't judge Dickens by Oliver Twist. I really enjoyed A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Anurag Dubey | 2/13/2014

    " read it when i was a child :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ebtesam Moustafa | 2/8/2014

    " It is an amazing book "

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