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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (100,916 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Tim McInnerny stars as the murderous Bill Sikes, with Pam Ferris as Mrs. Mann and Edward Long as Oliver, in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of one of Dickens' best-known novels. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Taylor | 1/21/2014

    " Story drags quite a lot in some parts but none the less is a awesome book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Aleph | 1/19/2014

    " I thought this- overall- was a very good book. It was very cleverly written, and at points very exciting. The characters (other than oliver- who was a bit too nice, if i may say so) all had great depth and were very realistic. Some of their endings (such as the artful dodger, charley bates, bolter, charlotte and other villains) were a little ill explained and I'm still not 100% sure of what happened to all of them. Also- some points in the book were a little slow. I found that, despite the fact Oliver Twist is one of the most catastrophic stories I've ever read, a lot of the book was too happy. Which can get dull. I began to understand why they didn't include rose maylie and her family in some of the movies- they're slightly pointless characters. I thought that Nancy was an amazing and incredibly realistic character- as was fagin- and they are probably two of the best developed characters I've ever read about. SO yes- this book was very cleverly done, well written and had an interesting plot and characters- but the plot was slow moving. It's taken me longer than any other book I've ever read. Except maybe treasure island. But treasure Island was rubbish. I would advise this book to people who haven't seen the movie, because that was definitely part of what slowed me down so much- knowing the plot. Otherwise, I still thought it was a good book, but if you're looking for a quick and easy read i wouldn't recommend it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by BeeQuiet | 1/19/2014

    " Oh Charlie. Oh dear dear Charlie. This is where we're supposed to look past the obvious, blatant anti-Semitism and bleat on about what a wonderful piece of literature it is on the grounds of attempted social reform. Yeah? Well, if you have one of those cringing senses of humour where you like hiding behind your hand and thinking 'oh my god I cannot believe he just said that!' then this one's potentially for you. Asides from that, this reads nice and easily, you can tear through it pretty quickly, it's not in the least bit subtle. But then we must remember the reason it's on here is probably largely down to its historical importance through a time of class upheaval and Poor Law reform. That and because it was turned into a happy clappy musical. *facepalm* "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Karen Malena | 1/6/2014

    " Well, for a Ye Olde Tyme book, I really enjoyed most of Oliver Twist. It was quite lengthy, and a bit too talky for me. I skipped over whole paragraphs at a time. But the parts which kept me interested were awesome, and it was an account of a time past where heroes and villains abounded and London was a truly scary place with the underbelly of criminals at its heart. Young Oliver is such a sad character but comes upon chance and circumstance which change his life. One thing I really loved is the author, Charles Dickens, must have been a Christian. His references on the very last page to his Heavenly Father brought a tear to my eye and made me smile to think we are all connected even if we do not live in the same century. This book is nothing like the movie musical, although some direct quotes are taken from it. The movie is frivolous and fun, the book, quite dark. All in all, I really enjoyed it. "

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