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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: December 2006 ISBN:
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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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sam Frankel | 1/5/2014

    " Oliver is the most inert protagonist I can remember from Dickens. He doesn't do anything. Comically terrible things happen to him, each more terrible than the last, and he either passes out or collapses sobbing. Actually, I guess that is the most likely reaction of a little boy, but I was beginning to wonder if Dickens was playing it for laughs, like a running joke. "Oh no, this is even worse than the last time I was kidnapped." Fagin is one of Dickens' great characters, and his regretful protege Nance is more interesting than the title character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennis Venier | 12/29/2013

    " Honestly I thought Lionel Bart's adaption was way better than Charles Dickens. Although this book was written well, had more details, and such I felt like a lot of the chapters were unneeded and just confusing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lila | 12/23/2013

    " I read this book in eighth grade and so began my love affair with Dickens. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nadjib Zabat | 11/5/2013

    " This one is pretty one ...the words were written not to be read as to be seen and imagined ...Oliver ..great one "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 10/2/2013

    " It's been an age since I last read Oliver Twist, but I was inspired to do so by watching Alan Bleasedale's adaptation. I believe I enjoyed it more this time than when I read and re-read it in my 20s. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 9/13/2013

    " Read it awhile ago, high school actually but I really liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Radhika | 6/6/2013

    " Totally enjoyed reading it..Dickens' does an excellent job connecting us with the 19th century England. Portrays the social conditions (abject poverty, thievery, prostitution, etc) and the flaws that existed in the English society at that time. Loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 4/17/2013

    " greeeeeeeeeeeeeeatt best book kinda sortaaaaa!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 3/25/2013

    " Should have picked the abridged version. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trinity 11-12 | 2/28/2013

    " This book was awesome. It took a poor boy and made him rich. It taught the importance of truth and love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Willson | 1/28/2013

    " I loved the raw realness of the industrial era and every facet of the true depraved underbelly of society. Can be disturbing, but that's the point! He's not telling us a glossy clean story. He's creating a life on his pages "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Long Williams | 8/26/2012

    " One of the first adult books I read. Love it as a boy and now love it just as much as a man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derin Ulcay | 7/12/2012

    " This book had great influence on my childhood. I must have read it 5 times. From the beginning to the very end, this book lures you in. If you want to read a book which makes you wonder what will come up next, this book definitely suits you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julianna Bookaholic | 3/7/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Akeem | 2/20/2012

    " Damn I found this a bit tough to read the first time. Thank god for the dictionary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evelina | 11/7/2011

    " Its very enjoyable book, it makes us think about many questions about 19th century, about the way, how people treated orphans etc. I liked it very much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie Rolnick | 9/15/2011

    " OK. long, had to slog through the old fashioned writing, but great social commentary of the time. Our systems may not be perfect but we don't just abandon people. Read for book club, and we'll be going to see the play Oliver together, I wonder how similar it will be... its been a long time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 9/4/2011

    " Overall it was a nice read, but I just didn't feel like I was drawn into the plot very much. :s "

  • 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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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.