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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (100,823 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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One of Charles Dickens’s most popular novels, Oliver Twist is the story of a young orphan who dares to say, “please, sir, I want some more.” After escaping from the dark and dismal workhouse where he was born, Oliver finds himself on the mean streets of Victorian-era London and is unwittingly recruited into a scabrous gang of scheming urchins. In this band of petty thieves, Oliver encounters the extraordinary and vibrant characters who have captured audiences’ imaginations for more than 150 years: the loathsome Fagin, the beautiful and tragic Nancy, the crafty Artful Dodger, and the terrifying Bill Sikes, perhaps one of the greatest villains of all time.

Rife with Dickens’s disturbing descriptions of street life, the novel is buoyed by the purity of the orphan Oliver. Though he is treated with cruelty and surrounded by coarseness for most of his life, his pious innocence leads him at last to salvation—and the shocking discovery of his true identity.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Derin Ulcay | 2/11/2014

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Joseph Dunn | 2/9/2014

    " Dickens does a great job of criticizing the injustices of the time; specifically here, the treatment of the poor and disenfranchised. Oliver is such a sweet and innocent boy and it's perfectly infuriating the way he is mistreated by those above him. Dickens also has a surprising wry wit that had me laughing in parts. But I thought the first half of the story was much stronger than the second. I found Oliver's descent to the depths of despair to be the most engaging. It goes from bad to worse for the poor kid which provokes quite an emotional response! Of course, things get better for our hero, and by this point the novel lost some its edge and it felt like Dickens was just tying up loose ends in order to finish the story. It fizzled out for me. A great introduction to Charles Dickens though. Recommended! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Ss Ho | 2/4/2014

    " it was way too sad =( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Joyce Oliver stahle | 1/19/2014

    " Wow! I am glad I read this book. "

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