Somehow I made it through my schooling without having read Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist. Not only have I not read it but I have also managed to miss every movie version there is. I wasn’t sure about getting the radio adaptation but I am very glad I did. The five disk production is well done, exciting, and keeps you wanting to know what will happen next. For those not familiar with radio productions—that does not mean it is a musical—there is no singing. It is an adaptation of the original story.
My family has been listening to the cds as we drive around town. I have a six, four, and three year-old children with me most of the time. My six year-old listens most of the time and will ask what is going on in the story. Much of it is over his head yet. The story is violent in places, so you want to keep that in mind when listening with little ones. All my children like when Mr. Bumble shows up. I think they like to hear people say his name!
It is a great story well done and something I will look forward to listening again and again. The cds also come with a dvd with behind the scenes look at the making of the program.For more information about this production--click here--or on the title above!
I received this audio set through Tyndale House Publishers free of charge in exchange for an honest review.