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Oliver Twist Audiobook

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist, Dickens’ second novel, has enthralled generations of readers since its publication in 1838. Orphaned and desolate, Oliver’s journey to London and subsequent induction into its dingy underworld, is narrated with ceaseless energy by Jonathan Keeble. His depictions of Fagin and the terrifying Bill Sikes are particularly mesmerizing, and his reading is infused with a delicious knack for storytelling.
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Oliver Twist, Dickens’ second novel, has enthralled generations of readers since its publication in 1838. Orphaned and desolate, Oliver’s journey to London and subsequent induction into its dingy underworld, is here narrated with ceaseless energy by Jonathan Keeble. His depictions of Fagin and the terrifying Bill Sikes are particularly mesmerizing, and his reading is infused with a delicious knack for storytelling.

This unabridged version has been long anticipated, and is a stand-out Naxos AudioBooks recording.

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Public Domain (P)2012 Naxos AudioBook

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    Benjamin Alpharetta, GA, United States 10-08-13
    Benjamin Alpharetta, GA, United States 10-08-13
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    "Distracting Unmatched Voices"
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    The archaic language of Dickens demands to be read with a stiff accent and strong diction. Mr Keeble performs these two characteristics admirably. However, the character voices leave something to be desired. They shift and change throughout the book and even within the course of a single conversation. The lack of continuity can at times be distracting and leave the listener wondering who's talking. In spite of this, still an overall strong performance for Dickens fans and better than many of the other options on Audible.

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    KSS1945 08-15-13
    KSS1945 08-15-13

    I'm an English professor specializing in 19th- and 20th-c. American lit. Audible increases my productivity.

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    "A Dickens classic."
    Where does Oliver Twist rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Readers familiar with Dickens' work have learned to expect a somewhat circuitous plot and a loquacious narrator. That said, Oliver Twist deserves its wide appeal among readers of Victorian novels.


    Have you listened to any of Jonathan Keeble’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    A very capable narrator keeps this lengthy narrative and its abrupt shifts in plot clear for the listener. Dialogue is aptly dramatized, enhancing Dickens' character development and keeping the story lively. Despite the length of this novel, I found myself always eager to return to Keebler's performance.


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    Memphis Graton, CA, United States 08-28-15
    Memphis Graton, CA, United States 08-28-15
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    "So good"

    Dickens would be proud. Here's eleven more word for ya governa' and right smart ones too

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  • Annika
    Sweden
    6/20/14
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    "Fantastic reading"

    Jonathan Keeble's performance is one of the best I have heard on Audible. Truly excellent!

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  • PJC
    Reading, UK
    12/21/15
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    "Excellent version"

    The narration in this version is superb. All of the characters are brought to life in an engaging way. Highly recommended.

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  • Derek Thorburn
    9/13/15
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    "A Narration I'd Keep Going Back To"
    What did you like most about Oliver Twist?

    Dickens's characters were perfectly created, good and bad.


    What did you like best about this story?

    When Sikes murdered Nancy - I've never heard a more perfect reading of it.


    What does Jonathan Keeble bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    He handles each character perfectly.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was close to tears when Mrs. Maylie broke down when Rose was dangerously ill.


    Any additional comments?

    You'll never get a more perfect reading of the book than this. Without giving too much away, Chapter 52 was perfectly narrated, as was Chapter 49. You could tell Mr. Brownlow was a determined man. Jonathan Keble was perfect as Monks too. I'll give nothing more away, but if you haven't read any Dickens books, both this and Great Expectations are the perfect first starting point for you.

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  • Dee S
    Bath, Somerset
    11/8/12
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    "Oliver Twist"

    Another great book from Dickens. its the first time I have listened to the book and it is better than then the different films that have been made.

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