Gerald Dickens, great, great grandson of Charles Dickens, reads this traditional tale.
Oliver Twist is the second novel by English author Charles Dickens. The time honoured story is about the orphan Oliver Twist, who escapes from a workhouse and travels to London where he meets the renowned Artful Dodger, leader of a gang of juvenile pickpockets. Oliver is led to the lair of their elderly criminal trainer Fagin, naively unaware of their unlawful activities.
It is likely that Dickens's own early youth as a child labourer contributed to the story's development.
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I will probably listen to Oliver Twist again, even though I have already read it several times.
I love the contrast between Dickens descriptions of his "evil" characters; Bill Sykes, Fagin, and his "good" characters; Oliver, Nancy.My favorite scenes are the comedic ones between Mr. and Mrs. Bumble.
Gerald Dickens is a brilliant narrator who accurately imitates every regional accent necessary to this cast of characters; a skill I greatly admire.
When I purchased this version of Oliver Twist, I had to chose between a couple of very fine narrators and was pleasantly surprised that Gerald Dickens was not just trying to "cash in" on being the great grandchild of Charles Dickens, but is highly skilled and talented in his own right.
Yes, for sure. the story had me hooked from start to finish.
Well, Oliver of course, the kind old gentleman and the young lady who was kind to him.
He sounded like he was part of the story and not just reading a book.
The english is a little hard to get used to at first but once you get over that, I think you'll love the story.
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