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Oliver Twist

Narrated by: Claire Walsh
Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (239 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Named a "national institution" by George Orwell, Dickens offers his most popular tale, of the orphan who is reared in a workhouse and runs away to London. A novel of social protest, a morality tale, and a detective story.

©2018 Charles Dickens (P)2018 Oregan Publishing

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The narrator of this book was incredible. The book itself I am sure has been reviewed enough.

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The Narrator should be worshipped on a tinyIsland

Absolutely Wonderful Story from an Absolutely amazing Narrator ..This is a story I read long ago.. and the Narrator brought it To life for me

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So far, my favorite Dickens novel.

Loved. Couldn't set aside. Hung on every word. Hit replay often just because I could.

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Oliver twist

Excellent story of pauper to riches in the squalidr old streets of London in the early eighteen hundreds

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A great classic

We enjoyed this story. My son enjoyed the action, a character he could empathize with, and the get plot.

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Great narrator for the great Mr Dickens

Of course the story of Oliver Twist, well known as it is to many, is a wonderfully engaging story. I read the book years ago and loved it, but I also loved hearing it in the voices created by this wonderful narrator. She was able to bring the characters to life audibly in a way that I really enjoyed. I especially love her Fagan, Bill Sikes, and the Beadle Bumble.

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Fantastic Story, Poor Performance

I had to get over my dislike of the reader, which took at least half of the book. Her voices for the characters were creative and competent, except for her sniveling portrayal of Oliver! She makes him sound as though he's four or five, when he starts the novel at nine and ends at 12, talking like a baby the whole way. Her reading of the narrative was completely boring, and if you listen with earbuds, you can hear her swishing spit around in her mouth.

Obviously, this is a classic, and the story is fantastic, but apparently Dickens didn't like Jews. He weaves an intricate tale of good and bad characters, but buttons everything up nicely in a happily ever after, justice being served to the evil in the end. I enjoyed it immensely, although he does linger too long following insignificant characters in trivial chatter inconsequential to the storyline in a couple of places. In the end we get updates on every character, except the Artful Dodger, who is off to jail for an undetermined time.

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A classic for a reason!

A must listen. I wanted to adopt the poor kid. I just lived the story though my heart broke throughout.

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CAPTIVATING!

In these hurried, chaotic days, most never pause long enough to visit what life was like in bygone days. To appreciate those slower times, when love of God , and His effect on those lives lived well, even in great adversity, enabling them to persevere, with faith, hope, and love.
And the terrible lot of those bereft of any means, in times without social agencies that might have helped them, and faith in God, sustained them.
Dickens is such a master in his prose of those times because, not only did he live them, but acquainted himself with all. The bad and the good, the destitute and fortunate. He is known to have spent time in the infamouese 'Five Points' in New York.
His consumate descriptions of lives lived in those days, leaves the reader or 'listener,' convinced that these souls were real, and places one in simpler times.
invariably, in each of his books I reach the point where I cannot put it down and must finish.

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nice but the end was a drag.

A very powerful start, but then it became a very dull affair. It could have used a less mechanical plot, and a bit more horror. Narrator was very pleasant to listen to.

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  • Beth Parker
  • 03-12-19

Great Performance, story not his best

Perhaps it was because I know the story so well already, but I thought the story wasn't really Dickens's finest. Certainly not to be compared with Little Dorrit, our mutual friend, great expectations or bleak house for example.

I would certainly recommend the audiobook though if one is inclined to listen to it.

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  • crochetdiva
  • 02-05-19

Well told and timeless.

It is narrated wonderfully by Claire Walsh, Bringing the character's to life. Well worth a listen.

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  • natalie harris
  • 02-09-19

wonderful

What a great book, no wonder it's a classic.
The performance of the narrator was excellent, highly recommended.