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Oliver Twist Audiobook

Oliver Twist

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Publisher's Summary

A workhouse orphan, Oliver experiences the terror and brutality of the criminal underworld. His companions, a thief, a whore, a pickpocket, and a fence, are destined for gruesome ends, but Oliver emerges unscathed from the darkness of the underworld.

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  • Michael
    Chico, CA, USA
    6/09/08
    Overall
    "Awesome narration"

    The narration on this was fantastic. Listening to Fagan makes your skin crawl - it's that good. I had to get the unabridged version. I can't imagine Dickens with the wonderful commentary cut out. I highly recommend this book and am going to check out what other's have the same narrator.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Philippe0742
    Paris, France
    22/11/07
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    "Magnifique lively narrator"

    What an amazing narrator, what an actor, what a delightful pleasure it was to listen to these many voices, to these many characters performed by one mighty talented man.
    I had so much fun listening to it, listening to him that I must say BRAVO !!!

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • philippe
    santa barbara, Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    17/03/11
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    "an enchantment"

    this vivid narration brings you into the heart of the story. the characters nice or bad come to live within your imagination. total immersion.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • C. Dean
    Aberdeen, UK
    24/02/15
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    "Brilliant Performance"

    Oliver Twist is a well told story, and in this case it was narrated fantastically. I don't usually like when the narrator tries to do "voices", but in this case he was great.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mark W Matthews PhD
    Fort Worth, Texas
    28/01/16
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    "Dickens Never Disappoints"

    wonderful tale
    rich tapestry of interwoven plotlines
    memorable characters (even if they are a bit stereotypical)
    excellent narration; makes listening an engaging experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • parents of many
    Michigan
    2/11/15
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    "Absolutely wonderful"
    What made the experience of listening to Oliver Twist the most enjoyable?

    I have never read or seen the entire story, so this was a delight. Martin Jarvis brought the characters to life and was consistent throughout the whole story. I wouldn't even think of giving this anything less than 4 stars.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • christal
    1/06/15
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    "Dickens is a genius"

    But this story is a little too heavy with filler and not enough oliver. David Copperfield was better. This story is hard to follow sometimes

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deborah
    Bronx, NY, United States
    31/08/12
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    "Antisemitism loud and clear"

    It was very hard for me to rate this book. The story was very interesting and well written. However, every-time the narrator called Fagen "The Jew", it twisted my stomach. There is an underlying tone in this book from the beginning to the very end, that says, Jews equal the devil and Christians are the good people. It was quite disturbing.

    If it weren't for that I would have given this book 5 stars. Because of that I want to give this book 1 star.

    Great narrator.

    3 of 12 people found this review helpful
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  • Ken Hill
    7/10/11
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    "A classic story read to perfection"

    Martin Jarvis, in my very humble opinion, makes the audio books that he reads come alive brilliantly with each characters voice that he creates. As someone else said in another Dickens review, ‘It’s as if there where 20 actors on stage and they were all him’. So ‘Oliver Twist’ was no disappointment to me and I can thoroughly recommend this classic story read by a man who is master of his craft.
    Just to point out that the Audible title ‘Oliver Twist Part 1’ is a little confusing. Part 2 is included in the download. You will have the complete book.

    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • Julia Brown
    28/12/12
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    "Martin Jarvis is always good"

    Martin Jarvis brought the book to life. I could listen to him all day! The characterisation is excellent.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • tiziana
    trieste, Italy
    29/12/13
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    "W Martin Jarvis"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Oliver Twist , Part 1 to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the book


    What other book might you compare Oliver Twist , Part 1 to, and why?

    Other Dickens' s novels


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Where the beadle was present


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

    Laugh sometimes


    Any additional comments?

    Martin Jarvis is great!Per uno straniero è utile poter ascoltare i libri inglesi classici letti così chiaramente, sembra che ci siano più attori a leggere e non solo uno. Veramente strepitoso

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • D. Swift
    Suffolk, UK
    13/04/13
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    "So much more than the films"

    I like to listen to Dickens stories when driving, especially when driving long distances. Dicken's use of language is always a delight and the names of his characters bring a smile to my face. I also tend to choose those books that have Martin Jarvis as the narrator because he brings the characters to life just by the different voices and accents. Oliver Twist is a much longer book than I thought from watching the television adaptations and the films. More happens after the failed burglary than I realised.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Eve
    13/09/15
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    "Excellent Reading"

    It's been a long time since I read this myself, but I can say I really enjoyed listening to it, at one pointy nephew and niece were both captivated by the story, at 6 & 7 years, I believe this is very telling. So their mum will also be investing in audio books...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wendi
    5/09/15
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    "Awesome"

    First time for me! Totally fantastic really enjoyed the whole experience. Mr Jarvis enthralled me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Neil Eisenstein
    20/07/15
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    "Dickens + Jarvis = Brilliant"
    What made the experience of listening to Oliver Twist the most enjoyable?

    Martin Jarvis makes this well-known tale come to life by the vividness of his characterisation and breadth of expression. He is unmatched as a narrator of Dickens' prose, which is, as always, a treasure trove of delight.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr A John Wagland
    19/10/16
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    "Oliver Twist"

    A great work brilliantly read by Martin Jarvis. Hard to imagine how this audio book could be bettered.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daureen
    1/09/16
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    "Great story!"

    I've seen the film a couple of times but the storey is so much more. Really enjoyed it and now looking for another great classic to get. Martin is a fantastic narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    2/08/16
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    "Stunning classic read beautifully"

    Dickens' serialisation works so wonderfully in this high-drama-tale full of villainy, treachery, redemption, hope, sadness, brutality and revenge. Read with passion and care. I looked forward to the commute for the next chapter

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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