Oliver Twist is an 1838 novel by Charles Dickens. It was originally published as a serial.
Like most of Dickens' work, the book is used to call the public's attention to various contemporary social evils, including the workhouse, child labour and the recruitment of children as criminals. The novel is full of sarcasm and dark humour, even as it treats its serious subject, revealing the hypocrisies of the time.
It has been the subject of numerous film and television adaptations, and the basis for a highly successful British musical, Oliver!. (Summary from wikipedia)
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|Chapter 21||11:40||Read by Susan Okimoto|
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|Chapter 27||16:40||Read by Kristin LeMoine|
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|Chapter 41||21:55||Read by Jen Kidd|
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|Chapter 43||25:11||Read by Rebecca Dittman|
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|Chapter 50||24:20||Read by Katy Preston|
|Chapter 51||27:03||Read by Kymm Zuckert|
|Chapter 52||23:44||Read by Lenny Glionna Jr.|
|Chapter 53||12:48||Read by Annie Coleman Rothenberg|
Reviewers here mirror Dickens
LibriVox populi var. VB
Funny how the personalities who review here are like Dickens characters: some sweet, some not at all, some clueless and voluble, greedy and dissatisfied; and dare I say intolerant? Having read A Tale of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol, And Nicholas Nickleby just prior to this, I noticed this in those LV books too. Esp the Ralph Nicklebys who think LibriVox should supply a free book a month like amazon prime! All Librivox productions are free and made by volunteers, people. And the Mr. Bumbles who verbally whip the VOLUNTEER readers! The Scrooges who kick the gift horse in the teeth. Meanies humbug!! LVox volunteers, please may we have some more?
It's a very well read book and follows to the way Charles Dickens wanted it to sound. However, because of the tone the readers voice is, in some places it's quite interesting to listen to but in other places, it seems to drag on for what seems like ages. If I was on a show I would give it a 7/10 which is OK-right. Overall good book but wouldn't listen to it again-sorry.
even though I did enjoy this, I do enjoy these better when they are read by the same reader, all the way through. this version had some good readers and some bad. couple of the worst were the youngest. the one sounded like he was doing this in secret and the other was trying to hard to be melodical.
All of the readers who contributed to this Oliver Twist speak clearly, but anyone considering this download should know that the gender and accents of the readers change from chapter to chapter (and the accents are not necessarily English accents but German, American, and so on).
The reader for some of the chapters attempts to do various character voices which are largely ridiculous and in many cases almost unitelligable. A great classic of literature is spoilt by this comic book approach. Does anyone actually listen to these recordings before they go online??
Listen to the Magic Tree House book on Charles Dickens to learn more about the author. On Oliver's ninth birthday he was enjoying his life, that was when Mr. bumble turned up. Per fect ly done. Not sure about the baddies though. :-( Heathdale Christian College had a Oliver! musical.
figure it out
oliver was an orphan who was born in the work house and he went to a house and was looked after by a young lady. On oliver's ninth birthday he was enjoying his life, that was when mr. bumble turned up. knock! knock! knock! the door was opened by the lady and was greeted with "hello, is Oliver home" asked mr bumble. And on and on it goes but that's for you to find out for your selves good luck. I also highly suggest you read this 5 star, poor melancholy (synonym for sad)story writen by the best writer I know out of my whole lifez
Stanley B Adams
Thank you for the excellent reading of this long book. I use it as many other books to go to sleep by and doing it long enough, I learn all of the book. I am a serious reader of books and knock out about two a week and they are all important works. I submit as a suggestion for other readers, Gen George Clusters, autobiographical Life on the Plains. You can learn alot about the plains Indians that our forefathers would follow in settling the farming sections of the west.