The story is about an orphan, Oliver Twist, who endures a miserable existence in a workhouse and then is placed with an undertaker. He escapes and travels to London where he meets the Artful Dodger, leader of a gang of juvenile pickpockets.
The inimitable Martin Jarvis brings his talents to bear on Charles Dickens's classic in an audiobook that will delight listeners with its superb recreations of gritty 19th-century London. To escape Mr. Bumble and life in the workhouse, Oliver flees to London where he meets the Artful Dodger and becomes embroiled with Fagin's ragtag band of thieves. Jarvis simply dazzles: his performance captures both the humor and sorrow of the text, his narration is crisp, and his characterizations his rendition of the terrifying district magistrate, Mr. Fang, is particularly memorable are as varied as they are energetic, befitting, and enjoyable. \n
I LIKED IT.....KINDA
The beginning was delicious, amazing story, great time and place, and you can learn a lot, but the ending was very bland, it didn’t have much context
I have read this book so many times it's that good of a book.
A much better read than the story told in the movie! Dickens is the same wordy guy as always, but the clever twists of the story are worth wading through. I’d love to see a modern movie of this book made!