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- By: Charles Dickens
- Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
- Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
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.
A classic story read to perfection
- By Ken Hill on 07-10-11
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?
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
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- By: Ian McEwan
- Narrated by: James Wilby
- Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
Saturday, February 15, 2003. Henry Perowne is a successful neurosurgeon, devoted husband, and father of two grown-up children. Unusually, he wakes up before dawn, troubled about impending war in Iraq, and the fear that his city and happy family life are under threat. Later, Perowne makes his way through London streets filled with anti-war protesters. A minor car accident brings him in to contact with Baxter, an aggressive young man who is to change his life irrevocably.
A detailed account of a terrible day
- By Kirstine on 15-11-07
Would you try another book written by Ian McEwan or narrated by James Wilby?
I have read other books written by Ian McEwan and I have loved all of them so far.This One is an exception (I hope)James wilby is a very good reader and he has tried to make this book less boring
What could Ian McEwan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Write it as a short story
Which character – as performed by James Wilby – was your favourite?
The old Mother
You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Any additional comments?
The plot is not exciting and the characters ill-defined, except for Henry the protagonist.Well-written (but as an exercise of goodwriting) the home scene with the entire family gathered for a special saturday dinner, and the ugly and perversed intruder (Baxter) who comes inside to spoil such an intimate and desired meeting.The expected happy end is preceeded by the most boring pages, where the operating room and its proceedings are listed in too full details. This accuracy is totally uncalled-for, it adds nothing to the plot and the impression is.....Has perhaps the Editor required a defined number of pages?Sorry for my English, but I really could not stand this novel.