Oliver Twist


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(4.5 stars; 377 reviews)

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) (17 hr 1 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 7:38 Read by Stephan Möbius
Chapter 02 23:52 Read by Katy Preston
Chapter 03 23:08 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 04 19:26 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 05 26:39 Read by Jim Cadwell
Chapter 06 12:38 Read by Kristin LeMoine
Chapter 07 16:18 Read by Lenny Glionna Jr.
Chapter 08 20:19 Read by Lenny Glionna Jr.
Chapter 09 14:53 Read by Lenny Glionna Jr.
Chapter 10 11:19 Read by Lenny Glionna Jr.
Chapter 11 18:30 Read by Lenny Glionna Jr.
Chapter 12 25:42 Read by Lenny Glionna Jr.
Chapter 13 16:32 Read by Martin Clifton
Chapter 14 21:32 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Chapter 15 13:24 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Chapter 16 19:34 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Chapter 17 20:15 Read by Alys AtteWater
Chapter 18 17:46 Read by Alys AtteWater
Chapter 19 21:38 Read by Anna Maria Stone
Chapter 20 17:55 Read by Alex Buie
Chapter 21 11:40 Read by Susan Okimoto
Chapter 22 14:35 Read by Chris Bellamy
Chapter 23 15:03 Read by Glen Hallstrom
Chapter 24 11:48 Read by Amity McGinnis
Chapter 25 12:33 Read by Glen Hallstrom
Chapter 26 24:20 Read by Glen Hallstrom
Chapter 27 16:40 Read by Kristin LeMoine
Chapter 28 19:44 Read by Kymm Zuckert
Chapter 29 8:27 Read by Kymm Zuckert
Chapter 30 15:49 Read by Rebecca Dittman
Chapter 31 26:18 Read by Rebecca Dittman
Chapter 32 21:24 Read by Mary-Louise
Chapter 33 21:43 Read by Ezwa
Chapter 34 21:26 Read by Jen Kidd
Chapter 35 18:51 Read by Cori Samuel
Chapter 36 6:32 Read by Cori Samuel
Chapter 37 25:46 Read by Lenny Glionna Jr.
Chapter 38 24:33 Read by Lenny Glionna Jr.
Chapter 39 36:08 Read by Lenny Glionna Jr.
Chapter 40 17:16 Read by Lenny Glionna Jr.
Chapter 41 21:55 Read by Jen Kidd
Chapter 42 25:57 Read by audiotoshokan
Chapter 43 25:11 Read by Rebecca Dittman
Chapter 44 16:10 Read by Rebecca Dittman
Chapter 45 8:30 Read by Rebecca Dittman
Chapter 46 22:02 Read by Rebecca Dittman
Chapter 47 20:31 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 48 26:57 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 49 26:32 Read by David Barnes
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

Reviews

Reviewers here mirror Dickens


(5 stars)

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?

Oliver Twist


(0 stars)

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).

Very good


(5 stars)

Never really had an interest in the story, but then I realized I didn't know anything about it besides the famous line. The first part of the story is very vexing for the injustices against Oliver. But as the story develops it becomes very interesting. The readers did a very good job. Some extra well. Though a couple were almost intolerable


(5 stars)

I have put off reading this book until almost my 7th decade of life, because I couldn’t stand reading about the evil done to helpless children and others in poverty. Glad I finally read it. What a great story! Thank you, Mr. Dickens, for bringing such horrible conditions out into the light of day, and for taking us on an interesting journey of outlandish character studies along the way. The various narrators were excellent.

Hmm...


(3 stars)

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.

Great read!


(4.5 stars)

This was an amazing book! May The Force Be With You!


(3 stars)

A good Book! some of the readers were hard to hear and understand.

loved the story.onlý 3 readers need more work


(5 stars)