“Oliver Twist” Radio Theatre, Focus on the Family, review
My kids grew up listening to “Adventures in Odyssey” in the evening and tapes of the same on road trips. Later we all enjoyed other Radio Theater productions from Focus on the Family like “Chronicles of Narnia.” So when I got the chance to review the newest project from Focus on the Family, “Oliver Twist” I was excited.
I had some sewing projects to do, so I loaded my machine bobbin and turned on the cd player. WOW, it was just wonderful. Unlike audio books, where a narrator reads the story, Radio Theatre is quite animated with different actors reading the parts and lots of sound effects, plus music, that makes the story just come alive.
While I am familiar with the story of Oliver Twist, listening to this dramatization brought out many aspects of the story that I had previously overlooked. And as a bonus, this CD set comes with a DVD that includes a documentary of the making of the audio portion, and a look at some modern “Olivers” today’s orphans.
This would be a great product to get for holiday travel, just put the CD in the car and head out. Or to listen to in the evenings with the family around the fire-place. And to conclude the story, watch the DVD. This is suitable for all ages, and very appropriate for families with children.
Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of this radio dram from Tyndale. All opinions expressed are my own.