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DICKENS, C.: Oliver Twist Retold for younger listeners by Roy McMillan (Abridged)


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DICKENS, C.: Oliver Twist Retold for younger listeners by Roy McMillan (Abridged)

Please, sir, I want some more.

Oliver Twist runs away from the brutality of the workhouse only to find himself taken in by a gang of thieves run by the devilish Fagin, his violent side-kick Bill Sikes and the irrepressible Artful Dodger. Rescued from London’s dingiest and darkest dens but then forced to help in a violent burglary, Oliver’s chances of survival are slim, and his chances of happiness almost nil. But one member of the gang risks everything to save him—and loses everything as a result.

Roy McMillan combines an abridged version of Dickens’s novel with his own helpful explanations to retell the story for younger listeners.

Disc 1

  Oliver Twist Retold for younger listeners by Roy McMillan (Abridged)
1.   Among their other public buildings, most towns have a workhouse… 00:04:49
2.   The evening arrived; the boys took their places. 00:04:41
3.   Oliver had been at the undertaker's some three weeks… 00:05:59
4.   The journey took him nearly a week. 00:04:26
5.   It was late next morning when Oliver awoke… 00:05:38
6.   For many days, Oliver remained in Fagin's room… 00:05:48
7.   Meanwhile, back at Fagin's den… 00:03:30
8.   Oliver was tended with all Mrs. Bedwin's care… 00:04:42
9.   At length they turned into a very filthy narrow street… 00:04:27
10.   Fagin locked him in the room, alone, for many days… 00:03:34
11.   It was a chill, damp, windy night… 00:05:54
12.   Bill and Oliver woke the next day at half - past five… 00:05:31
13.   The night was bitter cold. 00:05:13
14.   Fagin stopped to hear no more… 00:05:03
15.   He had reached the corner of his own street… 00:03:53

Disc 2

  Oliver Twist Retold for younger listeners by Roy McMillan (Abridged)
1.   And now we can return to Oliver Twist… 00:05:48
2.   While they sat quietly, a gig drove up to the garden - gate… 00:05:20
3.   Spring flew swiftly by, and summer came. 00:03:08
4.   Not many weeks later… 00:06:02
5.   On the next evening, Monks went to Fagin's house. 00:06:25
6.   After a sleepless and anxious night… 00:06:08
7.   It was nearly two hours before day - break… 00:06:02
8.   The twilight was beginning to close in… 00:04:56
9.   Monks drew his breath yet more freely… 00:05:24
10.   In the Borough of Southwark stands Jacob's Island… 00:07:32
11.   Some two days after these events, Oliver was travelling in a coach… 00:04:04
12.   'The will,' said Mr. Brownlow, as Oliver's tears fell fast… 00:05:15
13.   The fortunes of those who have figured in this tale are nearly closed. 00:03:21

Total Playing Time: 02:22:33

Dickens, Charles

McMillan, Roy

Keeble, Jonathan

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Junior Classic Fiction

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA0087

Barcode: 9781843795872

Physical Release: 01/2012

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