Radio Theatre: Les Miserables   -     By: Victor Hugo
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This homeschool product specifically reflects a Christian worldview. Radio Theatre: Les Miserables

Tyndale Entertainment / 2007 / Compact disc

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/preview/28/96/DA15139_1.mp3 1. Les Miserables (Dramatized) Focus on the Family Radio Theatre 168:14 Album Only

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Les Misirables has been called the most important novel of the 19th century. It's a tale of war and revolution, a touching love story, and a tale with some of the most memorable characters you'll find in any work of fiction. Most of all, it's a story about a desperate thief whose life is changed forever when a kind bishop, catching him in the act of stealing precious silver, forgives him. Accustomed to living only for himself, Jean Valjean becomes a kindhearted man who helps a dying woman, cares for her child as if she were his own...and puts his life on the line to help an innocent stranger.
Les Misirables tells of the triumph of good over evil, of love over hatred, and of mercy over the letter of the law. 169 Minutes. 3 CDs.

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Format: Compact disc
Vendor: Tyndale Entertainment
Publication Date: 2007
ISBN: 1589973941
ISBN-13: 9781589973947
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Series: Focus on the Family Radio Theatre

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The story that has thrilled millions comes to life in a brand new way in Focus on the Family Radio Theatre's Les Miserables. This audio drama beautifully portrays the redeeming power of forgiveness through the story of Jean Valjean, an embittered convict whose life is changed by a single act of kindness. Recorded in London with some of England's finest actors, it will mesmerize adults and families alike.

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Les Miserables
    April 8, 2015
    Shelby
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I really enjoyed this "radio theatre" drama. I have listened to many others and enjoyed this so much I ordered a few and gave them as gifts. It has wonderful character building qualities and just encourages us to do "the right thing" even when it is hard. It is great for all ages, young and old. I would definitely order other Focus on the Family dramas.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    This is the best! Theatre on audio.
    November 7, 2014
    Trees
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Made the mistake of loaning this out. (1 to many times). Never got it back. But I know where to get a new one. Thank you Chirstianbooks for having Radio Theatre (and Focus on the Family) for all the wonderful stories they have done, I could listen over and over again. (and I do) I am hooked. Makes my commuting a true joy, no hurry to get home. Sometimes I will find myself setting in the carport, hating to turn the story off. What a great investment.
  3. Virginia
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great acting and quality!
    August 12, 2013
    Bethyhope96
    Virginia
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I love Les Miserables. I love the story, I love the musical (I just had the opportunity to be in it,) and I love just about anything having to do with it. As you can imagine, I was so excited when this audio book came up for review since I also happen to LOVE Focus on the Family and their audio books. All excited, I inserted the first CD into my player.

    And I was not disappointed.

    Wonderful narration, brilliant acting... this audio book did great justice to Victor Hugo's story. Being an audio book, they couldn't fit the entire story in, and that may throw some people off. But if you let yourself appreciate the work for what it is: a wonderful, enjoyable adaptation, there shouldn't be a problem.

    I highly recommend this, and any other Focus on the Family audio books. It really does bring the story to life in a fantastic way. I hope that you'll buy this audio book for yourself to see how nice it is. Thank you Tyndale for giving me the opportunity to review it!
  4. Ontario
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Fresh and Fulfilling Audio Drama
    August 10, 2013
    Wanda Costinak
    Ontario
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Being thrilled with the Focus on the Family radio theatre adaptation of the Chronicles of Narnia, I jumped at the chance to listen to their version of Victor Hugo's classic tale. Having seen the musical several times and watched the newest movie, I thought I knew the story well. I was in for a surprise. This radio drama brings in many aspects of the book that are left out of the Broadway and Hollywood versions that better develop the themes of redemption and mercy. I was blown away!

    While I realize that this is a family-friendly version of the story, I was disappointed that this adaptation denies that Fantine had to descend to the depths to keep her daughter and herself alive. Fantine and Valjean on several occasions skirt around the issue, lead the listener to believe that she is innocent of any such claim, and never deal with how she survived after being fired from the factory. I would not want graphic details included, but I believe it could have been addressed in a ‘safe for family listening' way to further develop the themes.

    The cast is strong, the background sound effects are not overdone and the score is fitting (although difficult to get used to when you have the original score memorized). There are 3 CDs and the story is 169 minutes long - it could have been longer! It was my middle school children who kept begging to put the story back on while on a recent road trip - they loved it! This is a wonderful adaptation of Les Miserables and is a must have audio book for your next road trip!

    I give this audiobook 5 stars out of 5.

    I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Inspiring Entertainment
    April 20, 2013
    Mrs. W.
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This audio adaptation is fascinating and a delight to hear. It was recorded in London and has a professional cast who did an incredible job.

    The main character in the story is Jean Valjean. He is an ex-convict who cannot ever escape his past. No matter what he tries to do in life, he seems to be always hunted and accused, because he was once a prisoner. In the beginning, he meets with a kind couple whose hospitality and compassion help him make a new start in life. Eventually, he builds up a new reputation, under a new name, and has a tremendous influence for good in his community. His riches, and charity in life are amazing. But what is most precious, is his unselfish character and actions.

    This is an epic story, highly inspiring and an excellent production. Listening to the story on audio CD was relaxing and a wonderful break from watching a movie on television. I highly recommend this radio theater presentation.

    *Disclaimer - I received a copy of this product for review purposes.*
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