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  1. Radio Theatre: Les Miserables
    Radio Theatre: Les Miserables
    Victor Hugo
    Tyndale Entertainment / 2007 / Compact disc
    $12.99 Retail: $22.99 Save 43% ($10.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 48 Reviews
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  1. Texas
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wonderful way for your family to enjoy the classic
    February 24, 2013
    S Scales
    Texas
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Les Misérables (Radio Theatre)

    Les Misérables by Victor Hugo brought to life by Focus Audio drama:

    After finishing this audio drama of Les Misérables, I am trying not to cry! I'm at my daughters' dance class, so excuse me as I head to the bathroom to pull myself together...

    Wow!

    Les Misérables is a powerful story of one extraordinary kindness that changes an man, the angry exconvict Jean Valjean. He then lives his live with all it's shocking twists and turns in forgiveness, extending grace to others. It is an amazing story to which I am drawn. So, having the chance to to review Focus's audio drama of Les Misérable is a wonderful opportunity. My family already has some experience with Focus' audio productions through Adventures in Odyssey (we are HUGE fan of AIO!!) and their audio production of Narnia (that was amazing!!).

    And I was not disappointed in this production. It's not an unabridged reading of the book, which isn't a surprise. All dramatic productions of Les Misérables, whether radio, theatre, or screen, have had to condense for time. However, the heart of this beautiful story is full and clear. The actors were excellent and very convincing as their characters. The music was beautiful and perfectly added, not to distract but to add to the emotions of the story. Through the sound effects I was pulled even more into the action. The only thing I would change is that I wasn't able to listen to it all in one sitting. I definitely would recommend that as much as possible. And that is what I plan to do -- re-listen to it without breaking it up.

    What a wonderful way to introduce this classic to your family!

    "To die is nothing, truly. The terrible thing is never to live." -Jean Valjean

    I received this audio drama free from Tyndale House Publishers. It was not required that I give a positive review, but to solely express my own thoughts and opinions.
  2. Upstate NY
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Grace Spoken Through the Ages
    February 20, 2013
    Floyd Johnson
    Upstate NY
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    It has been an exciting Winter with the musical version of the Les Miserables coming to theaters on Christmas Day and a re-release of the radio drama done several years ago by Focus on the Family.

    Though I had heard snippets of the radio drama in the past, I had never taken the opportunity to listen to the entire show. I found the story, as presented by Focus on the Family, drawing me in. Presented as about thirty 3 to 7 minute chapters on 3 CDs, the story moved along quite fast - with enough breaks to allow the listener to maintain his interest while moving through the three hour drama. Occasionally, the breaks between chapters cut through a speakers last syllable, but not so the word was entirely lost.

    I began listening to this presentation on an Amtrak train between upstate New York and Atlanta, GA. My wife and I used a splitter with dual earphones - both listening simultaneously. She commented that it was hard for her to follow the story. Later, when I returned to the presentation alone, I found no such problem - enjoying the transition from chapter to chapter.

    As always, the story is one of transformation and grace. These are lessons that are harder for some to learn than others - perhaps never learned by others. May Les Miserables, whether on paper, in the theater, on the radio, or via a CD, teach each of us that God can use us regardless of how broken and bitter we have become.

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    This review is based on a free CD copy of this radio play provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are mine alone.
  3. Canada
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Timeless story and amazing audio-drama!
    February 17, 2013
    Jenna
    Canada
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    When I was kid, I was obsessed with the Adventures in Odyssey cassettes (yes, cassettes; not CDs, but cassette tapes!). My siblings and I would listen to them over and over again, in the car, while doing chores, or at night before bed. They were audio-dramas akin to watching a movie, except you had to paint the images in your own mind. The stories were always exciting, and you really became attached to all the characters.

    Les Miserables brought back all those sweet memories of Adventures in Odyssey. Focus on the Family did a fabulous job in producing this story into radio drama - I absolutely loved it! All the actors' voices were brilliant, and the sound effects effortlessly brought the scenes to life. And of course, the story itself is AMAZING. It's a beautiful story of mercy, forgiveness, sacrifice, and love. If you haven't listened to radio theatre before, this would be the perfect one to start with!

    Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this audio-drama in return for an honest review.
  4. Ohio
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Beautifully done version of Les Mis
    February 4, 2013
    OhioSarah
    Ohio
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I first read Les Miserables in middle school, yes middle school - my mind wasn't capable of handling the books that most of my peers were reading - I need large tomes to keep and garner my attention. I didn't read the abridged version but the whole entire 1,000+ page book. I have taken in the movie version but haven't been fortunate enough to take in a live show but not one to let that get me down - I now can bask in the audio drama version which has a lively full cast, excellent sound effects that rivaled even the movie and a musical score.

    In the set you get 169 minutes on three CD's and your attention will be held the entire time as you listen to this audio version of a timeless classic. I had no issues in keeping the voices separated while listening, although my oldest said she did however my 8 year old did not. Yes, I allowed my children to listen to the whole presentation - my 8 year old also wants me to read aloud the book! There was shock when the word prostitute was mentioned but it was to show how low Fantine had sunk in order to provide for Cosette. My children were saddened by the deaths and if I hadn't been driving our van I would have been crying.

    Les Miserables isn't something one can read or listen too without a dry eye, unless you're driving, as the emotions are as real as when Hugo wrote it the lessons of redemption, love, loss and forgiveness as well as despair and more are something that we all can relate too whether it's the 1800′s or the 2000′s. Listening to this wonderful audio from Focus on the Family Radio Theatre will take you on a ride that will ultimately show what God is capable of doing, even if we can't see His work.

    **Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of the CD set from Tyndale Media Network in exchange for my honest review, no other compensation was given.
  5. Alabama
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Radio Theater for Family
    February 3, 2013
    RollTideGirl
    Alabama
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    I am a huge fan of musicals and have been blessed to see Les Miserables on Broadway last year. It is one of my favorite musicals and I love the musical score. I was really excited when Tyndale offered me the chance to own Les Miserables Radio Theater Audio CD's. This audio CD tells a beautiful story of forgiveness centered around the life of Jean Valjeen, a convict whose life is changed by one single act of kindness. After serving 19 years in prison for the simple act of stealing bread, he is released but the public still views him as a bitter criminal and his imprisonment haunts him with every turn despite the clean and honorable life he now leads. Overall, the story does have very sad undertones but there are so many powerful lessons (mercy, forgiveness, injustice, love, hatred, etc.) to be learned through this story too.

    Produced by Focus on the Family, this Radio Theater version of Les Miserables features 3 CD's and almost 3 hours of listening enjoyment. Recorded in London, England with some of England's finest actors, this audio recording of Les Miserables will be one your family will enjoy listening to time and time again. Our children (who are not used to radio theater) absolutely loved this recording and have listened to it in the car and at home. They keep it playing in the background while they play Lego's or color/draw. Despite the long recording, the actual story is still quite abridged but for younger children this is a great introduction to the story of Les Miserables. You can log on to Radio Theater for sound clips and more information on all their other Radio Theater recordings too!
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