Thursday, January 10, 2013

Les Miserables - The Radio Drama

This audio drama contains 3 hours of riveting story-telling, with realistic voice acting from seasoned British actors. Brian Blessed plays Jean Valjean, Tony Robinson plays Thenardier, Toyah Willcox plays Fantine.

My sister and I listened to it while doing dishes and other things, but sometimes I wanted to pause it or rewind it to make sure I caught everything.  It obviously must have been edited quite a bit from the lengthy classic book (which I haven't read).

The music and sound effects are perfect for the story. Though a sad story in many ways, there were enough joyful and touching moments (even a few of humor) that it is easy to listen to. It is a story of grace and forgiveness. Though Catholic in background, the story does not focus on that, though a priest is of course one of the characters. The subject matter is a bit more mature than some stories, but there is no swearing that I heard or overtly graphic things.  All in all very enjoyable.

Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this audio, and has not required that I post a positive review.

1 comment:

Tony Konvalin said...

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Grace and Peace,
Tony Konvalin