Sunday, January 06, 2013

Les Miserables – Victor Hugo’s Classic Novel Comes to Life in Focus on the Family Radio Theatre



It was my privilege to listen to Focus on the Family’s Radio Theatre’s production of Victor Hugo’s novel Les Miserables.  It’s a beautiful story of redemption when Jean Valjean’s life is changed by the grace and mercy demonstrated to him by the Bishop of Digne.  His life is contrasted by the harsh man of law, Inspector Javert who doesn’t believe that criminals can change and pursues Valjean for years to bring him to justice.  The memorable characters have been brought to life by some of Brittan’s finest actors.  The musical score adds to the drama and suspense. 

For those people who have read and love the novel, please be aware that story has been trimmed down in this adaptation for radio drama.  But it is a worthy production and well worth listening to.  This would be an excellent way to introduce children to classic literature and give them a desire to read the book.  Focus on the Family knows how to do radio theatre. 

Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a free copy of this audio drama.  I was under no obligation to give a favorable review.


2 comments:

Denise said...

This sounds wonderful Susan; I just recently saw the Broadway production of Les Miserables and it was amazing!

Thanks for the review!
Blessings and hugs friend,
Denise

(BTW, I appreciated your recent comment but accidentally pressed the "delete" button rather than the "publish" one....) :(

Lauren Davenport said...

I want to listen to this radio drama now... Sounds great!

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