Audio Review: Oliver Twist

WITH over 150 Just William audio book stories under his belt, Martin Jarvis is the perfect narrator for Dickens books. He guides the listener smoothly through the age-old favourite Oliver, and his ability to turn on a creepy, slimy tone certainly suits the characters in this book.

Boadcasting live from the teeming streets of London, Jarvis makes a wonderful Twist and he even gives Oliver Reed a run for his money with a nasty, scarily convincing portrayal of Bill Sykes.

We all know the story, but no matter how many times it’s on, Oliver’s sorry tale still pulls at the heartstrings. We urge him to succeed and, with a little help from now-famous friends along the way, I’m sure he’ll do just that…