Monday, December 24, 2012

Radio Theatre: Les Misrables

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 Victor Hugo (1802-1885) was a celebrated French novelist, poet, playwright, dramatist, essayist and statesman whose work ushered in the Romantic literary movement in France, one of the most influential movements in French and all European literary history. Like many of his time, Hugo promoted the virtues of liberty, individualism, spirit and nature in rebellion of the conservative political and religious establishments of Imperial France, and eventually became known as one of the most gifted and influential writers of his time. In 1862 he released the novel that would come to be known as his masterpiece: "Les Miserables". The Romantic novel paints a picture of nineteen century Paris, in all its gritty detail, at a time of revolution. Themes of moral redemption, politics, justice and human rights are vividly expressed as Hugo follows the lives of four unforgettable characters through the sordid streets of Paris.
Les Miserables is one of my favorite books and after listening to this Radio theatre production, I love it even more. I have always loved radio theatre and the way that it makes the characters come alive and give you the background to help you get a good visual picture in your mind. I would recommend this to everyone.
I was not made to write a good review, only to voice my opinion; I received these cd’s from Tyndale house publishers for review.

1 comment:

  1. This looks like a great CD to listen to. Thanks for your review.

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