Les Miserables is one of the world’s masterpieces. It enthralled audiences worldwide as a great novel…as a major motion picture…and as a blockbuster musical play. Now, this mighty drama has been adapted as an epic production starring some of Britain’s finest actors. True to Victor Hugo’s original novel, this grand production follows the tale of Jean Valjean as he encounters first the savage injustice of the law, and then the gentleness and grace of God.
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.