Reviews for Les Miserables


AudioFile Reviews 2003 August/September
Focus on the Family has again pulled out the stops in this dramatization of the Victor Hugo classic. The production is replete with excellent acting, crisp editing, and seamless sound production, making the entire program a veritable movie for the mind. Brian Blessed plays Jean Valjean, a criminal of circumstance transformed by love and kindness at the time of the French Revolution. Blessed reads the part with tremendous strength and emotion. Other cast members include Geoffrey Palmer as Inspector Javert, Leo McKern as Monsieur Gillenormand, and Gina Beck as Cosette, the girl who awakens love and hope for Valjean. Performers, production, and beautiful source material make this an extraordinary program. S.E.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine

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