Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Review: Focus on the Family Les Mis Radio Drama

A few things bother me about Focus on the Family's radio drama version of Les Miserables. First, the character of Eponine is pretty much completely written out, part of an overall majorly thinned storyline. Second, Jean Valjean sounds way too much like John Rhys Davies, while the entire cast follows the usual trend of sounding British despite the fact that the story takes place in France (this hasn't bothered me so much in adaptations of other stories like The Scarlet Pimpernel, but for some reason, it bothered me here). The radio drama is still a good listen. I enjoyed it. Not to long. Easy to listen to. Relaxing. Redemptive story. But really, the musical did a far better job of adapting.

*Disclaimer: I received this recording in exchange for my honest review.

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