Book Reviews

Les Miserables {A Review}

I’ve loved the story of Les Miserables since I first saw the play on stage in the early 1990’s. This powerful story of grace and mercy, redemption and forgiveness completely levels me, and speaks deeply to the tender places of my own fragile heart. I’ve seen the latest film version twice now, and recently had the pleasure of listening to the latest radio theater version from Focus On The Family, and Tyndale House publishers.

We do love radio theater here. My children are avid Adventures In Odyssey listeners, and so we  appreciate this style of media.

The story of Les Mis is rich and while some portions of the story may be difficult for younger listeners, I love that this version is accessible to a wider range of listeners than say, perhaps the film, or even the Broadway recording of the music. This particular radio version maintains more of Victor Hugo’s original story than the movie and play do, and the actors in this radio version are outstanding.

I plan to introduce my children to Les Miserables through this very radio theater version.

If you’ve been looking for a way to share this powerful redemption story with some younger people in your life, or if the grittiness of the musical version offends you, you will likely appreciate this. It has been a great pleasure to enjoy the story in a way I had not heard it done before.


I received this product for free from Tyndale House publishers in exchange for my opinion. I was not required to give a favorable review–I enjoyed this immensely.


  1. ro elliott

    oh…this is one of my all time favorites…so much that a friend of mine and I are going to try to dive into the whole book…all 1000 pages of it. I was not a good reader(learning issues) in school…so I have not been much of a reader until much later in life…I haven’t read many novels…and never one nearly this long…but i want to dig into the full depth of the richness of this story. We will see how it goes…if I can’t get through it….this might be a good alternative. blessings to you my friend.


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