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Oliver Twist Wins 2014 Audie Award

Oliver TwistFocus on the Family’s Radio Theatre production of Oliver Twist recently won a 2014 Audie Award for Best Audio Drama. 

The Audie Awards are presented by the Audio Publishers Association and recognize excellence in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. To date, Focus on the Family has won five Audie Awards – the genre’s equivalent to the Academy Awards, which are given out to exemplary movies and films.

“It’s always a huge honor to win an Audie award,” remarked Dave Arnold, Executive Producer of Audio Drama at Focus on the Family. “Receiving this validation from the secular world proves that not only can Christians create quality entertainment, we can create the very best entertainment because we are children of the true Creator.”

For decades, Focus on the Family’s Radio Theatre has been entertaining and enriching the lives of both young and old. From timeless classics like The Christmas Carol to C.S. Lewis' Screwtape Letters, Radio Theatre makes the stories come alive and real to a whole new generation of listeners.

“We use cinema-quality sound, award-winning writers and voice actors, orchestral music scores and riveting scripts to make beloved stories like The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader from the Chronicles of Narnia series, and C.S. Lewis' masterpiece The Screwtape Letters come alive,” noted Focus on the Family President Jim Daly.

“For those of you familiar with Focus on the Family Radio Theatre, you’re probably not surprised by this recognition because you’ve already come to know and love the many stories we’ve shared together,” he added.

Other stories that Focus on the Family Radio Theatre has created include C.S. Lewis at War: The Dramatic Story Behind Mere Christianity and Amazing Grace, the audio drama that looks at the lives of abolitionists William Wilberforce, John Newton, and Olaudah Equiano.

Starting June 14, Focus on the Family Radio Theatre will be airing The Silver Chair. The nine-episode production, based on C.S. Lewis' novel of the same name, will air online and on select local stations until August 9. The Silver Chair is the fourth published of seven novels in the Chronicles of Narnia series.

Published: June 12 , 2014

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