This audio theatre production comes directly from the book and includes many parts that are not in the movie. It is presented in such a way that the listener feels like they are right there seeing the action even though there are no visuals. The actors they used are very talented. The storyline is vivid.
While none of the horror of what happens in the story is taken out, it is shown in such a way that I believe you can even invite your youngest children to listen in. My whole family (including my husband who never reads stories) was enthralled as we listened to these CD's in the car. With 6 hours of drama this presentation is great for road trips.
I highly recommend Le Miserables by Focus on the Family Audio Theatre to not only homeschooling families, but all families. Whether buying it for your own family or as a gift, you can't go wrong.