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Here, Laurence Olivier tells the tale of Thomas Luck in this adaptation of Bret Harte's The Luck of Roaring Camp, first published in Overland Monthly in 1868. During the Californian gold rush a child is born to the only woman in the camp and, for a short time, he indeed brings luck.

"Theatre Royal" is a series of radio dramas first broadcast by the BBC in 1953 and in the USA soon after. Starring many of Britain's finest actors, it was the only radio series in which Lord Olivier took a major role.

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Winning combination of grit & color

Per Rob Handy, Poet laureate of Northfield, MN,, 'A reviewer in 1870 wrote: “As for the story of the ‘Luck of Roaring Camp,’ we question if there is any short story in English at once so significant, so variedly expressive, so beautiful in its management of rude and common forms of life. It is an incomparable story of the redemption of a wild and vicious and coarse settlement, by the purest and loveliest feelings and influences that can touch a human heart.' This brief radio program reasonably captures the essence of a classic short story by Harte with actors expressing the character of the roles probably better than could a solo narrator.

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Required reading for class made enjoyable!

Worth the purchase to listen rather than read. Acting of characters was well done. Made me picture an old black and white flick version of the story in my head.

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hard to follow

very confusing book to follow. I wish a summary at the end was added.