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Author: Charles Dickens, Jerry Robbins Narrator: Jerry Robbins, The Colonial Radio Players Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9781455835041
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The Cricket on The Hearth was first published in 1845.

A cricket constantly chirps on the hearth and acts as a guardian angel to the Peerybingle family. The arrival of a mysterious stranger threatens to shatter this harmony. Does the cricket have supernatural powers? Does he restore faith and overcome suspicion? A masterful story of love and loyalty, The Cricket on The Hearth is effused with the spirit of the season.

The Seven Poor Travellers was first published in 1854.

On Christmas Eve, a traveling gentleman happens upon a house in a quaint little village, which houses up to six travelers each evening. He decides to treat them all to a Christmas dinner and tells them a story around the fireplace about a soldier who finds the true meaning of forgiveness and redemption.

A sparkling holiday gem from the great Charles Dickens.

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About the Author

Charles Dickens (1812–1870) was born in Landport, Portsmouth, England, the second of eight children in a family continually plagued by debt. A legacy brought release from the nightmare of debtors’ prison and child labor and afforded him a few years of formal schooling. He worked as an attorney’s clerk and newspaper reporter until his early writings brought him the amazing success that was to be his for the remainder of his life. He was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature’s most iconic characters.

About the Narrators

Jerry Robbins is an American actor and singer who has performed in more than one hundred stage productions, including an acclaimed portrayal of John Barrymore in William Luces’ play, Barrymore. He has also written and produced forty radio plays with his company, the Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air, winning the Parents Choice Award for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 2001 and an Audio Worlds Golden Headset Award for Little Big Horn in 1999.

The Colonial Radio Players is a radio drama production company based out of Boston, Massachusetts. Officially established in 1995 by Jerry Robbins and Mark Vander Berg, they have won numerous awards, including Parents’ Choice Awards, Ogle Award, Mark Time Award, and Audie Award finalist. They have collaborated with such authors as Ray Bradbury, William Luce, and Walter Koenig.