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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (164,709 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Ralph Cosham Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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One of the best-loved and most quoted stories by English writer Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol debuted in 1843 and has touched millions of hearts since.

Cruel miser Ebeneezer Scrooge has never met a shilling he doesn’t like…and hardly a man he does. And he hates Christmas most of all. When Scrooge is visited by his old partner, Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come, he learns eternal lessons of charity, kindness, and goodwill. Experience a true Victorian Christmas!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Michael Clemens | 2/20/2014

    " Thanks to its endless retellings in popular culture, I didn't expect this story to hold many surprises. The original (naturally) contains the standard Dickens attention to detail, and more than its share of ruminations, musings, and linguistic diversions. I wouldn't call it a "compact" tale, though, and I marvel (and wonder) at those that read the unabridged work aloud as part of their annual family traditions. All the years of rewrites have taken out some of the sagging portions of the story, and injected new imagery in place of Dickens' original -- modern tales are generally paced better, and Scrooge's transformation at the end happens more publicly and less privately. What I found more interesting, though, was finding those snippets of dialogue or description in the text that I was familiar with from other sources, and realizing how close (or far) those sources deviated from the original material. There's no real surprises here, but it's still a classic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Phillip | 2/17/2014

    " What's there to say? I'm performing in this play and thought I would read the source material. I remember reading this in the 5th grade -- it is quite the short story. I was curious what the original was like compared to all the adaptions I've seen on film/screen. But it's just the straightforward. Except for some longer descriptive paragraphs, it's just the story we all know and love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Victoria | 2/15/2014

    " interestingly most movies do the book right. best to read this and then the Jacob Marley book. Together one gets the real meaning of Christmas "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Gail | 2/13/2014

    " I've tried to read this book a few times, but Charles Dickens is NOT an easy man to read! He goes off on tangents like nobodies business! I have to wonder if he had some ADD going on.... ;) "

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