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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (493,282 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Ralph Cosham Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2012 ISBN: 9781624061745
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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 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 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 Paradigm47 | 2/15/2014

    " Great over Christmas; full of good feeling at the end. The best lines are in all the movies for a reason. Still, I prefer it retold in the movies, or orally condensed in a reading. Dickens meanders at times, even in this small book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 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 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.... ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paradigm47 | 2/13/2014

    " Great over Christmas; full of good feeling at the end. The best lines are in all the movies for a reason. Still, I prefer it retold in the movies, or orally condensed in a reading. Dickens meanders at times, even in this small book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Utkarsh Anand | 2/13/2014

    " Its Christmas time, and still Ebenzer Scrooge call manages to be mean to his nephew, clerk and everyone he meets. But this Christmas eve is going to be different for him. He will be visited by three Christmas spirits; spirit of the 1. past, 2. present, and 3. future; and they will leave Scrooge a changed man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Irene Fitzgerald | 2/12/2014

    " a great Christmas read! !! the REAL meaning of Christmas. .. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen Dawson | 2/12/2014

    " The outline of the story of the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future who come to educate the miserly misery Ebeneezer Scrooge is familiar to most. But despite the short length of this novella, the extra material that is omitted from dramatisations and the language of Dickens' descriptions still means there is something new for those who think they know the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 2/11/2014

    " I read it in 7th grade, but would like to read again because any book I've ever been assigned has resulted in my under appreciation for it in the school context. I'd really like to compare it with a more optimistic and humble mindset behind its second read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelly Malik | 2/11/2014

    " 'Darkness was cheap and Scrooge liked it.' Overall, a good read, though a bit boring with less characters and a very old background. Retrospection to be taken, of the material world and the love of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marina Dawson | 2/10/2014

    " I actually read an old 50s copy of A Christmas Carol that my husband picked up for me for Christmas last year. Such a classic story - and themes still so relevant today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 BardotInBlue | 2/9/2014

    " I do have a soft spot for Dickens. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 2/9/2014

    " "The phantom slowly, gravely, silently approached. When it came near him, Scrooge bent down upon his knee; for in the very air through which this Spirit moved it seemed to scatter gloom and mystery." I'd seen multiple iterations of this story in film without ever having read the original, and so I read it to my 5 year old son this December. It was an utter delight to do so. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannyboo | 2/9/2014

    " I can't believe I had never read this book before. What a great, quick, Christmas read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sissy Johnson | 2/9/2014

    " This is my all time favorite Dickens classic. A wonderful story with a great message. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen Davis | 2/8/2014

    " Everyone knows this story, but you don't feel it, until you've read Dickens' pure version. Just those first words: "Marley was dead, to begin with," tingles your spine. -The most important story ever written on the deadly sin of greed and the restoration of a charitable heart. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew Brodie | 2/7/2014

    " "Business!" cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. "Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence were all my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Izoe | 2/7/2014

    " An absolute classic. I grew up with it. Every Christmas Eve on vinyl, family together by the fire place. Glad to have found this. "Bah! Humbug!" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 2/7/2014

    " I was happy to finally read the original version of this story, however, I found that I did not like it as well as some versions I read as a child. I was pleasantly surprised though to find an event with Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Present that was new to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zep | 2/7/2014

    " it was mostly interesting to see what had been done differently through the countless movie versions I've seen through the years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cristine Hoxie | 2/6/2014

    " It was interesting to read this classic. The problem was that I remember seeing the movie, and there are differences. Ths is very interesting, though. It's sad that Scrooge couldn't learn his lesson earlier. But, I see humanity in him. It was really nice to see him turn around, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debora Henriques | 2/6/2014

    " A short, simple, fantastic and beautiful tale that makes you think about your shortcomings and your attitudes toward mankind. Lovely and commendable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonia | 2/5/2014

    " I had seen the movie but the book goes so much deeper, I thought. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sophia | 2/5/2014

    " A good book to read at Christmas time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ani | 2/2/2014

    " I absolutely loved it. Over the years I've become very jaded with the story and have felt that it was overdone--that is until now, having actually read the original. By far surpassing every screen depiction. The descriptions and use of language are wonderfully evocative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Celia | 2/2/2014

    " very good story-I am not always a Dickens fan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 2/2/2014

    " Nice to go back and read the original again, with the old illustrations courtesy of Project Gutenberg. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alanna | 2/1/2014

    " I read this aloud to the family this winter. I can't get enough of Dickens. So many quotable lines. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gwen Jones | 2/1/2014

    " Such a beautiful and enduring story. It's impossible NOT to love this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 2/1/2014

    " What praise can I offer A Christmas Carol that hasn't already been offered? It is probably the most well-known Christmas story, with countless adaptations and interpretations to its credit. Dickens' original account is likely the most enjoyable rendition of the story (except The Muppets of course). From the opening passage his prose dissolves into itself and the characters and figures of the story dance from the page. Dickens is a master of mood and tone, with a dramatic arc spanning celebration and solemnity throughout the novel. This is a book that young readers can thoroughly enjoy, although they may need a dictionary at times. Who am I kidding? I needed a dictionary in a few instances. But it is an accessible novel that stands up as not only one of the greatest Christmas stories ever told, but one of the great classics of all literature. It is a delight to read and the message at its core is no mere platitude, but a worthwhile statement on generosity and the importance of making the most of our ephemeral lives. This particular edition features beautiful illustrations to accompany the text. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ciska | 1/31/2014

    " I enjoyed reading this story after seeing so many different versions. It became so much more than just a ghost story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 1/30/2014

    " My first attempt at reading Dickens and though I obviously know the story (who doesn't?) I was pleasantly surprised. Expecting to be heavy in the Victorian flowery language but it was a lot easier going than I anticipated, with many funny moments. Looking forward to reading more Dickens now I've broken through - rather fancying The Olde Curiosity Shop next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 1/30/2014

    " All time family favourite. We have read through it for Christmas parties taking tuns with different parts and voices. Takes about 4 1/2 hours with breaks for wassail and refreshments. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noeleen | 1/30/2014

    " The only other Charles Dickens novel I've read is Great Expectations. This was when I was fifteen and it was required reading in school, so it wasn't a pleasurable experience. It has only taken another thirty years to read another Charles Dickens book, but better late than never. How very different it is to read a Dickens novel when you are an adult, you really appreciate it so much more. Perhaps A Christmas Carol should have been the required reading book in school rather than the depressing and bleak Great Expectations. This was my first time to read A Christmas Carol, although like so many others, I have seen the many movie adaptations. I loved this book, it's amazing how sometimes the shortest books, contain the most important messages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Veronica | 1/30/2014

    " This is much better than watching a television/movie version any day! I am so glad I bought this so I can share with my future children. It's no wonder why so many attempts have been made to capture the exuberant climax. I recommend everyone read the unabridged story. You won't regret it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 1/29/2014

    " I loved reading this at Christmas time. Reflective, yet a quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashrakat Deyab | 1/29/2014

    " Inspirational. Insightful. Entertaining. Even though I'm not a Christian, the themes and messages in this novella are so universal that anyone of any ethnic background or religion can enjoy it. Recommended for anyone ready for a life-changing story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anish | 1/28/2014

    " Although i had read it before ,i read it again n it was awesome .... The way charles dickens creates the atmosphere around the characters n his portrait of scrooge i life changing . The narration with the amazing story ....... Anyone like me who has only watched the movie or read the play must read the book.it is far better you dont need to turn the pages the flow is at such a pace that you slide through them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawna | 1/28/2014

    " Always like reading Dickens. It's been a long time since my first reading of this one. It was fun to listen to again. Received Jacob T. Marley this year as a gift, so after reading it I was inspired to read A Christmas Carol. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth Joseph | 1/28/2014

    " This is a great but great story about Ebenezer Scrooge and I should say that this is one of the best book which comes nearest to the Christmas theme... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fiona Robson | 1/28/2014

    " Until 2012, I hadn't actually read ANYTHING by Charles Dickens. I had seen plenty of film and television adaptations and this was enough to put me off. It occured to me that it was all doom and gloom, populated by people with rather silly names. However ... earlier in 2012, I devoured and adored "Great Expectations" and was the same with "A Christmas Carol". Something which cannot be transferred to screen adaptations is Dickens clever word play and characterisation. I have now downloaded his complete works to read and will look forward to trying more of his work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenna | 1/27/2014

    " Who doesn't love this Christmas Classic?!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fiona Robson | 1/26/2014

    " Until 2012, I hadn't actually read ANYTHING by Charles Dickens. I had seen plenty of film and television adaptations and this was enough to put me off. It occured to me that it was all doom and gloom, populated by people with rather silly names. However ... earlier in 2012, I devoured and adored "Great Expectations" and was the same with "A Christmas Carol". Something which cannot be transferred to screen adaptations is Dickens clever word play and characterisation. I have now downloaded his complete works to read and will look forward to trying more of his work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Francesca | 1/26/2014

    " Il classico dei classici di Natale, una storia che tutti sanno anche se non l'hanno letto. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ana | 1/24/2014

    " Words can't describe it, not even Charles Dickens... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynfully Sweet | 1/24/2014

    " I couldn't put it down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan | 1/24/2014

    " Try to read it every Christmas, a little late this year. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Snodgrass | 1/24/2014

    " A must read each Holiday. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candace | 1/23/2014

    " This is truly one of my all time favorite books. I have also seen every film version including the one starring Alistair Sim! The story is also wonderful when performed in the theater! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruthie Nelson | 1/23/2014

    " Read this every year with some of my students. It is one of my favorites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keena | 1/22/2014

    " after having seen many film versions I was excited to read the original work to see what had been added and taken away over the years. it's a short read and doesn't disappoint, though there were a few phrases that I didn't understand, not living in Dickens' time or being well versed in common phrases from then. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie Breuilly-pike | 1/21/2014

    " I re read this one every year... have for the past 42 years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caitlyn | 1/21/2014

    " enjoyable. didn't really think there was very much that hasn't been covered by the movies, contrary to what I was told. I don't have a lot of love for dickens, because you can tell by his verbose style that he was paid according to the length of his stories "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fatma Al-Qais | 1/21/2014

    " Will re-read it next xmas! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin McLeod | 1/21/2014

    " Beautiful story. One of the timeless classics. I can't actually remember how many times I have read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Casey | 1/19/2014

    " Even better reading as an old person. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy Chantler | 1/19/2014

    " This is one of my favourite books. Written in true Dickens' somewhat long-winded style it can be hard going at first. It is such a 'feel good' story though that it's worth the effort. Well supported by the film (NOT Disney) and The Muppets version is surprisingly accurate to the story and the text. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Siddhartha | 1/19/2014

    " A timeless fable more relevant today than ever.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yves | 1/19/2014

    " This is still my favourite Christmas story. Everybody should read it at least once. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara Mader | 1/18/2014

    " --perhaps the most beloved book ever written in only ten days . . . . I hadn't read it for a few years, but it's held up! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/18/2014

    " This is a decent summary of the real thing, but simplified texts are never quite the same. They seem to work better for plot-driven stories such as this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen Eyers | 1/17/2014

    " It really added something extra to the month of December. Obviously everyone knows the story but even that fact didn't detract from the enjoyment. In fact it was quite interesting to see the original text how it was written, will give new meaning anytime I see one of the film versions "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda S | 1/16/2014

    " Just read this with my 7th grade class. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanne | 1/16/2014

    " I read this for my book club. Having known the story I was noy trally looking forward to it. What a nice surprise at having enjoyed it so much! It was not as dark as I expected and I loved the way Dickens wrote it. Much better than the movie! May be a new Christmas tradition to read it every year! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sophia | 1/16/2014

    " A good book to read at Christmas time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Hall | 1/15/2014

    " Good to actually read a story we all think we know "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 1/15/2014

    " A Christmas Carol narrated by Tim Curry: absolutely Wonderful! best listened to on a dark and snowy night. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 N.K. Smith | 1/14/2014

    " It's hard not to like A Christmas Carol, but I didn't "really like it" (four stars) mainly because of the style of the narrative. Happy to have read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Latha Mannava | 1/12/2014

    " I read this every year and there's always someting new. Funny and sentimental. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arwen S | 1/11/2014

    " One of my favorite Christmas tales, this story teaches the true meaning of Christmas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Irene Fitzgerald | 1/11/2014

    " a great Christmas read! !! the REAL meaning of Christmas. .. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicky Thomasson | 1/11/2014

    " An absolutely magical book, which is quite frightening in places and full of Christmas spirit and meaning. Highly enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marc | 1/10/2014

    " Classic Christmas tale of realization and redemption -- Must Read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melinda Elizabeth | 1/10/2014

    " Can I just say that whilst reading this book, I only saw the characters in their muppet form. Made it all the more charming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 1/9/2014

    " how can you not love it? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 1/6/2014

    " I read it in 7th grade, but would like to read again because any book I've ever been assigned has resulted in my under appreciation for it in the school context. I'd really like to compare it with a more optimistic and humble mindset behind its second read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Roberts | 1/6/2014

    " One of my favourite classics of all time! Simple, short and spellbinding. An enchanting read for any Christmas fan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Brunton | 1/2/2014

    " A timless classic even if it does take a while to read, mainly due to the olde world english but well worth taking your time with. To date the only dickens i have wrote and was quite impressed "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 12/30/2013

    " This was so fun to read aloud to my students! The lyrical, rhythmic writing made an old story feel new :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 12/28/2013

    " A Christmas Carol narrated by Tim Curry: absolutely Wonderful! best listened to on a dark and snowy night. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie | 12/26/2013

    " This book is still great, year after year. I read it aloud to my kids this year and I really took notice of the language--Dickens is a true master of his craft. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 12/23/2013

    " Classic novel - was a must read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tawnya | 12/21/2013

    " Pretty impressed that the movies follow the book so closely. But Dickens is a little flowery for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 12/19/2013

    " This book is so much darker than any of its many movies and shows. I actually like it better. Well maybe not when it comes to the Muppet version, but hey who doesn't like the Muppet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky Pliego | 12/15/2013

    " Beautiful edition. It was perfect to read aloud with my 9yo daughter. We enjoyed it very much and it led us to ask many questions and search the Scriptures to find the right answers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet Mims | 12/15/2013

    " I forgot how many small details are missed in the movie versions. Will definitely add this read as an annual requirement for the Christmas season! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 allie | 12/14/2013

    " you know, i feel like i learned something. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 GSGS | 12/14/2013

    " My first Dickens. Yay! It was different, but I enjoyed it. The character development was nice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Craciun Cristina | 12/13/2013

    " I would read it again and again, this book is purely amazing. It's the perfect book to read during the winter holidays. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Graham | 12/11/2013

    " I read through this in 09. Every year since then I'm like "Oh yeah, gotta read this for Christmas!" Then I start and I'm like "Screw this I'm bored, where's Larry Correia." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly Watt | 12/11/2013

    " I read this so long ago, it's probably due another look. I always enjoy Dickens, but I've read, seen and heard so many different adaptations of "A Christmas Carol" that I can't really remember how much I enjoyed this particular one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lily | 12/11/2013

    " The end was hilarious to me, idk why. bye bye! :D I am unusually cheerful for an unknown reason. Probably because I finally finished this book. Yay! bye bye :D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tai-chi Kuo | 12/11/2013

    " Great, light read for the holidays. Thinking about making it an annual tradition to go through it. Wouldn't hurt my sense of charitableness now would it? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristy | 12/10/2013

    " "Mankind should have been my business..." This book changed the way I looked at Christmas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick | 12/9/2013

    " One of my all time favourite books. A wonderful reminder of how to be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 12/6/2013

    " I enjoyed the book, but I think I prefer watching Mickey's Christmas Carol. I've always loved that cartoon.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ani | 12/5/2013

    " I absolutely loved it. Over the years I've become very jaded with the story and have felt that it was overdone--that is until now, having actually read the original. By far surpassing every screen depiction. The descriptions and use of language are wonderfully evocative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fitrilya | 12/2/2013

    " this book is absolutely not a 'humbug' :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Winter | 12/2/2013

    " Short, classic and a huge moral implanted into the book to teach the young and old a great lesson. Great work Dickens! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arwen S | 11/28/2013

    " One of my favorite Christmas tales, this story teaches the true meaning of Christmas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andi | 11/24/2013

    " Good story, great theme, great play. Just an all around great story for Christmas or all year round! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michaela Marie | 11/24/2013

    " This book is my favorite that Charles Dickens has written.Its one that'll leave you wondering whether he dreamt it or whether it was real or not. Certainly 5 star! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Graham | 11/22/2013

    " I read through this in 09. Every year since then I'm like "Oh yeah, gotta read this for Christmas!" Then I start and I'm like "Screw this I'm bored, where's Larry Correia." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 11/16/2013

    " This book is so much darker than any of its many movies and shows. I actually like it better. Well maybe not when it comes to the Muppet version, but hey who doesn't like the Muppet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew Brodie | 11/15/2013

    " "Business!" cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. "Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence were all my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Salim | 11/14/2013

    " A great heart warming story. I enjoyed this immensely even though I knew the story. I will definitely return to this again in years to come. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zep | 11/13/2013

    " it was mostly interesting to see what had been done differently through the countless movie versions I've seen through the years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashrakat Deyab | 11/1/2013

    " Inspirational. Insightful. Entertaining. Even though I'm not a Christian, the themes and messages in this novella are so universal that anyone of any ethnic background or religion can enjoy it. Recommended for anyone ready for a life-changing story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abigail | 10/31/2013

    " This is quite possible my favorite book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Ceresnak | 10/31/2013

    " A Christmas Carol is one of my favorite books -- I read it and/or listen to an audio edition at least once a year. The narrator of this edition is good (Though the Patrick Stewart recording is still my favorite). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandi | 10/31/2013

    " Great book to read in December. Everyone knows the story but I had never read the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsten | 10/26/2013

    " A very fun Christmas story. This book just puts me in the mode for Christmas! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Papa | 10/26/2013

    " I love this story. I read the book every couple of years at Christmas and watch The Muppets Christmas Carol every year. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hpboy13 | 10/25/2013

    " Probably my favorite Dickens novel yet of the four I've read. It's simple, it's charming. Not really containing any of Dickens's trademark humor. It's very short, and therefore a quick light read, perfect for the holidays! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anthony Guzzo | 10/16/2013

    " This is one of my favorite books. Typically I re-read during the Christmas season. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay Farnworth | 10/13/2013

    " This book was poetic and beautiful to read. It wrapped me up in a world that no TV show or film adaptation ever could. The original is most certainly the best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 10/11/2013

    " This book is so much darker than any of its many movies and shows. I actually like it better. Well maybe not when it comes to the Muppet version, but hey who doesn't like the Muppet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelesbells | 10/7/2013

    " One of our favorite stories to read this time of year! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ting | 10/6/2013

    " A Christmas classic! A reminder of what Christmas should always be about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Siddhartha | 10/2/2013

    " A timeless fable more relevant today than ever.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 9/26/2013

    " I had a hard time reading this. I kept picturing the movie (Muppets none the less) and the language kept throwing me off. some of the movies follow the book so closely that I prefer the movies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jake H | 9/19/2013

    " The perfect book to get in the holiday spirit. Even if you have seen the movie version, it is certainly worth reading the book. It is also nice and short - a quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzie | 9/19/2013

    " Muppet version is somewhat superior. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cassandra Le (Irene) | 9/15/2013

    " Again, Dickens rendered me speechless with his exemplary writing skills and sentence structure. This fairy-tale deserved to read for every kids before Christmas holidays! I will reread it again when it comes to Christmas! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie Jermy | 9/9/2013

    " Seen the films, the TV adaptations, The Muppets, so thought it time I read the book. Really liked it. Loved the beginning about Marley being as dead as a door nail, I couldn't help but laugh at Dickens' wit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam Carlson | 9/4/2013

    " The spirit of Christmas is about celebrating what Christ brought; hope, love, and joy. I cannot think of a better "modern" story that reflects this. Best of all, it is accessible to anyone. Thank you Mr. Dickens. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorrie Anderson | 8/27/2013

    " Classic bu there are better dickens novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alannah Clarke | 8/24/2013

    " I have seen so many versions of this on television but I have never read the original. Honestly I don't know why it has taken me so long to do so. This is the greatest Christmas classic of all time, there is no doubt about it, a classic tale of morality made timeless by its Christmas setting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ciska | 8/24/2013

    " I enjoyed reading this story after seeing so many different versions. It became so much more than just a ghost story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryony | 8/20/2013

    " A fantastic classic from beginning to end. Definitely a good read, worth returning to again and again! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nellie Reeves | 8/14/2013

    " I would say this is the greatest Christmas tale of them all and one I will never grow tired of. Scrooge is one of the greatest ever characters in English literature. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim Swike | 8/13/2013

    " I read this to my children, one chapter or Ghost visit a night. If you only know the movie versions, the book is well worth a read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie Innes | 8/11/2013

    " This was a book club pick for December and I was so glad that it was. It's sad how few classics I've read so I was happy to have an excuse to be introduced to Dickens. I thought he was wonderful and witty and I really enjoyed reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candace | 8/5/2013

    " This is truly one of my all time favorite books. I have also seen every film version including the one starring Alistair Sim! The story is also wonderful when performed in the theater! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Trenier | 7/29/2013

    " This is one of my all time favorites. I read it every year with my classes. Yes the language is hard, the allusions obscure, and it is slow going, but I love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carey | 7/28/2013

    " I never read this, just have seen lots of representations in movies, pop culture, etc.! A lovely little story. I will try to read it every year at Christmastime. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Whitcomb | 7/26/2013

    " I love the way this story is written and what a wonderful idea, mixing the spookiness of a ghost story with the warmth of Christmas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Baker | 7/21/2013

    " Thoroughly enjoyed the audio book performed by Sir Patrick Stewart. It's a wonderful holiday read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 N.K. Smith | 7/10/2013

    " It's hard not to like A Christmas Carol, but I didn't "really like it" (four stars) mainly because of the style of the narrative. Happy to have read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LÄ«ga Ločmele | 7/4/2013

    " You do not criticize Dickens. You let Dickens criticize you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Micaela | 7/3/2013

    " one of my all-time favorite books!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 6/30/2013

    " I never get tired of reading this book at Christmas! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 GSGS | 6/29/2013

    " My first Dickens. Yay! It was different, but I enjoyed it. The character development was nice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Hawkins | 6/26/2013

    " Always a classic. As a child I loved this book, I may have guided my current hatred of consumerism and the ugliness of putting money before people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie Bailey | 6/23/2013

    " Great classic. An excellent read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelley | 6/12/2013

    " This is an every Christmas classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn M | 6/7/2013

    " My family traditionally reads this every Christmas, and it is always good to be reminded that it's never too late to change and be a better person. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sophie Smith | 6/7/2013

    " I read this story every Christmas and love it; it is a classic. This edition is beautiful and I really loved the illustrations. Will be reading this one again next year. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 beth | 4/29/2013

    " read over christmas. just LOVE dickens. great great short story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 4/18/2013

    " All time family favourite. We have read through it for Christmas parties taking tuns with different parts and voices. Takes about 4 1/2 hours with breaks for wassail and refreshments. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo | 4/7/2013

    " lessons are to never exclude yourself from others, become generous, and enjoy life's joys and camaraderie with humanity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 4/7/2013

    " Classic novel - was a must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James Parry | 4/4/2013

    " Worth the read. Brilliant :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauder | 4/4/2013

    " It is an AMAZING novel, and it is a must read for the Christmas season!!! In fact, I am probably going to stay up reading while I wait for Santa :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eve | 3/30/2013

    " This book is my annual must read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 G0rd0 | 3/14/2013

    " Merry Christmas! Hope your pudding turns out to be the best ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Genesis Portillo | 3/9/2013

    " Easy read. Not heavy and very straightforward. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellie | 3/8/2013

    " I was so young at the time that I found it boring, but I bet if I read it now I'd love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cara Woods | 3/5/2013

    " Read it every Christmas :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trevor Shane | 2/22/2013

    " The only Dickens I like. I used to read this every Christmas when I was a kid. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn M | 2/18/2013

    " My family traditionally reads this every Christmas, and it is always good to be reminded that it's never too late to change and be a better person. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kiersten | 2/14/2013

    " This version, illustrated by P.J. Lynch, is gorgeous. ISBN: 0763631205 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Old_airman | 2/9/2013

    " Very much like those old timey movies. Often wondered how much different the book was from the classic movies I watched as a child. Answer not much. Enjoyed reading this at Christmas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 BarbieGoneBad | 2/7/2013

    " My favourite Xmas classic. Read it every year. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ana | 2/6/2013

    " Words can't describe it, not even Charles Dickens... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 LibraryFairyâ„¢ | 2/6/2013

    " I was thoroughly bored maybe because i've read it so many times and watched them movie anyways 2.5 stars "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yvonne Perkins | 2/3/2013

    " I enjoyed this as much as I did when I last read it as a teenager. I didn't manage to finish reading it aloud to others in the family because too much was going on. Perhaps another Christmas I'll manage to do it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirsten Kinnell | 1/31/2013

    " Stephen read this to us--what fun! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abigail | 1/30/2013

    " This is quite possible my favorite book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne Boardman | 1/29/2013

    " Took a few hours while taking down the Christmas decorations to read. Always love this story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Slade | 1/27/2013

    " A simple classic. Can't believe it took me so long to getting around to reading it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tori | 1/27/2013

    " A wonderfully classic Christmas tale. I'm glad to have finally read the original version instead of the watered-down ones for children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allan Luna | 1/26/2013

    " A great classic and a good read anytime. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danny | 1/23/2013

    " Love this classic. Read it so many times! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Bulger | 1/17/2013

    " The most heavily influential holiday story ever written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 1/10/2013

    " I feel bad giving the book only three stars because the story itself is worth five. But having grown up on so many filmic versions ("Scrooge" with Albert Finney being my favorite by far), finally reading Dickens's prose just wasn't as fulfilling as I'd hoped. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teri | 1/8/2013

    " Loved the original illustrations and the additional woodcuts. This is one of those books I try to read every holiday season. I get more out of it every time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 12/7/2012

    " I can't believe I've never taken the time to read this before. I've seen the play/movie(s) many times and loved the deeper layer of understanding derived from reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Craciun Cristina | 12/2/2012

    " I would read it again and again, this book is purely amazing. It's the perfect book to read during the winter holidays. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Odile | 11/15/2012

    " I hate old english, it's really hard for me to get used too. Plus the fact that the descriptions are long and boring it made me want to sleep...in broad daylight! I really didn't like this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendra | 11/14/2012

    " What a classic! I LOVE to read it this time of year as a reminder of what and who I want to become! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Poppy | 11/12/2012

    " Dickens outdoes himself with this fanciful tale of a life turned around. His language is poetic and lyrical, vivid and classically middle English. What a wonderful story! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 James Clark-dixon | 11/6/2012

    " Also had to read this for GCSE English. This one however I found incredibly mundane and boring. Call me scrooge but whatever. There's too many A Christmas Carol stories around and it annoys me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire Perry | 10/31/2012

    " At only 90 pages, a fab quick winter read which made me feel all Christmasy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 10/24/2012

    " I think I'll read this every Christmas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelley | 10/23/2012

    " This is an every Christmas classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sami Jackson | 10/23/2012

    " CLASSIC, plus it caused a revolution that made X-mas as popular as it does today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 10/22/2012

    " Enjoyed reading this for the first time despite having seen it in many plays & movies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay Farnworth | 10/14/2012

    " This book was poetic and beautiful to read. It wrapped me up in a world that no TV show or film adaptation ever could. The original is most certainly the best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arrictine Reads | 9/22/2012

    " FINALLY. In my opinion? It was a meh. But still, it was great. :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 James Clark-dixon | 5/16/2012

    " Also had to read this for GCSE English. This one however I found incredibly mundane and boring. Call me scrooge but whatever. There's too many A Christmas Carol stories around and it annoys me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mollytrank | 5/4/2012

    " Love the story itself but the book is difficult to stay with - the language isn't the easier to follow "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allan Luna | 4/26/2012

    " A great classic and a good read anytime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 beth | 2/12/2012

    " read over christmas. just LOVE dickens. great great short story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Skye | 2/11/2012

    " Classic. Everyone knows the story, but it was good to actually read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katharine | 1/17/2012

    " While it does have a religious tone, having Christmas in the name, it is a classic that, I believe, that all students must read. It presents social studies topics, such as right and wrong, character, and our conscience, as well as being of merit in the English classroom. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 1/10/2012

    " Found out the other day that this revolutionized the celebration of Christmas. Just another reason it is a great novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rockysmiler | 11/7/2011

    " That book is amazing! I`ve read it an year ago! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 11/1/2011

    " I hope to read this every year of my life around Christmas time. I cry like a baby every time the Cratchits mourn Tiny Tim. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Coho | 10/31/2011

    " A must read during a wintery holiday season. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 10/23/2011

    " We love this book at our house. Every year once Thanksgiving is over, we start into it slowly in order to have it finished by Christmas Eve. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 10/23/2011

    " I thought the book would be more in depth than the movies. It actually wasn't. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawn | 10/22/2011

    " Love this story, and the book is actually pretty funny. I was surprised. A good, super quick, Christmas read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johanna | 10/20/2011

    " Brilliant! I started listening to this book this morning, just finished now and will buy the book on the walk home so I can read it again and again. Such a simple, clever idea. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hansen | 10/19/2011

    " Dickens was useful once. He is history now, not literature. The cartoon movie tells it all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Manasi | 10/16/2011

    " For the sheer beauty of the language used and the 'moral-of-the-story', I give it 3 stars.! A good Sunday afternoon read :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 10/14/2011

    " I gave this book a high rating because it is a Christmas classic.There is an opinion, shared by many, that Dickens was not so great a writer that we make him out to be. In his day he churned out books. Anyone who can shed more light on this opinion? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ora | 10/12/2011

    " There is no movie production that has done this book justice. Don't think you know the whole story until you read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 10/11/2011

    " The original full text of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol in a beautiful graphic novel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cristy_padova | 10/7/2011

    " printre putinele cazuri in care filmul a fost mai bun decat cartea "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dagný | 10/7/2011

    " For my course on British literature. I listened to the Librivox recording. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deena | 7/25/2011

    " I decided watching a variety of adaptations of A Christmas Carol just wasn't cutting it. That it was high time I dust off the original and give it a whirl. The writing is so beloved and brought with it such a flow of Christmas nostalgia. Looks like I have a new Christmas tradition! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken | 7/7/2011

    " Very good. Wish I would have read it when I was suppose to in school. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Spring | 6/28/2011

    " A must have! I marveled at the descriptive skills of Charles Dickens.a great read.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruthy | 6/25/2011

    " I've always wanted to read the real version of this story and because I've grown hearing it every Christmas, I never bothered to actually read it. There was nothing new to add but yet, I still enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dodokins | 6/24/2011

    " And every christmas, I ask myself what will I see when the spirits come? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Philip | 6/23/2011

    " Ebeneezer Scrooge - one of the best realised characters in literature :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zohaib | 6/23/2011

    " This is a good book as good as the film perhaps even better
    :)
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heath | 6/21/2011

    " You can't go wrong with Dickens. This is a classic that everyone should read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cissi "Invisible but Invincible" | 6/20/2011

    " One of my favorites. Can't wait to see my old school perform the play next year! So exciting! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caryl | 6/19/2011

    " I finally read the book, and loved it! If you like the classic tale, the book is a fun read. The TV and film versions I've seen all have many direct quotes from Dickens. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven | 6/14/2011

    " Just delightful. Dickens is only surpassed by Disney. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 6/13/2011

    " Performed as a readers' theater in high school "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 6/9/2011

    " I think that this book was very vivid and creative because it has a moral within itself. It teaches you to be generous and kind to others, rather than be a selfish, greedy person that everybody will hate. This book is truly wonderful, almost like a classic within itself. Highly recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rondell | 6/8/2011

    " it was a pleasure reading this book because i think the guy at the end of all his trials learn that you cant be selfish ,greedy and mean all his life and he learn that being unselifish anf creshirish it for the best .


    p.s i spelled a word wrong correct me... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margo | 6/5/2011

    " I loved reading the original story because I have seen so many film versions of the Dickens classic. Dickens' writing style is well-crafted and entertaining as well. I found myself laughing at some of the side comments Dickens makes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 6/3/2011

    " Loved it! could read it over and over! "

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About the Author
Author Charles Dickens

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 Narrator

Ralph Cosham (1936–2014), a.k.a. Geoffrey Howard, was a British journalist who changed careers to become a narrator and screen and stage actor. He performed in more than one hundred professional theatrical roles, and several of his narrations were named “Audio Best of the Year” by Publishers Weekly. He won seven AudioFile Earphones Awards, and in 2013 he won the coveted Audie Award for Best Mystery Narration for his reading of Louise Penny’s The Beautiful Mystery.