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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (164,131 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Mike Vendetti Publisher: Audio Books by Mike Vendetti Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN:
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A Christmas Carol in Prose: Being a Ghost Story of Christmas by Charles Dickens. From the author's preface: I have endeavored in this ghostly little book to raise the ghost of an idea, which shall not put any readers out of humor with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly. First published in December 1843, the story has been in continuous print ever since. A true treasure that never grows old.

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  • 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. "

  • 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!" "

  • 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 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. "

  • 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 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 Mike Snodgrass | 1/24/2014

    " A must read each Holiday. "

  • 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. "

  • 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 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 GSGS | 12/14/2013

    " 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 Sandi | 10/31/2013

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

  • 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 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 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. "

  • 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. "

  • 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. "

  • 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 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 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 :) "

  • 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. "

  • 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 "

  • 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. "

  • 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. "

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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.