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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (164,415 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Gerald Dickens Publisher: Create Digital Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN:
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Gerald Dickens, great, great grandson of Charles Dickens, reads this traditional Christmas tale, in which Ebenezer Scrooge is taught the true meaning of Christmas by a series of ghostly visitors.

Published in 1843, A Christmas Carol has become as much a part of Christmas as trees and stockings, plum pudding and mistletoe, enjoyed by children and adults alike.

This audiobook includes a special feature, as family member Gerald Dickens recounts his understanding of this classic story.

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  • 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. .. "

  • 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 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!" "

  • 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. "

  • 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 Jonathan | 1/24/2014

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

  • 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 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! "

  • 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 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 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 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. "

  • 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. "

  • 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! "

  • 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. "

  • 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! "

  • 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 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! "

  • 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. "

  • 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 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 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.
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  • 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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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.