A Christmas Carol and “The Night before Christmas” are as different as England and America themselves. And yet almost two centuries later these iconic works remain the most famous Christmas stories ever told and a beloved part of Christmas tradition all over the world.
Now they are brought together for the first time in this very special holiday recording.
Derek Perkins is an Audie Award and AudioFile Earphones award–winning narrator of over 200 audiobooks and an AudioFile Magazines “Best Voice.” Alison Larkin is an AudioFile Earphones award–winning narrator of over 150 audiobooks, an internationally acclaimed comedienne, and the bestselling author of The English American.
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“This isn’t a blockbuster version of Dickens’s familiar Christmas tale but rather a classically narrated one, imbued with a gentle fireside feel. Derek Perkins sounds eminently comfortable with Dickens’ language and turns of phrase, and, in turn, he always makes their meaning clear for listeners. His restrained characterizations add just the right amount of color, drawing listeners into the world Dickens conjures. By the end, listeners will believe that his Scrooge is a changed man. As a bonus, listeners are also treated to a delightful reading of ‘The Night before Christmas’ by Alison Larkin, plus her brief commentary about the two Christmas classics.”