A Christmas Carol and The Night before Christmas Audiobook, by Charles Dickens Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Charles Dickens, Clement C. Moore Narrator: Alison Larkin, Derek Perkins Publisher: Alison Larkin Presents Audio Length: Release Date: December 2019 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781944784485

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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.’

    - AudioFile

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About the Author

Patrick Tull (1941–2006), born in the United Kingdom, was a multitalented actor of the stage, screen, and television, as well as an award-winning audiobook narrator. He acted in numerous American television shows from 1962 to 1996, including Crossroads, and he had roles in six Broadway plays between 1967 and 1992, including Amadeus. His film credits from 1969 to 1996 included roles as Cecil in Parting Glances and Jerry the bartender in Sleepers. He served as narrator for the television series Sea Tales. He narrated nearly forty audiobooks, and his readings of The Canterbury Tales, The Letter of Marque, Monk’s Hood, The Vicar of Wakefield, and How Green Was My Valley each earned him an AudioFile Earphones Award. His narration of Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey/Maturin novels was praised by novelist Stephen King as among his ten favorite audiobooks of 2006.

About the Narrators

Alison Larkin is a playwright, stage actress, stand-up comic, voice artist, and Earphones Award–winning narrator whose wide range of voices can be heard in cartoons and movies, including Pocahontas and The Wonder Pets.

Derek Perkins is a professional narrator and voice actor. He has earned numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration, as well as numerous Society of Voice Arts nominations. AudioFile magazine named him a Best Voice consecutively in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Augmented by a knowledge of three foreign languages and a facility with accents, he has narrated numerous titles in a wide range of fiction and nonfiction genres.