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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: Charlton Griffin Publisher: Audio Connoisseur Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The spirit of Christmas has never been captured better than by Charles Dickens' masterpiece about Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and all those wonderful spirits, especially the ghost of Jacob Marley. It can be fairly stated that Dickens was so successful with A Christmas Carol, that his characters have become more well known than the title itself. In no other work of his has the recurrent them of social injustice and poverty been more powerfully and economically presented.

Although the original book is only about 100 pages in length, its compact plot structure and wonderful narrative velocity are so perfectly contrived as to make this novella an icon in world literature. Once the story begins, there is no getting off this mad dash around the fog beclouded city of gloomy London.

The story was written in 1843 in the wake of a series of poor laws directed at changes in the British welfare system. Dickens tried to alert his readers to the plight of those persons who had been displaced and driven into poverty as a result of the rapid changes taking place during the early years of the Industrial Revolution.

In A Christmas Carol, Dickens points out that the wealthy have a greater obligation to the poor than to merely pay their taxes and go on about their lives. But the greatest thing about the story is the powerful spirit of Christmas, and the healing virtue of believing in something outside of one's self. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kiersten | 2/17/2014

    " 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 by Paul Bulger | 2/16/2014

    " The most heavily influential holiday story ever written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Fiona Robson | 1/24/2014

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Joao Pedro | 1/19/2014

    " I know it's such a classic, but, especially compared to other Dickens' works, it's a little bit boring and lacks rhythm. "

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