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4.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 5 4.17 (41 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Paul Scofield Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN:
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This quintessential Christmas tale shows Dickens at his dazzling and provocative best, leaving Scrooge no doubts about the true spirit of Christmas, nor about the perils of ignoring the insistent ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come. 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 Barbara Mader | 2/16/2014

    " --perhaps the most beloved book ever written in only ten days . . . . I hadn't read it for a few years, but it's held up! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arya | 2/12/2014

    " This is an okay book, but I don't understand the reason why it made it to the "1001 Books to Read Before You Die" list (in fact, I don't understand why majority of the books are in the list). I do accept the fact that some people may have a moment of insight (which doesn't necessarily need to happen in the Christmas holidays) and completely change their personalities in a couple of hours, but I still thought the book was very... forceful in these terms. But then again, this seems to be a book meant to be read by the end of the year, when everybody has that fuzzy feeling within their hearts. Or maybe just to give some hope to children, whatever. This book is not bad. It's not even THAT boring. But I also don't see what's the big deal with it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simone | 2/12/2014

    " A lot of fun and a little emotional at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 2/9/2014

    " I think I'll read this every Christmas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darla McDavid | 2/8/2014

    " The story was written in 1843, my copy was printed in 1927, and I'm telling you how much I love it in 2012. Timeless? Yes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 2/6/2014

    " It's a Christmas classic - what else can I say? "God bless us, every one." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Reshmi William | 2/2/2014

    " This is a good book to read particularly around christmas time. It ushers in the mood and teaches some valuable lessons about keeping the spirit of christmas. It moves you with compassion and brings in a warm and welcome feeling of happiness and joy. Also, the movie is an absolute treat. Its word to word from the novel and a marvel in animation itself. Seeing the movie is akin to reading the novel, though I would prefer the latter. A short masterpiece by Charles Dicken. Ring in the spirit!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ariasmommy | 1/20/2014

    " Marvelous story, marvelous descriptions, marvelous narrator (Simon Vance). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stickmom | 11/14/2013

    " one of my favorites of all time "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Baker | 11/8/2013

    " Thoroughly enjoyed the audio book performed by Sir Patrick Stewart. It's a wonderful holiday read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lukas Dausend | 10/6/2013

    " I re-read it every Christmas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Cordova | 7/19/2013

    " I've read this every December for several years. Enjoy it every time. A great fireside read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James Parry | 7/7/2013

    " Worth the read. Brilliant :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cricket Haley | 12/20/2012

    " I just listened to the Audible version which was a free gift, Narrated by Tim Curry! I do love to be read to! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fatface Waitakere | 12/9/2012

    " Another of those books read in my youth and seen only on the surface. An apt lesson for us, even today: do as you would be done by; you are not an island. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 10/15/2012

    " This is a decent summary of the real thing, but simplified texts are never quite the same. They seem to work better for plot-driven stories such as this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicky Thomasson | 9/13/2012

    " An absolutely magical book, which is quite frightening in places and full of Christmas spirit and meaning. Highly enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorrie Anderson | 9/12/2012

    " Classic bu there are better dickens novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betty Ann Baer | 9/1/2012

    " This is the first time I remember reading this story instead of watching a movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dabeyta | 8/11/2012

    " It was a fun read for the holiday. I had seen the movies (the Muppet's version one of my favorites), but had never read the book. It was a delightful read that should be done by the fireplace with some tea and cookies :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amaris | 7/31/2012

    " This is one of my favorite books of all time! Charles Dickens' voice throughout A Christmas Carol is highly entertaining. Although it's merely five staves long, it gives incredible insight on Scrooge. My love of this story grows every time I read it. It's a book that everyone should be exposed to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beckey | 5/4/2012

    " A bah humbug... A great Christmas tale that everyone can enjoy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 12/23/2011

    " A true classic that everyone should read at least once a year. You know, just to remind themselves that they are human beings capable of doing good deeds. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Cook | 12/19/2011

    " Read this book for the first time and read it Christmas Eve. Wonderful story, so meaningful even in this modern era "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lily | 12/6/2011

    " 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 Suzanne | 10/29/2011

    " I can't believe I've never taken the time to read this before. I've seen the play/movie(s) many times and loved the deeper layer of understanding derived from reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ismaelgc | 8/9/2011

    " Great classic read for a Christmas day. I've spent the evening with it and my brand new kindle (thanks Santa!). "

  • 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
    :)
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  • 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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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.

About the Narrator

Paul Scofield is noteworthy for his striking presence and distinctive voice. He won a Tony Award for his role in A Man for All Seasons, and an Academy Award for the same role in the film adaptation.