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4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 4.50 (40 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Anton Lesser Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2006 ISBN:
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A ghostly little book, said Charles Dickens of his famous Christmas novella, which first appeared in 1843. It has become the most famous classic Christmas story of all, with the miserly figure of Scrooge, the epitome of the callous employer; sadly crippled Tiny Tim; and the three spectres: the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future.

This audiobook continues the award-winning series of Dickens' works read by leading English classical actor Anton Lesser.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Slade | 2/16/2014

    " A simple classic. Can't believe it took me so long to getting around to reading it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kasia | 2/8/2014

    " You Rock Charles :) ! I love to come back to this story on dECEMBER... ( TRADITION - Almost like Kavin Home alone broadcasted on tv every Christmas ;D ) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Siddhartha | 1/27/2014

    " A timeless fable more relevant today than ever.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin Raju | 1/25/2014

    " Even though you know what is bound to happen, it still is an amazing read. You go through all the emotions Scrooge goes through and like him at the end you too feel happy and enriched and want to become a better person. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaitlin Briggs | 1/24/2014

    " awwwwwwwwwwwwesome!! BTW if you love this then watch the muppets version hilarious!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betsy | 1/4/2014

    " I read this every year. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen Davis | 1/4/2014

    " Everyone knows this story, but you don't feel it, until you've read Dickens' pure version. Just those first words: "Marley was dead, to begin with," tingles your spine. -The most important story ever written on the deadly sin of greed and the restoration of a charitable heart. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Spencer | 1/4/2014

    " This is one of my favorite books. I read it every year and I find myself enjoying it more each time. It goes without saying that Dickens is a master. I may have to start reading this outside of the Xmas season. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Salim | 12/28/2013

    " A great heart warming story. I enjoyed this immensely even though I knew the story. I will definitely return to this again in years to come. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth Pieterse | 12/19/2013

    " Aaaah......... A book to relish. How good overcomes evil and Christmas is the winner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Bosworth | 11/19/2013

    " fantastic Christmas story. the best ever in my opinion. dickens was a genius. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lukas Dausend | 11/5/2013

    " I re-read it every Christmas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 10/28/2013

    " 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 Kathy Chantler | 10/25/2013

    " This is one of my favourite books. Written in true Dickens' somewhat long-winded style it can be hard going at first. It is such a 'feel good' story though that it's worth the effort. Well supported by the film (NOT Disney) and The Muppets version is surprisingly accurate to the story and the text. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie Bouchard | 10/5/2013

    " Love. Read this every few years. Love the humor in it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zac Mackenzie | 9/13/2013

    " More fun to watch as a movie than to read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 7/23/2013

    " Dickens evokes the Victorian era so well, a little gem "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam Carlson | 6/7/2013

    " The spirit of Christmas is about celebrating what Christ brought; hope, love, and joy. I cannot think of a better "modern" story that reflects this. Best of all, it is accessible to anyone. Thank you Mr. Dickens. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 5/18/2013

    " A good book to begin the season with. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Jensen | 10/22/2012

    " One of the great Christmas novellas and by far the finest of Dicken's Christmas books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ting | 9/22/2012

    " 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 Beekman Library | 9/7/2012

    " We loved Great Expectations so much, we decided to celebrate the holidays by reading A Christmas Carol next. This is another wonderful story, hopeful, heartwarming and a little bit scary! It is no wonder that this Christmas story has been so enduringly popular. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma Jones | 6/7/2012

    " I just read this book it was pretty good for a classic. It wasn't to boring and I could follow along and understand it pretty well. It also helped that I have seen the play before so I kinda already knew the basic info. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teardra | 11/30/2011

    " I have seen so many renditions and recreations of Christmas Carol that I was prepared to be underwhelmed by this book. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the story as told by Dickens is far more gripping and thought-provoking. I now regret doubting my old friend Charles Dickens. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 8/31/2011

    " A true classic. I read it again every December and always enjoy it. It is one of my favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maya Woloszyn | 8/12/2011

    " Read the whole thing out loud in two sittings with all the different voices. Excellent fun. "

  • 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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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

Anton Lesser has, as an associate artist with the Royal Shakespeare Company, played many of Shakespeare’s most demanding roles, including Troilus (Troilus and Cressida), Edgar (King Lear), Petruchio, Romeo, and Richard III. He is a frequent radio contributor and has recorded many audiobooks, including much of the work of Charles Dickens.