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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (164,386 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Anton Lesser Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2003 ISBN:
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A Christmas Carol is the best-known and best-loved of Dickens' Christmas books, and the story of the miser Scrooge's redemption has become as much part of the Christmas tradition as plum pudding and carols themselves. Will Tiny Tim live to see another Christmas? Can Scrooge recover his humanity and learn to love the fellow men he seems to despise? Dickens will make you laugh and make you cry as you follow Scrooge's supernatural adventures on Christmas Eve. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 LibraryFairyâ„¢ | 2/18/2014

    " I was thoroughly bored maybe because i've read it so many times and watched them movie anyways 2.5 stars "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leilani | 2/12/2014

    " My favorite Christmas story, which I re-read or listen to every year. When I found out about this version read by the fourth Doctor, I had to have it. Baker reads the characters with lots of vim & color, if occasionally a bit too fast to really savor the language. This will alternate nicely with the Tim Curry-read version I already had. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kacey | 2/11/2014

    " I read it every year ! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy P. | 2/8/2014

    " A holiday classic that should be dusted off once a year and read by the family. Dickens does not disappoint with his beautiful writing in this shorter story of his. As with all his writing the characters are fully developed and his imagery does not leave much to the imagination so much as beauty to imagine. A perfect introduction to Dickens for those not ready for David Copperfield or Oliver Twist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roy Huff | 2/8/2014

    " Gotta love Dickens! A Christmas Carol is a literary masterpiece. Many of the modern incantations in film simply do not do this work justice. A must read, and I highly recommend this book to everyone. A holiday classic, but it's a fine book to sit down to in any time of the year! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie Walker | 2/1/2014

    " One of my challenges for 2013 is to read one classic & one prize winning book each month. I gave myself an easy start and chose this as the first classic as it is relatively short and a story known to all. I actually really enjoyed reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ana | 1/28/2014

    " Words can't describe it, not even Charles Dickens... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrick Woolford | 1/19/2014

    " Hands down, absolutely, positively, the most wonderful Christmas story ever written. I read this every year, making sure it is the last book I read before Christmas day. A classic, and one of the best to boot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sophie | 1/15/2014

    " A pleasant easy familiar post-finals read, but nothing special. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelley | 1/2/2014

    " Tim Curry did a nice job. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Papa | 1/1/2014

    " I love this story. I read the book every couple of years at Christmas and watch The Muppets Christmas Carol every year. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda S | 12/14/2013

    " Just read this with my 7th grade class. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex Maclean | 12/11/2013

    " I can't believe I haven't read this timeless classic before now, even after seeing most of the movie versions out there. A definite masterpiece. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Francesca | 11/21/2013

    " Il classico dei classici di Natale, una storia che tutti sanno anche se non l'hanno letto. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 8/20/2013

    " My favorite classic Christmas story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Snodgrass | 3/18/2013

    " A must read each Holiday. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisamarie | 11/28/2012

    " always a good holiday read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bri Zabriskie | 11/12/2012

    " Read this last Christmas (2012). It was the perfect compliment to the season. I love this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betsy | 6/9/2012

    " I read this every year. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Su Larcombe | 2/15/2012

    " We all know the story but it is still good to read at this time of year!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellie | 1/2/2012

    " I was so young at the time that I found it boring, but I bet if I read it now I'd love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maya Woloszyn | 9/23/2011

    " 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
    :)
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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

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.