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4.27 out of 54.27 out of 54.27 out of 54.27 out of 54.27 out of 5 4.27 (41 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Maurice Turner Publisher: RNIB Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Charles Dickens is probably the greatest novelist England ever produced. His innate comic genius and shrewd depictions of Victorian life - along with his memorable characters - have made him beloved by readers the world over.

A Christmas Carol was published in 1843 to huge success and has continued to be one of the most popular and enduring Christmas stories of all time.

Ebenezer Scrooge is a heartless old miser who doesn't enjoy Christmas and doesn't think anyone else should, either. But, one Christmas Eve, some ghostly visitors take Scrooge on a journey that changes his mind for ever.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Viki | 2/19/2014

    " It's not Christmas unless I read this classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 2/13/2014

    " I never get tired of reading this book at Christmas! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James Parry | 1/30/2014

    " Worth the read. Brilliant :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Hawkins | 1/26/2014

    " Always a classic. As a child I loved this book, I may have guided my current hatred of consumerism and the ugliness of putting money before people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt Norris | 1/25/2014

    " You can tell Dickens got paid by the word. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patti | 1/19/2014

    " Actually 3.5 stars. It's a good book, although I knew the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beckey | 1/18/2014

    " 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 Ire | 1/18/2014

    " A un'amante del cartone "Canto di Natale di Topolino" non poteva non piacere questa bellissima storia... Una lezione che i tre Spiriti del Natale dovrebbero dare a tanti, troppi uomini dei giorni nostri, che pensano soltanto al loro tornaconto e scavalcano in tutti i modi le persone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dee Anna | 12/26/2013

    " I will probably end up listening/reading this again.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandi | 12/26/2013

    " Great book to read in December. Everyone knows the story but I had never read the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 12/20/2013

    " how can you not love it? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dorian | 12/17/2013

    " It made me want to be a better person after reading this book. It would be a good one to read whenever I'm feeling particularly selfish or uninspired. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Bergin | 12/15/2013

    " Pleased I have finally read the book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phillip Lemons | 12/6/2013

    " This has been a favorite from the first time I heard the story as a kid. As an adult, this story has reminded me of the true heart and meaning of Christmas when I get grouchy at the focus on consumerism and getting that often is on display at Christmas time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline Venables | 12/2/2013

    " Thanks to Chris Evans I shall be reading this every December now. A lovely book that reminds us what is truly important. However I can't read it without picturing the muppets! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Alsop | 11/26/2013

    " Definitely worth reading the original, even though everyone knows the story, it's magical! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mikaela Brigino | 10/17/2013

    " It was an interesting book about Christmas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ismaelgc | 10/6/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet Mims | 9/21/2013

    " I forgot how many small details are missed in the movie versions. Will definitely add this read as an annual requirement for the Christmas season! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betty Ann Baer | 8/13/2013

    " 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 Aniket Mahajani | 7/20/2013

    " A Nice book, Dickens has neatly explained a good thought behind Christmas celebrations through this fantasy, a real classic... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melinda Elizabeth | 3/29/2013

    " Can I just say that whilst reading this book, I only saw the characters in their muppet form. Made it all the more charming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Papa | 2/27/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kami | 7/2/2012

    " This really is a classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carl Opel | 2/15/2012

    " I read books like this to stimulate my imagination and help create the mental movie as a release from boredom and frustration. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hpboy13 | 2/7/2012

    " Probably my favorite Dickens novel yet of the four I've read. It's simple, it's charming. Not really containing any of Dickens's trademark humor. It's very short, and therefore a quick light read, perfect for the holidays! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 12/10/2011

    " I laughed, I cried, I became a Charles Dickens lover! FABULOUS! "

  • 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.