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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: Basil Rathbone Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN:
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Basil Rathbone stars in this staged version of Dicken's A Christmas Carol. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen | 2/8/2014

    " Working class, good. Capitalists, bad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 2/2/2014

    " What praise can I offer A Christmas Carol that hasn't already been offered? It is probably the most well-known Christmas story, with countless adaptations and interpretations to its credit. Dickens' original account is likely the most enjoyable rendition of the story (except The Muppets of course). From the opening passage his prose dissolves into itself and the characters and figures of the story dance from the page. Dickens is a master of mood and tone, with a dramatic arc spanning celebration and solemnity throughout the novel. This is a book that young readers can thoroughly enjoy, although they may need a dictionary at times. Who am I kidding? I needed a dictionary in a few instances. But it is an accessible novel that stands up as not only one of the greatest Christmas stories ever told, but one of the great classics of all literature. It is a delight to read and the message at its core is no mere platitude, but a worthwhile statement on generosity and the importance of making the most of our ephemeral lives. This particular edition features beautiful illustrations to accompany the text. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Brunton | 2/2/2014

    " A timless classic even if it does take a while to read, mainly due to the olde world english but well worth taking your time with. To date the only dickens i have wrote and was quite impressed "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cristine Hoxie | 1/26/2014

    " It was interesting to read this classic. The problem was that I remember seeing the movie, and there are differences. Ths is very interesting, though. It's sad that Scrooge couldn't learn his lesson earlier. But, I see humanity in him. It was really nice to see him turn around, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eve | 12/31/2013

    " This book is my annual must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean | 12/31/2013

    " A Muppet Christmas Carol has permanently and inalterably shaped the way I picture this story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betty Ann Baer | 12/23/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Celia | 11/16/2013

    " very good story-I am not always a Dickens fan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tania | 10/24/2013

    " A short book, very familiar as the various film renditions are fairly true to the book. Dickens has lots of strange and funny analogies and asides. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie Bailey | 9/23/2013

    " Great classic. An excellent read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 8/2/2013

    " I ordered this edition to read to my kids this year during the holidays. Although the language was more mature for the young ones, they loved looking at the beautiful pictures that accompanied the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patti | 12/23/2012

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisamarie | 11/1/2012

    " always a good holiday read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Bergin | 8/13/2012

    " Pleased I have finally read the book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arwen S | 7/26/2012

    " One of my favorite Christmas tales, this story teaches the true meaning of Christmas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynfully Sweet | 6/22/2012

    " I couldn't put it down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristy | 5/8/2012

    " "Mankind should have been my business..." This book changed the way I looked at Christmas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darrell | 4/1/2012

    " It is easy to see why this book is so popular. Reading it felt like I was being invited to participate in something grand. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candace | 3/20/2012

    " This is truly one of my all time favorite books. I have also seen every film version including the one starring Alistair Sim! The story is also wonderful when performed in the theater! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick Simpson | 1/11/2012

    " First time I've read a Dickens book, and I loved it. The message was great, and Dickens presented it in five wonderful staves. This will not be my last Dickens book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fatma Al-Qais | 10/26/2011

    " Will re-read it next xmas! "

  • 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

Basil Rathbone appeared in over eighty films including Captain Blood, The Adventures of Robin Hood, and The Comedy of Terrors, and made thirteen appearances in the tremendously popular Sherlock Holmes series.