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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (164,196 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: J. T. Turner, The Colonial Radio Players Publisher: The Colonial Radio Theatre on Brilliance Audio Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN:
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The Colonial Radio Theatre pulls out all the stops in this magnificent production of the Charles Dickens classic Christmas story! This full-cast dramatization features a powerful music score - from the magnificent, booming opening of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, to the frightening tones of The Ghost of Christmas Future.

This Colonial Radio Theatre production has been broadcast yearly since 2005 on Sirius/XM Radio. It's a holiday treat that both you and your family will enjoy for years to come.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nellie Reeves | 2/6/2014

    " I would say this is the greatest Christmas tale of them all and one I will never grow tired of. Scrooge is one of the greatest ever characters in English literature. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zep | 1/23/2014

    " it was mostly interesting to see what had been done differently through the countless movie versions I've seen through the years. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Neo | 1/16/2014

    " I hated it do not read it if you are like me "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorrie Anderson | 1/6/2014

    " Classic bu there are better dickens novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy Chantler | 12/25/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lena Hatch | 12/22/2013

    " I try to read this every year around Christmastime, just to get myself in the spirit of the holiday. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 12/5/2013

    " This book is so much darker than any of its many movies and shows. I actually like it better. Well maybe not when it comes to the Muppet version, but hey who doesn't like the Muppet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hal Brodsky | 11/29/2013

    " You think you know this story, but do you remember the miners ? I thought not. This is some of our greatest author's most accessible writing, so pick up or download a copy of this Novella. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tess Sullivan | 11/22/2013

    " Not a very long book, but in the number of pages Dickens manages to load more life-changing literature than any other. It's no wonder it's such a classic, in the true spirit of Christmas. An absolute beacon of literature and what it's supposed to be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alana | 11/15/2013

    " A great Classic Christmas book to get me in the festive spirit! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ariasmommy | 11/7/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 10/22/2013

    " A beautifully written book. The characters come to life in this classic tale of redemption. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam Carlson | 7/14/2013

    " 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 Mikaela Brigino | 7/8/2013

    " It was an interesting book about Christmas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miranda | 6/22/2013

    " A Christmas classic. Must read and watch the movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simone | 5/5/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Zahava | 3/28/2013

    " This book captures character beautifully. It reveals how bitterness is created in a man and how a cold exterior can be melted away. It's not really about Christmas, it just uses the spirit of Christmas to reveal the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cassandra Le (Irene) | 1/18/2013

    " Again, Dickens rendered me speechless with his exemplary writing skills and sentence structure. This fairy-tale deserved to read for every kids before Christmas holidays! I will reread it again when it comes to Christmas! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tai-chi Kuo | 12/21/2012

    " Great, light read for the holidays. Thinking about making it an annual tradition to go through it. Wouldn't hurt my sense of charitableness now would it? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorna | 10/11/2012

    " I have always meant to read this book but have never gotten around to it. It was great. I loved reading the descriptions of the things that you see in the movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nolena | 6/17/2012

    " Traditional christmas story to scare kids into being good. Teaches valuable lessons and is a great holiday story to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay Farnworth | 3/28/2012

    " This book was poetic and beautiful to read. It wrapped me up in a world that no TV show or film adaptation ever could. The original is most certainly the best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glenn Harris | 2/3/2012

    " It's not for me to "review" a timeless classic like this one. I re-read it because I'll be leading a discussion of it at our local library later this week. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maya Woloszyn | 1/16/2012

    " 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 Katharine | 12/9/2011

    " While it does have a religious tone, having Christmas in the name, it is a classic that, I believe, that all students must read. It presents social studies topics, such as right and wrong, character, and our conscience, as well as being of merit in the English classroom. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caitlyn | 11/8/2011

    " enjoyable. didn't really think there was very much that hasn't been covered by the movies, contrary to what I was told. I don't have a lot of love for dickens, because you can tell by his verbose style that he was paid according to the length of his stories "

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

    " I read this aloud to the family this winter. I can't get enough of Dickens. So many quotable lines. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelly Malik | 7/31/2011

    " 'Darkness was cheap and Scrooge liked it.' Overall, a good read, though a bit boring with less characters and a very old background. Retrospection to be taken, of the material world and the love of it. "

  • 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.