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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (640 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Geoffrey Palmer Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Penguin Classics presents the audiobook adaptation of Dickens lesser-known Christmas novella, The Chimes, read by the actor Geoffrey Palmer. Toby Trotty; Veck, a downtrodden ticket-porter, is struggling with a decision. Will a visitation from spirits help him see the light? Scathing, dark, but also heart-warming, The Chimes is a thought-provoking Christmas read for fans of Dickens' social commentary.

Part of a series of abridged, vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives. Affordable, collectable, quality productions - perfect for on-the-go listening.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nancy | 2/19/2014

    " Kind of like It's a Wonderful Life "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kristy | 2/3/2014

    " This was a mind juggler for me! I liked the story but it really took some deep concentration, of which, I don't have much lately. I might have enjoyed this novel about fresh starts in the New Year and finding happiness in all your surroundings, if I would've had better focus. It's a short read but not a light read. Not my favorite Dickens book, but the message was rewarding. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kerri Turner | 2/2/2014

    " This story was very similar to A Christmas Carol, yet somehow lacked a bit of its charm. The characters were engaging, and a few enraged me so much that it was hard to believe they were fictional, but the story meanders a little too much for my liking. I also felt that the ending left a few things loose - in A Christmas Carol, the 'bad' character gets his comeuppance, yet in The Chimes the character who does all the learning is certainly not the one who really deserves to be taught a lesson. Also, I thought that the reasoning for his needing to be taught a lesson was a little weak - but that just might be me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tim Canny | 1/19/2014

    " Another great audio rendition from B.J. Harrison, The Classic Tales Podcast, and thebestaudiobooks.com. Its like a New Years Christmas Carol. Some of the passages cut to the bone and are not at all what I would expect from Dickens, though maybe that just means I need to read more Dickens rather than depending on pop culture to provide the stories in viddy form. "

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