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Author: E. T. A. Hoffmann, E. T. A. Hoffman Narrator: Claire Bloom Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2006 ISBN: 9780061143212
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A Timeless Christmas Story

E.T.A. Hoffman's magical tale of an enchanted nutcracker, an evil mouse king, and a faithful young girl has been a holiday classic for generations. Combined here with the much-loved music of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, the narrated story unfolds with a bewitching blend of wonder and drama that is sure to delight time and time again.

The celebrated actress, Claire Bloom, rose to international fame after her appearance in Charles Chaplin's movie masterpiece, Limelight.

The classic tale of an enchanted nutcracker and an evil mouse king is paired with the sublime music of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. A bewitching blend of wonder and drama that is sure to delight, time and time again. An ALA Notable Recording.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The Supreme Being | 11/14/2017

    " Clare Bloom’s retelling of this classic Christmas masterpiece entwined with Tchaikovsky’s haunting music has brought back so many wonderful childhood memories of Christmas. I listen to this recording whenever I need soothing and at any time of the year. "

About the Author

E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776–1822), was a German romantic author of fantasy and horror as well as a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist.

About the Narrator

Claire Bloom, CBE, is an English film and stage actress, known for leading roles in plays such as Streetcar Named Desire, A Doll’s House, and Long Day’s Journey into Night, along with nearly sixty films and countless television roles, during a career spanning over six decades. She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2013 Queen’s birthday honors for services to drama.