I found this version of "A Christmas Carol" to be very well done. The reader breaths life into the sometimes meandering prose of Dickens. Also, I found that this well-done classic really helped me get into the Christmas spirit this season. My small children did find it a bit difficult to listen to in the car. But that is more the fault of Dicken's writing style than the reader's. I have recommended this version to all my friends for next Christmas!
This clasic christmas carol, has been thrilling people for over a century. And it is surely, a masterpiece of a fairytale. The story of the old greedy mr. Scrooge who gets a visit from three spirits. is surely a carol that will never die and never grow to old to read.
This is such a wonderful story from Charles Dickens and Jim Dales performance brings it to life! This is excellent and I recommend it for everyone!
Jim Dale is legendary - he is amazing in all the roles of this book, and his pacing is spectacular and makes you feel as if you're wheeling along in a movie or play. I listen to this book every December and certain scenes never fail to bring me to tears. Even though you may have heard this story your whole life and seen numerous movies about it, this audiobook is worth the credit, and I hope you make it a holiday tradition as I have.
If anything could make "A Christmas Carol" better, it is having Jim Dale as narrator. The absolute best rendition of this powerful tale. I have always thought this book to be much more than a Christmas entertainment, rather it is the telling of a conversion from complete and dismal selfishness to happy generosity and compassion. May it be contagious, as Dickens himself says it is.