I love A Christmas Carol and Tim Curry just elevated it to a new level of enjoyment! Will be an annual listen for me.
The first enjoyment must come from the soul of Dickens to have written this masterpiece.
The second enjoyment--and not following far behind the first--is Tim Curry's phenomenal performance: his rich voice is such a pleasure to listen to. And to that end, the recording of Curry's voice is so close and good that this audio book is a true delight.
The moment Scrooge's nephew laughs. Curry's laugh is just as affecting as the nephew's is described to be. We all chuckle to hear it-- "as it [is] impossible to keep the affection off."
Tim Curry's performance makes this one of my favorite audiobooks.
I listen to this book every Christmas. The story is phenomenal, the narrator is fantastic, it's the perfect book to enjoy to get you in the right mindset for Christmas. I love it
I found Tim Curry's performance of Scrooge's voice to be quite annoying. Since Scrooge speaks a lot, this becomes problematic. Also, the performance is overly dramatic. Since the source material is dramatic enough, I also found this annoying.
After seeing this story performed as a drama, a musical, by cartoons, by the Muppets, and by Mr. Magoo, I suddenly realized that I had never actually read it. I was delighted to find that it was narrated by one of my favorite actors, and Tim Curry did a magnificent job. Listening to this is going to be an annual tradition.
I like Star Wars, Foundation series, Redwall Series, Bloody Jack series, and westerns for fiction. In nonfiction, I like books about Catholic theology, American history and government, and economics.
I can see why this story has become a classic. Dickens really captures the spirit of Christmas. He does an excellent job showing how being a miser has really made Scrooge unhappy, and how the people he initially considers poor fools (Bob Kratchit, his nephew Fred) really are happier than he is. But it is finally when he can put a face to those in need through Tiny Tim that Scrooge's heart melts and he turns a new leaf. Hearing this in Dickens' original language, and not just a screenplay adaptation, gave the story more depth. I could actually feel the rebirth Scrooge experienced when he woke up in his room on Christmas morning.
I have seen many adaptations of this classic tale, but never actually read the book until now. Tim Curry's narration is excellent. He really makes the characters comes alive. Each character has just the right accent, and his diction and cadence are great.
This book made me cry during the part when Tiny Tim's potential death is portrayed. It made me laugh and smile when Scrooge was "reborn".
Get this book and enjoy the story again, or really for the first time.