Excellent, Lively, Engrossing
When tiny Tim was quoted as saying that he wanted to go to church so that the people could see him......... Also when anyone would make bad remarks about Mr. Scrooge, I'd feel very sad and it felt like emotional bullying to me.
All the animated voices that he uses for each character in the book: he brought it to life in the best way for me.....he really made the story come to life like never before. Bravo!
When tiny Tim's family were gathered around the table together as a family unit, making the most of a bad situation..... and being joyful with what they had.
I wish to thank Ford Audiobook Club for giving me a free copy of this wonderful audiobook to listen to and give my honest review. I would've never thought to get this book on my own, because there are so many tv specials and movies. It gets tiring pretty fast when they are constantly bombarding you each year. However, Tim Curry breathed new life into this story like never before. I don't think anyone can top his rendition of the story. He did an excellent performance with so many different character voices that he used. It was absolutely outstanding! I am so glad that Ford chose this book for this month. Ford hit it out of the ball park two for two that I have been in their audiobook club. They sure know the very best audiobooks. Thank you Ford Audiobook Club!!. This, I can listen to more often.
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This is the closest thing to hearing Dicken's read A Christmas Carol you will ever experience! This particular recording is gorgeous, with Tim Curry's deep and lucious voice to bring the characters to life. It's also wonderful to listen to on a trip to grandmother's house through the snow, and I listen to it with my family on car rides every year.
As an aside, Tim Curry had a stroke in 2012, but is working his way back with physical therapy. I wish him all the best and hope to have more treasures like this from him in the future. Love you Tim!
Dickens, seasoned with a little Curry and served with well-aged spirits. Bon appétit! This audiobook is simply scrumptious — not merely "an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a fragment of underdone potato." We savoured each word as Scrooge came vividly to life in our horseless carriage. With Curry's expert cadence setting the pace we devoured the distance for a holiday visit.
Honestly, it almost feels like a sacred text. Dickens must have been inspired. The language is gorgeous. There is no real comparison to the varied Scroogy movies, but occasionally we'd catch a line or two that's a precise match with a film version. That's jolly good fun.
Tim Curry's voice is perfect for this tale. His performance is also wonderful, it is so nice to drink hot chocolate in front of a winter fire.
I have been listening to this version of A Christmas Carol for a few years now. This is delightful and Tim Curry is a great reader. Not too long for a family to listen of an evening a week long.