I will listen to this every Christmas from now on! It is a wonderful performance that pulls together the dozen or so movie versions I have seen over the years. And it's a great accompaniment for travel to Christmas parties and family gatherings!
Tim Curry does a wonderful job breathing life into and giving unique voice to each and every character in the story but, of course, Scrooge is the star!
This is truly a performance rather than a straight narration. His presentation really brings the book to life.
Yes. It has the classic characters of Scrooge, Marley, Tiny Tim and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. It is a must read for anyone that likes literature.
I loved the Victorian atmosphere throughout the entire story. The ending is wonderful and can have lasting meaning for everyone.
No but I have seen him on TV and in films. He is a marvelous actor. He brings all the characters to life.
Don't be a hum bug, this book has been made into a film many, many times. My favorite version is the musical Scrooge with Albert Finney.
I have listened to it twice and will listen to it again this Christmas. It is a timeless classic that can be enjoyed by all.
Yes, I would say that I do. He is a remarkable storyteller and did the story justice.
I particularly enjoyed his Ebenezer Scrooge. It was quite good.
Tim Curry's amazing voice work is what made this book such an incredible read. It was almost as if I were sitting in the same room with him, listening to him bring the characters to life.
Although I have seen various movies of this classic Christmas tale, I'd never actually read it before and thought that I should. It was an excellent story. There are moments when I found myself pulling for Scrooge as he realizes the errors of a life barely lived. I'll definitely read this again next year!
What can you say about A Christmas Carol that hasn't already been said. However, Tim Curry brings new life to it with his unique talent. This holiday classic is not to be missed!
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ― C.S. Lewis
I love this story, and Tim Curry does a top knotch job in bringing it to life. Its a story about one man and his journey into the unknown which wakes him up to what life is really about.
Believe it or not, this is my first read of the "immortal classic, A Christmas Carol." I've seen 5-6 variations of the Charles Dickens classic starring various personages, including versions with the redoubtable Patrick Stewart and George C Scott-- not in the same version, of course. I've even seen a reimagining of this classic tale (Scrooged with Bill Murray, or some of the Walt Disney versions with Mickey and Scrooge MacDuck).
Truthfully, I was blown away by the clever yet pithy narrative style invoked by Dickens. And Tim Curry, as narrator (I got this as an Audible audio-book) is truly fantastic. This will definitely become part of my annual Christmas celebration.
Not Christmas without this.
Love Tim Curry he is a tremendous actor in everything he does
I love the beginning and the end along with everything in between!
Yes and again and again
I love this story and the book is great and listening to it is a bonus!
I work full time (3rd shift) and go to school full time for accounting. Without much time to sit down and just read a book but a 45-60 minute commute to and from work, I've just started seriously listening to audiobooks lately. They've been a lifesaver.
Yes. Great story and a wonderful narrator.
Tim Curry has this wonderfully smooth voice, which is an absolute pleasure to listen to. Of course, he is known for playing quirky villains so he has the "mean Scrooge" down without even needing to try. His voice automatically goes there. However, he does the laughter of the Ghost of Christmas Present just as well as the chilling descriptions of the Ghost of Christmas Future. I saw him as Scrooge at Madison Square Garden 10 years ago (2002) and he was amazing. He's just as good here.
When the Ghost of Christmas Future is taking Scrooge around the city and Scrooge is trying to figure out who had died. Of course, the listener knew that it was going to be Scrooge that had died, but we went through the process of figuring it out with him.
Tim Curry shines as the narrator of this beloved short story, doing the justice Dickens' tale deserves. His voice acting skills have always been top notch, and here they shine. Unlike abridged versions of this classic tale, he preforms the entire book, giving the story its depth sorely lacking in many other audio book, and most movie/TV adaptations. The Alastair Sim move version comes closest to the story, and remains a favorite of mine year in-year out, but Tim Curry's narration has taken its place as the best "performance" of this story ever. Bravo Mr Curry!