A wonderful classic expressively and entertainingly told by an excellent artist. It's especially pertinent around the holidays, but a great listen all year as well, when it's harder to remember to keep Christmas in your heart.
One forgets the beauty of Dicken's prose. The dialog between Scrooge and his fiancé is wonderful. Tim Curry's inspired performance brings it to life. Outstanding.
Even if you think you know this story- which we all do- you should listen to this version read by Tim Curry. He is simply wonderful. I plan to alternate listening to this with Alan Cummings reading of The Blue Carbuncle (Sherlock Holmes) for a new Christmas tradition.
Loved it. The narrator was very engaging. such a classic story . I would definitely reccomend this. Even for children.
Tim Curry is wonderful and, of course, the book is always fantastic. His voices are superb and I can't think of a better story at holiday time.
Story comes alive
Tim Curry brought the story alive. Excellent job!
I thoroughly enjoyed listening. I had forgotten how funny and well written the story was and I was happy to go back to the original version and just let Tim Curry read to me over the Christmas Season. A great holiday treat!
Yes, I would recommend Tim Curry's reading of "A Christmas Carol" since he does a great job of capturing a variety of voices (and laughs) for each character. For anyone new to Dickens's writing or only familiar with the Disney version of this story, I would highly recommend taking the few hours to listen to Curry's telling of the tale.
As far as the story goes, the descriptions of the ghosts were my favorite. They were detailed and symbolic, yet did not overshadow Scrooge's character development.
My favorite scene is when Curry captures the belly-laugh of Scrooge's nephew. The whole description of the party scene is set up by his infectious laugh, thus underscoring the point of the scene.
This was a freebie from the Ford book club; thank you Ford!!! I had read this one ago and was happy to reconnect with Scrooge and the ghosts as an adult. I love this story and Tim Curry's narration was outstanding!
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.