This was such a beautiful delivery of a classic tale! Tim Curry did a wonderful job bringing Charles Dickens' words to life and I felt like I was watching the movie.
I set it to about 1.5x speed as regular talking speed is too slow. I always raise the speed so that is not a diss for this audiobook.
I highly recommend this!
Tim Curry reads this classic beautifully, and I'm quite glad I purchased this fascinating book. Having revisited the story each holiday season by watching one of many movie productions, I was pleasantly surprised by the relatable manner of Dickens's prose and its relevance today.
I listened to this in one sitting and then started it over from the beginning.
I can't imagine a better narrator than Tim Curry. I kept forgetting it was a single actor doing all the characters.
It surprised me that, having seen various film adaptations multiple times, I could be so enchanted by Dickens' original novella. I did cry, which surprised me. It's not as if I didn't know how it ended!
I only downloaded this because it was free, and it was Christmas and it seemed like a Christmas thing to do. I didn't expect to love it as much as I did.
Retired Math/Phys Teacher, but writing and tutoring
A longer and more complete version than I am used to, and delightfully done. The narration was excellent with full emotion and realistic interpretation.
Tim Curry's ability to perform all the characters so well makes this a book you will want to listen to over and over again.
This is a wonderful story set in a much simpler time. Reinforced, for me, how important and valuable the "little things" are. Really, though, they are not "little". Family, friends, health, moments of joy, etc. A valuable lesson told through a beautiful tale with a wonderful voice. Thank you, Tim Curry, for bringing it to life.
There are many versions of A Christmas Carol. Tim Curry by far is the best narrator. As an actor, he has come a very long way since Rocky Horror Picture Show. As the narrator of this Christmas Classic, he is superb. I would recommend this version to everybody.
The story is a classic which carries a message that never gets old or outdated.
Tim Curry's accent is perfect for the setting. His performance is clear and precise. You can understand every single word.
It would be a very good book to listen to while traveling for the holidays.