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.
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!