I've personally never enjoyed the written version of A Christmas Carol. For some reason I've just never gotten into the writing and I was hoping that as an audiobook it may finally catch my attention. Unfortunately Tim Curry's soothing voice only added to my boredom, and I found his attempts at a female voice grating. If you are however a fan of the story and a fan of Tim Curry then by all means purchase this audiobook. Otherwise I'd suggest saving your money and opting for the various movie productions of this classic tale.
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Tim Curry does a nice job of reading this book. But I found the original story to be too boring to stick with.
it could have been better. I must confess that I've read A Christmas Carol every Christmas season since I was in 6th grade nearly 20 years ago. So I'm not positive that any reading could live up to the way it sounds in my head.
I was looking forward to this one because curry does such a beautiful job in other readings (Series of Unfortunate Event books and Peter Pan) playing the humor of the narrator.
I've always read the narrator in A Christmas carol as similarly playful. Curry's reading was drier. It was a solid reading but I would have liked a narrator closer to the Muppet Christmas Carol.