Dickens, seasoned with a little Curry and served with well-aged spirits. Bon appétit! This audiobook is simply scrumptious — not merely "an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a fragment of underdone potato." We savoured each word as Scrooge came vividly to life in our horseless carriage. With Curry's expert cadence setting the pace we devoured the distance for a holiday visit.
Honestly, it almost feels like a sacred text. Dickens must have been inspired. The language is gorgeous. There is no real comparison to the varied Scroogy movies, but occasionally we'd catch a line or two that's a precise match with a film version. That's jolly good fun.
Tim Curry's voice is perfect for this tale. His performance is also wonderful, it is so nice to drink hot chocolate in front of a winter fire.
I have been listening to this version of A Christmas Carol for a few years now. This is delightful and Tim Curry is a great reader. Not too long for a family to listen of an evening a week long.
This is really just a great listen. We all know the story, so this is really just a review of the narrator. I can't say enough good things about it. My favorite way to enjoy this story now. Better than all the movies! Thank you Tim!
Tim Curry brings the story to life. His acts more than narrates. Each character is clearly delineated and completely believable. His diction is perfect. I have listened to this story as told by Tim Curry at least a dozen times. If you love this story, as I have loved it for years, you will not be disappointed by this version.
Ebeneezer of course.
All the characters are beautifully performed.
Get this one if you love Dickens.