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A Christmas Carol: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry | [Charles Dickens]

A Christmas Carol: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry

A Signature Performance: Tim Curry rescues Charles Dickens from the jaws of Disney with his one-of-a-kind performance of the treasured classic. Our listeners loved this version so much that it inspired our whole line of Signature Classics.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Renowned actor Tim Curry’s voice is warm, deep, and arch to the point of campiness. Curry is an actor’s actor. His voice is so distinctive as to be unmistakable. Fans of this Dickens classic will enjoy hearing Curry manifest the coterie of pithy characters that inhabit this novel, ranging from small boy to old man to dire ghost. Curry’s knowing tone suits this fable well. His dramatic but nuanced performance highlights the emotions of loss, fear, hope, and joy that inform this text. Curry takes delight in the macabre aspects of this gothic tale. His irreverent take on this famous novel heightens the drama even for listeners who know the story inside and out.

Publisher's Summary

This version of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, masterfully narrated by Tim Curry, was available for a limited time last year, and now it's back. This one-of-a-kind performance puts a unique spin on a treasured classic, and served as the inspiration for the exciting new line of Audible Signature Classics, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with Elijah Wood, and Heart of Darkness with Kenneth Branagh. Tim Curry performs this timeless holiday story in a deliciously dark tone, returning it to its Dickensian roots with a vivid imagining of Victorian London and just the right touch of outrageous fun.

A Christmas Carol has constantly been in print since its original publication in 1849, and has been adapted for stage, television, film, and opera. It has often been credited with returning the jovial and festive atmosphere to the holiday season in Britain and North America, following the somber period that emerged during the Industrial Revolution.

The story opens on a bleak and cold Christmas Eve as Ebenezer Scrooge is closing up his office for the day. As the story progresses and Christmas morning approaches, Scrooge encounters the unforgettable characters that make this story a classic: Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and, of course, the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come.

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    P. Heard 12-19-09
    P. Heard 12-19-09 Member Since 2009

    I am a Christian, husband, father of two, and amateur photographer. I heart audio books. A lot.

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    "Classic book, outstanding performance!"

    Dickens' classic is performed wonderfully by Tim Curry, who is an excellent reader of audiobooks. This story is a grand tale of morality, second chances, and redemption. One of the happiest of happy endings! Thanks for the free download, Happy Christmas Audible, and to you too!!!

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    T. Rowe Tulsa, OK United States 12-18-09
    T. Rowe Tulsa, OK United States 12-18-09 Member Since 2008

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    "One of the Best"

    This is one of the best audiobooks I have ever listened to. Tim Curry's take on Scrooge brought to life some of the lines that have never really rung true to me when spoken by other actors. His readings brought out new ideas in a book that I have read several times before.

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    Eric Rochester, NY, United States 12-18-09
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    "A Holiday Treat."

    Thanks Audible!!!

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    Aubrey Norco, CA, United States 12-16-09
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    Thank you for the book Audible. It was very nice.

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    Robert Granite Falls, WA, USA 12-16-09
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    "Spectacular - and FREE!"

    This was a fantastic rendition of the holiday classic. I have already listened to it at least 4 times. Tim Curry does a wonderful job of narrating and brings a warmth missing in many other readings. I recommend this highly and thank Audible much for the gift.

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    Linda Dallas, TX, USA 12-15-09
    Linda Dallas, TX, USA 12-15-09 Member Since 2004
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    "A Note of Thanks"

    What a wonderful surprise to log on to Audible and discover this Christmas gift awaiting me! I listen to audiobooks while commuting to work, while exercising, while doing housework, and simply relaxing around the house. I have been a very happy customer of Audible for many years, and can't imagine life without the ever-expanding library of audiobooks I have developed through Audible. Thank you again for the wonderful Christmas gift!

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    Noel Hesperia, CA, USA 12-15-09
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    "Thanks Audible"

    I had not become a fan of this story until recently, and this rendition has made me appreciate it a lot more. Tim Curry gives a wonderful performance. Thank you Audible for the great gift!

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    Heather Myrtle Beach, SC, United States 12-14-09
    Heather Myrtle Beach, SC, United States 12-14-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Thank you Audible"

    Thank you so much for giving this to us members. Tim Curry has a beautiful voice and I am so glad he narrated this story. He does an amazing job narrating and makes the story even more exciting. I hope Tim Curry narrates more of your books.

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    magicmonster Wichita, KS United States 12-13-09
    magicmonster Wichita, KS United States 12-13-09 Member Since 2006
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    "One of the best Christmas gifts!"

    Tim Curry is always a versatile narrator. He is excellent is this audio book. Often at times adding flavor to the story with his excellent timber and cadence. The story in my honest opinion has never been told better.

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    Eilene Westbrook, TX, United States 12-13-09
    Eilene Westbrook, TX, United States 12-13-09 Listener Since 2009
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    "A Christmas Carol: An Original Proformance"

    I thought Tim Curry's narration of "A Christmas Carol" was spellbinding. I enjoyed every moment of the story. He brought the story to life. Excellent.

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