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A Christmas Carol | [Charles Dickens]

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens’ Christmas classic—written in time for the 1843 holiday season—sold out its initial printing of 6,000 copies in one day. It remains Dickens’ most widely read and best-loved work, guaranteed to warm and uplift with the simplicity of its message and the depth of its honest truths. Bah! Humbug! It’s Christmas Eve and miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is in a foul temper—good cheer and joyful spending turn his very insides to vinegar.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Frank Muller’s performance is outstanding in this audiobook of Dickens’s holiday classic. Muller seizes every opportunity to extract emotion, meaning, nuance, and subtlety from each word and each situation. Each character has a different voice, each moment has its own intensity, and there is no better "Bah! Humbug!" anywhere in audio. Muller’s intelligent interpretation takes the well-known story and breathes new life into each scene. He makes listening to each description, whether of an unforgettable person such as Tiny Tim, a recognizable place such as the Cratchit house, or a familiar moment such as Christmas morning, as fresh as if one is hearing it for the first time.

Publisher's Summary

Charles Dickens’ Christmas classic—written in time for the 1843 holiday season—sold out its initial printing of 6,000 copies in one day. It remains Dickens’ most widely read and best-loved work, guaranteed to warm and uplift with the simplicity of its message and the depth of its honest truths. Bah! Humbug! It’s Christmas Eve and miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is in a foul temper—good cheer and joyful spending turn his very insides to vinegar. But before Scrooge sees the dawn break on yet another miserable Christmas morning, he will have come face-to-face with a parade of startling apparitions, and most disconcerting of all—himself. Dickens fills his entertaining Christmas ghost story with unforgettable characters and richly drawn settings. Veteran narrator Frank Muller provides the perfect voice for the mean-spirited Scrooge and his frightful visitors.

Public Domain (P)1980 Recorded Books, LLC

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    "Who am I to review a literary masterpiece"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I love the story. I have print copies, kindle copies, a CD audiobook, and my audible audiobook, all unabridged versions. I also have a large collection of movies based on the book. How could you not like a skillfully written redemption from beyond all hope story?


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Christmas Carol?

    I love the narrative about Scrooge's readiness to meet the second spirit.


    What does Frank Muller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The way he gives voice to each character is wonderful. I especially like that when he reads the part about the blind man's dog he doesn't pant like the guy on my CD audiobook.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    It's a timeless classic so I don't think it needs a tag line.


    Any additional comments?

    I HATE the Jim Carey versions of my two favorite Christmas Classics. Somebody please, please stop him before he tries a remake of "It's A Wonderful Life" or "Miracle On 34th Street"

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