Sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge has an emotional transformation after the supernatural visits of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. A Christmas Carol has never been out of print and has been adapted to film, opera, and other media.
Public Domain (P)2012 Trout Lake Media
I love the narrator's interesting reading, for the first minute or two, I was just listening to his voice, and then very quickly I forgot the narrator entirely and simply enjoyed his story! I think that is the mark of an excellent story-teller. I could see all the scenes in my head. I think I'll be listening to this version every Christmas! Thank you so much!
I must admit, I love the part about Tiny Tim the best, and can't ever hear, "God bless us, every one!" without blinking a few tears. Very dear.
He seems to be a born story-teller, he makes the story interesting, with slightly different voices for characters, and reads with enough expression to be interesting but not so much as to be distracting.
Yes, it is 2 hrs and 44 minutes, so it is a long story, but perfect if you're in bed with the flu and don't feel like keeping your eyes open long enough watch TV. You can just close your eyes and enjoy the story.
Listening to books is pretty new to me. I have always enjoyed listening to radio plays so this is a real joy.
This was perhaps my favorite audiobook experience. A Christmas Carol is Dickens at his best in showing the evils of woshiping money.
yep, its a nice old classic christmas story, and I'll like to hear it again
hmmm.... I'm not Charles Dickens dont aks me....
Listening to it makes it more of a fary-tale I feel
No, just let the Christmas joy alone
The story is as exciting as I remember as a kid. I liked the reader, but I thought I was getting someone else. It is a fun tradition and nice to compare to the variety of movies.
Great narration, would listen to other books read by him again. The different voices were easy to distinguish. Good pacing, not to fast as some others I have heard.
I'm a web developer based out of Sacramento, I listen to books while I work, and love audible.
What can I say it's Dickens and a story everyone knows from childhood on? It is nice to hear the original version though.
Love listening to audio books at work or on the road.
Great story but monotone
yes, It was a free book but the narrator was very monotone and could not keep us awake.
No, because I only listen/read books once.
Dickens words are soooooooo descriptive...your imagination can see everything
Read very well, did different parts/voices believable
Scrooge actually comes around sooner than I recall the movies depicting.
I did not received the audio only the book.
Audiocom barely works.
Still waiting for the audio!!
Please help. Thanks
"A great buy at Christmas"
I think everyone must have heard or read some version of “A Christmas Carol”, of this much loved Dickens story, it appears to be faithful to Dickens story and I loved the narration by Peter Batchelor, a deep expressive, and mature British voice.
The price of the download is a bargain if you missed the Tom Baker version when it was on the advent offer. A great purchase at Christmas.
"Try a different narration"
The book is short, concise, and more funny than I imagined, having seen films but never read the original. Typical moralistic story of change you ways or else.....
The narration however is not good, sorry to Peter Bachelor. He reads the speaking voices very well, but the rest is monotonously spoken as if reading a bus timetable, thereby losing the meaning of some sentences. I downloaded this version because it was cheap, and I needed to read it for my book group, but if you love the story, I would recommend a different narrator.
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