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A Christmas Carol | [Charles Dickens]

A Christmas Carol

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    syl bellevue, NE, United States 11-28-13
    syl bellevue, NE, United States 11-28-13 Member Since 2013

    Listening to books is pretty new to me. I have always enjoyed listening to radio plays so this is a real joy.

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    "Truly enjoyable"

    This was perhaps my favorite audiobook experience. A Christmas Carol is Dickens at his best in showing the evils of woshiping money.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    greta maddox 01-23-13
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    "Saw the show in Olny, DC area...a reading..."
    Would you listen to A Christmas Carol again? Why?

    No, because I only listen/read books once.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Dickens words are soooooooo descriptive...your imagination can see everything


    What about Peter Bachelor’s performance did you like?

    Read very well, did different parts/voices believable


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Scrooge actually comes around sooner than I recall the movies depicting.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    annesailorgirl 01-06-13

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    "Lovely classic Christmas story, interestingly read"
    What made the experience of listening to A Christmas Carol the most enjoyable?

    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!


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

    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.


    What about Peter Bachelor’s performance did you like?

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    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.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew FAIR OAKS, CA, United States 10-08-14
    Andrew FAIR OAKS, CA, United States 10-08-14 Member Since 2009

    I'm a web developer based out of Sacramento, I listen to books while I work, and love audible.

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    "Never Heard of this? Go Back Under your Rock."
    Any additional comments?

    What can I say it's Dickens and a story everyone knows from childhood on? It is nice to hear the original version though.

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    CaraBen Lincoln, NE 01-08-14
    CaraBen Lincoln, NE 01-08-14 Member Since 2011

    Love listening to audio books at work or on the road.

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    If you could sum up A Christmas Carol in three words, what would they be?

    Great story but monotone


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    yes, It was a free book but the narrator was very monotone and could not keep us awake.


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    JOE Melbourne, Florida, United States 11-26-13
    JOE Melbourne, Florida, United States 11-26-13
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    "no download"
    What disappointed you about A Christmas Carol?

    I did not received the audio only the book.


    Has A Christmas Carol turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Audiocom barely works.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Still waiting for the audio!!


    Any additional comments?

    Please help. Thanks

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    "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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
    11/22/14
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    "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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