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A Christmas Carol [Naxos AudioBooks Edition] | [Charles Dickens]

A Christmas Carol [Naxos AudioBooks Edition]

"A ghostly little book", said Charles Dickens of his famous Christmas novella, which first appeared in 1843. It has become the most famous classic Christmas story of all, with the miserly figure of Scrooge, the epitome of the callous employer; sadly crippled Tiny Tim; and the three spectres: the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future. This audiobook continues the award-winning series of Dickens' works read by leading English classical actor Anton Lesser.
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Publisher's Summary

"A ghostly little book", said Charles Dickens of his famous Christmas novella, which first appeared in 1843. It has become the most famous classic Christmas story of all, with the miserly figure of Scrooge, the epitome of the callous employer; sadly crippled Tiny Tim; and the three spectres: the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future.

This audiobook continues the award-winning series of Dickens' works read by leading English classical actor Anton Lesser.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

Public Domain © and (P)2006 Naxos AudioBooks Ltd.

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    chris Kelowna, BC, Canada 12-31-06
    chris Kelowna, BC, Canada 12-31-06 Member Since 2003
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    "What can you say about a classic"

    Everyone knows the tale, but not everyone has read the book. I didn't, so I'm happy to say the book is equal to any movie or visual depiction I have seen. Dickens writes in peerless prose and it's worth reading just for that. The only character truly fleshed out is Scrooge himself, but that is enough to carry the book because it is only novella length.

    The narrator is fantastic, with a broad range of voices and English accents, and always the right tone and inflection. A must-read for any fan of Christmas and good writing.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Marie Forest Hills, NY, United States 06-14-09
    Marie Forest Hills, NY, United States 06-14-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Not just Dickens"

    We all know the narrative. No surprise there. Actually I don't even like the story, but had to read it again for a project I am working on. What made me LOVE that audible book is Anton Lesser's performance. A spectacular voice artist who beautifully serves Dickens's lush and witty language. His voice allows him to play all the parts, male, female, young, and old, with the same convincing ease. It may very well have been the first time I actually did enjoy the story.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Geoffrey Greetham, United Kingdom 01-21-13
    Geoffrey Greetham, United Kingdom 01-21-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Tradition with no frills"
    What made the experience of listening to A Christmas Carol [Naxos AudioBooks] (Unabridged) the most enjoyable?

    Mr. Lesser is a servant to the story, his gift is to provide without being 'seen' to provide.

    " What made the experience... the most enjoyable?"

    Who wrote that?

    Were these questions put together by someone from one of those off-shore call centres?


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Christmas Carol [Naxos AudioBooks] (Unabridged)?

    The most gratifying aspect was - for Dickens anyway - the story's lightness of touch; in contrast to the schmaltz smeared on by several modern interpretations. This is specially true with reference to Tiny Tim.

    Incidentally, surely it is either, 'the most' or, 'one of the more'? I mean, it is Eng. Lit. we are discussing after all...


    Have you listened to any of Anton Lesser’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes.
    A Christmas Carol is, in truth, a short story and therefore to compare it with the longer - much longer - novels of Mr. D. is not to compare like with like. I have listened to several of this writer's novels narrated by Mr. Lesser and I can say with emphasis that the freshness of his multi- faceted interpretation is unobtrusive - yet never slackens.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    No

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    norma st. petersburg, FL, United States 01-17-12
    norma st. petersburg, FL, United States 01-17-12 Member Since 2011
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    Where does A Christmas Carol [Naxos AudioBooks] (Unabridged) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    1 of the top 5


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    scrooge


    What about Anton Lesser’s performance did you like?

    voice was just great, made me feel as if i was in england


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

    after the last ghost


    Any additional comments?

    keep them coming

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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