An illuminating reading of the greatest Christmas classic ever written: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Narrated by Chandler Craig.
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Yes! There are few better stories in English literature, and the opportunity to hear the entire story as originally written without edits, embellishments, or other "enhancements" is priceless.
I haven't listened to many audio books, but grew up on CBS Radio MysteryTheatre. I lived for each new episode. The power of a skilled actor to keep us enthralled with only their voice is a lost art. Mr. Craig goes far in reviving and keeping that art alive.
An obviously gifted character actor with vocal mastery, Mr. Craig peoples this wonderful story with a marvelous cast of characters perfectly interpreted.
A Christmas Carol - as it was meant to be told!
This makes my Christmas!
The narrator takes you into the world of Dickens and Scrooge with his perfect intonation and interpretation. The reader's mind can visualize the characters and "see" the story play out through through the richness of the narrator's voice...an absolute delight to listen to!
I love Scrooge's nephew. He never gives up on his uncle, and always trusts in Scrooge's hidden goodness.
You won't be disappointed with this lovely narration of a classic Christmas tale!
I have seen many of the movies that represent this story for many years: however, I have never read or listened to the actual story. I highly recommend people read or listen to it. It is what Christmas is all about.
Scrooge, to see the evolution of his character.
The power and emotion in his voice
The Essence of Christmas
The perfect classic tale to listen to this holiday season. Never bored with Scrooge's about face no matter how often I have read it. Listening is a treat.
so happy I got the unabridged version so I wouldn't miss a single details of Charles Dickens expressionism and how he vividly paints the surroundings in his telling making it come to life as though your are walking through the streets with scrooge an onlooker standing silently, and how through the narrotors voice each character comes to life so much in a way u cant help bur feel li u know themthe story is very deep moving profoundly powerful in all its universal themes despite its antiquity how they still apply to our day and age and the truth that surrounds humanity from rich to poor. it's truly a masterpiece of Dickens that should always be retold as he says he doesn't mean to lay it to rest so we can remember the importance of all the moral humanity it resembles so let haunt the holidays it's a classic that is undying as the ghosts that tells it N takes scrooge by the hand through all the happiest to saddest moments of his life to remind him of our true life's obligations with our fellow brothers and man to be tolerable compassionate even when life gives us every reason not to it teaches one to love intensely and vastly more than ones self and that we are all in it together no matter which role we take or choses us we chose how we react to everything our destiny and outcome for our greater good. I find this classic to be a heart wrenching timeless classic that deserve without an inexplicable doubt to be maintained and treasured always.
Audible is better than TV
I have loved the video and stage presentations of a Christmas Carol, but I had never read the book. So I decided this season I would pay a credit and listen. I am very glad that I did.
There are so many different versions of A Christmas Carol out there. I compared this listen to my wife's favorite rendition of the story: Scrooge 1970 with Albert Finney. This is a musical and quite delightful. I found there was very little difference between the book and the movie. Some elements are expanded in the movie, and some are only barely touched upon.
When you watch Scrooge you are getting a fair retelling of Dickens story.
What you won't get by watching A Christmas Carol in play or movie form is the marvelous use of language by Dickens. It is a work of art beyond story. Often poetry lacks the feeling of Dickens' prose. If you love the art of a great wordsmith/poet in prose form I highly recommend reading or listening to this book.
There are also many Christmas Carol audiobooks available on Audible. I have not listened to them and cannot compare this one against them. Chandler Craig did a great job with the narration, and he allowed the spectacular prose of Dickens flow without getting in its way.
I consider this a great listen and will be getting a hardback copy of the book as well.
God bless us, every one!
Lived up to my very picky expectations, as this story is very dear to me. This performance would meet with the approval of even Charles Dickens, I'm certain.
This production is an absolute pleasure to experience and one of my favorite renditions of Dickens' great classic. Not to be missed!
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