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Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Christmas Collection: 'A Christmas Carol' Narrated by Sam Goodyear & 10 Other Christmas Short Stories | [Charles Dickens]

Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Christmas Collection: 'A Christmas Carol' Narrated by Sam Goodyear & 10 Other Christmas Short Stories

This audiobook features the classic A Christmas Carol, narrated by actor and performer Sam Goodyear, and ten more of Dickens' most famous and best-loved Christmas stories to celebrate the 200th anniversary of his birth. Dickens was the man who almost literally created the spirit of Christmas as we know it today.
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Publisher's Summary

This audiobook features the classic A Christmas Carol, narrated by actor and performer Sam Goodyear, and 10 more of Dickens' most famous and best-loved Christmas stories to celebrate the 200th anniversary of his birth. Dickens was the man who almost literally created the spirit of Christmas as we know it today. The 10 stories include "A Christmas Tree", "Nobody's Story", "Seven Poor Travelers", "The Child's Story", "The Christmas Dinner", "The Haunted House", "The Holly Tree", "The Poor Relations", "The Schoolboy's Story", and "What Christmas Means to Us as We Grow Older": seven hours of listening pleasure during the holiday season.

Public Domain (P)2012 Deaver Brown

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    KKH Lancaster, PA USA 12-03-12
    KKH Lancaster, PA USA 12-03-12 Member Since 2008

    alwayslookingforgoodbooks

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    "Spend a bit more money for a better recording"
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    My review has nothing to do with " A Christmas Carol" since we all know it is a classic. The quality of the recording was terrible. I sounded like an amateur recording of a live performance. I listened in the car and it got so loud at times it made me wince. I was constantly adjusting the volume. The sound was not clear and as an extra added attraction, the narrator would announce, Track 1, Track 2, etc. at various points of the story. I did not listen to anything beyond "A Christmas Carol". Too annoying. I'm unsure of how to gauge the performance, but there was too much shouting to suit me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Wendi Oswego, IL, United States 11-27-12
    Wendi Oswego, IL, United States 11-27-12 Member Since 2012
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    "UN-abridged?? Someone needs to change that."

    I love the Frank Muller recording but thought I would try a different narrator and get to enjoy Dickens's other Christmas stories. Big mistake! Sam Goodyear doesn't even have an English accent, and the recording is very much "abridged". It deletes sentences, paragraphs, and even changes the prose. He sometimes changes what Dickens has as description and makes it dialoge. It should not be labeled "UNabridged".

    The short stories were painful to listen to in Sam Goodyear's voice as well. I listened to two of the short stories and could not take it anymore. The set up is very poorly done. The five staves of A Christmas Carol were not the first five chapters on the recording. When I tried to find the short stories, I had to randomly press different chapters. It was very annoying. The only good aspect I can write is that Audible cares if you enjoy their books and graciously refunds your money or credit when you are dissatisfied. I love Audible! :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Virginia GLADEWATER, TX, United States 01-24-14
    Virginia GLADEWATER, TX, United States 01-24-14 Member Since 2010

    Addicted to Dickens, Charles Dickens. I've listened to all his novels at least twice. Our Mutual Friend and Little Dorrit are my favorite.

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    "Great Story, Terrible Narrator"
    What would have made Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Christmas Collection better?

    Another narrator, I could not enjoy the story because I could stand the narrator, and I am a huge fan of Charles Dickens. The narrator for the Christmas Carol, Sam Goodyear was good, I wish he had read all of the other Christmas stories, then I could have finished the book and enjoyed it.


    What didn’t you like about Sam Goodyear’s performance?

    I like Sam Goodyear performance. It was Deaver Brown performance that was not enjoyable.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carlos MCALLEN, TX, United States 12-22-12
    Carlos MCALLEN, TX, United States 12-22-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Really a poor quality recording"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I sopped listening to this book when I was over annoyed by it. The quality of the recording is really poor, the narrator announces track 1, 2, etc., it seems like no one reviewed the final product. To make things worst at some point you can hear a motorcycle in the background. I regret having purchased this product.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Christmas Collection?

    I sopped listening to this book.


    What didn’t you like about Sam Goodyear’s performance?

    I did not liked it. He almost destroys Dickens' work.


    Did Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Christmas Collection inspire you to do anything?

    A sense of pity because I really wanted to listen the stories.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy something else.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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