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Classic Tales of Christmas: A Yuletide Collection of Stories, Poems, and Essays | [Harrison Morris, Alphonse Daudet, John Fox Jr., Max Beerbohm, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Richmal Crompton, Christina Rossetti, Georg Schuster]

Classic Tales of Christmas: A Yuletide Collection of Stories, Poems, and Essays

This Yuletide collection of stories, poems, and essays has been rescued from obscurity by the editor, who has also edited and annotated them to make these wonderful classics more easily accessible to modern listeners. While some of these authors may be unknown to you, their works have been included in this collection because of their capacity to instantly intrigue and delight. Give them a try, and don't be surprised if a few of them make their way onto your list of all-time personal Christmas favorites!
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Publisher's Summary

Classic Christmas Tales of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Annotated for modern readers, including an interesting and informative editor's note preceding each work.

This Yuletide collection of stories, poems, and essays has been rescued from obscurity by the editor, who has also edited and annotated them to make these wonderful classics more easily accessible to modern listeners. While some of these authors may be unknown to you, their works have been included in this collection because of their capacity to instantly intrigue and delight.

Give them a try, and don't be surprised if a few of them make their way onto your list of all-time personal Christmas favorites!

Included in this collection:

  • A latter-day Christmas "miracle" offers renewed meaning to the life of the beautiful matriarch of a small Spanish town.
  • The revelation of a stunning Christmas secret opens up new horizons for a disillusioned farm wife.
  • An unexpected Christmas-morning encounter proves the ultimate challenge to an enterprising ivory hunter venturing into the wild.
  • Two stories chronicle the struggle for hope and meaning in Christmas celebrations during times of war.

©2013 Daniel H. Vimont (P)2013 Daniel H. Vimont

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    P. Burdine Los Angeles, CA 11-18-13
    P. Burdine Los Angeles, CA 11-18-13
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    "Cool for the season"

    This is a collection of essays and as such the content and style varies a bit. I really enjoyed some of them and others I was just meh on. That being said, the quality of the recording was very high and the narrator kept the pieces moving and have a very solid cadence and top notch enunciation which wasn't always easy given some of the dated expressions and writing style. I'll definitely be putting this on around the house as I decorate and get ready for the holiday season!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Terry port st. lucie, FL, United States 11-22-13
    Terry port st. lucie, FL, United States 11-22-13 Member Since 2012
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    "The true beauty of Christmas"
    Would you listen to Classic Tales of Christmas again? Why?

    Absolutely, antique tales that capture the true meaning and beauty of Christmas are so rare!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Daddy-O Pittsburgh, PA, United States 11-13-13
    Daddy-O Pittsburgh, PA, United States 11-13-13
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    "A Yuletide Car Ride"
    Where does Classic Tales of Christmas rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's one of the better audio books I've listened to so far.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    No particular favorite


    Have you listened to any of Daniel H. Vimont’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. This collection is a nice companion to Daniel Vimont's "Classic Tales of Horror for Halloween". The delivery and quality of Daniel's narration is nicely consistent in both collections (without being overly repetitive in style), so the listener can move from one late-year holiday season to another with a cozy and familiar feeling one enjoys with multiple short stories.


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

    No. Since it is a collection of short stories, it's perfect for my commute, to and from work.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Micah CHATSWORTH, CA, United States 12-09-13
    Micah CHATSWORTH, CA, United States 12-09-13
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    "Daniel H. Vimont Does It Again"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. The combination of Mr. Vimont's talent, clear passion for the material and the choice of stories can't be beat.


    What other book might you compare Classic Tales of Christmas to and why?

    Classic Tales of Horror, which is just as well done.


    What about Daniel H. Vimont’s performance did you like?

    His sincerity in bringing not-so-well known holiday tales to the public.


    Who was the most memorable character of Classic Tales of Christmas and why?

    Mr. Vimont. His talent and choice of material are always entertaining and surprising.


    Any additional comments?

    More! More! More!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jill Gladwyne, PA, United States 12-18-13
    jill Gladwyne, PA, United States 12-18-13
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    "Grating performance and tired stories"

    It was hard for me to get beyond the grating quality of the narrator's voice and his characterizations which I just did not care for. The stories were odd. I don't typically have issues with 19th century or early 20th century writing, but this edition was painful to try to keep an open mind about. I purchased this audiobook as it was highly rated; in truth, not in high enough numbers to give it an objective review? I could not recommend this.

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