The holidays are upon us, and this year Audible is very happy to present to our members one of Charles Dickens’ most popular Christmas stories, The Cricket on the Hearth. This holiday classic (original subtitle: “A Fairy Tale of Home”) tells the innocent, picturesque, and charming story of a poor family and their would-be guardian angel; in short, a delightful vision of Victorian Christmas. As always, a great story calls for a great voice, so we’ve brought in legendary actor and record-breaking Audie and Grammy award-winning narrator Jim Dale (The Night Circus). Happy holidays and happy listening!
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This is the best love story I've read in a long time.. It shows the results of selfless love in a family, in a neighborhood,. and even towards the unlovable. Dickens' . wry humor makes it fun. Jim Dale is always a favorite.
Look up crickets in any animal speak book or any animal totem website and we’ll see their power. Here is a very heartwarming tale of two lovers coming back together. Along with why she shouldn’t let our perceptions get in the way of reality. We never know what is going on until we see it for ourselves.
that crickets are magical creatures
when we find out that the "spouse cheater" was actually not cheating
seeing in my mind's eye, what a character looks like
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This has to be my least favorite Dickens. It was just not interested in the story at all.
I would recommend for those who enjoy the simple heartwarming classic
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He was excellent!
I had previously seen an old animated adaptation of this, which I wasn't overly fond of, but I thought I'd give it another chance. I quite liked the imagery and how Dickens really brought everything to life, and made not only the principle actors but also the dog and the kettle into vivid characters. It had a lot of the typical dismal outlook and wearied states of life you often get from Dickens (which usually depress me so much as to deter me from reading his works), but the spots of brightness and goodness shine through.
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