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!
Public Domain (P)2013 Audible Inc.
I enjoyed this story quite a bit. The more I read Dickens' work the more I appreciate it.
The story had some good messages but they aren't as powerfully conveyed as some of his other books in my opinion.
One of the top 3 or 4.
When Dot told John the truth about what had been happening, and let him know how much she loved him.
Everything! One of my favorite narrators.
Thank you for the freebie Audible!!!! Top quality!
I follow Tad Davis!
Thank you, Audible, for the most wonderful holiday gift. That snowy, icy night in Boston three days ago resulted in a 3 hour commute home for me, and the time was transformed into a joy. God bless the crickets every one!
Two words: Jim. Dale.
Not at all. The story was a bit dull, even for the era.
I really tried to listen to this book, it was torture.
impossible to follow, depressing.
maybe sure am glad I did not pay for this
I don't know, maybe a preface to help with following
glad this was free, should have known they wouldn't give away anything worthwhile
Been there, Read that
Nothing. Just a confusing, unimaginitve, plotless typed words.
Dean Koontz. Jonothan Kellerman, Stephen King, John Stanford, Alex Kava.
David Arron Baker. He may have been able to at least made it understandable.
The plot, moral, whatever you want to call it, was nonexistent. There isn't any one thing to get rid of to make it better
The plot of The Cricket on the Hearth lacks the amazing creativity of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, and is a little contrived, but it’s still Charles Dickens, master of characterizations, and grand master of the English language. Overall, the story is very, very good, and Jim Dale, an astonishingly good narrator, helps it along a lot. I’m very sure I enjoyed this more because I listened to Mr. Dale's performance instead of reading it.
Bad narration, bad story, turned it off after the first chapter. It was on the bargain book aisle and I think I still paid to much.
I have no idea.
I just could not get into this story. Nothing interested me.
Jim Dale is probably the only reason I listened as long as I did.
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