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Tom Baker Reads 'A Christmas Carol' | [Charles Dickens]

Tom Baker Reads 'A Christmas Carol'

Charles Dickens' story of solitary miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is taught the true meaning of Christmas by the three ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, has become one of the timeless classics of English literature. First published in 1843, it introduces us not only to Scrooge himself but also to the memorable characters of underpaid desk clerk Bob Cratchit and his poor family, the poorest amongst whom is the ailing and crippled Tiny Tim.
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Tom Baker reads Charles Dickens' timeless seasonal story.

Charles Dickens' story of solitary miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is taught the true meaning of Christmas by the three ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, has become one of the timeless classics of English literature. First published in 1843, it introduces us not only to Scrooge himself but also to the memorable characters of underpaid desk clerk Bob Cratchit and his poor family, the poorest amongst whom is the ailing and crippled Tiny Tim.

In this new recording, Tom Baker delivers a tour-de-force performance as he narrates the story. The listener joins Scrooge on Christmas Eve, witnesses the visitation of Marley's ghost, and is given a glimpse of the many homes and lives which Scrooge has touched in his wretched life to date. This ultimately uplifting tale is a festive delight to be treasured and listened to again and again.

©2012 Charles Dickens (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd

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  • Leszek
    Shipley, United Kingdom
    4/9/13
    Overall
    "Spooks in the night. Christmas Carol"

    Everyone knows this novel! It is the famous Christmas Carol. I think that the narrator really tells it well. With a spooky voice or a fast pace. A picture forms, so when I close my eyes, I feel like I am there watching every move.

    Scrooge, the main character, is a horrible, not merry at all person. Everything will change for him, after one night. It wont be a “BA HUMBUG” in anything. Any more…

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Annie
    kifissia, Greece
    1/29/13
    Overall
    "excellent reading of an excellent story"

    Dickens' writing is magnificent, and the reading only helps enhance its quality and bring the story to life. Full marks!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MsRanPan
    UK
    12/29/12
    Overall
    "Good freebie"

    Very festive but found voice actor a little boring. Also didn't like the sound effects, but did get me in the mood.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amy
    United Kingdom
    12/25/12
    Overall
    "Great version"

    Tom Baker is excellent in this version of 'A Christmas Carol'. He brings the story to life and it was a pleasure to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mrs
    Maesteg, United Kingdom
    12/24/12
    Overall
    "Tom Baker Read's 'A Christmas Carol'"

    I enjoyed this book, but Tom Baker either had a very bad cold at the time of reading this or he needed oxygen, Because he would loose his voice in parts and he always sounded as if he was running out of breath. But saying that he put feeling into the story and you felt your were watching the film, with all the voice overs and and the dramatical sound effects..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    United Kingdom
    12/23/12
    Overall
    "what a voice"

    A delicious start to get into the Christmas spirit, a story we all know and love, with the added

    pleasure of hearing Tom Bakers lovely voice.

    This shall get a play every year I have no doubt.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • kris fitzgerald
    Maleny, queensland Australia
    12/23/12
    Overall
    "Dickens and Tom Baker, a perfect match."

    An iconic Christmas book read by a wonderful narrator. Tom Baker's deep, rich voice makes listening to this book so enjoyable and certainly put me in the Christmas mood, The characters come alive and every word is a joy to be heard. How can you have Christmas without listening to this classic masterpiece.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • D. Oxford
    UK
    12/23/12
    Overall
    "... with frequent paraphrasing!"

    "... I'll see you in Hell first ..." ? T.B. seemingly given the freedom to paraphrase as and when he felt like busting loose from the Dickens version - and yes, the FX do get between you and Dickens as the story progresses. A shame, as Tom Baker was an inspired choice and if you're not that familiar with the book there's a lot to draw you in.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • DaemonDoll777
    Bristol Avon
    12/6/12
    Overall
    "Simply a joy to the ears!"

    What could be better this holiday season than settling into your favourite armchair, mulled wine and mince pie in hand, and A Chrstmas Carol keeping the kids occupied before you have to get up off your bum again and get dinner started for the hungry masses!



    Choosing Tom Baker as the reader was nothing short of a stroke of genius, his voice lends depth and personality to the recording and assists in creating a atmosphere that is both exciting and engaging. In my opinion, this is one of the finest productions of the British classic ever and am sure will become a new yearly tradition in our house.



    We'll have to see what the kids think, but I believe this will go down almost as well Christmas dinner!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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