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A Christmas Carol [Radio Spirits Version] (Dramatized) | [Charles Dickens]

A Christmas Carol [Radio Spirits Version] (Dramatized)

Orson Welles' dramatic anthology series Mercury Theatre on the Air, infamous for its Halloween broadcast of War of the Worlds, found a sponsor and became Campbell Playhouse in December 1938. The program continued to feature the charismatic and fiery Welles as both a host and an actor. The great Lionel Barrymore portrayed Ebenezer Scrooge in Campbell Playhouse's annual performance of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
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Publisher's Summary

Orson Welles' dramatic anthology series Mercury Theatre on the Air, infamous for its Halloween broadcast of The War of the Worlds, found a sponsor and became Campbell Playhouse in December 1938. The program continued to feature the charismatic and fiery Welles as both a host and an actor. The great Lionel Barrymore portrayed Ebenezer Scrooge in Campbell Playhouse's annual performance of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

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    Serval Yakima, WA 01-09-08
    Serval Yakima, WA 01-09-08 Listener Since 2005
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    "Fun dramatization"

    This was great to listen to in the car on the long road trip to the relative's house on Christmas.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    susan JENKINTOWN, PA, United States 12-12-11
    susan JENKINTOWN, PA, United States 12-12-11

    life long beatles/lennon fan

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    "can't beat this old program for christmas!"
    If you could sum up A Christmas Carol [Radio Spirits Version] (Dramatized) in three words, what would they be?

    vintage still works!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the ending, where scrooge realises he is still alive and it is christmas morning.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    i loved hearing the voices of orson wells and lionel barrymore.


    Any additional comments?

    it's well worth buying and listening to, i plan to listen again. it's wonderful. the voices have such character, and it's unique.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gil Plymouth, PA, United States 01-13-13
    Gil Plymouth, PA, United States 01-13-13 Member Since 2011

    audio books are Theater of the Mind when done right. They lift words from a page written by an author and transport you into another world

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    "Theater of the Mind"
    What made the experience of listening to A Christmas Carol [Radio Spirits Version] (Dramatized) the most enjoyable?

    Lionel Barrymore as Scroge brought to you by Campbell's playhouse and with Orson Wells and the Mercury theater on the air Players.


    What other book might you compare A Christmas Carol [Radio Spirits Version] (Dramatized) to and why?

    Since this is a radio play from a radio show I would compare it to any classic radio shows and this is one that sticks out as a top Favorite and at one time in American History it was an Icon for every Christmas season. This is a great way to help you enjoy your Holiday season and Classic radio.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Like always when Lionel Barrymore as Scroge waked up and see's it's still Christmas day and thus he changes for the good old world


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The production value that Orson Wells always used when doing anything he did. It gave life to a Dickens Classic story.


    Any additional comments?

    Orson Wells would always say Radio is an amazing Media as it's Theater of the Mind. This like all Classic radio shows is for sure Theater of the Mind.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Merril ISTANBULTurkey 02-10-09
    Merril ISTANBULTurkey 02-10-09
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    "Disappointing"

    The absolutely dreadful sound quality and the narrator's sleepy drawl and lack of energy totally ruined this wonderful classic story for me. One of only two downloads that I have deleted. Very disappointing.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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