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life long beatles/lennon fan
vintage still works!
the ending, where scrooge realises he is still alive and it is christmas morning.
i loved hearing the voices of orson wells and lionel barrymore.
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.
I never would have believed that I would so completely enjoy on a joyfully depraved take on a Christmas classic I held so sacred. To hear in beautiful prose, the tale of a sexually repressed old man who is visited by three erotic spirits, and is transformed into a transsexual Dynamo, was inspired on so many levels!! I reeled and swooned as his awkward relationship with his bi-curious clerk Bob Crachett and the Cratchett family was altered by the Christmas spirit into an orgiastic feast of carnal desire; even converting Tiny Tim into a rock hard lecherous god!!! This one had more than just my thumbs up;););)!!!!
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This Campbell Playhouse presentation of A Christmas Carol is one of the best renditions of the classic. Though this is only a 55 minute production they hit all the important scenes. I do wish it was longer only for the reason of how much I love the actors. Worth every cent and a good listen during the Christmas Season or any other time of the year.
Oops, the Franklin, TN reference is just a little off. I certainly loved Franklin, especially Nashville, for the 9 months I lived there in 2002. I returned to Carmel Valley, CA b/c of family; and for health reasons, have remained on the Monterey Peninsula, happily back in CV in the last two years. More later...
I love Dickens' A Christmas Carol (sorry, there is no style capability on this keyboard; hence, no italics for the title...perhaps the next version, hint, hint, Amazon. Unless, I have somehow missed it?!???). Sorry, back on topic.
I believe I have enjoyed a film version, the original written version, an audiobook, and now this historic audiobook/radio playhouse version of this compact but powerful little tale of redemption. Orson Welles and Lionel Barrymore lend their considerable weight as both producer and performer to this narrated & scripted rendition; thus, preserving the original text while telling the timeless ghost story in radio drama format. Something tells me, this will be an annual tradition for as many years as I am able to access it. Do enjoy.
A mailman in Iowa, I have hours and hours to listen as I walk along. History in the am, adventure in the pm, literature when the muse calls.
Step back into the 1940's as you, along with hundreds of thousands of others, listen closely to your radio where a small sound stage is recreating Dickens' best-loved story. The trouble is, it's been so gutted and rewritten to fit within the timeline of a radio "hour" that its full flavor has been watered down. The old Scrooge would've said "Bah!", and the new Scrooge might have added a tiny "Humbug" under his breath.
This story will never loose its appeal. Christmas is not the same without it. This is a very good dramatization.
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
Lionel Barrymore as Scroge brought to you by Campbell's playhouse and with Orson Wells and the Mercury theater on the air Players.
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.
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
The production value that Orson Wells always used when doing anything he did. It gave life to a Dickens Classic story.
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.
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.
"A Christmas Carol Full of Warmth from Times Past"
We adore this version of a Christmas Carol. It actually sounds like times past & immediately one is transported into Dickens world. If you like the old atmosphere at Christmas, then this is for you.
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