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A Christmas Carol [Listening Library Version] | [Charles Dickens]

A Christmas Carol [Listening Library Version]

This is Jim Dale's incomparable telling of the beloved A Christmas Carol, a "little book," as Charles Dickens himself called it, which has been treasured by generations since December of 1843. Listeners of all ages will be enthralled as they meet for the first time, or are reunited with, that miser of all misers, Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge.
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Publisher's Summary

This is Jim Dale's incomparable telling of the beloved A Christmas Carol, a "little book," as Charles Dickens himself called it, which has been treasured by generations since December of 1843. Listeners of all ages will be enthralled as they meet for the first time, or are reunited with, that miser of all misers, Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge; his cheerful and long-suffering assistant, Bob Cratchit; Scrooge's mysterious visitors on a wintry Christmas Eve, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future; and the other characters in the timeless story which is sure to touch a chord in all of us.

Let a master reader beguile you with this universal reminder of what the holiday season can and should mean in this unique production of Dickens' classic and ever-timely tale.

©1965, 1986 Bantam Books; (P)2003 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, An Imprint Of The Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

  • Audie Award Winner, Classics, 2005

"The versatile British actor’s performance of Scrooge as he discovers that his body is left abandoned on a denuded bedstead is as raw and real as when the classic tale was written in the closing weeks of 1843. Dale makes us believe in the Scrooge whose spark has been quenched and carries us along as we watch the various spirits blow the ashes into embers, and the embers into a merry blaze of timeless Christmas cheer." (AudioFile)

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    a mom Tennessee 08-09-05
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    "Excellent"

    Excellent narration. Jim Dale is the best.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rune Roskilde, Denmark 12-04-04
    Rune Roskilde, Denmark 12-04-04 Member Since 2004
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    "Best christmas story ever"

    This clasic christmas carol, has been thrilling people for over a century. And it is surely, a masterpiece of a fairytale. The story of the old greedy mr. Scrooge who gets a visit from three spirits. is surely a carol that will never die and never grow to old to read.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    CaseyV 01-17-06
    CaseyV 01-17-06 Member Since 2004
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    "Excellent!"

    I found this version of "A Christmas Carol" to be very well done. The reader breaths life into the sometimes meandering prose of Dickens. Also, I found that this well-done classic really helped me get into the Christmas spirit this season. My small children did find it a bit difficult to listen to in the car. But that is more the fault of Dicken's writing style than the reader's. I have recommended this version to all my friends for next Christmas!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly Livermore, CA, United States 01-19-14
    Kelly Livermore, CA, United States 01-19-14 Member Since 2011

    Part time artist - Like to listen to audiobooks when I am working and creating.

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    "It's jim dale...need I say more!"
    What did you love best about A Christmas Carol [Listening Library Version]?

    A Christmas carol is one of my all time favorite stories add to that Jim dales narration and I absolutely loved it.


    What about Jim Dale’s performance did you like?

    I just love Jim Dale. His narrations are always so entertaining


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    brian cincinnati, OH, United States 11-27-13
    brian cincinnati, OH, United States 11-27-13 Member Since 2010
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    "No humbug here."
    Where does A Christmas Carol [Listening Library Version] rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I'm not sure where to rank it honestly.


    What other book might you compare A Christmas Carol [Listening Library Version] to and why?

    I can find none.


    What does Jim Dale bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Voices and excellent narration.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    A great version of a classic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    K. Donath LaFayette, NY USA 01-08-13
    K. Donath LaFayette, NY USA 01-08-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Jim Dale doing Christmas Carol? Yeah, I'm there"

    Listen, don't mess with A Christmas Carol - just read it and Dickens will do all the rest. No retelling, no special gimmick - just give it do me in an English accent. I loved Dale in the Harry Potter series, and he does a great job here. There are times when I hear Dobby the house elf, but that's okay, he does a great job with the spirits and Scrooge. So enjoy Christmas and have a go with this edition, you won't regret it.

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    Bonnie United States 01-06-13
    Bonnie United States 01-06-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Always a good holiday read."
    If you could sum up A Christmas Carol [Listening Library Version] in three words, what would they be?

    Worth the read.


    What other book might you compare A Christmas Carol [Listening Library Version] to and why?

    I've just listened to "A Tale of Two Cities" at this point. I would not chose to compare.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Remorse & determination to change Schrooge felt as the lessons the spirits revealed became clear.


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

    Was well entertained. Experienced moments of humor, sadness, sympathy and joy.


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Kingston, WA, United States 12-25-12
    Scott Kingston, WA, United States 12-25-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Version"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Christmas Carol [Listening Library Version] to be better than the print version?

    Jim Dale has a hypnotic voice that puts you into the story from the very beginning, and leaves you wanting more at the end.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Athens, OH, United States 12-20-12
    Cheryl Athens, OH, United States 12-20-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Thoroughly Enjoyable"
    What made the experience of listening to A Christmas Carol [Listening Library Version] the most enjoyable?

    Love the story period & Jim Dale is always fun to listen to.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Marley - have stage managed the production a number of times & got my husband to play Marley twice - brings back wonderful memories.


    Which character – as performed by Jim Dale – was your favorite?

    It was difficult to separate Jim Dale from his Harry Potter recordings to start with - but once the story pulled me in I thoroughly enjoyed all the characterizations.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    PeachPecan South Georgia, USA 09-25-12
    PeachPecan South Georgia, USA 09-25-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Loved it!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Jim Dale takes a favorite classic to a new level. Excellent voice work on an excellent tale.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Christmas Carol [Listening Library Version]?

    Always a favorite of mine, Scrooge in his pre-reformation self saying about the poor & infirm, "If they are going to die, then let them die and decrease the surplus population." This line says so much about Scrooge's character, and gives a glimpse of just how far, so far this human being has to go to become the Scrooge at the end of the book.


    Have you listened to any of Jim Dale’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Having just finished the "Harry Potter" series prior to the Christmas season, I kept seeing the characters I had created in my mind from the Potter books in the roles of "A Christmas Carol." But Jim Dale's work makes this book truly come alive.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Dickens meets Harry Potter's narrator, and what a wonderful world!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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