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
"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)
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.
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!
Part time artist - Like to listen to audiobooks when I am working and creating.
A Christmas carol is one of my all time favorite stories add to that Jim dales narration and I absolutely loved it.
I just love Jim Dale. His narrations are always so entertaining
I'm not sure where to rank it honestly.
I can find none.
Voices and excellent narration.
A great version of a classic.
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.
Worth the read.
I've just listened to "A Tale of Two Cities" at this point. I would not chose to compare.
Remorse & determination to change Schrooge felt as the lessons the spirits revealed became clear.
Was well entertained. Experienced moments of humor, sadness, sympathy and joy.
Jim Dale has a hypnotic voice that puts you into the story from the very beginning, and leaves you wanting more at the end.
Love the story period & Jim Dale is always fun to listen to.
Marley - have stage managed the production a number of times & got my husband to play Marley twice - brings back wonderful memories.
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.
Jim Dale takes a favorite classic to a new level. Excellent voice work on an excellent tale.
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.
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.
Dickens meets Harry Potter's narrator, and what a wonderful world!
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