A Signature Performance: Tim Curry rescues Charles Dickens from the jaws of Disney with his one-of-a-kind performance of the treasured classic. Our listeners loved this version so much that it inspired our whole line of Signature Classics.
"Superb story and reading!"
An illuminating reading of the greatest Christmas classic ever written: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Narrated by Chandler Craig.
"A true classic treated perfectly"
Sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge has an emotional transformation after the supernatural visits of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. A Christmas Carol has never been out of print and has been adapted to film, opera, and other media.
"Lovely classic Christmas story, interestingly read"
Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and Ebenezer Scrooge come to marvelous life in Patrick Stewart's critically-acclaimed solo interpretation of A Christmas Carol. The star of X-Men and The Royal Shakespeare Company, Stewart has performed his one-man stage production of this holiday classic to sell-out audiences.
"It's not Christmas without this (audio)book"
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.
"Jim Dale is a great narrator"
The timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and his adventures on Christmas Eve continue to teach an important lesson, even to this day. Author Charles Dickens introduces us to the main character by painting him in a negative light, a selfish and miserly old man who will barely pay enough money to keep his office heated. When Scrooge returns home after work, the ghost of his former business partner, Jacob Marley, visits him and tells him that because of the wrongdoing he had done during his life, he has been condemned to walk in his ghost years shackled....
"Every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding," says Ebenezer Scrooge. Mean old Scrooge despises Christmas until Christmas Eve, when a haunted voice from the past changes his life: overnight! Many know this story but few have experienced the true marvel of the tale.
"More Funny, Scary & Moving than the Movie Versions"
The spirit of Christmas has never been captured better than by Charles Dickens' masterpiece about Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit and all those wonderful spirits, especially the ghost of Jacob Marley. It can be fairly stated that Dickens was so successful with A Christmas Carol, that his characters have become more well known than the title itself.
"I'm happy with my choice"
It is Christmas Eve, and the air outside is as cold as Scrooge’s heart. Come nightfall, Scrooge receives three visitors: the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Each spirit takes him on a hair-raising journey through time, yielding glimpses of Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit—and even Scrooge’s painfully hopeful younger self. Will Scrooge’s heart be opened? Can he escape his cursed fate?
"A Christmas Classic"
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.
Sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge's emotional transformation after the supernatural visits of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. A Christmas Carol has never been out of print and has been adapted to film, opera, and other media.
"A Story we can never get enough of."
Charles Dickens' 1843 Christmas masterpiece tells the tale of the spiritual redemption of a man who has lost his humanity. The iconic miser, Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas and rejects all his opportunities to celebrate. He has no compassion for those less fortunate than himself and is cruel to everyone. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by ghosts.
A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens first published by Chapman and Hall and first released on 19 December 1843. The story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge's ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visitations of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet to Come.
"One of the best"
Beloved by generations, Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol tells the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge – the greedy, “bah-humbug!” penny-pincher devoid of kindness and compassion. When he is visited by three specters – the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet-to-Come – they illuminate the error of his ways, leading to an inspiring transformation. Jon Smith’s brilliant performance, full of fun voices and dramatic flair, will leave listeners riveted. Get in the Christmas spirit with this literary classic.
"A ghostly little book", said Charles Dickens of his famous Christmas novella, which first appeared in 1843. It has become the most famous classic Christmas story of all, with the miserly figure of Scrooge, the epitome of the callous employer; sadly crippled Tiny Tim; and the three spectres: the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future. This audiobook continues the award-winning series of Dickens' works read by leading English classical actor Anton Lesser.
"What can you say about a classic"
Despite the temperature dropping outside, miserly businessman Dickteaser refuses to let his underpaid, underappreciated employee, Bob, turn up the heat in the drafty office on Christmas Eve, pointing out that there are other ways for Bob to keep warm and keep his job at the same time. Can Bob refuse his boss' kinky sexual advances considering he has an unemployed husband at home?
Lucy normally loves planning for the holidays, but this year, Tinker's Cove has fallen on hard times. With so many residents struggling, Christmas festivities are a luxury some can't afford. But the story's not so bleak at Downeast Mortgage, whose tightfisted owners, Jake Marlowe and Ben Scribner, are raking in profits from everyone's misfortune. Half the town is in their debt, so when the miserly Marlowe is murdered, the mourners are few and the suspects are many. Scribner believes Marlowe's ghost has come to warn him of his own demise, and when he starts receiving death threats, Lucy wonders if there's more to the omen....
"Very good cozy mystery"
En riktigt god jul... blir det till slut i Charles Dickens En Julsaga, men vägen dit är inte den vanliga. Med hjälp av övernaturliga krafter får den rike och elake affärsmannen Scrooge en läxa, som på juldagsnatten förvandlar honom till en riktigt god människa. Charles Dickens skrev sin historia inför julen 1843. Den blev omedelbart en stor framgång och har haft en central plats i det anglosaxiska julfirandet sedan dess.
Marley's soul was lost, doomed to wander among the ranks of humanity generation after generation, without the powers to be human. The curse of his chains was a heavy one, and there were many a time in which he found the weight of said chains to be unbearable. So this must be perfectly understood: Marley was without hope.
A Christmas Carol is one of the most famous tales in the world. A Christmas Carol is at once a Christmas tale, a ghost story and a journey of discovery and redemption. This story for young listeners is a brand new version of Charles Dickens' much loved fantasy book for children. For those who love ghosts and things that go bump in the night, this is a perfect tale.