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  • Christmas Short Stories

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: James Adams
  • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 5

Charles Dickens is known for writing the greatest of all Christmas stories: A Christmas Carol. But few know that he wrote a number of other short stories for that holiday season. Here in one wonderful audio collection are six short stories about Christmas: "A Christmas Tree", "What Christmas Is as We Grow Older", "The Poor Relation's Story", "The Child's Story", "The Schoolboy's Story" and "Nobody's Story".

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing!

  • By Anne on 12-27-11

A disastrous recording

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-11

This was a geat disappointment. The narrator sounds totally unimterested in his task - almost on the verge of sleep. Certainly the dull monotone makes one want to go to sleep anyway. And the performance is particularly irritating with its pronunciation. This is an English author, read by someone with an apparently English accent. So where did that abomination "Zee" come from when referring to "Zed" the last letter of the English language. And what on earth prompted him to refer to a "Clurk" when taking about someone who worked in an office (the word, in English is pronounced "Clark"). All in all an ill thought out and badly performed waste of money and space.

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