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A Christmas Carol

Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)
Regular price: $21.31
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Publisher's Summary

'If I had my way, every idiot who goes around with Merry Christmas on his lips, would be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. Merry Christmas? Bah humbug!'

Charles Dickens' ghostly tale of sour and stingy miser Ebenezer Scrooge has captivated readers, listeners and audiences for over 150 years. This Christmas, Audible Studios brings this story to life in an audio drama featuring an all-star cast.

Starring: Sir Derek Jacobi as Dickens, Kenneth Cranham as Ebenezer Scrooge, Roger Allam as Jacob Marley, Brendan Coyle as The Ghost Of Christmas Past, Miriam Margolyes as The Ghost Of Christmas Present, Tim Mcinnerny as The Ghost Of Christmas Yet To Come, Jamie Glover as Bob Cratchit, Emily Bruni as Mrs. Cratchit, Jenna Coleman as Belle, Joshua James as Young Scrooge And Hugh Skinner as Fred

©2016 Audible, Ltd. (P)2016 Audible, Ltd.

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A Christmas classic

Excellent quality production. The well known story was brought to life by these talented narrators. Lovely to listen too.

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Classic

Classic story, one that hopefully every generation can at least enjoy once in its original form. Timless & still enjoyable

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  • 12-14-16

THANK YOU 🎄🤶🏻🎄& Merry Christmas

This was an Audible.uk free Christmas Gift for 2016. A full cast drama with a perfect cast acting out a splendid production of Charles Dickens Classic ghost story. This production is so atmospheric and stays true to the storyline with Dickens wierd and wonderful characters we all love. Thank you Audible.

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  • Lo
  • 01-17-17

Great Christmas treat

This was a great retelling of a classic.
The cast did a great job of bringing the story to life.
Thank audible for the free gift. :)

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  • Welsh girl
  • 12-15-16

A Christmas treat

What an excellent retelling of this story. Performances were as you would expect from such performers .Although the tale is well known it was a joy to listen to and I would thoroughly recommend it to almost anyone.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-14-16

beautiful

Read , heard , seen the story before and still I am moved once more , it made me smile , it brought a tear in the corner of my eye ...thanks

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  • TRACY Q.
  • 12-14-16

Delightful

Wonderfully performed and really enjoyed revisiting a Christmas Carol with a hot toddy and my feet up, Merry Christmas 😊

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  • SBRAL
  • 12-14-16

Merry Christmas

This is a very enjoyable version of a true classic, made all the better by the various voice actors who bring the tale to life and make you want to continue to listen. 5/5

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  • P J Faulkner
  • 12-14-16

A Christmas Present

Everything about it was good; in fact it was very good. Thank you Audio for a wonderful Christmas present.

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  • Richard Bibby
  • 12-14-16

great adaptation

very engaging will probably listen every Christmas 🎄. enjoyed the spirits. Not a bah humbug in sight.

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  • C. Collis
  • 12-23-17

Terrible performance

Love this story but this was a truly a terrible version. Will read it from the book next year.

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  • Mrs. Samantha Clark
  • 12-17-17

Unnecessarily simplified and over-explained.

As a fan of the original text, I was a bit disappointed by all the changes to make everything explicit, in particular giving the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come a whole load of lines! The fact that he is silent and offers Scrooge no comfort or reassurance is part of what makes him such a terrifying spectre in Dickens’ classic tale. Great performances by an impressive cast, but let down by a poor adaptation in my opinion.

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  • C.P.
  • 12-29-16

Great Listen

Thank you for the free download. A great story of course, performed perfectly by all.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-14-18

Dickens at his best

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. The characters came alive when beautifully read by Sir Derek Jacobi. A wonderful story and I highly recommend it.,

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  • NOREEN
  • 03-06-18

A Christmas Carol

love it it's like a little play just let your imagination go sit back and relax.

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  • Annaliesa Rose
  • 04-23-17

Amazing!

I always love dramatised versions of books and this was brilliantly done all the way down to the music, singing right through to the credits at the end. Love the cast! Brilliant!

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  • Natalie
  • 03-19-17

Very enjoyable

What did you like most about A Christmas Carol?

The performances and characterisations were charming. I really enjoyed the narration and cannot believe that I'm in my 40s and hearing/reading this tale for the first time!

Any additional comments?

Very glad that I picked up this little book!

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  • melanie
  • 02-05-17

Wonderful rendition of a classic

i loved this version. Kenneth Cranham add Ebenzer was just right. I really enjoyed all the voices. definitely worth listening to.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-24-17

Absolutely enjoyed this! Exceptiona!! :))

This version of A Christmas Carol was absolutely fantastic in every way!

Would highly recommend this audible book to any listener.

Highly entertaining, engaging, nostalgic and full of a talented cast, sound effects, music score and more!

I was amazed I listened to this book from start to finish in one sitting. This I never do?! Congrats to all who brought this together. Thank you! :))

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  • Amy
  • 01-07-17

Fantastic!

Such a great cast, and so well done, AND thank you for making it free!

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  • amanda
  • 01-04-17

Absolutely Wonderful

I wish they would produce all of Dickens books this way...an absolute delight and for free 😀

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  • Janice
  • 01-02-17

Do not miss this one!!

Superb. A joy to listen to. Every character very well spoken. I highly recommend this adaptation of Charles Dickens classic story.

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