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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.

Public Domain (P)2016 Audible Ltd.

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The Best Version!

It’s not just a narration, but full production with sound effects and many voices! Brings the story to full life! My grand children loved it!

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Excellent dramatization!

Kudos to Audible for this wonderful dramatization of THE Christmas classic. I tend to be a purist when it comes to literature. I shy away from adaptations or dramatization because they often change the source material to the point that it is unrecognizable. This project is the exception. I would venture to say that 90% of the original books remains, and the additional material adds to it. Toss in a narrator of the likes of Sir Derek Jacobi and you have a wonderful recording that you will listen to over and over again.

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Great story wonderful performance.

Loved it. This has always been my favorite Christmas story. The performers were excellent. Wonderfully read.

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A Delight

Wonderfully performed , a timeless and beautiful classic. I will definitely listen to this story again. It was a treat to hear after the holidays, but listening to it during the holiday season will be an added reward.

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A Delightful Adaptation.

A favorite story of mine, I know The Christmas Carol well. This dramatic adaptation was delightful. I particularly enjoyed the understated yet strong narration of Sir Derek Jacoby. The back ground atmosphere added depth of emotion and clarity to the scenes, both delightful and foreboding, without overpowering the moment or muddying the story line. On the technical side, the voices were clear and dialogue was easily followed.

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Wonderful production

The talented actors, delightful sound effects, and clever directing combined to create a rich experience of this timeless piece.

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Christmas does not arrive for me…

..,Without a viewing of George C Scott in the Dickens classic. Of course I’ve read the novella and I am always on the hunt for another rendition. This year I saw the FX adaptation… And although it was somewhat more dark than I’d wish, I enjoyed it too. This particular version was good… I won’t say splendid… But the story and it’s message doesn’t get any better So for those who, for whatever reason, haven’t read the classic, I highly recommend.

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Fantastic

A timeless story beautifully told. One of the very best of the hundreds of audiobooks I have heard.

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The best!!

Of all the renditions and editions, this is by far my favorite. Very Well done Audible!!

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Exceptional Version!

If you like the 1951 film, "A Christmas Carol", you will thoroughly enjoy this great audio performance!