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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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truly insulting edition by audible.....

This is a slightly modernised edition.The voices are quite outstanding and production superb..The problem is by modernized I mean modernist. Simply put , they blatantly omitted the name Christ or any reference to christianity wherever Dickens wrote it and not being a word worshiper I also mean any intent of meaning of this . one example For " Christian charity", they say Christmas cheer...what else did I expect from a Amazon owned company....Writing out what is the clear intention of a author's book is identical to book burning..Before you write me off as trite let me clear a distinction.The wonderful movie versions of this story never pose as "written by the author " but are BASED on the book. This production is basically word for word of the book accept for the omissions of the authors clear references to Christ and Christian virtue. Dickens intended to write a modern Christian parable...So posing a audiobook AS the novel narrated by a full cast can not hide behind poetical license...This is revisionist, and that is a cowards book burning....

I have nothing but admiration for all the voice actors as well as the sound person...This is actually a truly impressive narration...perfectly done.....The writer as well as audible/amazon should be ashamed of themself...However, I guarantee they never feels shame, only cause others to......

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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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Phenomenal Dramatization

This, as the title says, is an abridged dramatization of the evergreen classic. The voice acting is simply phenomenal. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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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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Absolutely enjoy this!

They did an excellent job on narration, keeping the story lively and imaginative. I would most certainly recommend this version and would enjoy listening to other stories by the narrator's who performed in this story.

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Wonderful

Everything about this production was spot on lovely. One of the best that I've listened to, and I've listened to a great many, indeed.