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Editorial Reviews

Renowned actor Tim Curry’s voice is warm, deep, and arch to the point of campiness. Curry is an actor’s actor. His voice is so distinctive as to be unmistakable. Fans of this Dickens classic will enjoy hearing Curry manifest the coterie of pithy characters that inhabit this novel, ranging from small boy to old man to dire ghost. Curry’s knowing tone suits this fable well. His dramatic but nuanced performance highlights the emotions of loss, fear, hope, and joy that inform this text. Curry takes delight in the macabre aspects of this gothic tale. His irreverent take on this famous novel heightens the drama even for listeners who know the story inside and out.

Publisher's Summary

This version of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, masterfully narrated by Tim Curry, was available for a limited time last year, and now it's back. This one-of-a-kind performance puts a unique spin on a treasured classic, and served as the inspiration for the exciting new line of Audible Signature Classics, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with Elijah Wood, and Heart of Darkness with Kenneth Branagh. Tim Curry performs this timeless holiday story in a deliciously dark tone, returning it to its Dickensian roots with a vivid imagining of Victorian London and just the right touch of outrageous fun.

A Christmas Carol has constantly been in print since its original publication in 1849, and has been adapted for stage, television, film, and opera. It has often been credited with returning the jovial and festive atmosphere to the holiday season in Britain and North America, following the somber period that emerged during the Industrial Revolution.

The story opens on a bleak and cold Christmas Eve as Ebenezer Scrooge is closing up his office for the day. As the story progresses and Christmas morning approaches, Scrooge encounters the unforgettable characters that make this story a classic: Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and, of course, the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come.

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love this book and Tim Curry is priceless

this has always been a fav of mine, this reading of it with Tim breaths new breath into this cherished classic.

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Good

I liked Tim Curry's narration! It was easy listening and he made the characters come alive.

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I'd give it more than five stars if I could!

the story is classic and paired with Tim Curry's performance was amazing! I loved the characterization and expressions. the story too is wonderful! I feel a renewed enthusiasm for the joy in life and fellowship.

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Very enjoyable

Very nice adaptation. Tim Curry does a great job capturing all the character voices. Will definitely listen to it again.

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A beautiful classic

What made the experience of listening to A Christmas Carol: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry the most enjoyable?

It's an enchanting story and beautifully narrated by Tim Curry.

Who was your favorite character and why?

As the story progresses Scrooge starts to get aware of all his flaws and becomes a really lovable character.

What about Tim Curry’s performance did you like?

His warm voice just added to the experience.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did.

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Well paced, entertaining, with a few minor issues

Would you consider the audio edition of A Christmas Carol: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry to be better than the print version?

The purpose of this audio book is to be a performance of the book by Tim Curry, in no way do i think his performance could be enjoyed via text.

What other book might you compare A Christmas Carol: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry to and why?

Nothing compares to A Christmas Carol, not even other Dickens works!

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Tim Curry's Scrooge is a whiney toned and rather sniviling, which are two qualities i would not associate with Scrooge

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Tim Curry staring as all of the character in, A christmas Carol. Truth be told that doesnt sound too bad!!!

Any additional comments?

Honestly The consistent whine of Scrooge can get grating, despite its short three hour length.

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Wonderful production!

Charles Dickens is a masterful story teller, and this unabridged production is faithfully to the original book. The narrator captures Dickens' voice and humor. I could visualize the scenes, and the characters became real to me. I was thoroughly entertained.

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My fav christmas audible book

Great performance and will written. I am entertained every time I listen to this. Great.

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Classic tale!

This was such a beautiful delivery of a classic tale! Tim Curry did a wonderful job bringing Charles Dickens' words to life and I felt like I was watching the movie.
I set it to about 1.5x speed as regular talking speed is too slow. I always raise the speed so that is not a diss for this audiobook.

I highly recommend this!

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A real keeper

Tim Curry reads this classic beautifully, and I'm quite glad I purchased this fascinating book. Having revisited the story each holiday season by watching one of many movie productions, I was pleasantly surprised by the relatable manner of Dickens's prose and its relevance today.