"Old Marley was as dead as a doornail": and so, nearly, was Christmas itself when Charles Dickens published A Christmas Carol in 1843. Most traditions had been forgotten, and few if any employees got time off to celebrate. Dickens' story captured the imagination of a generation and transformed December 25th into a major holiday.
For many National Public Radio listeners, it wouldn't be Christmas without hearing Jonathan Winters perform A Christmas Carol. The master comedian brilliantly re-creates Dickens' cast of colorful characters: Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Jacob Marley's spirit, and the three Christmas ghosts, Past, Present, and Future. His distinctive and charming reading uses a special performing edition prepared by Dickens for his own presentations.
Where does A Christmas Carol [HighBridge Version] rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
With Jonathan Winters reading this is the greatest version.
What does Jonathan Winters and Mimi Kennedy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
They're voices and the way they bring the story to life.
Any additional comments?
Without Jonathan Winters this would just have been just another version of the story. He really makes and brings it alive.
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Jonathan Winters‘ command of the overall story, and his vocal talents for different voices, be they crabby old Scrooges, ghosts, townsfolk, or children, make this a true Christmas treat.