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The Cricket on the Hearth Audiobook

The Cricket on the Hearth

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Publisher's Summary

The holidays are upon us, and this year Audible is very happy to present to our members one of Charles Dickens’ most popular Christmas stories, The Cricket on the Hearth. This holiday classic (original subtitle: “A Fairy Tale of Home”) tells the innocent, picturesque, and charming story of a poor family and their would-be guardian angel; in short, a delightful vision of Victorian Christmas. As always, a great story calls for a great voice, so we’ve brought in legendary actor and record-breaking Audie and Grammy award-winning narrator Jim Dale (The Night Circus). Happy holidays and happy listening!

Public Domain (P)2013 Audible Inc.

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    Gregory M. Stough 10-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Nice story"

    This is a short but nice story to listen to. I listened to it during my drive to work

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    Jennifer Silva Redmond San Diego 05-16-17
    Jennifer Silva Redmond San Diego 05-16-17 Member Since 2012
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    "A Sweet Old-fashioned tale"

    Dickenson corniest tale, but Jim Dale makes it come to life. And you have to love Boxer!

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    Russell Bernard Salt Lake City, Utah United States 12-26-16
    Russell Bernard Salt Lake City, Utah United States 12-26-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Charming story of trickery and redemption."

    Not to be missed for a christmas story. Narration by Jim Dale is always enjoyable and beyond satisfactory. Loved the misunderstanding of the carrier and his faithful wife Dot.
    If you like Dickens treat yourself.

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    SuLoco 11-12-16
    SuLoco 11-12-16
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    "A time less tale"

    We loved the story, chirp, chirp, chirp. if you have ever read Cricket on the Hearth you will most certainly enjoy this fine narration. All of the characters come to life in this cozy novella.

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    SmartShopper 06-19-16
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    "As good as it gets"

    Lovely story that I'd never knew existed read by one of my favorite narrators! Different from other Dickens in several ways but I don't want to spoil it. Not a Christmas story per se.

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    smallstakes 04-14-16
    smallstakes 04-14-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Sweet story"

    I'll be honest, I didn't follow the whole thing very well. But I did get the gist of the sweet story. And I could listen to Jim Dale all day.

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    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 03-08-16
    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 03-08-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Exceptional!"
    What did you love best about The Cricket on the Hearth?

    This book is so much more wonderful because Jim Dale is the narrator! Such a beautiful story and worth listening.

    I can see this being a wonderful holiday tradition. I think this is a great listen. Jim Dale will certainly enchant the whole family!

    Bravo! Bravo!


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    P. J. Zannini Charlotte, NC USA 12-24-15
    P. J. Zannini Charlotte, NC USA 12-24-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Certainly a different angle"

    Dickens did a good job at the story this time, almost like a Christmas miracle meets a mystery. Far superior to The Chimes.

    The only down side? Jim Dale - the amazing voice actor of the Harry Potter books actually over performs the story. He's amazing, but the performance is too much for these prose, which might have stood better with a less dramatic reading.

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    Sandra 12-18-15
    Sandra 12-18-15 Member Since 2013
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    "was hard to finish this story. not Dickens best"

    it was a struggle to finish this story. simply not Dickens best work waste of time

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    Ajoy 12-09-15
    Ajoy 12-09-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Wonderful"

    Jim Dale never disappoints and what a sweet tale! I think I might just be a new favorite!

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