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Publisher's Summary

Tom Baker reads Charles Dickens' timeless seasonal story.

Charles Dickens' story of solitary miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is taught the true meaning of Christmas by the three ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, has become one of the timeless classics of English literature. First published in 1843, it introduces us not only to Scrooge himself but also to the memorable characters of underpaid desk clerk Bob Cratchit and his poor family, the poorest amongst whom is the ailing and crippled Tiny Tim.

In this new recording, Tom Baker delivers a tour-de-force performance as he narrates the story. The listener joins Scrooge on Christmas Eve, witnesses the visitation of Marley's ghost, and is given a glimpse of the many homes and lives which Scrooge has touched in his wretched life to date. This ultimately uplifting tale is a festive delight to be treasured and listened to again and again.

©2012 Charles Dickens (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd

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  • mollymoon1
  • 10-24-13

Classic!

What a great story told again. This is a great version read by Tom Baker, whose voice adds to the ambience of the time. Still a spooky story, even by today's standards and a must have to add to your collection.

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  • Super Chief Yoshi
  • 04-13-13

Worthy Of the Great Writer Himself

Is there ever a more obvious and perfect match: Tom Baker and Dickens?



From a purely auditory level Tom Baker is ideally suited to the exquisitely wrought language that Dickens is rightly famed for; his deep resonant voice wraps around the lengthy sentences with velvety, consummate, ease. Each character is perfectly performed, each descriptive sentence is delivered with verve.



Even better this reading benefits from a select choice of incidental music and sound effects. The production uses these wisely, if perhaps too sparingly, and they add a real depth and drama to proceedings that elevate it beyond the more staid talking book format we're used to. I only hope this becomes the norm for audiobooks.



A marvellous release that any fan of Dickens, or Baker, or good audiobooks, should own.

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  • Hywel
  • 04-13-13

Lovely reading

Pick out andI read a couple of chapters every Christmas time. To yer Tom Baker read it this yer was hauntingly wonderful.

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  • Leszek
  • 04-09-13

Spooks in the night. Christmas Carol

Everyone knows this novel! It is the famous Christmas Carol. I think that the narrator really tells it well. With a spooky voice or a fast pace. A picture forms, so when I close my eyes, I feel like I am there watching every move.

Scrooge, the main character, is a horrible, not merry at all person. Everything will change for him, after one night. It wont be a “BA HUMBUG” in anything. Any more…

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  • Annie
  • 01-29-13

excellent reading of an excellent story

Dickens' writing is magnificent, and the reading only helps enhance its quality and bring the story to life. Full marks!

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  • MsRanPan
  • 12-29-12

Good freebie

Very festive but found voice actor a little boring. Also didn't like the sound effects, but did get me in the mood.

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  • Amy
  • 12-25-12

Great version

Tom Baker is excellent in this version of 'A Christmas Carol'. He brings the story to life and it was a pleasure to listen to.

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  • mrs
  • 12-24-12

Tom Baker Read's 'A Christmas Carol'

I enjoyed this book, but Tom Baker either had a very bad cold at the time of reading this or he needed oxygen, Because he would loose his voice in parts and he always sounded as if he was running out of breath. But saying that he put feeling into the story and you felt your were watching the film, with all the voice overs and and the dramatical sound effects..

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-23-12

what a voice

A delicious start to get into the Christmas spirit, a story we all know and love, with the added

pleasure of hearing Tom Bakers lovely voice.

This shall get a play every year I have no doubt.

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  • kris fitzgerald
  • 12-23-12

Dickens and Tom Baker, a perfect match.

An iconic Christmas book read by a wonderful narrator. Tom Baker's deep, rich voice makes listening to this book so enjoyable and certainly put me in the Christmas mood, The characters come alive and every word is a joy to be heard. How can you have Christmas without listening to this classic masterpiece.