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Award-winning actor, director, and playwright Tom Mula performs his best-selling version of Scrooge’s ordeal, told from the point of view of Scrooge’s former business partner: Marley’s ghost!  

“Scrooge? I have to redeem old Scrooge? The one man I knew who was worse than I was? Impossible!”  

So begins the real story behind Dickens’ A Christmas Carol - the story of Marley’s heroic behind-the-scenes efforts to save old Scrooge’s soul - and in the process, save his own. Aided by a Bogle, a malicious little hell-sprite with an agenda of his own, their hilarious journey takes them from the jaws of death to the gates of Hell - and beyond! This irreverent, funny, and ultimately, deeply moving story retells Dickens’ classic with warmth and infectious zest.  

This audiobook was broadcast for seven seasons on National Public Radio. Complete with a brilliant score by Lawrence Schanker, with sound by Robert Neuhaus and production by Steve Rashid, this thrilling performance is sure to become a holiday classic for generations to come!

©1994 Tom Mula (P)1996 Tom Mula

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A delightful take on a timeless story

This charming, slightly cheeky retelling of A Christmas Carol was a real treat. The characters are fun and relatable, even as the message is delightful and even brought me to a tear or two. The narrator also seemed to be having fun with it! I am relatively new to audiobooks and I loved this one immensely.

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The other side of the tale

Delightful take on the participation of the other partner. Someone pointed out that Dickens completed his story in a hurry, and if he'd had more time, he might have done something like this. Tom Mula makes an excellent reader, and knows exactly what expressions to use for his characters. Try it, you'll love it.

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Amazing

Tom’s story is a unique twist on a classic, and his rendition is amazing. Could not recommend higher!

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Wonderful Christmas Story!

This wonderful Christmas story is by far the best of several sequels and variants of Charles Dickens classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge's redemption. The story is great and the performance is excellent as well!

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  • S Liddicott
  • 12-22-19

Story and performance very good

Some of the british-isms were comically wrong, but on the whole an excellent story excellently performed.

An American would not detect any faults with the British-isms.

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  • Hungry Bookworm
  • 12-03-19

Loved it

I enjoyed this book so much, it was full of love, imagination and heartwarming sentiments of the season.
Such a brilliant adaptation of the original and told from Marley’s perspective.
I enjoyed every single minute of it.
Narration and general performance excellent, i want more!