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A Christmas Carol [Listening Library Version] Audiobook

A Christmas Carol [Listening Library Version]

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Publisher's Summary

This is Jim Dale's incomparable telling of the beloved A Christmas Carol, a "little book," as Charles Dickens himself called it, which has been treasured by generations since December of 1843. Listeners of all ages will be enthralled as they meet for the first time, or are reunited with, that miser of all misers, Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge; his cheerful and long-suffering assistant, Bob Cratchit; Scrooge's mysterious visitors on a wintry Christmas Eve, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future; and the other characters in the timeless story which is sure to touch a chord in all of us.

Let a master reader beguile you with this universal reminder of what the holiday season can and should mean in this unique production of Dickens' classic and ever-timely tale.

©1965, 1986 Bantam Books; (P)2003 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, An Imprint Of The Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

  • Audie Award Winner, Classics, 2005

"The versatile British actor’s performance of Scrooge as he discovers that his body is left abandoned on a denuded bedstead is as raw and real as when the classic tale was written in the closing weeks of 1843. Dale makes us believe in the Scrooge whose spark has been quenched and carries us along as we watch the various spirits blow the ashes into embers, and the embers into a merry blaze of timeless Christmas cheer." (AudioFile)

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    a mom 08-09-05
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    "Excellent"

    Excellent narration. Jim Dale is the best.

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    Kalepa Ta Kala 01-17-06 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellent!"

    I found this version of "A Christmas Carol" to be very well done. The reader breaths life into the sometimes meandering prose of Dickens. Also, I found that this well-done classic really helped me get into the Christmas spirit this season. My small children did find it a bit difficult to listen to in the car. But that is more the fault of Dicken's writing style than the reader's. I have recommended this version to all my friends for next Christmas!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rune Roskilde, Denmark 12-04-04
    Rune Roskilde, Denmark 12-04-04 Member Since 2006
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    "Best christmas story ever"

    This clasic christmas carol, has been thrilling people for over a century. And it is surely, a masterpiece of a fairytale. The story of the old greedy mr. Scrooge who gets a visit from three spirits. is surely a carol that will never die and never grow to old to read.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Clint Patrick Griffeth 12-29-16
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    "Dickens is brilliant, Dale is extraordinary!"

    So much more to this book than any movie can portray. This will be an annual reading in our home at Christmastime.

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    Ashley 12-26-16
    Ashley 12-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A new yearly tradition."

    As always, Jim Dale is amazing. He brings this classic Christmas story to life. I look forward to listening to it each and every Christmas season.

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    Christina Lynne Aranda 12-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Outstanding Performance!"

    Thank you Jim Dale for the most excellent rendition of this book. God bless you, and may God bless us all!

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    Clinton 12-23-16
    Clinton 12-23-16 Listener Since 2005
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    "Wonderful story and excellent performance"

    This is such a wonderful story from Charles Dickens and Jim Dales performance brings it to life! This is excellent and I recommend it for everyone!

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    LawnRanger 12-16-16
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    "Great Classic"

    I listen to it every Christmas. It reminds me to not be a Scrooge. Very good classic book.

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    WendyA 12-15-16
    WendyA 12-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Exemplary performance!"

    Jim Dale is legendary - he is amazing in all the roles of this book, and his pacing is spectacular and makes you feel as if you're wheeling along in a movie or play. I listen to this book every December and certain scenes never fail to bring me to tears. Even though you may have heard this story your whole life and seen numerous movies about it, this audiobook is worth the credit, and I hope you make it a holiday tradition as I have.

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    L. Wittke Atlanta,GA, United States 12-11-16
    L. Wittke Atlanta,GA, United States 12-11-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Delightful!"

    If anything could make "A Christmas Carol" better, it is having Jim Dale as narrator. The absolute best rendition of this powerful tale. I have always thought this book to be much more than a Christmas entertainment, rather it is the telling of a conversion from complete and dismal selfishness to happy generosity and compassion. May it be contagious, as Dickens himself says it is.

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