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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

Critic Reviews

  • 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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fantastic!

This is an absolute Christmas classic! Jim Dale does an amazing job bringing these beautiful characters to life. There is not a fictional piece that can make the holiday better.

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  • Richard
  • Eureka Springs, AR
  • 12-08-16

Beautifully, beautifully done!

This is an absolutely stunning book! Charles Dickens incredible writing at its best. Jim Dales performance is perfect. His rendition of Scrooge is unbelievably good and every other character will forever keep the memorable voice which he gives them, no matter how many times you read the book, or how many other versions you listen to. This is one of my favorite audio books ever! The end makes you want to weep, first with sorrow and compassion, and then with joy and gladness. A wonderful performance of a classic story of the beauty of Christian charity, at Christmas and always.

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Excellent!

Jim Dale the very best!!
This is a classic that every one will love and listen to again and again!

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One of my absolute faves!!!

I listen to this story over and over again and it still keeps me entertained!!!

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Dickens's "Christmas Carol." Jim Dale reading.

Enough said. This was a perfect delight - whether it is a holiday season or not.

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Best recorded version of all

I've listened to Jim Dale's rendition of "A Christmas Carol" countless times since it was first published. His awesome voice brings a unique sound to each character, Ebeneezer Scrooge in particular. This is a flawless production that should be high on the listening list of any Dickens fan.

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Great unabridged narration by Jim Dale

This is my favorite book and Jim Dale brings it to life. The movies do not get the story or the characters right.

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Awesome!

Every year I reread A Christmas Carol. This year Jim Dale read it to me. He was spot on with his tone and cadence in the telling and true to the author's description of the voices of the different characters.
I think Charles Dickens would be very, very pleased.

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Love it!

The ending always brings tears to my eyes. Love the English narrator.

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Three greats combined!

With a wonderful story, compelling author and superb narrator, this is a perfect choice for renewing ones enthusiasm for life and goodwill toward others. It's also simply a great listen.