A Christmas Carol [Listening Library Version] (Unabridged)
by Charles Dickens
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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.
Perfect Match of Performer and Material!
Mr. Dale's performance of 'A Christmas Carol' is a joy to listen to and a treat to be savored year-round, not just at Christmas. With his usual flare, Mr. Dale gives each character a distinct voice and feel (if you've never heard his recordings before please try this one, I cannot stress enough how wonderful they are) and pulls the listener back to Dickens' time as effortlessly as the original Ghost of Christmas Past.
If you buy only one audio of 'A Christmas Carol', make it this one. You will not be sorry and you will, I hope, begin a tradition of listening that will carry from the present on into the future.
One of the best performances of A Christmas Carol -- this is the version to buy
Jim Dale is such a talented narrator and he is magnificent in this production. Since purchasing the audio book several years ago I have listened to it every year, sometmes twice a year. His rendition makes me laugh and cry and he brings out the nuances in Dickens' writing in a manner that other narroators lack. His ablity to master numerous voices makes listening to Jim Dale endlessly fascinating.
Jim Dale's narrations are always fabulous and this book is no exception!! He does it again! He does a fantasic job of pulling the "reader" into the story and making it come alive. iTunes got it right when they called this reading "incomparable".