A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens audiobook

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens , with an introduction by Susan Stamberg
Read by Jonathan Winters , with Mimi Kennedy

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge
0.93 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781598876277

The enchanting NPR holiday favorite is finally on CD. “Old Marley was as dead as a doornail”—and so, nearly, was Christmas itself when Charles Dickens published A Christmas Carol in 1843. Most traditions had been forgotten, and few if any employees got time off to celebrate. Dickens’ story captured the imagination of a generation and transformed December 25 into a major holiday. For many National Public Radio listeners, it wouldn’t be Christmas without hearing Jonathan Winters perform A Christmas Carol. The master comedian brilliantly recreates Dickens’ cast of colorful characters: Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Jacob Marley’s spirit, and the three Christmas ghosts, Past, Present, and Future, in this distinctive and charming reading.

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Summary

Summary

A Washington Post Pick of Novels That Changed the Way We Live

The enchanting NPR holiday favorite is finally on CD.

“Old Marley was as dead as a doornail”—and so, nearly, was Christmas itself when Charles Dickens published A Christmas Carol in 1843. Most traditions had been forgotten, and few if any employees got time off to celebrate. Dickens’ story captured the imagination of a generation and transformed December 25 into a major holiday.

For many National Public Radio listeners, it wouldn’t be Christmas without hearing Jonathan Winters perform A Christmas Carol. The master comedian brilliantly recreates Dickens’ cast of colorful characters: Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Jacob Marley’s spirit, and the three Christmas ghosts, Past, Present, and Future, in this distinctive and charming reading.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A national benefit and to every man or woman who reads it, a personal kindness.” Fraser’s Magazine

Reviews

Reviews

by Robert1 9/13/2017
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Not Unabridged Reading

This is a performance by Jonathan Winters from NPR, and it runs under an hour. It's fine for what it is, but it is not, however, an unabridged reading of A Christmas Carol.

Author

Author Bio: Charles Dickens

Author Bio: Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens (1812–1870) was born in Landport, Portsmouth, England, the second of eight children in a family continually plagued by debt. A legacy brought release from the nightmare of debtors’ prison and child labor and afforded him a few years of formal schooling. He worked as an attorney’s clerk and newspaper reporter until his early writings brought him the amazing success that was to be his for the remainder of his life. He was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature’s most iconic characters.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 0.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English