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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Written by Charles Dickens

Narrated by Patrick Stewart


A Christmas Carol

Written by Charles Dickens

Narrated by Patrick Stewart

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5/5 (65 ratings)
Length:
1 hour
Released:
Oct 3, 2006
ISBN:
9780743563802
Format:
Audiobook

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Description

Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit and Ebenezer Scrooge come to marvelous life in Patrick Stewart's critically-acclaimed solo interpretation of A Christmas Carol. The star of X-Men and The Royal Shakespeare Company, Stewart has performed his one-man stage production of this holiday classic to sell-out audiences. Now, in this Grammy nominated studio recording of the dazzling achievement that has thrilled audiences in New York and Los Angeles, Stewart invites listeners to rediscover the timeless story at its source: Dickens' own words, presented in a soaring, virtuoso solo performance in which Stewart plays all parts.
Released:
Oct 3, 2006
ISBN:
9780743563802
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as ebookEbook

About the author

An international celebrity during his lifetime, Charles Dickens (1812­–1870) is widely regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His classic works include A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Great Expectations, and A Tale of Two Cities, one of the bestselling novels of all time. When Dickens was twelve years old, his father was sent to debtors’ prison, and the boy was forced to work in a boot-blacking factory to support his family. The experience greatly shaped both his fiction and his tireless advocacy for children’s rights and social reform.


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  • (5/5)
    I have always enjoyed Sir Patrick Stewart's portrayal of Scrooge on tv and have watched it almost every year. That's why I was eager to listen to an audio rendition. I was overjoyed! What a great performance. His voice and characterizations were as awesome as I envisioned they would be. Listening to this particular performance of A Christmas Carol may become a new Christmas tradition for me. Fantastic!
  • (2/5)
    I was excited to find Patrick Steward version but unfortunately it’s abridged. This means it cuts out my favourite scene of the wonderful description of the Christmas street and food in n the windows! Such a shame!
  • (5/5)
    This is the only work by Charles Dickens I enjoy and Patrick Stewart reading it gave such liveliness
  • (4/5)
    A Christmas Carol will always be one of the most magical Christmas stories out there, and is a heartwarming tale of redemption. Patrick Stewart’s performance is phenomenal. You can tell he had a great time recording this.

    My only complaint is that this is abridged. I hate abridged audiobooks, but I still had to listen to this because of my love for Stewart. If you are familiar with the story (even just from movies) you will find familiar scenes to be lacking certain famous quotes, and at times the dialogue moves a little too quickly.

    With that being said , it is a must-listen and is definitely a great choice if you want a quick story to get you in the Christmas spirit.
  • (5/5)
    The dramatic reading was incredible! We will definitely listen to it year after year!
  • (5/5)
    good book very good listen to it, its a great book