Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, in a full cast dramatization, on CD for the first time!
As much a part of Christmas as mistletoe, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol warms the heart of listeners with its tale of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge.
This enchanting, full-cast recording brings Dickens' London to life on a Christmas Eve when Mr. Scrooge, who loves money more than people, is visited by his old, dead business partner Marley and three Ghosts who show him Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come.
Through the fine characterizations of acclaimed actors led by Sir Ralph Richardson and Paul Scofield, Scrooge's journey through his life and the lives of those around him charms and delights the listener as he, and they, learn the true meaning of Christmas.
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Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was one of England's greatest writers. Best known for his classic serialized novels, such as Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations, Dickens wrote about the London he lived in, the conditions of the poor, and the growing tensions between the classes. He achieved critical and popular international success in his lifetime and was honored with burial in Westminster Abbey.From AudioFile:
This dramatization of DickensÕs well-loved classic carries with it the familiar flavor of Christmases past and present. The performances are well-handled by the various professionals, most especially Sir Ralph Richardson. Although the production is shortened so much as to be potentially confusing for those rare listeners who donÕt know the story, the ancient truths within still come through. Music highlights the party scenes, bells chime as Scrooge walks the London streets, and the ghosts are introduced with eerie (if a little dated) sound effects from the great beyond. Overall, this rendition is charming and nostalgic, effectively delivering the beloved story in a format perfect for our sound-bite society. This version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL is ideally suited to a family listening on each Christmas Eve to come. A.A. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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