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  • A Christmas Carol (Simon & Schuster Edition)

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Patrick Stewart
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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A Christmas Carol (Simon & Schuster Edition)

By: Charles Dickens
Narrated by: Patrick Stewart
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Publisher's Summary

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.
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Critic Reviews

"Reciting the litany of Scrooge's scrooginess, Stewart relishes the emotional gamut of meanness....Humbug seldom sounds so good." (Newsweek)
"Not only is Patrick Stewart wonderful, but this is surely one of the best performances of A Christmas Carol ever recorded....By sheer energy and dramatic skill, Stewart invests this story with not merely life, but freshness, excitement, and wonder." (The Washington Post)
"A low tech audio Christmas card: no sound effects, no gimmicks, just one of the the great voices of the contemporary classical stage creating as vivid a cast of characters as Dickens imagines. The Royal Shakespeare Company veteran...doesn't so much read the story as inhabit it with infectious delight." (Entertainment Weekly)

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Years to come.

This was so enjoyable and easily well written to learn from. I shall enjoy many times for many years to come.

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Lovely Story

Written a long time ago and as apt and enjoyable today as it ever was.

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Wept As I Listened

Full disclosure - I adore Star Trek. But still, for any listener, this is such a beautiful performance. And Dickens. Like the Beatles. The real thing. A beautiful story to remind us of our social and moral obligations, at a time of year we often forget them in an orgy of spending and credit worry. Very prescient in a time of such economic inequality. Listen to it on Christmas Eve.

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A Christmas Classic

Dicken's classic novel has been a favourite of mine since I first read it as a child. Wonderfully read by Patrick Steward who voices all the characters I could not wait until Christmas to listen to it.

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