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The Impossible Quest of Hailing a Taxi on Christmas Eve

Narrated by: Steve White
Length: 1 hr and 23 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Scrooge is looking for a taxi

Dickens meets I, Robot in this sci-fi retelling of a classic story. 

In this modern retelling of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Scrooge is looking for a taxi to get home on Christmas Eve. But he will get the ride of his life, as he is walked through his past, his present, and his future to end up a changed man. 

Set in modern day Athens, this science-fiction version of the classic ghost story is guaranteed to bring shivers down your spine and a smile to your face. 

Listen to more of the Cyberpunk Fairy Tales, a unique twist on the classic stories you grew up with. Sometimes they are dark and disturbing like the Grimm stories, other times they're new and relevant to the modern age.                       

©2015 George Saoulidis (P)2016 George Saoulidis

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  • Ray Johnson
  • 27-04-2018

Not the Story you are expecting by the Title

George Saoulidis has really been turning out some impressive work lately. I loved his Too Many Friends story, and now this. I'm going to be honest. I have seen the Scrooge story told in a hundred different ways with Henry Winkler, Mr. Magoo, and Murray being just a handful of actors to take one the role. There is even a female version. Patrick Stewart generally rocks out the classic story, but even that is not something that I've enjoyed in a while. So, it is safe to say that I am a little jaded when it comes to Mr. Scrooge.

Now, George Saoulidis gives us his own retelling with the ghosts being taxi drivers, and I have to say this was a refreshing take. I enjoyed listening and would suggest that you do the same. This is a great take on a worn out story. He has breathed new life into this tale, and God Bless him for it.

Steve White does a great job narrating, he plays the ghosts wonderfully. Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. In fact, getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.


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  • Tammy
  • 11-10-2016

strange version of scrooge, a good listen

I just loved this audio book from scrooge being scrooge to the different taxi drivers. the only part is it ended to fast for my liking. George Saoulidis as the writer did an amazing job with scrooge life and let's talk about Steve White as narrator I will search for books with him narrating from now on.
I gave 5s across the board I feel that if anyone wants a different read this is the book.
I was given this book from George Saoulidis to listen to, for an honest opinion.

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  • audra dryer
  • 20-12-2018

Modern take on A Christmas Carol

This was very cute and perfect for getting into the Christmas spirit. I very much enjoyed it. Will become part of my Holiday entertainment. I recommend this to anyone that loves A Christmas Carol. I received this for free for an honest review.

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  • Rebecca Azizov
  • 17-12-2018

surprises I love surprises

very good in spryzen book the story was short but full oh so much I love it I will not tell you about what it is but it's perfect you have sci-fi in it and some other surprises I loved it
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  • Dee
  • 13-12-2018

Loved, loved, loved it!

This listen did correlate to the standard Scrooge story but I liked the few departures and updated of the retelling! It is incredibly well-narrated and a perfect family listen for the holidays.

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  • Teresa
  • 10-12-2018

A Fun Take on an Old Classic

The Impossible Quest of Hailing a Taxi on Christmas Eve was a cute story. It was fun and light in a steampunk cyber punk kinda way. This was an overall great short with neat characters and of course Scrooge. I enjoyed it.

Steve White's reading of this story was amazing. He gave fun voices to the characters which enhanced the story. This was a perfect pairing with story and narrator.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Sarah Moon
  • 18-04-2018

Great take on Dickens Christmas Carol

What made the experience of listening to The Impossible Quest of Hailing a Taxi on Christmas Eve the most enjoyable?

You know you know the gist of the story but you still want to see how the author envisions a futuristic world to set it in.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked how Scrooge changed. His solutions to the wrongs of the past, and his new demeanor.

Have you listened to any of Steve White’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have and the last book I did not enjoy his voice acting at all, this time he did distinguishable characters yet I had no difficulty understanding each one.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Though it is April it feels like a winters day, this book put me into a Christmas spirit.

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  • Catrina P
  • 08-12-2017

A modernized Christmas Carol

I thoroughly enjoyed this modernized version of A Christmas Carol.

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  • Kelly Watley
  • 12-10-2016

really cute story..

really cute rendition of a timeless tale ..if you like new ways to enjoy A Christmas Carol you will love this ...

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  • Margaret
  • 01-05-2019

Great modern redo

This is the third book I’ve read/listened to by this author and I would listen to another. This is an interesting spinoff of the classic A Christmas Carol. I liked the three taxi rides and modern twists. Very entertaining.

This is the first book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( Steve White ). He has a variety of character voices in his repertoire- each with their own expression. He does quite well reading this book. His style did not immerse me in the book...I still realized I was being read to, yet it works for this book.

There are no explicit sex scenes, or excessive violence. There is the very occasional swearing.

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  • Simon
  • 30-01-2019

Different twist on Christmas Carol

I listneed to this over the Christmas period, whilst wrapping presents but forgot to review it.

This is a brilliant take on the classic Christmas Carol, set in the future and involving taxis wqhich show you the past, present and future.

A brilliant short listen and I thoroughly enjoyed it

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  • ScottishJay
  • 11-12-2018

Modern Scrouge

Fantastic retelling of Scrouge with a modern take. Managing to stay true to the original story but updating it with uber style taxi's and more. I recommend you listen to this for yourself!

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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 04-12-2018

The Impossible Quest of Hailing a Taxi

A new modern Twist of Scrooge and have to say that it was done wonderfully. I loved listening to this and the new way of seeing ghosts was pretty cool. A nice quick listen.

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  • Lolah
  • 01-01-2018

Either listen to or read it today - you won't regret it!

I really enjoyed this short story, which is based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, but set in the modern world. I liked the way it had been adapted and brought up to date - the use of an Uber-type Taxi as the method by which Scrooge is chauffeured was great, and I loved that the actual car was appropriate to the 'ghost' - classic for past, futuristic self-driving for future etc. Touches like this were, in my view, what elevated the story from good to excellent.
I listened to the audiobook version of the story (on Christmas Eve, of course!), which was excellently narrated by Steve White. He really brought the story to life with his fabulous voices for the characters, and his vibrancy of storytelling: he enjoyed telling it, so I enjoyed listening to it.
I'd definitely recommend listening to the story if you can, you'll definitely love it. But whether you listen or read it, please add this book to your library today - you won't regret it!
NB I received a complimentary copy of this book, but I always give an HONEST review based wholly on my own opinions