Friday, September 15, 2023

On Audible: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens


Audible Studios presents a brand new recording (Dec 2020) of Charles Dickens’ timeless seasonal story A Christmas Carol, performed by Hugh Grant.

First published in 1843, it tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a mean and unpleasant man who dislikes people generally and Christmas especially. One Christmas Eve he is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come and given a glimpse of the many homes and lives which Scrooge has touched in his wretched life to date. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.

I’ve always loved this story. Having been introduced to it in movie format first, when my daughters were in school, they each had to read this novella leading up to Dickens Day. That rekindled my interest in the story of the old miser who was transformed by the spirits. Of all the movie versions, A Christmas Carol with Patrick Stewart as Scrooge remains my favorite.

Have you seen or read A Christmas Carol?

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