Thursday, December 17, 2020

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens


Yes, yes, yes, to listening to my one and only Christmas themed book of the year! I have never actually read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens until this year as I've become very well acquainted with the storyline over the years due to watching various plays and/or movies based on this Dickens classic. 

This year, however, I decided to finally listen to the unabridged audio version of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and narrated by Tim Curry... This year has been quite a doozy of a year due to the pandemic among many other things, which has left me feeling a bit of bah humbug around the holidays as we aren't celebrating the holidays with family and friends in the usual way this season.

Overall, I enjoyed listening to A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. It's a nice, quick holiday read with a pertinent message that is still captivating today a 150+ years later!

Listening time for A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is 3 hours, 31 minutes. I thought Tim Curry did an excellent job of narrating A Christmas Carol.

Below is the plot summary for A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens from Audible:
This version of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, masterfully narrated by Tim Curry, was available for a limited time last year, and now it's back. This one-of-a-kind performance puts a unique spin on a treasured classic, and served as the inspiration for the exciting new line of Audible Signature Classics, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with Elijah Wood, and Heart of Darkness with Kenneth Branagh. Tim Curry performs this timeless holiday story in a deliciously dark tone, returning it to its Dickensian roots with a vivid imagining of Victorian London and just the right touch of outrageous fun.

A Christmas Carol has constantly been in print since its original publication in 1849, and has been adapted for stage, television, film, and opera. It has often been credited with returning the jovial and festive atmosphere to the holiday season in Britain and North America, following the somber period that emerged during the Industrial Revolution.

The story opens on a bleak and cold Christmas Eve as Ebenezer Scrooge is closing up his office for the day. As the story progresses and Christmas morning approaches, Scrooge encounters the unforgettable characters that make this story a classic: Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and, of course, the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come.

I am giving A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens a rating of 3 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!!


  1. One of my most memorable reading experiences is the first time I read this story in the eighth grade. It absolutely knocked me for a loop and I thought, "If a book can do that, I want more of this!"

    1. Love your story about your reading experience with A Christmas Story by Charles Dickens. I love hearing how people come to love reading books.

  2. It has been a long time since I read A Christmas Carol. It is so Dickens.