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A Christmas Carol [Simon & Schuster Version] Audiobook

A Christmas Carol [Simon & Schuster Version]

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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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What the Critics Say

"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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    Matthew TauntonUnited Kingdom 22/10/2007
    Matthew TauntonUnited Kingdom 22/10/2007
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    "An abosolute must have!"

    Brilliant, simply brilliant, a fantastic story, brought to new life by a fantastic performance by Patrick Stewart. Stewart doesn't just read the book, he acts it out vocally, in a true style of one of the greatest actors of our age. Definately the highest priority for this christmas.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Gannon 11/12/2015
    Mark Gannon 11/12/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it"

    A great Christmas story, brought to joyful life by Patrick Stewart. You will love it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Reader in Surrey Surrey UK 26/11/2015
    Reader in Surrey Surrey UK 26/11/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliant"

    AWESOME
    GREAT ONE CHARLIE DICKENS
    This book was a great read and very funny... It had some good meaning to it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Richard66 21/11/2015
    Richard66 21/11/2015
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    "Brilliant"

    Absolutely love this story it's one of my favourites and read beautifully by Patrick Stewart, loved him in the movie too.
    I would recommend this version to anyone, just brilliant.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    janet birmingham, United Kingdom 09/12/2010
    janet birmingham, United Kingdom 09/12/2010 Member Since 2015
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    "I wish Patrick would do more of these."

    The storyline is naturally, and always, a classic. We all know it, and have seen it countless times, in countless forms.

    But Patrick really makes the book come alive, he is an excellent narrator, and makes for a very enjoyable experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Steven Musselburgh, East Lothian, United Kingdom 08/12/2009
    Steven Musselburgh, East Lothian, United Kingdom 08/12/2009
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    "A Classic! This is the version to get!"

    Patrick Stewart amazing performance really makes this a standout download!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Christina
    Victorville, CA, USA
    11/12/07
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    "It's not Christmas without this (audio)book"

    This is by far one of my favorite audio books of all time.

    My grandparents bought me the cassette version at LEAST 15 years ago, and I've been listening to it faithfully every year since. I don't feel that Christmas has truly arrived until I've done so.

    Patrick Stewart's one-man performance is just incredible, and I actually prefer it to the "movie" version that aired a few years ago, in which he also starred.

    Highly highly HIGHLY recommended!

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Ryan
    Queen Creek, AZ
    13/04/15
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    "Captain Picard saves the day!"

    I am not really a fan of the Simon & Schuster version of "A Christmas Carol" but the awesomeness of Patrick Stewart's reading makes up for the cringe factor when the story deviates from the traditional version.

    The story is shorter than the traditional one so you lose some of the classic parts, but you also get another point of view so maybe it's ok.

    It's a good listen, but I recommend following it up with the Patrick Stewart movie version of this story.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Charla
    Fort Lupton, CO, USA
    02/01/08
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    "Excellent!"

    Very well done, enjoyable!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • T. Mcpherson
    Illinois
    21/12/08
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    "Excellent!!! A+++"

    Patrick Stewart does a extraordinary job in this reading. He brings new energy to the characters and is just a pleasure to listen to. Well worth the money.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Andrea
    Canaan, NH, United States
    18/01/12
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    "My Favorite Christmas book"

    Listening to Patrick Stewart reading this clasic Christmas tale in his marvelous brogue is the ONLY way to listen to it. It has become a Christmas tradition for me.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Garry
    Mooloolah Valley, Australia
    16/01/12
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    "Patrick Stewart is Brilliant"
    Would you listen to A Christmas Carol [Simon & Schuster Version] again? Why?

    Yes. The production is magnificent


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Scrooge is in all of us.


    What does Patrick Stewart bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Brilliant voice characterisations by this Shakespearean actor.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Randall
    Harrisburg, PA, United States
    19/12/11
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    "Patrick Stewart is Outstanding"
    What did you love best about A Christmas Carol [Simon & Schuster Version]?

    The performance paints a very accurate picture of victorian England, Stewarts performance really puts you into the action, and draws you into the story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Since Patrick Stewart treats this as a one man show, he is the only character


    Have you listened to any of Patrick Stewart???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I am a big fan of Stewart, including his Star Trek performances, and as Captain Ahab in Moby Dick.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but it can be broken up into various sittings.


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth the price, and an exceptional recording.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    24/11/14
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    "i like this book of the christmas carol"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The fast chapter 1


    What about Patrick Stewart’s performance did you like?

    I like the patrick Stewart's


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

    I did net cry at the book


    Any additional comments?

    I like book a last

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cheyne
    Warrenton, VA United States
    04/03/14
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    "A New Addition to our Christmas routine"
    Would you listen to A Christmas Carol [Simon & Schuster Version] again? Why?

    We will listen every year on Christmas eve.


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

    This was my first Patrick Stewart book, but as an actor I respect him and even more now.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listened with my family in one sitting. We put it on the stereo and listened together.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alyssa Homan
    Los Angeles, CA USA
    04/02/14
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    "A Christmas Tradition"
    If you could sum up A Christmas Carol [Simon & Schuster Version] in three words, what would they be?

    Powerful, Humorous, Traditional


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Christmas Carol [Simon & Schuster Version]?

    It's a classic story. Patrick Stewart's performance is what makes it stand out.


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

    It's his classic voice. If you like him and if you like the story then you'll enjoy this.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It took a couple of commutes but it made for a festive holiday season.


    Any additional comments?

    I've been listening to this story every year since my mom bought it on cassette when I was little. It's nostalgic and wonderful.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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