Tom Baker reads Charles Dickens' timeless seasonal story.
Charles Dickens' story of solitary miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is taught the true meaning of Christmas by the three ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, has become one of the timeless classics of English literature. First published in 1843, it introduces us not only to Scrooge himself but also to the memorable characters of underpaid desk clerk Bob Cratchit and his poor family, the poorest amongst whom is the ailing and crippled Tiny Tim.
In this new recording, Tom Baker delivers a tour-de-force performance as he narrates the story. The listener joins Scrooge on Christmas Eve, witnesses the visitation of Marley's ghost, and is given a glimpse of the many homes and lives which Scrooge has touched in his wretched life to date. This ultimately uplifting tale is a festive delight to be treasured and listened to again and again.
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I love A Christmas Carol, But Tom Baker and the production of this Audible book ruin one of the greatest stories of all time, Dickens would cry at the distracting background muzak and Bakers little Britain monolog.
Baker has a fantastic voice, but here he should have left well alone.
Only good point was it was free!. Waste of time and may put first timers to this tear jerking tale, Off for life.
"If the cover wasnt good enough....."
I've started getting into the Christmas mood, a little early you may say, but it's happened. After seeing all the hugely positive reviews on Amazon for this I downloaded it, and I can see why they all loved it so much.
I didn't realise it before, but Tom Baker is such a hero, I'm going to send a copy to my sister in Singapore, just to make her homesick. Highly recommended with a festive drink on a rainy night.
"No Jelly Babies - but A book Full of Life"
I chose to download and buy this audible title because of the Narrator Tom Baker. Remember him when he was Dr Who . A man with such character. He also did the program The Book Tower.
Dickens books are often hard going, but that was the times he wrote about, life was very hard in those days, and I am glad they are part of history. This book really came to life, and is exciting from start to finish. Hope this will encourage you to buy it.
Well Done to Tom Baker for such an enjoyable listen.
"Worthy Of the Great Writer Himself"
Is there ever a more obvious and perfect match: Tom Baker and Dickens?
From a purely auditory level Tom Baker is ideally suited to the exquisitely wrought language that Dickens is rightly famed for; his deep resonant voice wraps around the lengthy sentences with velvety, consummate, ease. Each character is perfectly performed, each descriptive sentence is delivered with verve.
Even better this reading benefits from a select choice of incidental music and sound effects. The production uses these wisely, if perhaps too sparingly, and they add a real depth and drama to proceedings that elevate it beyond the more staid talking book format we're used to. I only hope this becomes the norm for audiobooks.
A marvellous release that any fan of Dickens, or Baker, or good audiobooks, should own.
Pick out andI read a couple of chapters every Christmas time. To yer Tom Baker read it this yer was hauntingly wonderful.
"Spooks in the night. Christmas Carol"
Everyone knows this novel! It is the famous Christmas Carol. I think that the narrator really tells it well. With a spooky voice or a fast pace. A picture forms, so when I close my eyes, I feel like I am there watching every move.
Scrooge, the main character, is a horrible, not merry at all person. Everything will change for him, after one night. It wont be a “BA HUMBUG” in anything. Any more…
"excellent reading of an excellent story"
Dickens' writing is magnificent, and the reading only helps enhance its quality and bring the story to life. Full marks!
Very festive but found voice actor a little boring. Also didn't like the sound effects, but did get me in the mood.
Tom Baker is excellent in this version of 'A Christmas Carol'. He brings the story to life and it was a pleasure to listen to.
"Tom Baker Read's 'A Christmas Carol'"
I enjoyed this book, but Tom Baker either had a very bad cold at the time of reading this or he needed oxygen, Because he would loose his voice in parts and he always sounded as if he was running out of breath. But saying that he put feeling into the story and you felt your were watching the film, with all the voice overs and and the dramatical sound effects..
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