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  • Tom Baker Reads 'A Christmas Carol'

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Tom Baker
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful performance of classic tale

  • By Stuart on 24-12-15

Simply a joy to the ears!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-12

What could be better this holiday season than settling into your favourite armchair, mulled wine and mince pie in hand, and A Chrstmas Carol keeping the kids occupied before you have to get up off your bum again and get dinner started for the hungry masses!



Choosing Tom Baker as the reader was nothing short of a stroke of genius, his voice lends depth and personality to the recording and assists in creating a atmosphere that is both exciting and engaging. In my opinion, this is one of the finest productions of the British classic ever and am sure will become a new yearly tradition in our house.



We'll have to see what the kids think, but I believe this will go down almost as well Christmas dinner!

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