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A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens' Classic (Annotated) with a Study of Themes, an Overview and Famous Quotes
Narrated by: Jessica Renfro
Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins

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Summary

Unique to this title is:

  • An overview of A Christmas Carol
  • A study of the themes present in A Christmas Carol
  • A list of famous quotes from A Christmas Carol

You may of course skip all of it and go straight to the main title if you do not want any spoilers and come back later to the beginning. 

Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He was born in 1812 in Portsmouth. When his father was sent to jail because of unsettled debt, Dickens had to leave school and get a job in a factory. 

Although he lacked formal education and never had a chance to finish his schooling, Dickens successfully edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, gave lectures and performed readings, and lobbied passionately for social reforms in general, and children's rights in particular. 

In A Christmas Carol a mean old man named Ebenezer Scrooge sits at his office on a cold Christmas Eve. His clerk, Bob Cratchit, shivers with cold because Scrooge refuses to spend money on heating. Scrooge's nephew, Fred, visits him and invites him to a Christmas party, as he does every year. 

Two gentlemen drop by and ask Scrooge for a contribution to their charity. Scrooge reacts to both his nephew and the two gentlemen with bitterness and venom. 

Later that evening, after returning to his dark, cold apartment, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his dead partner, Jacob Marley. 

Enjoy this timeless classic!

Public Domain (P)2019 Chronos Publishing

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  • Karl hill
  • 17-12-19

A Great Rendition of A Christmas Carol

If you enjoy A Christmas Carol, then look no further. This was an excellently done production, with some extra insight at the beginning of the story. The story of A Christmas grows on me every year. I hated it as a child and have enjoyed it more and more the last few.

Jessica Renfro, as always, does a great job with the narration. Her voices are always so good.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request, and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Margaret
  • 01-02-20

Great version of a great story

This is the third rendition I’ve listened to of this book and eleventh by audiobook giveaways. I love this story.
I enjoy the added bits at the beginning of their audiobooks. Generally there is an overview, study of themes, historical context and/or quotes.

This is the third book I’ve listened to by this narrator ( Jessica Renfro ) and I would listen to another. She has good cadence and pacing. She imparts an ominous feel at times. She uses accents to differentiate some characters and does well giving each their own voice.

There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive violence or swearing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
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  • Patricia Terry
  • 18-12-19

A Christmas classic

I love this. A classic story of the spirit of Christmas. The reader did a marvelous job. I don't think anyone could have done better. I received a free review copy of this audio book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Tammy
  • 15-12-19

Great Christmas Classic

I really enjoyed this Christmas Classic. The narrator did a wonderful job in bringing the story to life both visually and vocally. This is definitely a classic that I will enjoy listening to year after year.
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  • Ramona Payne
  • 15-12-19

Thumbs up

I was given this free preview copy of the Christmas Carol at my request and I am willing leaving the following review. I read this book as a child and hearing it brought back very fond memories of when I was young I loved it then and still love it. Well read and worth a listen it doesn't take long to hear your left feeling very happy.

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  • Danny Moody
  • 14-12-19

Classic

This tale is Christmas tradition in my house hold. The narrator does a great job telling this beloved tale. It will definitely become a family tradition to listen to at Christmas time. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • brandonban6
  • 13-12-19

Robot Narrative

The narrator sounded like a robot. It was monotone and misses the appropriate inflections.