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The Impossible Quest of Hailing a Taxi on Christmas Eve Audiobook

The Impossible Quest of Hailing a Taxi on Christmas Eve

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Publisher's Summary

In this modern retelling of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Scrooge is looking for a taxi to get home on Christmas Eve. But he will get the ride of his life, as he is walked through his past, his present and his future to end up a changed man.

Set in modern day Athens, this science-fiction version of the classic ghost story is guaranteed to bring shivers down your spine and a smile to your face.

©2015 George Saoulidis (P)2016 George Saoulidis

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    Lolah 01/01/2018
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    "Either listen to or read it today - you won't regret it!"

    I really enjoyed this short story, which is based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, but set in the modern world. I liked the way it had been adapted and brought up to date - the use of an Uber-type Taxi as the method by which Scrooge is chauffeured was great, and I loved that the actual car was appropriate to the 'ghost' - classic for past, futuristic self-driving for future etc. Touches like this were, in my view, what elevated the story from good to excellent.
    I listened to the audiobook version of the story (on Christmas Eve, of course!), which was excellently narrated by Steve White. He really brought the story to life with his fabulous voices for the characters, and his vibrancy of storytelling: he enjoyed telling it, so I enjoyed listening to it.
    I'd definitely recommend listening to the story if you can, you'll definitely love it. But whether you listen or read it, please add this book to your library today - you won't regret it!
    NB I received a complimentary copy of this book, but I always give an HONEST review based wholly on my own opinions

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  • Tammy
    11/10/16
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    "strange version of scrooge, a good listen"

    I just loved this audio book from scrooge being scrooge to the different taxi drivers. the only part is it ended to fast for my liking. George Saoulidis as the writer did an amazing job with scrooge life and let's talk about Steve White as narrator I will search for books with him narrating from now on.
    I gave 5s across the board I feel that if anyone wants a different read this is the book.
    I was given this book from George Saoulidis to listen to, for an honest opinion.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Catrina P
    08/12/17
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    "A modernized Christmas Carol"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this modernized version of A Christmas Carol.

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kelly watley
    Beaumont tx
    12/10/16
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    "really cute story.."

    really cute rendition of a timeless tale ..if you like new ways to enjoy A Christmas Carol you will love this ...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sandy
    12/01/18
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    "Wonderful "

    I love Charles Dickens book and have many versions of A Christmas Carol. This is on my top five favorite now

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • KCarey
    Spokane, WA USA
    16/01/17
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    "Enjoyable Update"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It's a quick read/listen and it's an enjoyable update to the old story. Done in a lovely modern way, with the lovely twist of the character knowing about the original.


    Which character – as performed by Steve White – was your favorite?

    Scrooge, of course.


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

    Yes. Short and sweet.


    Any additional comments?

    I received this book in return for an HONEST review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    Las Vegas NV
    30/10/16
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    "Hilarious"

    Very funny retelling of a Christmas carol beautifully preformed with perfect timing and inflection. An audiobook easily worth the price.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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