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The Chimes

Narrated by: Linda Fitzpatrick
Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
4 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)
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Summary

"The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In" is the second of Charles Dickens' Christmas books, published in 1844. Its contemporary setting is the "Hungry Forties", a time of social and political unrest, and the book has a strong moral message. It remained popular for many years, although its fame has since been eclipsed by that of "A Christmas Carol", the first of the series.

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Awful performance, absolutely awful.

Great story because it's Dickens but please find some narrators who can do the words justice.

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classic Dickens

A totally different Charles Dickens Christmas Story, although this one is based around New Year, different spirits appear to show the moral of the story. A very good listen well performed.

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  • 18-02-19

Not a "Christmas", but a Dickensonion offering

Despite the holiday-themed illustration on the recording package, this is NOT a "feel-good-about-the-holiday" tale, and should not be ordered as such. That being said, this IS a typical Charles Dickens tale. (To avoid any confusion or comparison to Yuletide offerings like "A Chistmas Story".) For example, I was thoroughly relieved to see (hear) it come to an end and there was no holiday message like "God bless us, every one."