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A Christmas Carol (Reissue) Audio CD – Abridged, Audiobook, CD

ISBN-13: 978-0743563796 ISBN-10: 0743563794 Edition: Abridged

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio; Abridged edition (October 3, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743563794
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743563796
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 5.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,840 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

Patrick Stewart's one-man production of Dickens's A Christmas Carol played to sold-out audiences in New York and Los Angeles. In this studio recording based on those performances, Stewart is in rare form, using his considerable range of voices to play all roles, from the Ghost of Christmas past to Tiny Tim. It must be said that Stewart clearly enjoys playing Scrooge best of all--but isn't the villain always the most compelling character? Even if you feel that "every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly through his heart," this rendition of Dickens's classic will get you in a Yuletide mood. (Running time: 2 hours, 2 cassettes) --C.B. Delaney --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Washington Post Not only is Patrick Stewart wonderful, but this is surely one of the best performances of A Christmas Carol ever recorded...By sheer energy and dramatic skill, Stewart invests this story with not merely life, but freshness, excitement and wonder. -- Review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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My family and I have loved this beloved Christmas story for years.
Lilly White
Patrick Stewart is incredible as he performs the voices of all the characters, plus many of the sound effects.
C.S. Lewis fan
Patrick Stewart does a terrific job of playing all of the characters in this version of A Christmas Carol.
Greg

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By C.S. Lewis fan on December 6, 2006
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
My family has listened to this recording every year since we bought it in 1998. My kids grew up with it, know most of it by heart and don't consider it Christmas unless they've heard it. Patrick Stewart is incredible as he performs the voices of all the characters, plus many of the sound effects. If you hear this recording and are not enthralled by it, I would have to question your sense of wonder or your appreciation for a magnificent performance and an enchanting story. Beautiful!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Berquist on January 22, 2000
Format: Audio Cassette
Why is Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol" so much a part of the Christmas season every year? Probably because the themes Dickens worked with- anger, sorrow, regret, the power of redemption -are nearly universal to the human experience and particularly enter our minds in the Christmas season.
"A Christmas Carol" is an supurb re-telling of Dickens tale by Patrick Stewart, one of the finer actors in Hollywood today. As much as this is Dickens story, this is Stewart's moment. Playing every character in the story, Stewart turns in a tour de force performance that leaves you desperately wanting more.
Believe me, you won't be disappointed.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By happy cooker on January 24, 2007
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Just wanted to say I have seen almost all productions of A Christmas Carol and read it many times, but I bought this on CD and Patrick Stewart as narrator is as good as it gets. His beautiful accent, bold intonations where it's called for and delicate tones when the characters dictate make this feel like a play with a full cast. Fantastic. I usually sell or pass along my books on CD, but this one is a keeper to listen to around the fire for years to come.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Anthony on December 28, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Everyone has their favorite version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Make this dramatic retelling yours. At about 2 hours, its perfect for listening in the car while running around during the holidays or on your MP3 player while putting up Christmas lights. I plan on listening to it every year from now on. Patrick Stewart gives voice to every character, including the narration, and gives the kind of performance which I have come to expect from an actor of his immense talents.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lilly White on January 7, 2009
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My family and I have loved this beloved Christmas story for years. When we first heard Patrick Stewart perform this one man show we were hooked. He does a fabulous job with each character, making the story come to life for us. We love it so much that we have been giving it out as Christmas gifts to friends and family.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Williams on January 9, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I absolutely love this recording. Mr Stewart has such a distinctive voice and carries all the characters so well. I listened to this at least 3 times over the holidays, mostly driving to and from work and occasionally at work. It puts me in the holiday spirit......
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 12, 1999
Format: Audio Cassette
I have listened to A Christmas carol many times, but Patrick Stewart has absolutly done the best job at reading it, if you like his work you won't have to take my word you know!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By BarbaraLyn TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 17, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Two of my most favorite things --- Patrick Stewart and A Christmas Carol. Now I get both in one! This CD was a remarkable rendition of A Christmas Carol. Given Patrick Stewart's English accent, it made it even better.

What can one say about this that isn't already known? Everyone knows the story of A Christmas Carol so there is no need to restate what it is about. If you have ever seen an episode of "Star Trek - Enterprise", you know what the voice of Patrick Stewart sounds like. So, I will only say imagine the English setting of the story and the English voice of Mr. Stewart and you have one of the best tellings of this story I have ever heard.
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