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Publisher's Summary

The sights, smells and sounds of a long-ago Christmas come to life in Dylan Thomas's reading of his classic tale. His wonderful recollection of a holiday in the seaside town of his youth is captured in a vivid performance; you'll want to make it part of your family's holiday tradition. This now-remastered collection also includes some of Thomas's most celebrated poems, including "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night."
©1952, 1980, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1992 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., All Rights Reserved, Caedmon, An Imprint of Harper Audio, A Division of HarperCollins Publishers
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Critic Reviews

"Hearing Dylan Thomas read 'A Child's Christmas in Wales' is a listening experience of unadulterated pleasure." (Mass Media Newsletter)
"Thomas' deep, thunderous voice belies his sense of humor, which is amply evident." (AudioFile)
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By Janet on 12-01-06

A Christmas Classic

This reading by Thomas himself has become a Christmas classic in our house. All at once, one is transported to Wales, hearing the cats, picturing the aunts and uncles, and recalling the wonder of Christmas as experienced by a child.

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By Jamie on 01-02-05

Absolute perfection

This is what an audio book should be. Read with zest, relish and love of the story, Thomas's words are rhymthic and poetic even in the prose portion. Very moving.

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By Sylvia on 11-28-11

A Great Little Stocking Filler!

Another book group choice, this time for our Christmas discussion with afternoon tea by a huge log fire in a country hotel. No one reads Dylan Thomas better than the man himself and here he is reminiscing his own childhood Christmas in his Wales homeland. People of a certain age will find plenty to smile about and identify with, wherever they grew up. Nice and short, it is possible to suffer from Dylan Thomas overload but not here. There follows more of his poems including what is perhaps his best known, and in my opinion, finest delivery - Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night.

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By mrs a l collier on 11-25-14

Gives you a true feeling you are really there.

Would you listen to A Child's Christmas in Wales again? Why?

This can be listened to many times because of the supreme detail that puts different images into your mind on each listening.

What did you like best about this story?

It has everything you could ever want on the old christmas days

What about Dylan Thomas’s performance did you like?

Simply superb

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It does nothing less than open up all your emotions.

Any additional comments?

To listen to a great narration look no further

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