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This is by far one of my favorite audio books of all time.
My grandparents bought me the cassette version at LEAST 15 years ago, and I've been listening to it faithfully every year since. I don't feel that Christmas has truly arrived until I've done so.
Patrick Stewart's one-man performance is just incredible, and I actually prefer it to the "movie" version that aired a few years ago, in which he also starred.
Highly highly HIGHLY recommended!
16 of 16 people found this review helpful
I am not really a fan of the Simon & Schuster version of "A Christmas Carol" but the awesomeness of Patrick Stewart's reading makes up for the cringe factor when the story deviates from the traditional version.
The story is shorter than the traditional one so you lose some of the classic parts, but you also get another point of view so maybe it's ok.
It's a good listen, but I recommend following it up with the Patrick Stewart movie version of this story.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
Brilliant, simply brilliant, a fantastic story, brought to new life by a fantastic performance by Patrick Stewart. Stewart doesn't just read the book, he acts it out vocally, in a true style of one of the greatest actors of our age. Definately the highest priority for this christmas.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
thoroughly enjoyed by myself and am looking forward to letting the kids listen in this time
Full disclosure - I adore Star Trek. But still, for any listener, this is such a beautiful performance. And Dickens. Like the Beatles. The real thing. A beautiful story to remind us of our social and moral obligations, at a time of year we often forget them in an orgy of spending and credit worry. Very prescient in a time of such economic inequality. Listen to it on Christmas Eve.
Written a long time ago and as apt and enjoyable today as it ever was.