The Chimes

  • by Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by Steven Crossley
  • 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the 1840s Charles Dickens wrote five short stories with strong social and moral messages. "The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In" is the second of these stories, whose predecessor was the famous "A Christmas Carol". "The Chimes" focuses on Trotty, a poor elderly messenger who is filled with gloom over reports of crime and immorality in the newspapers. After losing faith in society, Trotty follows a call to the church bell tower, where he encounters goblins that teach him - and listeners - lessons in the form of visions about the mistreatment of the lower class in society. This story of social awakening inspires listeners to treat everyone with fair kindness.

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What the Critics Say

"Narrator Steven Crossley deftly transports listeners to 1844 for this second in Dickens's Christmas series.... Crossley cleverly combines the tones of a fairy tale and a horror story." (AudioFile)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-25-2016
  • Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC