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Publisher's Summary

"Marley was dead to begin with...."
These chillingly familiar words begin the classic Christmas tale of remorse and redemption in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Now R. William Bennett rewinds the story and focuses the spotlight on Scrooge’s miserly business partner, Jacob T. Marley, who was allowed to return as a ghost to warn Scrooge away from his ill-fated path. Why was Marley allowed to return? And why hadn't he been given the same chance as Ebenezer Scrooge?
Or had he?
Written with a voice reminiscent of Dickens, Jacob T. Marley is a masterfully crafted story of remorse and redemption, sure to become a Christmas favorite.
©2011 Burgess Adams Inc. (P)2011 Shadow Mountain
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5 out of 5 stars
By Lyle K Holden on 08-07-17

This is my favorite book! I listen to it all year

this is the book that lifts my spirits when I am feeding down. it reminds me of the blessings I have and the Joy that is mine if I will open my heart to it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By tammie bitters murri on 12-07-17

I kept thinking I was listening to Dickens

This book was beautifully written with the style and flair of Charles Dickens himself. The story gives some back story to the beloved classic “A Christmas Carol”. A beautiful message of redemption and giving is timely for the holiday season. The narrator was absolute perfection with a British accent, perfect articulation, and just the right amount of heart and enthusiasm. I listened to the entire book in one afternoon while I worked. One of my top three all-time Audible favorites!

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By ian on 12-13-14

The book Dickens should have written 170 years ago

This was very much a spur of the moment purchase but I am so glad I've had chance to experience it. The writing is superb and captures the feel of the Dickens era novel but won't alienate the modern reader.

The narration is very good and I will be looking out for more of Simon Vance's work.

The story runs very naturally and there is no feeling that there has been any rush to cram in plot points just so it meets exactly with A Christmas Carol - it just does. The mark of good writing.

I hate giving away spoilers so all I will add is that Marley's life, death and subsequent afterlife make fascinating reading/listening.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Marsbub on 12-15-17

Very good

A nice new perspective on the Scrooge and Marley story.... Vance does a good job of the narration

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