Marley - The Other Christmas Carol

  • by Donald Allen Kirch
  • Narrated by J. Scott Bennett
  • 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Damned!
Marley's soul was lost, doomed to wander among the ranks of humanity generation after generation, without the powers to be human. The curse of his chains was a heavy one, and there were many a time in which he found the weight of said chains to be unbearable. So this must be perfectly understood: Marley was without hope.
Marley's lot was indeed a sad one. Misery was his meat, and despair was his drink. Nothing of the earth was his except for the cold fingers of the grave. And it was there that Marley would never retreat. The grave was death! Marley had no powers such as those given to other earthbound spirits. He was a wraith - a wanderer. However, upon saving the soul of a dear friend, he was given a haunting. In this haunting Marley's powers could not be equaled. However, one foot off the haunting's property, and his soul would find itself in endless damnation.
Marley found himself trapped, staring out a window into an ever-changing world. A world he would never again become a part of. A world of love, laughter, sorrow, and pain. He would always be a stranger to it.
Waiting and waiting. Hoping to prove himself worthy.

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Will pull at your heartstrings!

I really enjoyed this story and thought the narration was very well done.

Marley is still rattling around the afterlife in chains but he is given a chance to redeem himself, remove the chains and move on, If he can save a family about to implode. It is how he chooses to “save” them that will get you right in the heartstrings if you don’t at the very least gasp or shed a little tear you may not have a soul! Just kidding but really this one got me right in the feels but at the conclusion I was able to breathe again and applaud the author for his great storytelling!

I enjoyed J. Scott Bennett narration he is a new to me narrator who I would definitely listen to again his British accents were the best and I enjoyed his little girl voice his American accent could use a little work but I still enjoyed it overall.

This book is only 2 hours and 46 minutes but I was completely enthralled the entire time. I highly recommend this different little book. A great addition to your Christmas listening list!

4 Stars
**I received this book from the narrator for a fair and honest review**
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- MissSusie66 "MissSusie"

Excellent book for a holiday read!

In this take on Scrooge, Jacob Marley is still hanging around the house that was once owned by Ebenezer Scrooge in London. An American family is transferred to London for job reasons and move into the house. The daughter, a young girl, can see Marley and converse with him.

In the meantime, mom and dad are having marital problems of which the young lady is only too aware. She enjoins Marley to help her obtain the desire of her heart, which as it turns out is to get her parents back together and cease their fighting and become a family again.

Extreme requests require extreme measures, and Marley delivers.

The narration is excellent as well. I love Bennett's voice, especially his voice for Jacob Marley.

Set during the Christmas Season this is an wonderful holiday listen! I will be returning to it year after year.
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- Barry Owens "I love to read and working on my first book. Maybe it will be on Audible someday."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-12-2015
  • Publisher: Donald Allen Kirch