• Three Short Stories

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Donada Peters
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-23-05
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (20 ratings)

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Editorial Reviews

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is undoubtedly his most famous story about the holiday. But this audiobook collects three other novellas that he wrote for Christmas.
The first one, The Cricket on the Hearth, concerns a wealthy miser named Tackleton who nearly destroys two families before he’s redeemed by the holiday spirit. The Battle of Life concerns the romantic heartbreaks of two sisters in an English village, but ends happily with a final surprise. And in The Haunted Man, a chemistry teacher meets a ghost who promises to rid him of all his unhappy memories. He takes up the offer without understanding the consequences.
In performances laced with tenderness and feeling, Donada Peters pays homage to the yuletide feeling in these Christmas classics.
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Publisher's Summary

Charles Dickens is known not only for his novels, but also for his short stories, particularly "A Christmas Carol." In the latter genre, interestingly, these stories had a powerful commercial impulse, for they were serialized in magazines at the Christmas season. "The Cricket on the Hearth," "The Battle of Life", and "The Haunted Man" were written for the Christmas market, and all lay emphasis on family love and the delights of home. But there is more to these stories than surface sentimentality: their eager anticipation by a whole nation tells us much about the age Dickens lived in. And these stories never would have survived without roots and power.
©1990 Joss Recordings; (P)2005 Tantor Media, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Theblackersheep on 11-24-12

Recording not the best

The stories are brilliant, the narration is excellent, but the recording is poor. You can hear other voices and noise in the background which is disturbing and takes away from the book. It's a shame because otherwise it would merit 5 stars.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Alison on 01-23-06

Ghastly narrator

I only listened to one chapter. I tried taking the speed down but found the whole chapter ghastly. Better to give up now.

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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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