A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens | Audiobook Review

Why did I listen to A Christmas Carol?

Over the years I have become very familiar with the story of A Christmas Carol but I’m always up to revisit it. I was looking to listen to something “easy” and that I was familiar with while at work and decided in thus one. I thought it would be fitting for the start of the holiday season. Plus, I couldn’t help think about my 7th grade musical which was A Christmas Carol. I was part if the Cratchit family and had so much fun hanging out with my friends.

What’s the story here?

A Christmas Carol is the classic tale of crotchety rich miser Ebenezer Scrooge who is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve. The first ghost brings him to the Christmases of his past. The second ghost brings him to Christmas present and the third ghost brings to Christmas of the future. These visits provide Scrooge with various messages if he does not change. All three ghosts send Scrooge on a reflective journey and force him to focus on what is actually important in life.

How did I like A Christmas Carol?

As mentioned this is not first time reading A Christmas Carol. It is however my first time listening to an audiobook copy. I really enjoyed doing this because it almost provided like a movie in my head. I was so familiar with the characters and what was going to happen, it was nice to have it in my ear while I was working. I could completely visualize what was happening as Scrooge was going through his journey with the three ghosts.

How was the narration?

A Christmas Carol is narrated by Anton Lesser and is just about three hours in length. I listened to it primarily at 1.5x speed which helped move the story line along. There was also music provided for certain sections and the narrator attempted to provide different voices for the characters. Overall, I thought the narration was well done and helped me visualize the storyline as it was going on. I think for my next experience with A Christmas Carol I will an audiobook that narrates the characters with different voices (different narrators). I think it would be fun!

Rating: 4 Stars

**Audiobook Review outline courtesy of Good Books and Good Wine**

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