A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – Audiobook Thoughts (Sound Bytes)

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, narrated by Simon Prebble
Published in audio by Blackstone Audio


Yeah, I’m guessing most of you actually already know the basic idea behind A Christmas Carol.

Thoughts on the story:

I don’t know you guys, I mean, whoa, Dickens sure isn’t subtle about his MORAL. But on the other hand, even in the most fun adaptations, A Christmas Carol has a very obvious MORAL, so I was less bothered than I might otherwise have been, solely because I 100% expected it. That being said, I’m not sure I actually particularly enjoyed A Christmas Carol, I think it is much more entertaining with Muppets or animated Disney characters.

Thoughts on the audio production:

Simon Prebble is great, he gives a solid performance, and I have no qualms about recommending him.


If you’re in the mood for A Christmas Carol, you could do much worse than this version, I think overall it is a bit easier to take in audio than in print.

If you want to hear more of my thoughts about A Christmas Carol, they were the subject of the latest What’s Old is New Classics Rip.

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4 comments to A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – Audiobook Thoughts (Sound Bytes)

  • LOL, I’ve got a review of A Christmas Carol going up on Thursday! I’ve been struggling to find *the* ACC that will be the perennial audio pick! Last year it was the edition narrated by Tim Curry and this year I tried out the one narrated by Hugh Terry. I have two others on hand, one narrated by Simon Vance and the one you’ve posted about today (narrated by Simon Prebble.) I can only do one a year though! :-/

    • Um, OK, I just realized i forgot to put in the title of the first entry. It is His Mistress by Christmas (by Victoria Alexander; narrated by Susan Duerden) :-/

      As for the second entry, yes I know I said I was going to review the Hugh Terry-narrated “Christmas Carol” and, honestly, that’s what I sat down to write; but the Tim Curry review is what happened instead!

  • I think it is more fun with Muppets or animated Disney characters, too…. :)

  • I listened to A Christmas Carol this week too. The edition I had was read by Ralph Cosham. I enjoyed it a lot.