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December 12, 2011

Review: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (audiobook)

By Nate LaClaire

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has to be one of his most loved works and also one of the most widely known Christmas stories. Published in 1843, the novella tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a miser who is visited one Christmas Eve by four “spirits” whose mission is to save him from himself.

In Mission Audio’s audiobook edition of the story, narrator Simon Vance gives a phenomenal reading of the classic tale, complete with exceptional voices. The narration grabbed my attention right off and kept it through the very end. I gained new insight into the story because of the beautiful narration and was reminded of the importance of its message.

Whether you’ve read the story before or not, I highly recommend this audiobook. You’ll be inspired and uplifted.

PS This story and From Pearl Harbor to Calvary, which I reviewed previously, are available as free downloads from christianaudio through December 31, 2011. Learn more here.

PPS After posting this review, I came across a review by Josh Morgan of Jacob’s Cafe. I encourage you to read his review, which relates the story to the Gospel.