Christmas time has passed, and if you visited christianaudio.com during December, you no doubt found the opportunity for a free copy of the audio book edition of one of Charles Dickens’ classics: A Christmas Carol. If you didn’t, then this review will give you the opportunity to see if it’s up your alley, and the exclusive chance to buy it on CD at the lowest available offer, while minorly supporting SG in the process (check out the SG store for more opportunities today).
This audio book is narrated by Simon Vance. Vance is known for his regal feel as a narrator, and replicates his performance for A Christmas Carol brilliantly, providing a slow, British accent to properly place the work of art. His narration gives the feeling of upper class.
I have watched different interpretations of this classic period on the big screen. From ancient versions to the most recent production featuring Jim Carrey. This audiobook, by far, is superior to these eye-candy interpretations. Thus far, this is the best work I’ve heard from Simon Vance.
The text itself, both illustrative and alliterative, gives the reader excellent opportunity for both reading and listening. Dickens’ tale of life and morality follows Ebenezer Scrooge, and elderly grump in need of a bump in the rear. Through the visitation of three ghosts, Scrooge is given the chance to celebrate life and Christmas, removing the chains of selfishness he placed on himself over so many years.
A classic not only by genre, but excellent storytelling, SG recommends this audio edition for your personal listening library.
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